Dark Wolf by Kate Douglas
Dark Wolf is the first installment of the new Spirit World series. This book was all over the place for me. I love paranormal, but I really couldn’t get into this book.
Take everything you have ever known about shifters and throw it out the window, the shifters in this book are out in the public world. Also, the public want to be shifters; they get tested and are let down when they find out that it is not in their blood and can not take the nutrients to bring out the recessive gene.
There is someone in the area murdering, raping, and dumping girls bodies at random times and places and it is up to Lily Cheval, Chanku pack representative, to find out who it is. Lily is getting close to finding out who it is and falling in love at the same time. But is she falling in love with the person she is looking for?
This book is filled with sex, mystery, and betrayal. This book had a lot going on, with a ton of characters and sub plots. I understand that you must introduce several characters for a new series, but this was very distracting. I thought that the sub characters had too much going on and were too complex not to be main characters. I give it 2 ½ stars for a new take on the paranormal life, but the book was just mediocre for me.
Sebastian Xenakis is still coming into his power as a wizard. He can shapeshift by magical means and runs as a wolf using the power he draws from the elements. But young women are dying—raped by a human and then slaughtered by a wolf. Suspicion falls on the shapeshifting Chanku, but Sebastian wonders if he might somehow be guilty of the crimes.
Then he meets Lily Cheval, the uncrowned princess of the powerful Chanku, and realizes he will do whatever it takes to clear his name and win her love. But evil walks where Sebastian goes, and there are mysteries neither Lily nor her father, the powerful wizard, Anton Cheval, cannot unravel. Is Sebastian the perfect mate for Lily, or is he instead, one she should fear?