March 5, 2018
Kensey Deaton comes from an elite werewolf lineage, but just because her family is royalty, doesn’t mean she’ll fall in line like some perfect little princess. She has plans and they don’t include an arranged marriage!
Slade McAlister has his own family drama. His Alpha father happens to be the most reviled wolf on the eastern seaboard, and it’s a stigma he can’t escape. So when his neighbor Kensey–the girl of his dreams and his nightmares–proposes a solution to solve *both* of their problems, he sees an opportunity he can’t ignore.
Kensey and Slade aren’t only from opposite sides of the tracks, they’re from opposite sides of the war. But if they can sell their ‘relationship’, they might just make it out of this with their freedom.
You know, as long as all that fake PDA doesn’t turn into more…
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
Although Kensey and Slade grew up next to each and were best buddies for a long time, the backgrounds of their parents, being so disparate, threw the monkey wrench into their friendship. At least on Slade’s side.
The Big Bad Wolf is a Romeo and Juliet of werewolves with lots of politics thrown in. The unfortunate bit is that it’s a patriarchal society in which women are viewed as possessions. Hmm.
I thought the characters of Kensey and Slade were well-done. Kensey has never fit a mold or been typical. And, she’s never quite gotten over Slade’s rejection of her. Slade doesn’t fit into his father’s world either, which is blood-thirsty and avaricious. He wants to escape, does so with alcohol at times, but just running away won’t solve a thing and would probably prove unsmart.
There were lots of stereotypes. Slade’s father is irrationally unpleasant. Kensey and Slade have unreasonable peers. I would have liked more character development.
The Big Bad Wolf is a quick, mostly satisfying YA read.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
3 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies