Wisteria and the Pirate Werewolf by April Marcom
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Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairy Tales
Wisteria couldn’t have known her simple act of kindness to a lost witch would lead to the possession of a magical blue cloak. She couldn’t have known that the greatest tragedy of her life would lead to her first kiss with a carnivorous werewolf. And there was certainly no way she could have expected chasing a man, hidden by a cloak of darkness, would lead her and her ‘red riding hood’ sister to join a pack of pirate werewolves on an impossible quest to find a potion that would make them human, or that it would reunite her with the were-man who took her first kiss, and with it her heart, over a decade before. Luckily, it’s exactly the sort of adventure Wisteria’s always dreamt of.
3 out of 5 (good)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
This was an interesting amalgam of various fairytales with the stories working very well together with some more modern characters. Some very vivid descriptions, which I enjoyed, but not for you if you imagine fairytales as 'cute' as some people seem to.
I would have liked the story to be longer as the fleshing out of the characters in it would enormously improve the story for me.
That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, it just needs to be a longer story to give you all that's there, and you want there to be as it's a story you can see playing out which doesn't always happen in new fairytales or fantasy stories.
I liked Wisteria as she doesn't realise quite how strong she is for a long time. It takes a little something (which I won't tell you!) to make her realise it isn't all down to external magic and internal magic is a big part of her.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
April Marcom works as a Pre-K teacher's assistant, but her true passion is writing. When she's not teaching or creating stories, she's enjoying the country life with her car-obsessed husband and three fabulous children. She also enjoys rainy days, traveling, and her very rowdy dogs. April grew up a southern bell in Mississippi, but is now a proud Oklahoman.