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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Full Circle by Chudney Thomas

Full Circle is a novella (about 75 pages) and part of a series. Two things that I'm generally not a fan of, but this is a new author for me and since I had the opportunity to give it a try I figured why not? I'm going to keep this review short and sweet (really, I am!) so I'll jump right in.

What it's about: This is a paranormal story with werewolves at the center. We have an alpha werewolf named Drake and a half-human/half werewolf woman named Ria. Because she is basically human, Ria is the person that everyone seemingly takes advantage of. She's okay with this for the most part having accepted her place. She is completely in love with the pack alpha however, but she feels that he couldn't want her and even if he did she couldn't be his mate because - well she's basically human. Drake sees things differently and knows that Ria is his mate. He's been in love with her for years and thinks its time she finds out. Drake chases, Ria runs from the truth, and in the meantime trouble is brewing in the form of a mystery that is affecting some wolves.

The Good: This isn't a bad first novel. It is a short book but the author makes good use of the limited pages. I feel that I got a fair idea of who the characters are, the writing flows, and the mystery is a good set-up for future story-lines in the series.

The Bad: Nothing stood out for me. It wasn't terribly creative or unique. At this stage paranormal romances need to come out with something new and creative or they need to stay home. Pretty much everything has been explored to death in this genre and a new novel has to step it up. This didn't and it isn't memorable in the least. I have to also say that Ria irritated me. I wanted to shake her through most of the book. She wanted the man and he more than showed that he wanted her. Take him!! Her insecurity was annoying.

The Bottom Line: Full Circle is a good enough story to pass the time. It definitely isn't terrible, but I can't say that I'll be keeping an eye out for the next one. Definitely not a love for me, but not a hate either. It just was.

I'm rating Full Circle 2 out of 5

*I Received a copy of Full Circle from NetGalley and the author in exchange for an honest review

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