17-year-old Chloe fears she’s a Dud, a child born to two werewolves who can’t change into a wolf. If she’s still a Dud by the time she reaches adulthood, she’ll be exiled. In the meantime, she’s at the bottom of the pack hierarchy and the other teens in her small town make her life miserable.
Then she encounters a feral werewolf with the opposite problem: he’s trapped in wolf form. Chloe suspects the feral is her old classmate, Marcus, who everyone believes died along with the rest of his family in a mysterious plane crash. Chloe vows to help Marcus regain his human self because giving up on him would mean admitting possible failure for herself, too. But she must act quickly. Pack law mandates killing ferals.
“A howling good time.” — Kirkus Reviews
“…what the conclusion of Feral really celebrates is a young woman unafraid to assert her dominance and who thrives in a position of power …very thrilling stuff” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials (*note: spoilers in full review)
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Coming Fall 2019
Praise for Frost by Nicole Luiken
“Nicole Luiken’s new novel is a fast-paced read blending military technology, the supernatural, and romance.” —CM magazine
“An emotional roller coaster and action packed novel, Frost will make any reader question the issues of commitment, ambition, and the meaning of standing alone.” —Stacey, 17, WhatIf? Magazine