A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library
Kalix is a young teenage werewolf struggling with anorexia, laudanum addiction, depression, and anger issues in addition to being cast out of her family, the MacRinnalch clan of Scottish werewolves, for assaulting her father. Throw in an expansive cast of crazy characters, such as a werewolf -enchantress fashion designer, a fire-elemental warrior queen obsessed with haute couture , punk rock werewolf twins, patient college students in London, and the members of the feuding MacRinnalch clan (just to name a few), for a wild romp through this imaginative world. As Kalix struggles to survive, her family struggles to elect their new leader in the midst of many humorous subplots in this epically unique urban fantasy.
This quirky book kept me laughing out loud, and craving more at the end! It will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett , or anyone who enjoys an off- the-wall adventure with intricate, characters. It is the first in a series.
–Reviewed by Heidi