Review: Ariel: NaNo Wolves, Book 1

Ariel: NaNo Wolves, Book 1
Title: Ariel: NaNo Wolves, Book 1

Author: Donna McDonald


Publisher's Insight:

Despite her sharp scientific mind and her degree in bio-molecular genetics, Dr. Ariel Jones hasn’t figured out how her life changed so much in a single day. Before she can blink and ask about what is going on, she’s being shot with a billion nanos and some very potent wolf blood. 

Now she can suddenly turn into a giant white wolf with the bloodlust of a starving animal. And she’s an alpha wolf…or so she is told by the even larger, very male, black wolf who was used to create her. Hallucination? She wishes. Whether human or wolf, Reed talks in her head and tells her how to handle things…or rather how to kill them…starting with the men who hold them all captive. Too bad he can’t tell her how to put her life back like it was. 

Admittedly, there are perks to being a werewolf, such as meeting sexy werewolf guys like Matthew Gray Wolf. It’s not like the science labs were overrun with sexy men in white coats. She also doesn’t mind learning about a side of herself she never knew existed. It's great changing into a real wolf whenever she wants, but being a living experiment wasn’t part of the scientific career she’d planned for herself. Neither was falling for the local werewolf alpha, but what else is a newbie werewolf caught in her burning time going to do?


She never thought her job was going to cause her to turn her into a wolf, but hell, who does. I know I don't wake up and think, "Hey, I'm going to pick up this book and read today and by the time I'm done I'm going to be a wolf." So I can understand why Ariel and her friends were a little bit aggravated about it, well, blood lust came into play at some point, but you get my point.

There were some really great HOT spots in Ms. McDonald's book, and I was very happy to see the character grow, but I do feel that it was a step from 1, 2, 4, 5 with a little bit of 3 missing. I just wanted a little bit more meat in there. That's why there was a star missing from my review.

She came what she intended to do, but I really hoped to find out more about why they were turned instead of going into a turf war right away, but I guess that's the writer's prerogative.

I was happy with how they ended the book, though I have a feeling it's going to have repercussions in other books. So look out Ariel and the gang, you've got a tough row to hoe.

Donna, you did a good job bringing the girls to life and making them likable and real to me. I can't wait to see what happens in Brandi: NanNo Wolves, Book 2.

I received this product for free/at a discount in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are my own. Most books are donated to the local library for circulation, or donation to the Friends of the Library.