Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Humane Werewolf Story

Wolves among Men by Penlelope Sweet

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for a review. Review based on an old edition of the book.

Summary: Ethan Harlow is an unsuspecting 26-year old who has strived to live a normal life caring for his younger sister after their parents passed away. Thrown in to an extraordinary situation Ethan runs for his life in an attempt to escape the nightmarish world he is thrust into after a close encounter with an ancient creature of myth. But things go wrong after his sister insists on following him deeper into a world not meant to be seen by human eyes.

Unknowingly Ethan breaks a treaty, a pact between the two sides of wolves meant to keep human kind safe and protect the creatures that choose to live peacefully at their side. After his sister is kidnapped by the other side in an attempt to sway him, Ethan must make a choice. Will he run for his life or stay and fight at the side of the wolves that have become like a family to him.

Review: An enjoyable werewolf story with likable characters although it suffers from spelling and grammar errors. 

I am always wary of werewolf stories. I know they are quite popular right now along with vampires. While I do so love vampires, werewolves not so much. They use the idea of mates way too often. I am of the opinion that the idea of mates is just an excuse to bring two people together without developing romance between the two characters. Luckily, this book did not use mates in any way, shape, or form and instead focused on relationships and friendships between the characters. 

I know it sounds like an oxymoron, but the werewolves, at least the good ones, were very human. I really enjoyed the idea of the werewolves either staying sane or becoming feral. I like to think that it depended on if the person was good or bad. I really liked Ethan's relationship with his sister. It showed his humanity and what drove him. Although there were a number of spelling and grammatical errors, I still enjoyed the story even though for some, the errors might be too numerous. The book ended on a cliffhanger and I am eager to see what happens. I want to know who wins the battle, what a broken treaty means for humanity, and are there other supernatural creatures besides werewolves. 


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to those that enjoy supernatural stories and werewolf fiction.


  1. I hate cliffhangers, and life is so much simpler when werewolves in mine.

    It does sound extreme though. :-)

    1. It's not a bad cliffhanger and it makes you eager to read the next book (whenever that comes out, if it will).