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September 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl by Emily Pohl-Weary

Title: Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl
Author: Emily Pohl-Weary
Publisher: Razorbill Canada
Publication Date: September 24th, 2013
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 304
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.

Award-winning author Emily Pohl-Weary has published five books, a series of comics, and a literary magazine. Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, her teen werewolf novel, is forthcoming this fall (2013) from Skyscape (U.S.) and Penguin (Canada). She’s currently writing a new collection of poetry and a screenplay, Life on the Edge, which received support from Astral Media’s Greenberg Fund. 

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!


  1. I absolutely love werewolf books :) They are my weakness! This sounds interesting and I've never heard of it before. Great review!

  2. I love shapeshifters books and the ones about werewolves are my favorites. This sounds like a fun read. Great review.

  3. The story sounds unique. I agree with how characters or protagonist are important. Lovely review, Farah.


  4. It's really great to see that you had a lot of fun reading the story! The tidbits that you shared about the hunger were hilarious. Thanks, Farah!

  5. I think this sounds like a pretty werewolf book. Great review.

  6. This sounds like a great read.Thank you for sharing with us and for the opportunity to win.Hope you have a great weekend.

  7. I remember seeing this around somewhere last week. It sounds great! I'm glad that you can say you wouldn't change anything about it. Lovely review! :)

  8. This is the first time that I encountered this title. It sounds cute (I know, for Precious, paranormal-ish = cute). I haven't read a werewolf book in ages! Would you believe that? I've been on a contemporary/science fiction roll for months now. I think I'll give this a try. Thanks for the review!

    Precious @ Fragments of Life

  9. I haven't seen this one before but I'm glad this worked for you! I haven't read many werewolf books so I can't really judge them.

    Fabulous review! <33

  10. Aw, glad you loved it :D It does seem like a sweet werewolf story :) Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts. <3

  11. I have been so curious about this book. I love werewolf books to. I am adding this to my list. Great review!

  12. This one looks awesome! I love all things werewolf and I haven't really heard much about this one. I'll have to check it out!