For the Wolf
Author: Hannah Whitten Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Orbit
Content Warnings can be found here, provided by the author.
ARC provided by Orbit Books
- The writing. I think this is what struck me the most about For the Wolf. The writing is exquisite. Like, I’m not saying that lightly. It’s so lyrical and beautiful that I’m legit a bit jealous that my own writing cannot compare. And while the story is also fantastic, I just cannot get over the sheer beauty of the writing.
- The romance. We all know I’m a sucker for romances and this was no exception! I loved Eammon and Red. While Eammon often had me wanting to shake his shoulders in frustration, their chemistry is amazing. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t often find myself wanting to skim read, just to find out what happens next and make sure they were still okay, before having to force myself to slow down and enjoy it.
- The characterization. All of the characters are seriously well done in how clear they are. Though I did get quite annoyed with the actions of a few certain characters (coughEammonandNevecough), I understood them, even if I didn’t agree with them. To me, that is so important, for not only did it help me better form attachments and emotions to these characters, but it made them feel more well-rounded and real. Hence why the characterizations was *chefs kiss*.
- I think I had some when I initially finished the book, but they were obviously minor, since I cannot for the life of me remember them as I sit down to write this review, so…*shrugs*
This was such a solid read for me! Admittedly, I actually wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did–because the fairy-tale-retelling-vibe usually isn’t my jam, not because I’d heard anything bad about it; quite the opposite, in fact! So, I was pleasantly surprised, for certain. Beautifully written with memorable, distinct characters and a wonderful premise that leaves me curious as to what is going to happen next. It’s the kind of book that I found I kept sneaking off to read, which is a-okay with me! 4 gems!