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Season of the Wolf by Jeffrey J. Mariotte

05 Mar
Season of the Wolf
Season of the Wolf
by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
 
 

Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 26th 2013 by DarkFuse (first published January 1st 2013)
Rating:3/5
Season of the Wolf

 

Description:
When Alex Converse, heir to a coal company fortune, visits Silver Gap, Colorado to make an environmentally themed documentary film, he’s hoping to change some minds and to soothe his own troubled conscience. But there’s more going on—in his mind, and in Silver Gap—than Alex knows. People are dying and women are disappearing. Some of the killers have fur, fangs, and claws—but some don’t. What is Alex’s connection to the missing women? Will anyone live long enough to find out? And what’s up with those wolves?Season of the Wolf is a heart-stopping supernatural thriller about climate change, the human capacity for evil, and the epic struggle between a small town’s citizens and impossible creatures from the dawn of history.

 
 
Review:

***This copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

Not a genre that I would usually read but….
 
Decent and relatively fun thriller/horror novel about a pack of super-wolves that terrorize a small Colorado town.  I did have a bit of difficulty, and it was confusing at times to try and keep track of who’s who, where they fit into the story due to the frequent POV changes. In spite of this, the story was interesting and engaging. Each character was dynamic and stood on their own, with realistic personalities and reacting in ways fitting to their situation.
 
Season of the Wolf is a very gory story, at times excessively so. It seemed to me that it rarely went more than a few pages without someone being brutally killed, or having a scene of grisly death and random body parts scattered haphazardly. This is something that I felt could have been toned down a few notches, but it is well-written, and does carries out consistently, setting an oppressive mood for the story — one of bleak, dark dismay. However, it’s both fast-paced and action packed; with shreds of light and moments of happiness which seem to illuminate the darkness. Season of the Wolf is full of twists that will surprise readers time and time again. With his rich use of description, Mariotte has created a story which will grab the attention of readers and will have them hooked until the very last page; hoping for the survival of characters that they will come to love, even when the odds are against them.
 
I think the writing was good and I did enjoy the style and the speed of the writing. The story almost lost me completely a few times, during the political diatribes regarding global warming and climate changes, but it passed quickly enough to keep me reading.

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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