According to the Department of Domestication and Assimilation, Val and Lyla Blackwood are the
most dangerous kind of werewolves. Raised in the wild, their trueblood heritage has made them little more than experiments for years. Now, their freedom depends on their ability to become as human as possible, thrown into an assimilation school with humans and werewolves who have never known what it means to be wild. Trapped in a world where they don’t belong and fighting to stay one step ahead of the horrific past that chases them, any wrong move could send them back to those stark white cells, losing their last chance of freedom.
Phased is a great take of an Urban Fantasy, focusing on the mental strains of werewolf sisters. The world is well thought out, allowing for a dynamic between the characters that allows it to be fresh and interesting. It was great to read a werewolf story that was not primarily focused on a love triangle or other similar trope. The focus of the book is on the mental strain of the characters, with a variety of different takes on something that has a lot of meaning to all of us. The emotions of the characters play a prominent role and are well thought out in each scene.
The strength of the novel are the characters. The family dynamic is a critical piece of the novel and the author is able to use these emotions in a great way in order to create characters that a reader will easily attach themselves to in a very fast manner. The emotional strain can also be felt as a reader, a testament to the feeling that the author is able to capture with the characters. I would have loved to learn a little more of the history and dynamics of the werewolves before they became domesticated.
I highly recommend this as a read for those who are looking for a different type of werewolf story. The dynamics and relationships are so well thought out, I constantly found myself wondering why others have not used the dynamics before. It is an easy read that will pull you in and capture the curiosity in the blink of a violet eye.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review. As always, happy reading and Stay Great!!
Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.