4/19/16

Book Review: Prince of Wolves - Quinn Loftis

Title: Prince of Wolves
Author: Quinn Loftis
Genre: YA - Paranormal, Romance

Buy Link:  http://amzn.com/1463685688

Blurb (from Goodreads): 
Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17-year-old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don't realize the last two weeks of their summer are going to get a lot more interesting.

From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis lupis, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate; the other half of his soul.

The problem is Fane is not the only wolf in Coldspring, Texas.

Just as Fane and Jacque are getting to know each other, another wolf steps out to try and claim Jacque as his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond, something that is his right by birth but is being denied him by a crazed Alpha. Will the love Fane has for Jacque be enough to give him the strength to defeat his enemy, will Jacque accept that she is Fane's mate and complete the bond between them?

My Review:
I have heard a lot about The Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis, and how much I need to read these books. I'm all about the paranormal romance genre, but I've been sitting on Prince of Wolves for a while. Mostly because I did start the book over a year ago and stopped reading it. At the time I just wasn't getting into it. BUT with much persistence I picked the book up again.

What I Loved: There was a lot of playful banter in this book. Especially between Jacque and her best friends Sally and Jen, and even a bit between her and her prince wolf, Fane. While it came off very young at times, or a little over the top on the valley girl meets wanna be thug, it still made for some comedy.

The action in Prince of Wolves was pretty good, there was tension and the story line moved along at a fast enough pace to keep the reader interested.

Of course there is that cover.  Isn't it gorgeous??

Not So Much: Well, I had a hard time biting off the easy acceptance of there being werewolves in existence. I mean it wasn't just the main characters, but even some of the supporting characters took the news in stride and just kept right on going as if it were nothing. Jacque (I really had a hard time with her nickname too, if I'm completely honest) would have these mini-panic attacks about the situation and all the things she was learning, but they seemed more like young teenager tantrums than a real reaction to the events surrounding her life.

Another thing I didn't quite understand was the fluctuation with how cussing was handled in this book. At times it seemed like the characters were using word replacements for cuss-words, other times it was like "he cursed and...," then there were times a cuss-word was actually spoken out loud (no replacement word used), and at least once I saw the characters indicating a cuss-word ($*%#). This probably could have at least used some consistency throughout the novel.

The Verdict:     
While I did not absolutely love this first book of the series, this is an (almost) 10 book series, that has a bit of a following. I was already warned that the first book was a little iffy, but that Quinn's writing definitely gets better with time (and I'm 100% sure that it does). So this isn't me writing off this series. As I stated before, the book moved along and was interesting, I just had a hard time with some minor things that could be viewed as personal preference rather than flaws with the book if you think about it. As a whole, I'd say if you like paranormal and romance, and fun banter - pick this book, and series up. It is clean with mild cussing, but okay for teenagers.

6 comments :

Just Another Girl and Her Books said...

Great review.

DJ Sakata said...

Lovely girl on the cover!

Carla Waluck said...

Uh, yeah, I'm a huge fan of this series!!!!!
Man, I would have thought you loved this sereies too since I know Michelle is a big fan as well.
::snaps fingers:: Dang it, YOU MUST LOVE IT TOO!!!!!

Anita Loves2Read said...

LOL, I know, I'm not done with it yet though! I'll be picking up book 2 soon!

Alisha Webster said...

Can't wait to see what you think of the 2nd. I know a favorite series of mine starts iffy too.

Caroline said...

I'm always curious to read other reviews of this book. I tried reading it a long while back and I just couldn't do it. The writing was just not professional enough for me (all the things you mentioned, and then some!), so I doubt I'll pick it up again. It's shelved DNF for me.

I agree that the cover is quite pretty though! So, it's got that going for it!