"fell short of expectations"
Catherine Marais and Paul DuJardin are hunters for a secret
organization (The Institute) whose sole goal is to remove
werewolves from existence. In this world werewolves are
bloodthirsty savage creatures who can not fully control
Pierre de Montfort is a werewolf and comes from a long line
of werewolves who have a history of maturing late. The
Institute has been tracking the Montfort werewolves through
time and have tracked down Pierre and confirmed that he is
indeed a werewolf. Although Pierre appears to be in control
of himself the Institute still sends Catherine and Paul
after him. They team up with the US contingent of the
Institute and vampire Ian Morgan, who has his own reasons
to bring down Pierre .
Paul has just finished writing about the history of the
Montfort werewolves in French when he meets Julie Buchanan;
a teacher and translator, whose family history is also tied
in with the Montforts. Paul has Julie translate the story
into English as part of the institute's plan to get
Pierre . With the hype of the upcoming release of Paul's
story in the US , Pierre lost control over his other side;
causing him to become violent.
From the book blurb I was looking forward to reading this
story. What could be wrong? A female hunter, a werewolf and
a vampire love interest, the makings for a great paranormal
read. Well, I found out this book was lacking in
personality. I have read history text with more passion.
Normally having two love stories in one book is a bonus. I
am not sure if it was due to the characters being flat or
me not connecting to them, but the love scenes were
skip-able for me. I connected more with Pierre who was the
person in this story; due to the author giving us more of
his thought process. Ian was the only other character who
was note worthy and I still wish he could have had
more "life" in him.
All in all, Devour is a great idea that fell flat.
Reviewed by Catherine Smith
Posted December 21, 2007