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These range from old school tales of curses and bloodshed to the romance tinged world of Urban Fantasy. Now, personally, I tend to like Urban Fantasy as much as any other type of werewolf story.
However, I know that many people prefer werewolves to place a little bit more focus on the monstrous side of the beast than that particular genre sometimes does. In a way, this is helped immensly by our protagonist too. Nick begins the book as the sort of teen that likes to say things that will get a reaction.
And by that, I mean that he tends to talk about darker subject matter. As the book continues though, he begins to learn that there are some serious downsides to a darker life. The supporting cast feature a decent variety of people, both ally and enemy too.
In particular, I found the vampire Lady Sarah to be an excellent addition to the cast. Taking on the role of teacher for Nick in his new, inhuman existence, she really is instrumental in his development, and is one of the major sources of world building for the book. Yes, some are given more time than others, but that is to be expected.
The key here is that the main drivers of the story are developed enough to rise above the one-dimensional tropes that some horror leads fall into. The Bad: First a content warning. The one criticism I want to give here is that the story is told by the protagonist as a recounting of his past. This is made clear throughout the book. As a result, even when we hit the life-threatening points of the climactic scenes, we already know that the protagonist survives.
I would say though, that the final two characters go a long way to counter this with one being a clear set up for things to come, and the actual epilogue being a clever way to close things out. Final View: Hybrid is brutally graphic, but it has plenty of heart.
In short, this is a fine addition to the world of werewolves, and well worth checking out if you like your fuzzies vicious. Final Score: 4 out of Matt rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Ann Parry rated it it was amazing Nov 24, Jo Cameron-Symes rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Wisdom rated it it was amazing Aug 26, Jimmy mc rated it it was ok Nov 24, Debbie Garrity rated it really liked it Jan 19, Janine Booth rated it did not like it Jan 05, Theresa 'tish' rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Ann Irby rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Kibayami rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Jeff rated it it was ok Sep 15, Rhonda Horton rated it really liked it Jul 05, Lynne E K Hunter rated it really liked it Feb 02, Michael rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Diz rated it did not like it Mar 22, Steph rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Kaycee Wood rated it liked it Nov 03, Jaye rated it it was amazing May 12, Matt rated it it was ok Aug 05, Connie Burns rated it it was amazing Nov 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Driven by his life long passion for werewolves and the horror genre, Nick gave the manuscript two major rew Nick Stead began the very first draft of Hybrid at fifteen in his GCSE years at school. Driven by his life long passion for werewolves and the horror genre, Nick gave the manuscript two major rewrites before finally securing a book deal with Wild Wolf Publishing in Other books in the series. Hybrid Series 3 books. Books by Nick Stead. Trivia About Hybrid Hybrid Se No trivia or quizzes yet. Not just how-tos are getting the cinematic work-up. In some cases, social-networking technologies enable conversations among readers that will influence how books are written.
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