Title: Cry Wolf (Underworld District #1)
Author: Greta Stone
Publisher: Skeleton Key Publishing
Release Date: April 9, 2027
Genre(s): Paranormal, fantasy, fairytale
Page Count: 408 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Peter is a kitsune. Chaos follows him wherever he goes. Good intentions, bad intentions—-it doesn’t matter. Even mimicking the howl of a friend he hasn’t seen in over a decade turns out to have disastrous consequences.
The wolf doesn’t have a name. For now, he goes by Luca. He has no past, and as an escaped slave, if he can’t stay hidden in the shadows, he’ll have no future. When someone steals his howl, he’s drawn to investigate, and ends up saddled with a mouthy fox who insists they used to be friends once upon a time.
Petty problems and a dubious reunion are pushed aside the longer they’re stranded together. The Underwood is a dangerous place.
They have two choices: work together or die.
Join Greta Stone in a dark paranormal MM romance retelling of Aesop’s fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and David P. Mannix’s classic novel, The Fox and the Hound.
I have to be honest when I say that this book was not really one of my favorites. I had a hard time just getting half way through it.
This is a book that is based mainly on fairytales that I remember growing up on. The one that really sticks out the most in this read is the mother that lives in a shoe and has so many children she did not know what to do. This is one of the main parts of this book. The fairytales is not what turned me off on this read though. I am an avid reader when it comes to fiction, fantasy, fairytale reads. I love them and normally am so engrossed in them that I cannot put it down.
The thing that pulls me in on these types of reads is that no matter what is going on in the reader and life, reading these types of books is like an escape to a different reality. It enables the reader to be able to forget whatever is happening in their life for a little while and live in a fantasy world. I do honestly think this is that type of book and will be that type of book that most readers who love this genre will love. For me though, what turned me off and made me not to be able to find that escape is the fact that there is so many different characters and so many different points of views that I personally felt like I was trying to play keep up with who was talking instead of actually being able to escape.
For that reason and that reason only, I was not able to give more give a then a three. I do honestly believe this will not be the case for other readers and I do believe I would have really enjoyed this book if it was not for that. This will not keep me from trying other books by Greta Stone in the future. I wish I would have been able to give a better rating then this for this book but I have to be honest in my opinion of this read.
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