27 thoughts on “Review: Curse of the Wolf Girl, Martin Millar

    • My library has been slow to acquire Millar’s books too. And when they do, the books invariably get shelved in the wrong place. One of the M shelves ends right in the middle of Miller, and I guess to avoid dealing with the situation they shelve his books under Martin. :p

  1. I think I need to read the first book then I will come back to this review! From what I’ve seen, the series looks fantastic.

    p.s. It is rather difficult to write reviews for sequels, isn’t it??

    • It is! You can’t say too much about the plot without spoiling the first one, and plus if you’ve reviewed the first one you always feel you’ve said everything already.

  2. Cool! I’ve had Lonely Werewolf Girl on my shelves for a scandalously long time. I always want to read it, but ya know the chunksters scare me.

    • If it helps, Lonely Werewolf Girl flies right by. It’s a very quick read for a book of that length. You could just decide to read it for fifteen minutes, and then if it still seems too chunky you could desist. I do that with books I am not sure I want to read.

  3. Weirdly enough, I’ve been saving my review all these months because I thought it only came out on the 15th? 😛 Anyway, you’re most welcome, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      • Oh, which came out first? I assume it would have been the British one, but I definitely had the notion the book wasn’t out until August 15th, and the American one seems to have been out since late July. So I do not know what is going on. 😛

  4. I don’t know how much werewolves appeal but a Scottish werewolf, now you’ve got my attention. I love anything where the main characters are Scottish or anything set in Scotland.

    • The first one spends more time in Scotland than this one, I think–although there are signs of a third book being written eventually, and of the events of it taking place more in Scotland. At least that’s what I think.

  5. I also read Ana’s review on this book today as well, and think that I am going to have to try the first in this series. It sounds like it’s got a lot of stuff going on, but that it’s juggled really well. I am looking forward to these books now!

    • I hope you like them! In my opinion they are the strongest of Millar’s books, but that may just be because they are the longest. I never want to leave his characters behind when the books are over!

  6. “Go and buy Lonely Werewolf Girl and read it.”

    Done. Well, I put a library hold on it, which is as close as it gets for me. You have me well trained.

  7. A favourable review, though I disagree with your opinion that the climactic scene is “perhaps a smidgen too reminiscent of the climax of Lonely Werewolf Girl” – I thought it was completely different!
    I can’t fully explain the details of how it’s different without giving away the plots of both books, but the setting was different, the events surrounding the climatic scenes are toally different, the outcomes are totally different, not to mention the events involvinging Malveria and Agrivex!!!!!!!!

    • Oh, yeah, contextually it was completely different. But the structures of the book felt similar to me, and I noticed that most strongly at the climax. I still loved it though!!

  8. Vex’s “gold star!”s were the highlight of the novel for me. She made me laugh so much. I am going to look for the first book since I only have the sequel as I received it for review. I certainly want to read the first one (which I think will be easier now that I know the characters from the second one. ha!)

    • The first one was such a surprise for me. I was expecting to find it sort of cliche-y and standard-issue werewolf, but it’s become one of my favorite books. 🙂

  9. Hey! What a coincidence it is that two of my favorite series happen to be in your 5 star category. I absolutely loved the “Lonely Werewolf Girl” duo and “Devices & Desires” trilogy.

    The concluding events at a gig in the sequel were definitely reminiscent of the first book, but I felt the climax of CotWG definitely had a bigger emotional impact. I even got teary eyed over Thrix and Vex. Definitely hoping that a third installment is in the works!

    And since we seem to at least enjoy these two series–coupled with the fact that you appear to read quite a lot more than me–maybe you have some suggestions on authors or books similar these? I enjoy authors that can take on a serious yet humorous prose like MM and KJ P.

    • Well, they’re for a slightly younger audience, but have you ever read Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief series? The Thief is the first one, and then The Queen of Attolia – the books just get better as they go along.

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