Book Review: Cloaked in Fur

PictureCloaked in Fur, by T.F. Walsh (spotlight here!)

* * * * (4 stars)

Daci has a terrible secret – the time is rapidly approaching when she will become a full-blown wulfkin. At the same time, all she wants is to find a way to permanently join the human world and her beloved Connell. While she tries to find a way to take control of her destiny, a monster in the woods threatens everything and everyone she knows and loves, human and wulfkin alike.

Paranormal shapeshifter romance isn’t my usual reading, but this was a lot of fun. The characters are well-drawn as individuals, and even though the antagonists are pretty nasty, the author still gets you to sympathize with them. The setting, in the towns, forests, and mountains of the author’s native Romania, is vividly and beautifully described. The action, and Daci’s dilemma, grabbed me right from the beginning and didn’t let go until the end.

The ending leaves a few loose ends; this could easily be the first book of a series.

I did get frustrated with Daci’s inability to tell Connell the truth about herself, but that was a lesson that the character needed to end up learning the hard way during the course of the story. A few editing problems were also kind of distracting.

On the whole, Cloaked in Fur is a fast-paced, exciting story with characters I cared about in a beautiful setting.

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About kyrahalland

Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. Years ago, as a new stay-at-home mom, she decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read. Complicated, honorable heroes; strong, smart, feminine heroines; magic, romance, and adventure; deep emotion mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. She loves sharing those worlds with readers and hopes they will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, two young adult sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and an adorable granddaughter. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up. View all posts by kyrahalland

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