Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bonds of Fenris by S. J. Bell

Goodreads Summary:
Talia Thornwood's life ended one year ago, when she became a werewolf. She survived the attack, and the horrifying transformation a month later, but the life she has now is barely worth living. She lurks about in a filthy, run-down house, with too many werewolves crammed into too small a space. Every day is a struggle against the stress of human contact, the romantic prodding of her obnoxious packmate Pierce, and the gnawing hunger for flesh in her soul.

She's all but resigned herself to a dreary existence on the margins of society when she meets Corwin. Corwin is a werewolf like none other. He walks among humans as if it was nothing, and can keep his wolf under control even when the moon is full. Talia's mind is suddenly opened to the possibilities before her, and the realization of how little she really knows about lycanthropy.

Corwin claims that he can teach her how to cope as he does, even how to transcend her affliction. But it will not be easy. It is a hard education that requires her to question everything her pack taught her, and confront exactly what she has become. And, more amazingly, what she never stopped being.

My Review:
Bonds of Fenris is a young adult novel by S.J. Bell. It is about a girl Talia who became a werewolf one year ago. Since then her life is been a daily struggle of keeping her inner wolf at bay. She meets another werewolf, Corwin, who has mastered his wolf. Desperately wanting what he has Talia embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

I love this book. Talia had to learn to make peace with and live in harmony with her wolf. She had to overcome her prejudices in order to do this. This book is not only a beautiful tale of her journey but also a life lesson. Many of us have obstacles that seem insurmountable. Only when we make peace with these obstacles and seek to live in harmony can we truly live.

Talia and Corwin had to learn that people learn in different ways. What works for one person may not work for another. This is a lesson that is very important.

I'm not a big fan of werewolf books overall. This book is very insightful about the life of a werewolf. I'm glad that I read it in my highly recommend.


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