Novel Culture Podcast Quick Review: Wolf’s Bane by Auryn Hadley

Presenting Novel Culture Podcast's Quick Review: Wolf's Bane by Auryn Hadley. Reviewed by Desiree Rose with Novel Culture Podcast.

Hi, I am Desiree, and this is Novel Culture Podcast’s Quick Reviews. Today I will be reviewing Wolf’s Bane by Auryn Hadley. Wolf’s Bane is the first book in the Wolves Next Door Trilogy, a paranormal romance story about a recently single mother and her teenage daughter and what happens when they accidentally step into a world of werewolves and shifters. This series is a spin on Young Adult fantasy, asking the questions – what does a young adult fantasy novel feel like from the perspective of the adults? This book begins with Elena’s decision to leave her neglectful and borderline emotionally abusive husband and set a better example for her teenage daughter. She takes the advice of her best friend, Ashley, to come work for their housing community as a secretary and live for free in one of the smaller houses on the property. What she doesn’t know? This exclusive community that seems like it caters to rich families is really exclusive for a completely different reason, they cater to werewolves and their families only. When Elina and her daughter move in, unknown to her, they are the only humans who do not know about the wolves living next door. This book follows Elena as she begins to befriend her five hot neighbors who all seem to be interested in her, attempts to reign in her teenage daughter who thinks she’s in love with her first boyfriend, and ultimately navigates a new world where werewolves are real after finding out about their existence of werewolves in the worst way possible. If you like steamy paranormal romance novels where the woman doesn’t have to choose between the five hot guys, stories about women finding their independence and strength, and classic girl meets werewolf stories with a bit of a prospective twist, this is the right book for you.


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