Never Alone #1

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As children, Nathaniel Wallace and Riley McKnight bonded over losing their fathers. Years later, they pass their time watching movies and imagining elaborate stories about the their small, Alaskan town. But Nate soon learns that his real life is more bizarre than any fiction. Never Alone is Book #1 from Werewolf Council, an EPIC Press series.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
BISACS JUV002250, JUV053000, JUV037000
Genre Hi-Lo, Young Adult
Subject Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Copyright 2018
Division EPIC Press
Imprint EPIC Escape
Language English
Number of Pages 208
Season 2017-09-01
ISBN 9781680764987, 9781680765540
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey FIC
Dimensions 5.75 x 8.5
Lexile 790
Features Reviewed and Table of contents

Werewolf Council – Pop Mythology

The story is good, not just young-adult good, but fully-matured good. I felt very fortunate to have the entire series at the ready because I did not want to pause, and upon completing one book I found myself immediately reaching for the next one. Manoa has found his storytelling voice in this series and his craft is fully refined. The books have a unique style and the descriptions are almost cinematic in nature. It is as if Manoa is mentally watching a movie and capturing the action on paper – a screenplay turned prose. This voice lends an extremely vivid visual feel to the story and places the reader in the center of the action.

. . . as adults we all contribute to the continuing evolution of our Rousseauian social contract. To do so thoughtfully and responsibly, we must ask ourselves, “What is safety and what is freedom?” and what equilibrium between them should we strive for? Werewolf Council provides an engaging framework for young adults to approach these complex moral dilemmas.

Author: J. Manoa