Blog Tour Review: Weregirl by C.D. Bell

Type: Stand-Alone
Genre: Paranormal, Werewolf
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Chooseco
Source: ARC via Netgalley
Where To Get It: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
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Summary:  Nessa Kurland is running for her life. 

C. D. Bell's WEREGIRL is a fast-paced teen thriller set in Tether, Michigan, a town on the brink of shutdown since it was stripped of its resources by corporate polluter Dutch Chemical.

High school junior, Nessa Kurland, is a cross-country runner with her eyes set on one thing: a college scholarship as her one-way ticket out of Tether.

Talented teammate Cynthia Sinise invites Nessa on a nighttime run through Tether's overgrown forest trails. But she speeds ahead, leaving Nessa alone to discover a trapped wolf. Nessa tries to free the animal but is badly bitten, seemingly ruining her hopes for a strong fall season with the cross-country team.

Instead, Nessa's freakishly quick recovery is followed by improved running times. All her senses are heightened. Nessa has transformed.

She has become a werewolf. 

In her new state, Nessa learns there are things about Tether that powerful people want to keep hidden. Why does a Nobel Laureate work at the small-town medical clinic? Are top college athletic scouts really interested in her emerging talent? Can she trust Chayton, the motorcycle-riding guide her friends have faith in? WEREGIRL's Nessa must navigate her junior year and true human darkness, while making peace with her new, wild nature.


When it comes to werewolf books, I have either hated it or I thought it was okay. I have yet to find that really amazing book that will have me swooning in delight. It has been a while since I have read a werewolf book and this was a definitely interesting experience. C.D. Bell had a nice writing style that was able to appeal to me was a definite bonus.

Weregirl had a really interesting premise. Nessa dreams of leaving her hometown and going to college on a cross country scholarship. Needless to say, while she was out running one day, she got bitten by a wolf and experiences changes to her body and you know the rest. Besides this book dealing with Nessa coming to terms with what is happening to her and her love interests, there are some major obstacles and conflicts that push the story into place. 

There was not really a "romance" in this book because Nessa is too busy focused on her transformation and her running career, but when it is there, let's just say it wasn't very developed.

Overall, it was an enjoyable read, and it would be really interesting for those who especially for someone who digs paranormal books. Weregirl was a really quick read and isn't really hard to get by so you can finish this really quickly.

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About C.D. Bell:

When she's not biking the streets of Brooklyn, NY, you can find C. D. Bell writing in a decrepit RV clinging to the side of a hill in upstate New York, trying to teach herself to watercolor, or inventing her own recipes. She is a voracious reader of anything and everything fantasy, supernatural, or romance. And she swears that the monsters she often writes about are not real-- at least she hopes not.

Created by a talented team of six female writers and inspired by the working tradition of television writers, C. D. Bell is a Chooseco author pseudonym developed with teen author Cathleen Davitt Bell, who has written I Remember You [Knopf 2015], among other novels for young adults.

The second installment of the WEREGIRL trilogy is already in the works.

About Chooseco:

Chooseco publishes the Choose Your Own Adventure series. Widely commended for its appeal to reluctant readers, the interactive, multiple-choice multiple-ending series is the 4th-bestselling series for children ever published, with more than 265 million copies translated into 38 languages. Chooseco has sold over 10 million copies since the series re-launch in 2006. Weregirl represents Chooseco’s first foray into full-length, non-interactive young adult fiction.