Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Toxic, by Belinda McBride
as chocolate. The problem is Rico is a wolf shifter and
chocolate is toxic to canines. Chocolate toxicity becomes a
problem that brings our vet and shifter ranger together, but as a result it sets off a whole world of problems for the two of them as well.
I liked this book well enough. I thought it had an interesting story line that was a bit different. There were some very interesting characters of the human (Briony's mama!) and the shifter variety, and many of these characters had special abilities. There's also a shadowy organization in the background that's a threat to all an is an underlying problem in throughout the book. The problem that I had with this book is there was too many stories going on in the space of a relatively short story. This left a lot of loose ends flapping around and it was a bit confusing to me as a reader. Basically it went in too many directions. If the author continues this series (The "Truckee Wolves" in the title implies that there might be a series) I imagine she'll tie all of it up. As is, it's just too much.
The bottom line - it was okay. I enjoyed it well enough and thought it had potential, but I wasn't in love with it either. I want to give the author kudos for Briony's mother though. One tough cookie and a character that you just don't see in many books. I'm giving this a 2.5 to a shaky 3 star rating.
Published: April 22, 2013
Available at: Amazon
*I received a review copy of Toxic from Netgalley and received no compensation for this review*