Review: Werewolf Descent by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
Book review time! Werewolf Descent is the second book in the Last Witch Series by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej, the first being Vampyre Kisses which I read and reviewed last year. I absolutely loved Vampyre Kisses and began reading Werewolf Descent with my hopes high. Luckily, Elizabeth didn’t disappoint.
Werewolf Descent tells the story of Faith Scott, the last witch in the world, and the events that take place after her powers awaken. After the big bad drama that took place in Vampyre Kisses, Faith and her vampire boyfriend Trent thought that they could finally relax and work on the romance growing between them, but instead they have to deal with a mysterious psychic vampire named Vincent who has his heart set on being with Faith. If that wasn’t enough, horrific killings of Zou Tai’s werewolf pack begin, with rumors of an alchemist possessing the famed philosophers stone being the assailant; which causes Faith to turn to Vincent for help in figuring out why the werewolves are being murdered. It isn’t long before all those around them test Trent and Faith’s love, along with their abilities, once again.
Werewolf Descent was a fascinating and action-packed read. Elizabeth did a fantastic job mixing old myths and legends with her own imagination, creating something entirely her own. The book was fast-paced and never tedious; the story drew you in and kept you reading, desperate to find out what happens next. On top creating an excellent story of love, lust and magic, I was surprised by how much Elizabeth’s writing has improved since Vampyre Kisses. In the first book the characters weren’t all that believable to me, but this time around they were much more real and more likable as well. Faith especially, she’s a strong-minded and independent women, but not unrealistically so, she isn’t the overdone badass female lead found in so many books nowadays. She’s strong, but still a human woman who makes mistakes and has heavy emotions and desires. So the author gets point for having some great characters, she also gets point for taking risks with this book. Not many authors would have been willing to take the story where Elizabeth did, but she went for it and in my opinion it was fantastic.
While I loved Werewolf Descent there was one big issue I had with the book. At times the dialogue was a bit forced and annoyingly cliché, there were parts where I literally groaned and rolled my eyes at what the characters were saying and doing. Fortunately, these moments were limited and didn’t ruin the book for me. But I would have loved it if the dialogue had been as unique as the story itself.
Overall I loved Werewolf Descent and I can’t wait to read the next book in the Last Witch series, especially since this book ended on a HUGE cliff hanger. Knowing Elizabeth she will continue to improve with every book she writes, so I have no doubt that the next one will be even better yet. I highly suggest checking out the Last With series, you can find the first book, Vampyre Kisses, HERE.
For more info on Werewolf Descent check out the interview I did with the author over HERE.
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).