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Werewolf Parallel (KelpiesTeen)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
After the lifechanging events of Daemon Parallel, things have returned to normal for Cameron – well, as normal as they can be when one of your friends is a werewolf, the other is a girl who was once the prisoner of a sinister daemon, you're running a business that trades artefacts between the human and Daemonic worlds and, at will, you can cross over into a realm known as the Parallel, a void between the two worlds where anything could happen, and frequently does. Oh, and you're now a werewolf yourself, too…

But Cameron's routine is about to be rudely broken. One day, a pair of sinister visitors arrive at the shop and Cameron, Morgan and Eve realise they must fight for what is theirs – a fight that turns into a battle to save the Parallel itself as a sinister plan is uncovered that could cost Cameron everything he holds dear.

I adored Daemon Parallel, but I loved Werewolf Parallel even more, if that's possible. The writing is sharp, gripping and darkly funny, and the magical world hidden just beneath the surface of modern–day Edinburgh is brilliantly realised. Some of the descriptions are wonderful and, in the case of one particularly revolting character, wonderfully disgusting (almost Dahl-esque, in fact): A strange sickly odour, like mushrooms cooked in sugar, hung in the air. *shudders deliciously*

I love the use of myth in Werewolf Parallel, too – one of my favourite chapters features Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings. But what captivated me the most about this book was the page-turning tension created by dilemmas Cameron, Morgan and Eve face. Sometimes books that are packed with action suffer a little on the character front, but this is most certainly not the case here. Cameron, Morgan and Eve are all hugely believable and sympathetic and at various points, I was reading through my fingers, praying everything would turn out alright for them… though whether they do or not, though, I'm not saying. You'll have to read the book to find out!

It's hard to say much more about Werewolf Parallel without giving away major plot spoilers, but if you're looking for a magical read with the perfect blend of mystery, excitement, humour and tension – a read which will keep you turning the pages well into the small hours of the morning – this is the book for you. I urge everyone to get their paws on a copy now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 May 2014
Fiction targeted at the demographic currently termed 'young adult' is sometimes prone to feeling hackneyed and patronising, with no real appeal to adult readers - but it doesn't have to be. In the grand tradition of people like Philip Pullman or Patrick Ness, Roy Gill manages to have teenage protagonists that are easy to empathise with and well written, and of course the adventures they get carried away by are gripping and I WANT MORE PLEASE.

A lot of authors try to over-localise their books and it can be very clumsy. In the case of the Parallel books, Edinburgh is so much a character in the story that it never feels strained and knowledge of the city only enhances the experience.

I almost wish I hadn't read these, so that I could come across them in a few years time and read a whole pile at once. Instead, I shall make do with re-reading the earlier ones as more appear. Very moreish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 September 2014
Atmospheric, compelling, full of twists and turns,it kept us glued to the pages! Both my son and I are huge fans of Roy Gill's writing and Cameron's adventures. Five huge stars from us.
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on 8 August 2015
This book was as equally engaging as its prequel. The writing style, storyline and characters all had me hooked in right from the start. Unputdownable. And not just for teens.
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