Having read the first book a couple of years ago and being quite taken with it, I was excited to read the series in it's entirety. One of the best things about the series is the way it is written; it's got a laid back, easy form of writing that just really pulls you in... it's like really being there in person; thinking what the boy thinks and understanding him. The author has a very strong point in character development, that is for sure. The main character practically leaps off the page at you, he seems so real. Another huge plus for this series is that it is so unlike any other Christian fiction that I've read before. If you are looking for a pleasant change of pace from the typical; this is most definitely it. A sense of humor sprinkled throughout the whole series additionally charms you with it. It's really top notch. If you are concerned about the subject matter; it's not in the genre of vampires and wolves like Twilight; it's really not even about the werewolves, but about good versus evil. So don't be turned off by the subject matter. Now off to describing the actual sections of the book:
The first book starts out with the main character growing up; it's very much a survival tale of a boy who moves beyond his faulty upbringing. The first time I read this book I was turned off by the beginning; I was wondering what I was getting myself into when I read, with disgust, some of the antics of the werewolves. But that is the point; the main character is also disgusted by this way of living and wants to be normal. The first book is an account of how he escapes this evil life and chooses good instead. It is absolutely wonderfully written; it pulled me in AGAIN, even though I had read it a couple of years ago!
The second book/part is a bit choppier; it's still a good read, but the plot is not quite as fascinating as the first. Still, I give it 4-1/2 stars. The now teenage boy has to take the curse of the werewolves head-on in this one; and it does have some good action and was a very absorbing read. It's an excellent pre-cursor to the third book; which was definitely my favorite.
The third book was awesome. The author really came up with a lot of neat ideas behind his plot and it really shows in his creativity in the story. It is less laid back and introspective than the first; it has a very strong dose of excitement and action in it. The very original ideas behind werewolves and werewolf hunters was really enthralling; I don't want to give anything away so I won't get into it; but if you are a fan of mystery and intrigue and action all rolled into one, you won't be disappointed. Yet the author not only has all that; but blends his easy going style of writing with it at the same time.
If you like Christian fiction and are looking for something different, definitely look here! I give it a glowing 5 stars!