by: Emily Pohl-Weary
Publisher: Razorbill Canada
Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl on Goodreads here.
Sometimes Living in the Big Apple Really Bites!
Eighteen-year-old rock star Sam Lee isn't like other girls. She's the super-talented bass player and songwriter for an all-girl indie band and an incurable loner. Then one night after a concert in Central Park, she's attacked by a wild dog.
Suddenly, this long-time vegetarian is craving meat--the bloodier, the better. Sam finds herself with an unbelievable secret and no one she trusts to share it. And so begin the endless lies to cover up the hairy truth...
When a new girl gang appears in the city--with claws and paws--Sam suspects there's a connection to her own inner beast. Trapped in a tug-of-war between her animal and human selves, forced to choose between the guy who sparked her carnal appetite and the one who makes her feel like a normal teenage girl, Sam has to unravel the mysteries of the werewolf world before her bandmates, her mother, and the media catch up to her.
Rock and Roll and werewolves!
There ain't no damsels in distress in this New Adult fantasy!
NOT YOUR ORDINARY WOLF GIRL is a fresh take on the popular werewolf genre that fans of Kelley Armstrong are sure to enjoy- Weary has created a strong-willed and minded heroine reminiscent of Elena in BITTEN, with a sexy romance and a persistent, Alpha male hero, NOT YOUR ORDINARY WOLF GIRL is sure to satisfy.
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Tips on writing a strong heroine.
Make her flawed. Value her personality quirks. Pick the best traits in yourself (or the ones you aspire to having) and give her a few of them—just make sure they’re realistic! Have her make lots of mistakes, but be okay with that. Endow her with resilience in the face of adversity. Give her diverse, unique friends and a support network that look like your own (though don’t borrow too much from the lives of people you care about or they’ll get pissed). Push her to feel a range of feelings and don’t skim over them. Do not ignore her sex drive (otherwise you’re lying, because girls that age are often walking hormones). Above all, make sure your story passes the Bechdel Test!
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