Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Review: Chasing Freedom by Nicola S. Dorrington

Book Blurb: Chase Finn is being hunted, and if he ever stops running he’s going to end up dead. It doesn’t matter that he’s only seventeen. It doesn’t matter that just a few weeks ago he was a normal teenager. All that matters is that he is a threat, and the Agents tracking him will stop at nothing to see him neutralised. With the line between friends and enemies blurring, Chase discovers he is just a pawn in the middle of a war that’s lasted for centuries, but he isn’t going to let himself be used any longer. Soon both sides of the war are going to learn that the most important thing about Chase Finn isn’t that he’s a werewolf, it’s that he’ll sacrifice everything, even his own freedom, for the people he loves My Review: 4 Out Of 5 Stars
Genre: Werewolves, Supernatural, Vampires, Witches-- Chase has lived a pretty happy, average life. That is until he was bit by a wild dog and ended up changing into an animal himself. Chase inadvertently was turned into a werewolf and now has a secret Government branch called the Department out to get him. When he is rescued by a stranger and brought back to a facility with other supernaturals of all species, Chase has no idea what is going on. He has to learn how to control the wolf that shares his body as well as figure out what side and role he wants to play in what looks like a brewing war. I found myself enjoying this book more and more as the story went on. I had a little trouble getting into the story at the beginning and I am not completely sure what my difficulty with it was. The reader is tossed right into the action without any preface. Back story is told through Chase’s memories when a particular situation causes him to remember something. The book was a mix of action paranormal, a dash of romance and character development all wound together to keep the reader motivated and invested. I really liked Chase as a character and I rooted for him to make smart choices. He matured and became a responsible member of the ragtag group, even though he had to fight for every little bit of information he was sparingly given. I like how Chase learned to control his wolf, master his anger and learn what he wanted out of his topsy turvy life. I also have a soft spot for the protective alpha wolf thing he had going on. I found the reasoning as to why Maladict was drawn to having Chase around to be interesting for characterization as well as world building. The dynamic between Maladict and Chase was intense and I was always looking for manipulation and nefarious plots from the vampire that didn’t exist. Also, the slow buildup of feelings between Chase and Victoria was sweet and very different from the instant love seen so often in teen books recently. I enjoyed the world building as well as all the unique supernatural powers that everyone had. I look forward to more from this series, especially with the way things ended. Chase has a huge battle on his hands that I can’t wait to experience right along with him. I received this book form the author in exchange for my honest review.

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