Review Dire Wants by Stephanie Tyler
The supernatural world is rising up against the human one. The weretrappers want to control the humans, and only the immortal Dire wolves stand in the way of total destruction. Stray, a Dire, and his long-lost brother, Killian, emerge as the leaders of their pack. To keep themselves and the humans safe, the Dires must find a witch as powerful as the one who has been helping the weretrappers.
They find what they are looking for in Kate, a human who survived a horrible car accident that left her back scarred with a handprint no one else is able to see. Stray senses in Kate the powers of a witch and recruits her to help the Diresâ€”all the while knowing that she is so powerful that they will need to kill her once she helps defeat the weretrappers.
Stray doesnâ€™t expect the powerful connection that he feels with Kate, or his irresistible need to protect her. They cannot hide their feelings for each other, and what once was taboo now seems inevitable…
While it is true that I occasionally get lost inside Ms. Tylers’ books, especially this the Dire wolves series because there are so many moving parts, and So many different types of characters that I feel were not fully or sufficiently explained despite how many times I’ve read the book. I am convinced this is me, but its an overwhelming feeling of failure when you really like a book and a series but you keep getting the wrong kind of lost in it.
Even with the feeling of complete loser-dome that these books inspire in me, I still love these novels. I hate that I don’t know every thing thats going on but I love them none the less. I feel like I need a primer lesson on the world, but nonetheless I love this world.
The best part of this entire series is the intensity . Its tension is so alive and it so palpable, it was just amazing to read. I just, I’ve never read another book where the whole thing just radiated anxiety and literally made me physically tense up.
The other part of this book I loved was the relationship between Stray and Kate was so raw, so emotional so ragged so honest so real, his torment about what he was supposed to do and what he wanted to do with Kate warring with his responsibilities fighting with his desire to mate and with his need to have Kate, his witch by his side.
I loved it even as there were parts that I didn’t understand that lost me, that left me slightly confused, that I wish had been explained better or further or more.
Overall Rating: B-