Title: 13 To Life
Author: Shannon Delany
Publisher: St. Martin Griffin
Summary: Something strange is stalking the small town of Junction…
When junior Jess Gillmansen gets called out of class by Guidance, she can only presume it’s for one of two reasons. Either they’ve finally figured out who wrote the scathing anti-jock editorial in the school newspaper or they’re hosting yet another intervention for her about her mom. Although far from expecting it, she’s relieved to discover Guidance just wants her to show a new student around—but he comes with issues of his own including a police escort.
The newest member of Junction High, Pietr Rusakova has secrets to hide--secrets that will bring big trouble to the small town of Junction—secrets including dramatic changes he’s undergoing that will surely end his life early.
Overall: 4 stars
13 To Life is an awesome addiction to the world of werewolves. We have our dark secrets, forbidden love, and a hot Russian guy! Yum!
Our main character is Jessie, a small town girl that has been haunted by the troubles of her past and is trying to fight to keep a friendship with someone who may not even be her friend in the first place. When Pietr (pronounced Peter) comes into town with his family and a Russian heritage things begin to change for Jessie.
I really enjoyed the voice of Jessie. She was sarcastic and witty in her thoughts as in her spoken words. I found myself laughing many times at her comments and dry sense of humor. I really loved Pietr and greatly enjoyed the Russian heritage that was brought into the book. He’s that mysterious guy that you just want to know what in hiding in his mind.
I was kind of annoyed that Jessie continuously pushed Pietr away at first, but I could understand her loyalty to her friend, even if it was her fault they were together.
The ending is filled with surprises and twist that I never saw coming! I’m so looking forward to the next installment of the series , Secrets and Shadows.
Overall, this is a great read. It doesn’t change much of what we’ve seen before in the werewolf books out there (except for the epic introduction to the Russian culture) but it is a great take on the subject and can’t wait for more!
And remember: Live Life Fiercely!
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