Today I have bit more than just a review for you - I also have a trailer and website link for wereworld for you to check out
Wereworld by Curtis Jobling
Published by Puffin 6th January 2011
Source: Review copy (UK paperback)
'You're the last of the werewolves son. Don't fight it...Conquer it'. When the air is clear, sixteen year-old Drew Ferran can pick up the scent of a predator. When the moon breaks through the clouds, a terrifying fever grips him. And when a vicious beast invades his home, his gums begin to tear, his fingers become claws, and Drew transforms ...Forced to flee the family he loves, Drew seeks refuge in the most godforsaken parts of Lyssia. But when he is captured by Lord Bergan's men, Drew must prove he is not the enemy. Can Drew battle the werecreatures determined to destroy him - and master the animal within?
The story follows the journey of Drew a young man who has just had his world turned upside down. He has found out he is a were, his parents weren't his parents and he has been forced to go on the run after an attach that killed the woman he thought was his mother (and whose death he has been blamed for). The first thing I thought when reading this is that it has all the potential epicness of all the stories set in middle earth. That's not to say the story is similar as the ideas are uniquely the authors own but I though it had a similar feel about it as one of Tolkien's novels.
I really enjoyed the main character Drew. He was very much the underdog that you wanted to root for. He is young, rugged and faces his battles (albeit reluctant) for the justice. I loved following the journey he was on discovering what he was an where he came from. I also loved the brotherly relationship he had with Hector and how they interacted together after they met. I loved how the story developed and the wide variety of characters met and situations the main characters found themselves in.
All in all a fast-paced exciting and engaging adventure story. It has fantastic characters and lots of twists and turns which I won't get into for fear of spoiling anything for you. I am looking forward to seeing where the story goes long term as I get the sense that the series will be huge once it takes off.
To find out more about this series check out the official website