June 25, 2008

Benighted by Kit Whitfield

It is the world we know, with one deadly difference. Ninety-nine percent of the population are lycanthropic. When the full moon rises, they "fur up," transforming into lunes, bloodthirsty beasts that cannot be reasoned with or tamed. The few remaining people are born unable to change, locked forever inside their human skins. Insultingly known as barebacks, they live as victims of prejudice and oppression. And all too often, they are victims in another sense- targets of savage maulings and death at the hands of the lunes who break the law to roam free on full-moon nights. Twenty-something "bareback" Lola Galley is already a veteran of the Department for the Ongoing Regulation of Lycanthropic Activity. When her old friend loses a hand to a marauding lune, then is murdered before the attacker is brought to trial, Lola is desperate to see justice prevail. But the truth is seldom simple- and Lola many not like the shocking answers she uncovers.

I absolutely love reading books about werewolves so i was immediately drawn to this book. i loved how Kit Whitfield could go the entire book without using the word "werewolf" and you still knew that's what she was talking about. This book was very well written and i really enjoyed it.
This book made me laugh, cry, smile and just about every other emotion possible for a human being. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of this type of thing. 5 stars, no doubt about it, i love this book.