By Young Adult Books
Finally…a paranormal book with bite that boys will like! No sappy romantic vampires or longing for unrequited love here just a rollicking thrill ride that will have both boys and girls turning pages long into the dark and stormy night.
The novel starts off in a typical paranormal fashion–a teenager who is a little different finds out what he truly is, what his destiny is, and how he can never be a normal teen…but then… just when the reader thinks the book will continue in paranormal fashion, it takes a sharp left turn into an action/adventure/espionage thriller.
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Lucas is a cool wolf–way cooler than the typical howl-at-the-moon werewolf. Author Joseph Bruchac developed the wolves in Wolf Mark to be more human than wolf. They are capable of speech and can use their paws–which look and function like human hands. They are not full of bloodlust but capable of human thought and planning.
I loved this paranormal turned action-packed adventure novel. This one is sure to please fans of paranormal and adventure novels. Wolf Mark will have wide appeal among both male and female readers. Bruchac drew on his Abenaki culture and Slavic roots to develop his characters. This novel is unique enough that I think Hollywood may soon be knocking on Bruchac’s door!
Highly, highly recommended grades 7-up.
Reviews & CommentsThe Sunday Gazette- Schenectady, NY
Genrefluent; Anthony, age 16
Flamingnet, 15 year old reader
Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of <i>Tantalize</i>
Jane Yolen, author of <i>The Devil's Arithmetic</i>
The Horn Book Guide
Hippies, Beauty, and Books, Oh My!
Associated Content, Sharon Tyler
YA Book Central
Dark Side of the Covers
School Library Journal
Thoughts of a Scot
Chicago Young Adult Fiction/ Examiner.com
The Literati Press
I Heart YA Books
Beverly Slapin, AICL