Hi guys! Welcome to my first BLOG TOUR! I am so excited to participate in the BORN or BITTEN blog tour from Fierce Ink Press! We’re celebrating the release of the award winning YA novel The Night Has Teeth by Kat Kruger. Kat Kruger is a freelance writer and social media consultant with a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. The Night Has Teeth is her first novel and won the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition. She splits her time between Toronto and Halifax with her husband and their dachshund.
The novel, The Night Has Teeth, released September 23rd in both ebook and paperback form from the new publishing house of Fierce Ink Press. This YA Paranormal tale is the first book in the Madgeburg Trilogy and follows a teen as he travels from the United States to Paris and is introduced to the world of Werewolves.
Seventeen-year-old Connor Lewis is chased by a memory. On his first day of kindergarten he bit a boy hard enough to scar the kid for life. Since then he’s been a social outcast at a New York private school.
Through an unexpected turn of good fortune, he lands a scholarship to study in Paris, where everything starts to look up. On the first day he befriends two military brats, and he may finally get a taste of what it’s like to be a normal teenager.
It doesn’t last.
His host family — an alluring young tattoo artist and her moody, handsome boyfriend — inadvertently introduce him to the underworld of werewolves where there are two types: the born and the bitten. Those born to it take the form of elegant wolves, while the latter are cursed to transform into the half-man, half-beast creatures of horror movies. The bitten rarely survive. Unfortunately, Connor is on the wanted list of a four hundred-year-old bitten human who’s searching for both a cure and a means of wiping out werewolves for good.
Connor’s loyalties are tested as he becomes embroiled in a conflict where werewolves, mad science and teen angst collide.
I really enjoyed this book.
Character wise – From the very first page I felt a connection to the main character, Connor. As the synopsis states, he is a 17 year old boy who is shipped off to study in Paris. In Paris, he makes some unlikely friends and manages to get thrust head long into the world of werewolves.
In this tale, there are two kinds of werewolves and of course an evil scientist *insert evil laugh here* who is sure he has found the cure to their “disease”. I know the old saying is “Hell hath no fury like a WOMAN scorned” but in Kat Kruger’s urban fantasy a more accurate saying would be “Hell hath no fury like the crazy scary badass mad scientist scorned.”
I loved the dynamic created while waiting to see which side of the story Connor would fall on. Would he choose to side with the scientist and rid the world of werewolves or choose the werewolves who have been protecting him the entire time he has been in Paris?
The Night Has Teeth by Kat Kruger is a good ride, and I can’t wait to see what is waiting around the bend in Book Two…
Definitely recommend to all, ages 12+.
Does contain violence and werewolf lore. Nothing too “graphic” though. Would be ok for kids who enjoy scifi movies etc, and have been exposed to this type of media before. (think Underworld, Teen Wolf, etc) =D
I’m so honored to be able to offer you the chance to win a SIGNED COPY of The Night Has Teeth by Kat Kruger! Yes, a SIGNED copy! Huge thanks to FIERCE INK PRESS for allowing me to host this giveaway for you! The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL and will close on HALLOWEEN! Winner announced on November 1st! To enter this giveaway, simply fill out the rafflecopter form below. GOOD LUCK!!!