Today's book review is Draw One in the Dark by Sarah A. Hoyt.
At least as far as I know, this is a standalone novel. It starts at the beginning of the story and it ends the adventure well. It does leave characters with lives to live that might be interesting, but it certainly isn't trying to blackmail us into buying a sequel.
this is a modern werewolf story, but it's pretty different from the usual fare. The supernatural creatures are a little bit less silly than the standard (less bound to the full moon). Of course, it's still a pretty hard premise to swallow, but everything else follows pretty well from the premise. There are dragons that are pleasantly different, and villains that you almost have to laugh about, but they work. There are a few places where the plot is a little hard to swallow, but it mostly works, and it lets us examine some things about love and relationships and responsibility that are worth reading. The novel's main strength is in managing to making the characters matter to the reader.
Not a perfect book, but as long as you're willing to believe in were-creatures and dragons, definitely a good one. 8 out of 10.
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