Book Review: Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves, #1) by Quinn Loftis


Prince of wolvesTitle: Prince of Wolves

Author: Quinn Loftis

Format: eBook

Summary: Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17-year-old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don’t realize the last two weeks of their summer are going to get a lot more interesting.

From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis lupis, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate; the other half of his soul.

The problem is Fane is not the only wolf in Coldspring, Texas.

Just as Fane and Jacque are getting to know each other, another wolf steps out to try and claim Jacque as his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond, something that is his right by birth but is being denied him by a crazed Alpha. Will the love Fane has for Jacque be enough to give him the strength to defeat his enemy, will Jacque accept that she is Fane’s mate and complete the bond between them? -Goodreads

Review:

*Warning: Spoilers!*

Prince of Wolves is the first eBook I ever read, and I decided to reread it.  I was wary going into this book, because despite the my enjoyment of the book when I first read it, I knew there were some problems with it.  This would actually be my third time reading it.

Anyway, you can find this book for free on iTunes or on Amazon!

I didn’t take notes on this book because it is an eBook (I think I started to take notes, but I lost them somewhere in my bag . . . ).  I’m going by memory here, so bear with me!

There were several things I liked in this book, but there were also things that I was disappointed with.

Pros:

  • Feisty main character, Jacque.  I really liked her, even though she got annoying at times.  I loved that she didn’t put up with Fane’s possessiveness (which I’ll touch on in a sec).  She had a mind of her own . . . well, actually, she didn’t.  You know what I mean if you’ve read this, lol.
  • The dialogue was awesome at times, but sometimes the awesomeness of it seemed forced, and it didn’t flow well, if you know what I mean.  I think dialogue is pretty much make it or break it.
  • Great BFFs.  Jacque had amazing besties, I think.  They were very protective, and cared about her dearly.  Jen got annoying, as well.  She had some pretty wacky dialogue, which sometimes made me laugh hysterically, but other times had me thinking, “That didn’t come out smoothly.”  A lot of times the sarcasm was overbearing, though, and I didn’t appreciate it as much.
  • The plot was great!  I loved the idea for this book, and it had me hooked from the start, though that may have been because I’d read the book other times before . . . but even so, I was hooked when I first read the book, obviously, or I wouldn’t have read it three times.
  • PARENTAL PRESENCE!!!  Yes!  There were actually parents and adults in this book!  Wahoo!  I liked Jacque’s mom, and Fane’s mom.  They were awe-ee-sum.

Cons:

  • Fane.  I really didn’t like him.  He was like the werewolf Edward Cullen.  Maybe a tad too possessive.  I get that it was a character trait of wolves, but the book was dripping in over-possessiveness.  I found nothing romantic about him (nor did I find anything romantic about Edward).  Actually, there was a Twilight reference in here, I believe, which made me laugh.  I think Jacque had a Team Edward shirt, and she wore it to spite Lucas . . . heheh.  Anyway, the word “submission” was overused.
  • I got the feeling that this book wasn’t really edited, and wasn’t too happy when I found some errors.  I acknowledge that this was a free book, but I really expect more, regardless the price of a book.  Also, there was quite a creative way of writing swear words.  Instead of writing the curse, it was like, “Oh S@#t!” Jen hollered.
  • Some of the more realistic things in this book didn’t really seem realistic.  Like, aren’t humans supposed to be oblivious to the supernatural?  Because Jen and Sally were right in on everything, and they accepted everything so easily.  Just like that.  Heck, Fane’s father even requested that they be there while he explained to Jacque what was going on!  Half of me thinks that’s a nice twist on the usual “keep humans out of the loop,” but I guess another half of me is so used to that, what with Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Lux, all that fun stuff.
  • The Romanian translations were kinda getting to me after a while.
  • INSTALOVE.

Even though there were many eye-roll-y points for me as I read this, I did enjoy many parts of the book.  I really liked that Jacque didn’t let people walk all over her and that she was defiant and all—that wins this book major points, especially because of Fane’s possessive side.

Favorite Lines:

“Okay, kids let’s play nice, we have plans to make, so let’s not waste time playing who can be the snottiest sista,” Sally said in her best motherly voice. 

~

“Luna, I’m going to lay this out plainly for you.  There will be no lies, half-truths, or bush beating.  I’m going to say it bluntly,” Fane told her firmly. 

~

“Alright then, I guess that’s settled,” Lilly said, then she turned to Fane, “Lay a paw on my little girl and you will be a three legged Lassie, got it?”  Fane winced and then asked, “You both do realize I’m a wolf not a dog right?”

Anyway!  I’m giving this book 2/5 stars.  There were definitely some enjoyable parts, but there were other obstacles that I had a hard time wrapping my head around.

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