Book Review: Cry Wolf by Greta Stone // Giveaway


Cry Wolf
Greta Stone
Publication date: March 1st 2017
Genres: Gothic, New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Peter is a kitsune. Chaos follows him wherever he goes. Good intentions, bad intentions—it doesn’t matter. Even mimicking the howl of a friend he hasn’t seen in over a decade turns out to have disastrous consequences.
The wolf doesn’t have a name. For now, he goes by Luca. He has no past, and as an escaped slave, if he can’t stay hidden in the shadows, he’ll have no future. When someone steals his howl, he’s drawn to investigate, and ends up saddled with a mouthy fox who insists they used to be friends once upon a time.
Petty problems and a dubious reunion are pushed aside the longer they’re stranded together. The Underwood is a dangerous place.
They have two choices: work together or die.
Join Greta Stone in a dark paranormal MM romance retelling of Aesop’s fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and David P. Mannix’s classic novel, The Fox and the Hound.



Ok, hold up a second. I need to recover from this awesomeness that is Cry Wolf. Reading this book, i was constantly hit with some serious high level nostalgia. The story brought back memories from when i was younger. In fact somewhere between reading the book, i broke out into one of the old nursery rhymes i learnt way back in primary school about stories of the boy who cried wolf and that one about the old lady who lived in a shoe.

While i enjoyed the story, i must admit it took great effort as i had to concentrate on each word due to excess world building of New Gotham, overly detailed descriptions drawn from ancient fairy-tale and a whole lot of mythical creatures (not that it is necessarily a bad thing) but i must admit it kinda slowed me down and made the entire reading process very not so enjoyable. Looking past all of that, i found this book very unputdownable.

I give the author an A+ for brilliantly telling us about the main characters but not out rightly raveling them until much letter in the story.  This technique kept flipping through the pages wondering what the heck was going to happen next. Greta slowly opened up the characters to us like an onion, each layer holding its own level of darkness which i loved (if you are a bit not into the dark side, you may want to read this one with the lights on.)

Because the main characters had been separated for so long, it took them a really long time to start trusting each other again and build back up a friendship. They didn't jump all over each other the second they met up again, which is the case with a lot of shifter romances. There was definitely attraction on both sides, but things developed slowly and carefully.

I highly recommend this book to all members of the dark side (if your not there, common over to the dark-side, we have cookies and awesome stories like Cry Wolf.) This book if meant 18+ only, there are lots of stomach rolling M/M action going on. I really hope that Greta Stone will have a lot more in store for Peter and Luca because i really feel that their story is not yet over.

Have you read this book yet? Let me know your thoughts about it in the comment section.

Thank you for reading.

~ Stanly.

Author Bio:
Greta is the unruly offspring of a tiger and a dragon. She spends most of her time reading, stalking her favorite musicians, and harassing other authors with pranks.
Underwood District Series (MM Romance/UF)
Cry Wolf - Book 1
Cry Wolf: Mating Season - Book 1.5
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Take a trip to New Gotham!
A paid vacation to New Gotham is an expensive affair. I found a witch who specializes in crafting gatestones. These magical pendants are used for traveling between dimensions. The bauble offered as a contest prize should take the winner to Avaline’s Trees. Keep in mind, gatestones are touchy things. It might not do anything at all. Or you might up in oblivion. Good luck with that. We’ll read about it in the papers, no doubt.
Elderstone Keys – What’s the big deal?
There is a house in New Gotham that is rumored to be haunted. No one has lived in it since the Great Depression, and no one can recall what its last occupants looked like, what they did for a living or where they went. Only one is fated to enter and learn its secrets. Anytime I host a contest, I give away keys to Elderstone. The person who collects ten of them is fated to own the house. Among their keys, they’ll have the mystical key that opens the door. (More information)

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  1. Thank you so much for reading Cry Wolf. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book. Also, that bursting out in rhyme/song comment made my day.

  2. Great review, Stanly! This sounds like an entertaining, well written, and dark book! Right up my alley, too!


2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Stanly has completed his goal of reading 20 books in 2016!