Snowball by M.Y. Zeman
Chronicles of a Wererabbit
Genre: Middle Grade, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical
Length: Full Length (243 pages)
Age Recommendation: 12+
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3 Stars
Review by: Astilbe
I wasn’t born with a scar on my forehead. I am not a long lost heir to some distant kingdom. I don’t possess any magical power.
The destiny I was born to was simply to live and die in some laboratory.
My ability? To become small and furry.
But becoming a hero doesn’t happen overnight and destiny is a funny thing. In one moment the kindness of a stranger- or in my case a vampire – can open up a brand new path. The choice of whether or not to take that path was up to me.
My name is Snow and I am a wererabbit.
You don’t have to be human to be curious about how humans live.
The pacing was so snappy and consistent that I found it really difficult to tear my eyes away from the page. There were exactly enough moments of tension to keep me unsure of what would happen next or how the conflicts could possibly be resolved. While this was a full-length novel, I found myself finishing it much more quickly than I normally would for something this length because I simply had to know what would happen to Snow and her family next.
There were many grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Some sentences were missing key words altogether. The meanings of other sentences were unclear because they’d misplaced commas or used the wrong word. In certain cases, I was never able to figure out what some of these passages were trying to communicate because of how many different ways they could have been interpreted. Had this not been the case, I would have given this tale a much higher rating as the storyline itself was incredibly imaginative and well done.
I absolutely loved Snow. Her voice shifted as she grew up in ways I found both believable and entertaining. It was absolutely fascinating to watch her mature because these scenes were written so clearly. I could vividly picture exactly what was going on in every single one of them, especially when Snow began comparing her life as a rabbit versus her life as a human. All of the descriptions of this character only grew even more complete over time, and they were by far my favorite part of this book.
Snowball: Chronicles of a Wererabbit was a wild ride. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes shifter fiction.