Here I am, procrastinating!
Immer is the first novel by Author Denise McFarland. It’s a YA fantasy based on the existence and role of wolves along with the human civilization.
Blurb (as on Goodreads)
The world has evolved. Fairies exist and have the power to heal. Vampires are real and aren’t to be trusted. Wolves have revealed their ability to shift into human form.
Will Jaxon is both man and wolf. He is the Alpha of his community’s Wolf Force, the agency that provides security and protection for all mankind. In addition to his role as the head of his pack, Will has been working undercover to infiltrate an illegal drug organization that is trafficking women. When Will is coerced to take the lead in an abduction, he agrees in order to preserve his cover. But one look into the terrified, green eyes of the woman he attacks, leaves him powerless to continue.
As Rayne Daniels stares into the face of the man restraining her, she sees a shift, for a fraction of a second he changes and his true form is revealed. She realizes he is a wolf, a protector, and almost before she knows what is happening, he releases her. Rayne escapes physically, but emotionally she continues to be haunted, held prisoner by the trauma of that night.
When Will discovers that members of the organization are still looking for Rayne, his entire world is altered. Now, Will spends his days undercover and every other free moment keeping Rayne safe, because her survival has become critical to him in a way that he cannot explain.
An emotional rollercoaster, this book is a beautiful world in itself. The world full of awesome wolves protecting people against all evil. Will is the alpha of the wolf force and he works undercover with an agency which kidnaps women. He meets Rayne through an unfortunate chain of events and feelings develop.
This book is a slow start. Too many monotonous emotions. However, after the first few chapters, the plot takes an amazing turn (which was a surprise for me). The book talks about friendships, love and of course, evil is ways we could possibly relate. The language is simple and the characters have a certain depth, you almost feel them. And the best part about the book is the climax. Just when I had given up on the existence of Rayne, she chose to ‘rise and shine’. The book gets slow sometimes (maybe because the author wanted to take her time and describe every tiny emotion her characters felt) but its definitely worth a read.
As a first novel, I think the author has done a remarkable job and I would be looking forward to more such interesting stories by her.
Goodreads rating: 4.4/5
My rating: 3.8/5
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** I received an e-book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.**