My thoughts on
by Michael Loring
I loved Dehumanized! This novel is so UNIQUE! It was well written, brilliantly paced and has fantastic character development (which is always a HUGE plus with me, I love a good character story arc). If I HAD to draw a comparison I would say it stayed close enough to the traditional werewolf to keep fans of the ‘Wolfman’ types of fiction happy but modern enough to draw more of a comparison to the hit tv show ‘Being Human’ or ‘True Blood’ (if True Blood had been appropriate for a larger variety of audiences and you added in a hint if science). But what really catches your attention are the ways that this series isn’t like ANY other werewolf series out there. It is a breath of fresh air and has everything I love in a novel. While it is classified as Adult Fiction I think that most age groups could relate. Ryan being 18 really puts him on that cusp between young adult and adult.
It has dystopian elements to it, science fiction elements and fantasy with a nice side of the heart pumping action you can find in some of the best thrillers. I am going through a serious dystopia phase with my purchases so my favorite elements were the unique twists on the future if lycanthropy were to go viral.
Overall, phenomenal debut for Michael Loring. Great characters, great overall plot and a must read for all paranormal, dystopian or werewolf lovers. I am definitely a fan and will be keeping an eye on all of his future releases. I can hardly wait to see what will happen next!!!
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