Monday, 26 March 2012
Review: Dire Needs by Stephanie Tyler
Eternal Wolf Clan #1
Publication date: 6th March 2012
Dire Needs has a lot packed into it, but maybe just a little bit too much at times. I often find with a new series the first book suffers slightly due to the whole world building thing which can slow a story down, I think Dire Needs was a perfect example of this.
I did enjoy it, I loved the whole idea of the Dires as an immortal biker gang of hot alpha males, I also really liked the whole "brother wolf/sister wolf" explanation it really set the Dires apart from any other shifter type book. Equally the pairing of Rifter the reluctant Dire King who is cursed by immortality and Gwen the doctor who literally only has weeks to live was different and grabbed my attention. I thought their chemistry was the best part of Dire Needs, so much so that all the other story lines around them kind of paled into insignificance to me and I found myself losing track a few times of who the bad guys were and what the whole battle was actually about.
Overall, I thought as a first instalment it grabbed me enough to make me want to add the second book Dire Wants to my to be read list. As a series Eternal Wolf Clan definitely has potential.
My rating: A hopeful 3.5 out of 5