My review of I Was a Teenage Weredeer by Charles Phipps and Muchael Suttkus

Trueblood meets Nancy Drew in this snarky urban fantasy with rapid-fire dialogue and action.

I enjoyed the hell out of this. It's YA, but that doesn't bother me at all. I read everything, even grade school and teen. It's where I find half if not more of the most interesting stories and characters, to tell the truth. There's nothing childish or naive about IWATWD, though. The characters are interesting and savvy, with a great sense of humor, and some quite new and refreshing. The story has harrowing and some downright creepy moments, and flies along, with the twist and turns of a detective novel--but with shapeshifters (and wizards, or that matter). When it comes right down to it, it's just plain a hell of a lot of fun. This is a series I could see going on and building momentum for a dozen books or more.

Readers note: The Kindle eBook copy I read was riddled with errors. Dozens upon dozens of them, in fact. I normally wouldn't bring that up. Hell, I find them in my own books months after publication, and for some reason, even trad books have more and more errors these days (yet nobody ever talks about that, God forbid), but there were enough here to throw me out of the story nearly every other page. HOWEVER, I have been informed that this was an editor and publisher's error that has since been rectified, which makes me very happy. I'd hate to see such a fun book lose credibility because of it. So, read it with confidence, and enjoy.