Friday, March 15, 2013

Blog Tour: Shadow of the Wolf by S.M. Pace

Young Adult Fantasy
Date Published: 11/28/12

Toby has always felt like an outcast in his village, but he thought winning a game at the Summer Fair was the answer to making friends. The local boys disagreed and literally threw Toby to the wolves. Stranded in enemy territory with a broken leg, he’s offered two options by the resident werewolves; death or permanent exile from his race.

Although Toby longs to return to his family, he chooses to live. But the werewolf children torment him just like the boys and girls back home. When he fights back and discovers he can wield magic, a crime in his old kingdom, he realizes he’s safer with the werewolves than he ever was amongst his own kind. He even finds happiness and acceptance, until his real sister contacts him with her own forbidden magic. 

Fearing for her safety, Toby must decide where his loyalties lie; with the family he grew up with or the werewolves who took him in when his own people discarded him?

My Review:
A hidden gem in the YA Fantasy genre. Don't judge a book by its cover. I think this novel really suffers due to the book cover, it just doesn't stand up next to other book covers. A makeover could really help this story for sure. 

That being said, S.M. Pace has created a story in which the main character is very easy to feel for. He is an outcast and doesn't even understand why. I really felt for him. None of the characters in the story fell flat and they were all very multi-dimensional. 

You are kept on your toes the whole way through and definitely shocked on multiple occasions.

Definitely a great YA Fantasy Read! 

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Stephanie Pace is an avid reader of every genre, though fantasy is her favorite.  She started writing at fifteen, and never looked back.  She currently works as a pre-K teacher by day, and a determined self-publisher by night.  When she’s not distracting herself with conlanging and world-building, she loves to do cross stitch or escape to the outdoors when the weather is nice.  She lives in central Virginia with her boyfriend, and the rest of her crazy, amazingly supportive family close by.    

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