He assumes that his two rambunctious best friends are somehow responsible, until he discovers that they’re just as freaked out as he is. Then the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous ‘condition’. Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help.
It’s not until he’s kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe them – and to understand what being a paranormal monster really means.
This was pretty entertaining. I liked the humor. So much humor. Love that. And it was a fresh take on the whole werewolf thing: Kids being kidnapped for blood sport? Interesting. Oh, and it was set in Australia. So that was fun.
Here’s the thing: This book was written for boys. I bet pre-teen boys would love it with all the idiotic boy-things these kids do and the main character being a 13-year-old boy. Seriously, teenage and pre-teen boys are gonna love it!
It just wasn’t for me so much. While I loved the humor I like a little bit of romance, older characters and a bit more maturity. Like, YA-style maturity, not Adult-style maturity, just so you know. So I just wasn’t the right audience for this book. Because it was well-written. It was entertaining. It was fresh. It was funny. I just wanted a little more.
Sexual Content: None