Eighteen-year-old rock star Sam Lee isn’t like other girls. She’s the super-talented bass player and songwriter for an all-girl indie band and an incurable loner. Then one night after a concert in Central Park, she’s attacked by a “wild dog.” Suddenly, this long-time vegetarian is craving meat—the bloodier, the better. Sam finds herself with an unbelievable secret and no one she trusts to share it. So begin the endless lies to cover up the hairy truth ... When a new girl gang appears in the city—with claws and paws—Sam suspects there’s a connection to her own inner beast. Trapped in a tug-of-war between her animal and human selves, forced to choose between the guy who sparks her carnal appetite and the one who makes her feel like a normal teenage girl, Sam has to unravel the mysteries of the werewolf world before her bandmates, the media, and her mother catch up to her.
This book is about werewolves. I know a lot of people have a problem with them, but I absolutely love watching and reading anything that have werewolves in it! I love animals, and humans who transform into animals are automatically awesome for me! The main protagonist, Sam, is in a rock band. Sam is the guitarist, and is also the shy one in her band of three girls. One day, going back home from work, an "animal" attacked her. You might think this would be such a typical werewolf story, but trust me, it's not!! Emily Pohl-Weary turned it into such an addicting and amazing read! When she goes home after the bite, she notices that she is super hungry! It was funny to see the symptoms kicking in. Sam was literally eating like a crazy animal, she would always feel hot and sweat, and I had such a great laugh reading about all this.
For me, characters are probably the most important thing in a book. Sam was a fantastic one! She is half asian (holllaaaa), lives by herself in Brooklyn, and has such a unique personality. For me, I will always remember the funny stuff she did, and the awkward situations that she encountered. I just loved how the author turned this into a light read, and allowed the readers to look at such a plot from a different perspective. I also loved the writing. I never really got bored. Not Your Ordinary Girl was fairly short, but I wouldn't have wanted the author to add anything unnecessary to the story either. Oh, did you guys see that cover? My copy has a different one, and I wasn't that into it but I absolutely ADORE this! It's so unique and artsy!
Overall, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl was a fantastic werewolf read! I loved the plot to bits! The characters were great, and I don't think I would have wanted anything in the story to change. You guys might ask me why I wouldn't have given it a higher rating, and that's because it wasn't a book that touched my heart or actually made me FEEL anything tremendous. It was loads of fun, and I would totally recommend this book to all you paranormal fans out there!