Harper Teen, Hardcover, 9780061926662, 258pp.
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
Love is a werewolf, influenced by the moon and terror, and always about to change.
Liv has a secret.
Something happened to her when she was thirteen. Something that changed everything. Liv knows she doesn t belong anymore not in her own skin, not in her family . . . not anywhere. The only time she truly feels like herself is when she's with her boyfriend, Corey, and in the woods that surround her town.
But in the woods, a mysterious woman watches Liv. In the woods, a pack of wild boys lurks. In the woods, Liv learns about the curse that will haunt her forever. The curse that caused the frenzy four years ago. And that may cause it again, all too soon.
While Corey and Liv's love binds them together, Liv's dark secret threatens to tear them apart as she struggles to understand who or what she really is. And by the light of the full moon, the most dangerous secrets bare their claws. . . .
“A passionate, dreamy, brief paranormal, with a breath-of-fresh-air monstrous heroine and enjoyably surreal set dressing.”
“Block puts her own spin on werewolves in this romantic thriller.”
-The Horn Book
“A true original…[Block] has created something psychologically complex, erotically charged, and unusually poignant.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“I love the lush, melancholy world of this novel, and its heroine, with her century of secrets.”
-Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Evernight
“Will be gobbled like candy by teen readers.”
-The Horn Book
“With her characteristic flair and seductive prose, Block makes this tangled story of betrayal and love a standout. Sensuous and heartbreaking, sure to both satisfy and challenge fans of the supernatural romance.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books