The concept is intriguing and, once you think about it, rife
with possibilities. Lundoff runs with it, creating a world that turns
lycanthropy into a metaphor for empowerment, both personal and universal.
Through transformation, Becca takes charge of her own life and joins others who
have done the same, uniting for a cause that is, by extension, maternal in and
of itself. It’s to Lundoff’s credit that the product of such a layered concept
can be read as either metaphor or adventure story.
Out in Print Blog
Deft humor, hints of romance, and well-constructed suspense leaven the occasional sturdy earnestness, while the rejection of toned hotties as the embodiment of supernatural power in favor of women whose lives have prepared them with the wisdom for their new role is refreshing.
Publishers Weekly (staff)
Perhaps my favourite aspect of the book was Becca’s blossoming relationship with her neighbour Erin, which was sweet and tender, but also believable. Becca finds herself attracted to her neighbour – an out lesbian – but doubts the basis for her feelings. With a light touch, Lundoff has her character muse on whether her attraction has been occasioned by her being menopausal, being a werewolf or being a lesbian. Her confusion and awkwardness is nicely summed up by Becca: “She tried to remember everything she’d ever seen about coming out on Oprah while a tiny voice inside screamed Not that too!”
Dr. Hannah Priest