Johnson weaves a page-turning tale of forbidden love, loyalty,
friendship, and deception that will leave readers eager for more.
Strong characters and major plot twists coupled with a new twist on
werewolf mythology make this a fun and entertaining read that will
satisfy fans of the genre. -- Donna Rosenblum, SCHOOL
LIBRARY JOURNAL, April 2010
Johnson spins out an engaging and provacative riff on the werewolf tradition...Smooth writing and engaging main characters make for an easy read, while a feminist focus offers just a bit more for thoughtful readers....A good summer read for the romantically concerned and monster-obsessed midteen girl. -- Francisca Goldsmit, BOOKLIST, May 15 2010
Johnson's debut--her take on the popular werewolf lit genre--glimmers with mystery and a budding romance amid Romeo and Juliet-like complications. Claire is finally starting to feel like a normal teenager. It's her 16th birthday, popular kids have shown up at her pool party, and wicked cute Matthew seems to like her. Then Claire discovers the family secret--she and her mother are werewolves. It's an especially inopportune revelation, since a rogue werewolf is killing people in town and Matthew's father, a member of the Federal Human Protection Agency, is leading the charge to capture and "cure" lycanthropes. Claire's feelings for Matthew are too strong for her to obey her mother's order to stop seeing him, and her secrets keep piling up as her full transformation approaches. With Claire's local pack on the hunt for the rogue and an innocent werewolf in danger, things accelerate quickly as the next full moon approaches. Claire's supportive relationship with Matthew is downright enviable, and her struggle to adjust and integrate the two sides of her life rounds out a satisfying story.
--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, April 26, 2010