Author: Sue Bursztynski
Publisher: Woolshed Press
Release Date: 12/1/10
Reviewed by Sabrina
Break the curse or howl forever.
Etienne, son of a lord in the kingdom of Armorique, goes to train as a knight with Geraint of Lucanne. Geraint is brave and kind, a good teacher and master - but he has a secret that he has kept from his family. He is bisclavret, a born werewolf. When Geraint is betrayed, Etienne must ally with the local wise-woman and her daughter, themselves bisclavret, to save his lord. But time is running out. If Geraint's enemies have their way, Geraint will soon be trapped in his wolf form.
And Etienne has his own secret. The decisions he makes will change his life forever . . .
Inspired by a medieval romance, this engaging novel forces us to question everything we thought we knew about werewolves.
No, Wolfborn is not some teenage-angst, modern retelling of an werewolf folktale, whose male lead has an uncanny resemblance to Jacob Black. Instead, it is a breath of fresh air in YA supernatural romance.
Almost the whole story is told in Etienne's point of view. He is a very strong character that didn't annoy me in the least. In fact, all the protagonists are very likeable. I love that they have this trust and loyalty to each other. Despite their fears, they always push through when there is something they need to do.
The world of Wolfborn is vividly written. The pacing works perfectly with the mystery and adventure. In total, everything was enjoyable. I might have liked Wolfborn more if Jeanne, the wise-woman's daughter, had a bigger role in the main plot of the story.
Beautiful cover, by the way.