Monday, January 14, 2019

Review: GROWL by Elaine Pierson

Seventeen year old Lacey Hannigan knows that she's different from other people. Her ability to move things with her mind has made her an outcast, even in her own home. She hates the power that she has and wants nothing more than to be normal like everyone else. But when she is forced to run away from home or be sent to a hospital to be studied like some kind of science project, she has no choice but to rely on her telekinesis in order to survive on her own. She soon finds herself in more danger than she ever thought possible when she discovers that there are even stranger people than her in the world. Like Cole, a man with a deadly secret who has vowed to stop at nothing until he has her. And Jesse, who seems like the perfect man until she learns that he may not be who she thinks he is.

The unbelievable becomes reality when seemingly normal people shed their human skin for that of fur and prowl the streets at night looking for their next victim. Will Lacey's power be her saving grace or her doom?

My thoughts: Move over Carrie White, here comes Lacey Hannigan and she can get just as angry and dangerous. Her telekinetic powers are what draw you into to her tale; you just have to see what she can do.

And what choice did she have when she ran away from home? But things definitely take a turn for the worst when a pack of werewolves take a dark interest in her.

In her relentless pursuit for survival, Lacey meets other unusual characters. Apparently, no one is normal--or human for that matter.

The bulk of the story is basically a dog hunt for Lacey. She was the bone that every dog wanted to get their paws on. It got a little long-winded frankly.

Eventually I started thinking of Lacey as Bella from Twilight with twin brothers Jesse and Cole fighting over her like, well...dogs. On and on, back and forth, it eventually became a bore. It was endearing that the two actually fell for her. Then it became a battle for heart.

There were also too many wolves/characters to keep track of.

Although it was cool to see Lacey using her powers, it also put a damper on it when I found it that there was something wrong with her and using the powers were making her worse. That sucked.

This is an okay story, but I'm not sure if it be worth continuing the series if it's going to be nothing but a dog fight.

My rating: 3.5 stars

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