Friday, October 28, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: WEREGIRL by C.D. Bell @WereGirlBook

by C.D. Bell
Genre: Young Adult, Werewolves, Fantasy


Nessa Kurland is running for her life. 

C. D. Bell's WEREGIRL is a fast-paced teen thriller set in Tether, Michigan, a town on the brink of shutdown since it was stripped of its resources by corporate polluter Dutch Chemical. 

High school junior, Nessa Kurland, is a cross-country runner with her eyes set on one thing: a college scholarship as her one-way ticket out of Tether. 

Talented teammate Cynthia Sinise invites Nessa on a nighttime run through Tether's overgrown forest trails. But she speeds ahead, leaving Nessa alone to discover a trapped wolf. Nessa tries to free the animal but is badly bitten, seemingly ruining her hopes for a strong fall season with the cross-country team. 

Instead, Nessa's freakishly quick recovery is followed by improved running times. All her senses are heightened. Nessa has transformed. 

She has become a werewolf. 

In her new state, Nessa learns there are things about Tether that powerful people want to keep hidden. Why does a Nobel Laureate work at the small-town medical clinic? Are top college athletic scouts really interested in her emerging talent? Can she trust Chayton, the motorcycle-riding guide her friends have faith in? WEREGIRL's Nessa must navigate her junior year and true human darkness, while making peace with her new, wild nature. 


WEREGIRL [Chooseco LLC] will be available in hardcover and e-book formats via all online and select brick-and-mortar book retailers as of November 1, 2016. Pre-order your copy today on Amazon or the WEREGIRL website.


She ran faster and farther than she ever had before. She felt blood pumping into her heart. She was aware of life in the forest in ways she had never been before, though she had always loved it, always found herself happy here. She could see it living and moving all around her. She could hear the running of water, the music of wind in the trees. She could smell the heaviness of leaves turning to soil, the acidity given off by the broken branch of a pine tree.

Her own body was strong and light in a way she had never felt it to be at home or in school. She vaulted over dips in the trail. She leapt up onto fallen trees to get a view of what was ahead.

Everything was glowing and shining, and she herself was flying inside that glow. She could do anything. Be anything.

Nessa had never really felt truly beautiful before, but tonight she not only understood that she was beautiful, she understood that everyone was. That for all the competition and fear and knowing that the next runner was coming up behind you, she had been missing out on how beautiful life could be. She should have been watching and appreciating others instead of waiting inside herself for the right time to shine. The time was now.

She ran—danced?—through the loop of the trail and then up into the pastures behind Joe Bent’s farm.

 My Review:

Nessa is a junior in high school who loves running and runs cross country for her high school. Running is her ticket to a full scholarship. She needs this scholarship because without it she will never get into a good college. Her mom would help her out but she has her hands full just trying to put three kids through high school and putting food on the table.

Nessa and her sister help her mom out around the house with all the chores while she is working. Nessa also helps out with her little brother by being at home when he comes in from school and she also takes him to the clinic on Saturdays. She grabs every seconds she can to run though.

Nessa loves running in the woods at night sometimes. It is on one of these nights that she sees a wolf with his paw in a trap. Nessa tries to help the wolf but he is not making it easy for her. He keeps growling at her every time she gets near him. The next thing she knows there is another wolf knocking her down getting in her way of helping the wolf or so she thinks. When she turns to run away from the wolf he bites her and needless to say Nessa is now a werewolf. How is she going to keep this a secret from her mom and everyone else? Is it going to interfere with her running in anyway or maybe it will help?

While Nessa is trying to figure out what is happening to her and how to be a werewolf and what all that may entail; maybe she needs a book with a title like “The Beginners Guide to Being a Werewolf” or maybe “Introduction to Becoming a Werewolf”; she learns that the company that came in and saved their little town several years ago from becoming a ghost town has a little secret; one that may involve her little brother and other children in the town and Nessa will give it her all to find out what this company is up to and save all the children.

I have read several books about werewolves but I will have to say I don’t think I have read anything quite like Weregirl before it is one of a kind. It had me guessing all the way through as to who is the grey wolf? I would think I had it figured out but then realize I was wrong. It had me guessing all the way to the end. I couldn’t put it down I just had to know who the grey wolf was. I also kept trying to take some of the other wolves and pair them up with some of the kids at school. I would love to know more about Nessa, Bree, Luc, Chayton, The Grey Wolf and all the other wolves and I would also like to know where the other wolves hang out and live. Who are these wolves?

If you have not read Weregirl then I would like to suggest that you give it a try. I would recommend it for all ages.


About C. D. Bell:
When she's not biking the streets of Brooklyn, NY, you can find C. D. Bell writing in a decrepit RV clinging to the side of a hill in upstate New York, trying to teach herself to watercolor, or inventing her own recipes. She is a voracious reader of anything and everything fantasy, supernatural, or romance. And she swears that the monsters she often writes about are not real-- at least she hopes not. 
Created by a talented team of six female writers and inspired by the working tradition of television writers, C. D. Bell is a Chooseco author pseudonym developed with teen author Cathleen Davitt Bell, who has written I Remember You [Knopf 2015], among other novels for young adults.
The second installment of the WEREGIRL trilogy is already in the works.
About Chooseco:
Chooseco publishes the Choose Your Own Adventure series. Widely commended for its appeal to reluctant readers, the interactive, multiple-choice multiple-ending series is the 4th-bestselling series for children ever published, with more than 265 million copies translated into 38 languages. Chooseco has sold over 10 million copies since the series re-launch in 2006. Weregirl represents Chooseco’s first foray into full-length, non-interactive young adult fiction.


Ends November 4, 2016 @12:00 AM CST