author : douglas r. brown
pages : [paperback] 318
favorite character : christine
Werewolves are real. And they make excellent pets.
Owning one of the legendary creatures is the latest fad. The WereHouse insists their werepets are loyal, docile, and 100% safe, but what happens when these gentle giants turn on their masters?
While on a routine EMS call, paramedic Christine Alt is attacked by a rogue werepet. She escapes with her life, but the encounter leaves her with more than just scars. As her body begins to change, she discovers the WereHouse is hiding a terrible secret, and they will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing them.
Tamed is a werewolf tale with a twist from the author of the The Light of Epertase trilogy.
I thought that the concept of this book was incredibly interesting and different from any other werewolf novel I’ve ever read. To think that people could decimate and then domestic creatures like this is a fascinating premise though I feel as though the plot movement as well as the writing style used in Tamed failed to support the grander ideas that I got from reading the summary.
The characters in Tamed all fell flat of the personalities that were given to them. There wasn’t much description in the text, more telling rather than showing, and I know that that is not the writing style I’ve come to prefer. The romantic element introduced in the book was so absurdly unrealistic that it nearly made me want to stop reading when I only had a little further to go until the conclusion. The characters involved in the so-called romance declared their love for one another only a day or two after having met, with no real conversation between the two to indicate that these feelings were growing between them.
I did enjoy the creepy twists that came along throughout the entirety of the novel as well as some of the action scenes though the other supporting scenes where I expected deeper dialogue and more description failed to support the portions that I enjoyed so that the book was more unbelievable, even for a werewolf novel where fantastical elements are expected.
I give Tamed 2/5 stars. With better development in the characters, I might have enjoyed it much more.