Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My Wolf and Me by India R Adams!

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My Wolf and Me
India R. Adams
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 26th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:
Their love was innocent.
Their friendship was pure.
Their fear was real.
Their danger was true.

When little Marlena is left to care for an abandoned wolf pup, her parents see their irrevocable bond, and this humble family embarks on an adventure trying to care for the needs of a rapidly growing wolf, and the needs of their headstrong daughter. The comical complications of such a venture only darken when Marlena, now a high school student, witnesses her wolf shift… into a young man.

Secrets and the pure hatred from a man out for revenge take Marlena, her family and her wolf on a heartbreaking journey of devastating loss, captivity, and ultimate sacrifices.

This love story will haunt you well after you finally set this book down.


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My review

Ok so I just adored this book. It starts with a six year old Marlena who meets a pair of wolves. She's young and full of imagination, but that soon turns to tragedy and her meeting her best friend for life- their wolf pup. She named him Romy, but he had a name already and as she grows she forgets this. Everyone grows up. And though this was a favorite and had some of the funniest and sweetest moments, there's serious heart ache in here as well. 

I loved Marlena, aka Marley. She doesn't get that name until later though. She's what every parent wants their child to be, not a follower and independent. She knows she's not like the other girls- I loved when she got jealous and described said other girls. The funny thing is she's got a mind of her own and she's ok with it. This made me love her. She's also sweet and loyal and pure. And when she makes friends with Trevor and Jimmy, I loved them too, things change for her and her best friend Romy. But Romy grows too and changes as well. Yes we all know it's coming, when he gets his human side, it's all a whirlwind of awesome, crazy, scary, sad, and beautiful. 

Romy is the wolf counterpart and I loved that although he had a different name for his human side- that's explained- he's still the same. When Marlena figures a lot of things out later, she realizes how to communicate with both sides. The human side is HOT! Goodness gracious is he ever but he's still kid like and filled with innocence and his learning curve is hilarious. Oh em gee the banana moment- it may be my most favorite moment of the book, next to the "reproduction" talk and him asking if something's wrong like he's dying. Goodness did I laugh. And then when it comes, I cried, and more than once in this book. 

The author's writing style is beautiful and she did an absolutely stunning job of playing this one out. It's not just a werewolf book, or a coming of age group, or a learning to understand and tolerate differences book, but all three wonderfully wrapped together. It's been a while that I've had a ya book grab me emotionally like this- some of those darker grittier moments are saved for full adult books and I think sometimes it shouldn't. Adults aren't the only ones things happen to and she did an stunning job of making it work without compromising the beauty of the story. I've become a fan and I actually hope she figures out how to add to this book, a continuation, a series, a spin off, a sister story- whatever- because I'm all in!! She's a fantastic wordsmith and I'm in!! 5 WOLFY PAWS!! 

About the Author
India R Adams is an author/singer/songwriter who has written YA and NA novels such as Blue Waters (A Tainted Waters Novella), My Wolf and Me, Steal Me (A Haunted Roads Novel), Rain (A Stranger in the Woods Novel), Serenity (A Forever Series Novel) and also The Forever Series music.

India was born and raised in Florida but has also been so lucky as to live in Idaho (where she froze but fell in love with the small town life), Austin Texas (where she started her first book, Serenity, and met wonderful artist), and now Murphy, North Carolina (where the mountains have stolen a piece of her heart).

Being a survivor of abuse, has inspired India to let others know they have nothing to be ashamed of. She put her many years of professional theater background to the test and has written fictional stories with a shadow of her personal experiences. She says, “I’m simply finding ways to empower perfect imperfections.”

Another cause India feels needs change, is Sexual Slavery. She has joined forces with jewelers to design beautiful ways to raise money for non-profit organizations. Even though India writes about serious subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and Human Trafficking, she has a magnificent sense of humor, as do the characters she creates. Perfectly balanced between laughter and tears, her readers see how to empower their own perfect imperfections.

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