ARC REVIEW: Predator by Janice Gable Bashman + Giveaway!
AUTHOR: Janice Gable Bashman
PUBLICATION: Published September 16th 2014 by Month9books
GENRE: YA > Paranormal
PAGES: 300pages (paperback)
SOURCE: e-arc via tour host
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“Predator is a fast-paced, creepy page-turner! Bashman had me at the opening sentence and she’s still got me. I want more!” Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling Author, The Rules
The hunt is on! Sixteen-year-old Bree Sunderland must inject herself with an untested version of her father’s gene therapy to become a werewolf in order to stop a corrupt group of mercenaries from creating a team of unstoppable lycanthrope soldiers.
When Bree went with her scientist father to Ireland, she thought it would be a vacation to study bog bodies. She never expected to fall in love with a mysterious young Irishman and certainly never expected to become the kind of monster her father said only existed in nightmares. Dr. Sunderland discovers that lycanthropy was not a supernatural curse but rather a genetic mutation. When they return home, her dad continues his research, but the military wants to turn that research into a bio weapons program and rogue soldiers want to steal the research to turn themselves into unstoppable killing machines.
Bree’s boyfriend Liam surprises her with a visit to the United States, but there are darker surprises in store for both of them. As evil forces hunt those she loves, Bree must become an even more dangerous hunter to save them all.
Predator gives the werewolf legend a couple of new spins by introducing the Benandanti (an actual folkloric belief that certain families of Italy and Livonia were werewolves who fought against evil), as well as a modern scientific approach to mutation and the science of transgenics.
Oh wow! A fast paced, suspenseful and thrilling book about werewolves! There’s folklore mythology, science and romance.. Jam packed is the right word!
I’ve never read anything that are about lycanthropes so I only know a little about them (thanks to Harry Potter) All I know is that they’re shapeshifters and that they don’t look very nice. I was really entranced by this world that Janice made. When we think about werewolves… we automatically think of a sappy romance book (which is not that bad) But don’t you wish you want it with more substance? More action and less cheesiness? Well, Predator got you covered!
Bree noticed a change to her father since her brother Troy died so she went to Ireland with him with a hope that their relationship will come back to normal. In Ireland, she found warmth in Liam, a mysterious bog body with a missing hand and a group of people that she thought only exists in folklores and myths.
I really liked Janice’s writing. Very simple and yet thrilling. She doesn’t hold back when it comes to details. Whether she’s describing Liam’s lips or the gory details of a dead body, she’s very good at it. Bree is character to like even though she can be too stubborn at some times. She’s kick ass, too curious about things and really brave. Bree is not the only one to like here though. Liam, her father, Kelsi.. all of them are pretty intriguing and well written! I also loved that the romance here isn’t too aggressive. It’s subtle which makes it more sweet.
I’m not sure yet but I really hope that this will be a series.. that ending left me hanging! So.. if you want your book with a kick butt heroine, a heart melting romance with a thrilling storyline, Predator is for you!
Janice Gable Bashman is the Bram Stoker nominated author of Wanted Undead or Alive and Predator. She is managing editor of the The Big Thrill (International Thriller Writers’ ezine). Janice lives with her family in the Philadelphia area, where she at work on her next novel. Visit her at http://janicegablebashman.com.