Title & Author: The SnowFang Bride by Merry Ravenell
Genre: Adult Fiction – Paranormal, Werewolf, Romance
Release Date: October 11th 2016
Series: Snowfang #1
Publisher: 9 Swords
Description: Centuries of political games killed most of the female werewolves. Now only a few survive, and the Elders work to change the old ways of thinking.
Winter, the only daughter of the SilverPaw Alpha, finally meets the soul Gaia has chosen for her: Sterling, the cold, demanding, and entirely-too-human Alpha of the tiny SnowFang pack.
Thrust into a world of human wealth for which she was never prepared, Winter must become Sterling’s flawless wife and Luna from the moment she arrives. The city is full of threats, both werewolf and human, and Sterling’s past is full of secrets best left undisturbed.
When they are betrayed by those closest to them, Winter and Sterling embark on a dangerous game of brinkmanship that will change their lives, and the future of the werewolves, forever.
If you’ve followed my blog at all in the last few months you’ll know I love a good werewolf story. There is just so much you can do in a shifter universe. Make it urban fantasy, paranormal, paranormal romance, make it a thriller or mystery the list goes on and on. Sometimes these really resonate with a reader, sometimes you have to find your specific target audience for it to work. The Snowfang Bride really missed the mark with me unfortunetly. I was really excited about this. The description sounded really exciting and lead me to believe there would be a lot more… stuff going on. What we get though is three weeks of very slow progression, loads of information we can’t do anything with and lots of arguments between the main character and Sterling. Most of which end with on or both agreeing that the argument was stupid and did not need to happen.
This book dragged. It’s primarily all inner dialogue and sometimes reads like a diary. Today I did XYZ and thought about this and I need to find a solution to ABC. Over and over.
I really wanted to like this story because I enjoyed the side characters and the rest of the Snowfang pack but the underwhleming lack of action and answers kept me from enjoying it. We don’t even get answers to anything by the end of the book. Just a mountain of questions and one very confusing and cryptic dream. I’ve never read anything by this author and so I can’t tell how this story might progress. Will there be a lot of magic? Other supernatural creaters? Having a possibly corrupt Elder Counsel is not enough to keep my interest perked.
I think for fans of more mystery/romance with just a tiny dash of paranormal might like this since we only get to see actual werewolves very minimally.As much as it pains me to see another werewolf series put down I will not be continuing the series.