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Thursday, 9 July 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Wolfskin by W.R. Gingell

Book & Author Details:

Wolfskin by W.R. Gingell
Publication date: May 1st 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


‘If you want adventure, you have to march right up to it and kick it in the shins . . .’

At fourteen, barefoot and running wild, Rose is delighted to be apprenticed to Akiva, the witch of the forest. She thinks it will be all enchantment and excitement, and not so much fuss about baths. The reality is much more sober and practical- that is, until she meets a mysterious wolf in the forest and is tricked into stepping off the path . . .

In young, naive Rose, Bastian sees a way of escape. Cursed to remain in the shape of a wolf after running afoul of a powerful enchantress, he has lived many decades under a spell, and now he is both desperate and ruthless. But by breaking part of Bastian’s curse, Rose has caught the attention of Cassandra, the enchantress who cursed him: and Cassandra is by no means ready to forgive and forget.

Meanwhile, wardens have been disappearing from the forest, one by one. Rose is certain that Cassandra is behind the disappearances, but can she and Bastian get to the bottom of the matter before Akiva disappears as well? And are Bastian’s motives entirely to be trusted?

Sometimes the little girl in the red hood doesn’t get eaten, and sometimes the wolf isn’t the most frightening thing in the forest.



3 out of 5 (good)

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso in change for a fair and honest review.*

When one tries to do good and in turn causes more problems or brings evil into their life, it makes things difficult.  Rose knows just that feeling when she was trying to be kind to help Bastian.  She in turns invites an enemy into her life and mysterious disappearances start occurring.  Rose and Bastian must get to the bottom of it before it gets worse. Can they work together to solve the mystery for the good of the family and the town?  Is Bastian doing it because he really cares about Rose or to make things better for him?

The idea behind the story seemed incredibly intriguing and interesting.  At the end of the story, it held that ideal true.  It was a decent read with detail that was good. Descriptions were great as well. It made it possible to close your eyes and view the scenes and scenery.  The pull between bad and good and right from wrong is there and provides an interesting twist. Sometimes we want to do what is right but it is far from easy and vice versa. I think Rose and Bastian have experienced this and think this ideal is incredibly important for all to understand. The characters were written well and the chemistry and relationships between each character were perfect for the story and they flowed so well.

My only complaint, which is pretty big for a good first portion of the book was the slow start.  It didn’t grab me from page one but took some time. At times it was hard to keep reading. It did finally pick up and ended beautifully. I wish it would have been a page turner from page one!

Tour-wide giveaway (Open to US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK) - ends 16th July

One signed copy of Wolfskin

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W.R Gingell is a Tasmanian author who enjoys reading, bacon, and slouching in front of the fire to write.

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  1. Thanks for hosting me and reviewing Wolfskin :)

  2. I like the idea of the witch being more powerful than the other creatures. Thanks for the giveaway. :)