Ketogenic Wolf

Wolves of New Haven, #7

Ketogenic Wolf is the seventh book in the Wolves of New Haven series by Angelique Voisen. This book is best read as part of the series, and not as a standalone novel for the best understanding of the characters and setting.

Sal Matthews has struggled with self-esteem and health issues but had little motivation to keep the diet he was on. That was until he meets Kal Walker. Kal is part of a pack that is integrating into the New Haven pack. Kal was feared as part of his old pack and is having trouble with his new role.

The beginning of the story leaves you interested in knowing more. At the end of the first chapter, I wanted to know how this book would turn out. The author did a good job of making the world she created realistic and established a sense of location. I was pulled in to the world she created and wanted to know more. The pace of the story was a fast but that was expected considered the length. The main characters and the secondary characters were fascinating. I liked that both Sal and Kal were not perfect and each had issues to overcome.

The point of view alternated between Kal and Sal, giving the reader a glimpse inside both characters. The changing point of view was done with care so the reader did not get lost or repeat story lines. The main conflict is the developing relationship between Sal and Kal and the monster that his hunting and killing werewolves. I think there was too much focus on the monster issue and not enough focus on the developing relationship between Sal and Kal. The dialogue between the characters was candid and distinctive. The characters voice matched not only the setting but fit their overall personality. The ending was a bit predictable but considering the length of the story, at 43 pages, it was not unexpected. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Book Blurb for Ketogenic Wolf

Sal Matthews has struggled with low-self esteem and health issues all his life. Being a werewolf doesn’t change anything. He’s tried every diet available, but Sal has never really been motivated until he sets his eyes on the dominant werewolf Kal Walker. Every inch of Kal screams dangerous, but Sal can’t keep away.

After their old pack disbanded, Kal Walker and his brothers have a hard time integrating into the New Haven pack. Killing’s the only thing Kal’s good at and peace is a concept he’s been struggling with. He’s been unsure of his purpose until he meets Sal during a monster hunt. The insecure and submissive wolf calls all of his protective animalistic instincts to the surface, especially when a threat puts Sal’s life in danger.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 3.50