Thursday, March 8, 2018

2 Wine Glass #Review of The Last Wolf by Maria Vale

35024099Title: The Last Wolf
Series: The Legend of All Wolves
Author: Maria Vale
Format: eBook/Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published: February 6th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1492661872
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

For three days out of thirty, when the moon is full and her law is iron, the Great North Pack must be wild.

If she returns to her Pack, the stranger will die.
But if she stays…

Silver Nilsdottir is at the bottom of her Pack’s social order, with little chance for a decent mate and a better life. Until the day a stranger stumbles into their territory, wounded and beaten, and Silver decides to risk everything on Tiberius Leveraux. But Tiberius isn’t all he seems, and in the fragile balance of the Pack and wild, he may tip the destiny of all wolves… 

Crystal's Thoughts:
Maria Vale introduces readers to a distinct paranormal world of werewolves, shifters, and humans in her release of The Last Wolf. Where shifters and humans are the enemy, and the werewolves are more animal than not...

Silver Nilsdottir is a member of the Great North Pack, one of the first packs that came to the New World, and one of the oldest. In a hierarchy of only the fit survive though, Silver is ranked at the bottom because of a crippling birth defect. Despite her obvious loyalty and commitment to her pack. When she is finally faced with the decision of becoming a modern-day slave to the beta couple of the pack, or align herself with an injured stranger, she chooses the stranger. Regardless of the consequences and possible expulsion from the pack. Tiberius Leveraux is a conundrum to Silver, a wolf shifter who refuses to hear the call of the wild. But Tiberius has many secrets, and one not only puts Silver at risk, but her entire pack...

At the beginning of The Last Wolf, readers are transported back in time where the alpha of the Great North Pack is scrambling to survive the human's encroachment on their territory, and the shifters that have banded together with them in order to kill the werewolves. Traveling to the unknown lands of America with the last of their pack is their only hope but hundreds of years later, the Great North Pack finds themselves facing the same obstacles....The backstory of the pack was stagnant and the transition between the past and present was rough. It took me time to realize that I was now reading about two different characters. Honestly, I should have D.N.F.'d this book right away. Nonetheless, I kept hoping that if I read a little further, the point of the story would take shape, but unfortunately that never came to be.

While the author creates a unique paranormal world, the explanations for this realm were oft times bewildering. The narrative was overly descriptive, and flat with sporadic pacing. The world built around the lackluster characters was monochromatic. While Silver was a loyal, sweet character I couldn't connect with her in any way. The story itself got downright grotesque at times, and lacked any passion whatsoever. The entire pack mentality was bizarre to be honest. Bottom line, the author's writing style just did not work for me in the least and I don't see myself reading any more of her works in the future. I will say though, that if you enjoy more of a beast-like story, The Last Wolf might be for you. However, for me, it lacked the range of human emotions that all good romances are established with.


  1. I really liked this one, but i do have this feeling that if I had read it, eh, not as much. I felt it worked better in audio

  2. Blodeuedd said...
    I really liked this one, but i do have this feeling that if I had read it, eh, not as much. I felt it worked better in audio

    Glad you enjoyed the audio! The book itself had too much of an animal mentality for me to really connect with.


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