Book Review - WEREling by Steve Feasey

Thursday May 20, 2010

by Steve Feasey
April 27, 2010
Feiwel and Friends
Goodreads Summary: Fourteen-year-old Trey Laporte is not a kid anymore. Not after the day he wakes up in agony—retina-splitting, vomit-inducing agony. His clothes are torn. His room is trashed.

Enter Lucien Charron, the mysterious, long-lost “uncle” with freakish fire-flecked eyes and skin that blisters in the sun. Suddenly, Trey finds himself living in a luxury penthouse at the heart of a strange and sinister empire built on the powers of the Netherworld—vampires, demons, sorcerers, and djinn.
And there is a girl—Alexa Charron—who is half vampire, half human, and insanely pretty, with powers all of her own. Trey is falling for her.

Trey is training night and day to control the newly discovered power lurking inside him. Now, demons are closing in on every side, and the most psychopathic bloodsucker to rock the Netherworld wants to destroy him. Above all, he must face one terrifying question: Is he a boy . . . or is he a beast?

Review:  I'm always excited when a paranormal book comes out that I can get boys to read! Don't get me wrong, I always have a bunch boys ready and waiting for the next hot paranormal romance but the action-packed paranormal reads with a male lead are guaranteed to have a waiting list here in my library!

I know that the "orphan who is destined to save the world" plot might seem played out but I didn't really get that vibe as I was reading the book. For the most part the plot comes across as original and kept me interested right until the very end. 

Trey is a very likable lead and all the key supporting roles are very interesting characters. There is more to Lucian than meets the eye and the rugged Irishman Tom (who Trey grows close to) has a lot of appeal. There is definite chemistry between Trey and Alexa and although there is a hint of attraction between them nothing really comes of least for now.

I totally recommend this book! Fast paced and full of action it kept me guessing until the very end. There seems to be a "double-agent" in their midst and each time I thought I knew who it was...well I was wrong. I guess I'll have to wait until book 2 in the series to find out :)

Appropriate for ages 12 and up. There is also a Demoncyclopedia at the end of the book that tells readers all about demon hierarchy, the difference between demons and djinns as well as other various Netherworld creatures...pretty interesting.


Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I completely agree with everything you say! Really enjoyed this book. Can't wait to read more about Trey.

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

It sounds like it was a great read. I love when books keep you guessing!

Lisa R said...

I'm glad that this a book that Ya boys will enjoy but ecstatic that it also sounds like one I MUST have.

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Lisa R said...
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Steve Feasey said...

Some lovely twitter folks brought my attention to this review, so I thought I should drop by and say hello.
Thanks for such a great review of Wereling.
As a UK author it's really encouraging to see that my books seem to have as much appeal on the other side of the pond.
We're a little ahead of you over here (book three's already out, and book four is coming out in September), so you'll have to wait to catch up and see what happens between Trey and Alexa [wink].
Thanks again for the review, and for the nice comments.

Best wishes,

Steve Feasey