Wolf Sirens: Fever by Tina Smith

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Wolf Sirens: Fever by Tina Smith
Publisher: Self
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Full (406 pgs)
Age Recommendation: 16+
Rated: 3.5 stars
Review by Poppy

Temperatures rise as the flames of longing still burn in the thrilling sequel to Wolf Sirens Forbidden. The legend continues. Apollo, god of deadly plague, conspires to undo his sister’s legacy. The wolves exist between two worlds, one in the town another in the forest.

Prophecy says hunters and wolves are cursed to a mutual attraction. Increasingly, each successive slayer becomes more alluring to the wolf. The predestined enemies struggle, to both resist and contain their fierce rivalry in a conflict powerful enough to tear two worlds apart.

A shadow has fallen over the heartlands of myth and reality. The chosen is reborn broken-hearted, in the scorching embers of grief. Devastated, Lila trains tirelessly as the assassin. She must submit to deliver justice and protect the innocent of Shade.

But is it love or revenge which motivates her?

Will the huntress or her heart prevail? Breaking away from the call of destiny and fearing betrayal, Lila makes a desperate escape in search of her lost beloved. The intensity between two ancient enemies ignites. The history of the wolf pack is revealed as devotion and desire in the underworld reaches fever pitch.

If The Bite Doesn’t Get You, Then the Fever Will

Author Tina Smith has a unique, mythological take on werewolves, as well as a different tone to her writing. This story is deep, quite dark and its pace is quiet and deliberate. Instead of racing through to book, we prowl, noses down in the night.

Lila is an interesting heroine. In the first book she was a typical teen, at least to begin with, worried about little more than fitting in, finding friends and what to do on a Friday night. Now, though. her life has changed dramatically. Not only is she keenly aware of the supernatural world in her backyard, she’s part of it. And that world killed the boy she loved.

The first book really revolved around Lila, and the other characters were very much in the periphery. This book isn’t the same. While Lila is certainly our main protagonist, we see much more of others this time, especially Cressida. She’s someone I really liked in book one, and I feel the same here. She’s strong, determined and mouthy … and is working to pass those traits on to Lila as they train.

The evil in this book is stronger, and instead of seeming very isolated this time, it feels bigger. Clearly the last book was a tiny battle in the ultimate war this story seems to be heading to. Fever is like setting up a game of chess… all the pieces are placed on the board here, and the pawns are in motion.

Don’t go in to this book (or series) expecting to have a constant adrenaline rush. It doesn’t work that way. It’s more like the waves of the ocean, sometimes quiet, sometimes loud and huge, but always powerful. There were times I was a bit frustrated when the story slowed, but in retrospect, it was necessary. And it taught me to be content just enjoying the words instead of needing constant action. Ms. Smith’s words are well chosen, the book well crafted and enjoyable.

I recommend the series to older teens and adults. It has a something for everyone.

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