Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Review: A Wolf Apart by Maria Vale


Book Description

Can a human truly make room in her heart for the Wild?
Thea Villalobos has long since given up trying to be what others expect of her. So in Elijah Sorensson she can see through the man of the world to a man who is passionate to the point of heartbreak. But something inside him is dying...

Elijah Sorensson has all kinds of outward success: bespoke suits, designer New York City apartment, women clamoring for his attention. Except Elijah despises the human life he's forced to endure. He's Alpha of his generation of the Great North Pack, and the wolf inside him will no longer be restrained...

She sizes me up quickly with eyes the color of ironwood and just as unyielding. "Thea Villalobos," she says, and it takes me a moment to get my breath back. Thea Villalobos. Goddess of the City of Wolves.


My Review

Alpha of the 9th Echelon, Elijah Sorenson has been living the life of a human for a long time but it's time for him to go home to his pack now. Only problem is he's falling for a human and she has no idea that he's a shifter. 

Thea is different from the women that Elijah is used to sleeping with but there's something about her that's different and unique. I liked her, she's a loner, quiet and goes after things she believes in. She was quite different from what I thought she would be but that made me like her even more. 

This book starts off a little slow, a few interesting things happen throughout the book but the pace throughout stayed very slow.

While there is a bit of a romance, it's not the main story of this book. This book is mainly about Elijah, how he hates having to stay away from his pack, act like the human he isn't and then gets caught up in a murder. I wanted to like Elijah but he fell flat for me. I couldn't connect with this character at all. His story and what he was going through should have been interesting but I was bored with him and his pack. I read pretty fast and would normally be able to get through a book this size in a few hours but this one took me three days because I kept putting the book down but I did finally finish it and although I thought the ending was a good one and a nice way to wrap this story up, I was glad to see this story come to an end. 

I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.

32 comments:

  1. Sorry this one didn't work for you. I am the same way...if I can't get into a character then the story falls flat.

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    1. I just didn't like the characters that much. I wanted it to be better.

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  2. This is new to me and I can see why you picked it up. So sorry it didn't work for you. Hope your next read is a better one.

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  3. I guess they shouldn't have reached out to you.

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    1. I actually requested this one. I thought it sounded good.

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  4. oh complicated there

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  5. Well, the cover is darn good!

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  6. Ohh boo, I do want to try this one cos I really liked book 1, but I did listen to it

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    1. You might like it better than I did.

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  7. Ones that are a trudge to get through sure aren't the best.

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  8. I'm so glad someone I trusted reviewed this one. It keeps catching my eye but I just wasn't sure. Now I know.

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    1. Thank you. I really wanted to like this one more.

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  9. Oh gosh! I hate when an ending book is a big disappointment. A two star rating sounds like one to avoid. Thanks for the helpful review. Sorry I have been absent again. Two weeks of company. I finally have my house back today!



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    1. Company is always fun at times but I'm sure you're happy to have some peace and quiet.

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  10. Ugh, I hate it when a book disappoints :(
    Hopefully your next read is better!

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  11. Huh, not good to spend time reading when its not actually hooking your interest!

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    1. I usually finish any book I start just in case it gets better.

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  12. Oh, I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy it.

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  13. they can't all be fantastic Mary thanks for sharing

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  14. I have been seeing mixed reviews for this title. I was skeptical about picking this one up and now after reading your review, I am even more wary.

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    1. Others might like it, it just wasn't for me.

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  15. Sorry this one didn't work out as well for you. I do love this cover. Those eyes.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. I really liked the cover too.

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  16. Sorry this one didn't really work for you. I have been tempted by this series (mostly by the covers) but the reviews have seemed to be very mixed. I hope your next read is much better!

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