Thursday, October 3, 2013
Review: Hungry Ghost
Hungry Ghost by Allison Moon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy/Werewolf
Reading Level: New Adult/Lesbian
Recommended for: Those looking for something a little different in werewolf stories
Trigger Warnings: killing, threats of rape
My Thoughts: This is another excellent story. Allison Moon really knows how to create characters and bring in lots of interesting ideas without being too heavy handed. In this book she brings out ideas of women's rights to control their own bodies, the exploration of one's sexuality, and the need to stand up for one's own power.
Lexi spends a lot of time musing over women and their power in this book, with thoughts like, “Tired of women in peril, tired of being reduced to her womb and what monsters and ideologues thought should be done with it.” The girls have to stand up against the Morlocs in this book. I think it's interesting how the two packs in this town are both primarily LGBT; the women of the Pack are mostly lesbians, although there are a couple with bisexual tendencies and one transsexual, while the other pack are all gay boys.
At any rate, if you've been looking for something different in the werewolf genre, definitely check out the Tales of the Pack series. I hope the author will continue to write these books, I'd love to learn more about the legends and lore of this world. Definitely recommended.
Series Information: Tales of the Pack series
Book 1: Lunatic Fringe, review linked here
Book 2: Hungry Ghost
Disclosure: I received an e-book edition from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: Strange is the new normal for college freshman Lexie Clarion. She could be writing papers and going to frat parties like a normal girl, but Lexie is no normal girl. She spends each full moon fighting against the beast that threatens to escape her body, and the rest of the time mooning over her alpha ex-girlfriend.
When Lexie discovers the eviscerated body of a fellow student, she knows the violent full-blood Rare wolves are back on the prowl. But with no proof, no plan, and no allies, Lexie and the Pack have to decide how to fight back. And they have to do so fast, before all the women of Milton become prey.
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