Thursday, 16 November 2017

Wolf Blood - NM Browne

A Celtic warrior girl is held captive and enslaved by a rival tribe. When fever takes her only friend, she knows she must escape, but she runs straight into the path of two Roman foot soldiers. Thinking they will kill a warrior instantly, the girl disguises herself as a beggar and asks to share their fire. Using her gift as a seer she discovers that one of the soldiers is not what he seems. Celtic blood courses through his veins too, but there is something else. He is a shapeshifter - a Versipellum. He shares his soul with that of the wolf. The girl needs to reach the leader of her dead friend's tribe, and the boy must escape the Romans before they discover his true nature. Their only chance of survival is to help each other. But what will happen when their powers are combined? 


Paperback, 282 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published July 4th 2011)
Historical fiction / YA / paranormal
Library

My thoughts:
I really want to try to write a short one, like those twitter ones, but oh it is hard!

So, not the best of books, but, it was easy and nice and I just kept on reading. It was good, nothing dramatic and the end felt open in a way. Mostly cos I know the Romans will win so, sucks being you guys.

Why they let their Seeress into battle I do not know. Shouldn't she be protected? And couldn't she have used that status as a slave?

Then there is Morcant, who is a shapeshifter, ha, yes he sure did that thing...man, that was weird. But yes with him it does go into a more fantasy side of history. But it never felt like that. It just felt like those things were around back then and then the Romans wipes it all out.

FIne, I can not do really short.

So two people fleeing. Romans everywhere. Clans fighting. I would have liked a deeper depth into this world, and maybe an adult version of it as it now was pretty tame. But it was good.

Cover
Where is the wolf


35 comments:

  1. It doesn't seem YA and I can see how you would wan tit to be adult but at least you liked it enough to continue.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. It was just very simple..and "nice" ya know, no one got as hurt as they totes would have

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  2. Poor girl lol. From slave to running into the Romans.

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    1. WHich is makes this yA since she never got hurt

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  3. *WAVES weakly*
    If your reviews are long, mine should be called novels... but I also want to make them shorter.

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  4. Ooh this looks good a great mix of genres too and I too would love to see an adult version of this. Thanks

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  5. Sounds intriguing to read. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. It's still short-ish, you did good :)

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  7. that was a quick review, glad you enjoyed the story for the most part

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    1. I am just sad since it could have been so much more

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  8. Sounds interesting. I am with you on having more depth.

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  9. That sounds like it could have been so good. Sorry to hear it wasn't as good as it could have been.

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  10. I struggle with books that are too shallow. I think I will pass, besides the cover doesnt’ have a wolf.

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  11. mm...interesting. I have a hard time with novellas to be honest. Most of the time they are just too short to suit me since I prefer good detail and depth.

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    1. I wouldn't call it a novella since it was almost 300 p, but yes short still

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  12. I love me some historical fantasy with Ancient Romans. Too bad it wasn't deeper.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It could have been amazing! The story was there, but not executed well

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  13. Hmm, I could see myself liking it for the Celts and Roman aspect mixed with the paranormal. Nice can be okay now and then so maybe I'll give it a go. :)

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  14. Sounds like a lot of action but needing more depth. Oh well, sounds like you didn't mind it too much though.

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    1. It still worked. But yes I saw the greatness it could have been

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  15. That seems like it would have been better with more detail. Sometimes I think they should forgo novellas and give us all the story.

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  16. Great review. I have a hard time writing short reviews. I want to try to write them shorter too. Maybe one day it will happen.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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