Book Review: Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott + Giveaway

"The wolves watch us watching them. . ." (back cover)

Title: Hear the Wolves
Author: Victoria Scott
Publisher:  Scholastic Press
Release Date:  March 28, 2017
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Fiction
Ages: 8-12 (but I recommend an older age group)

It’s survival of the strongest in a contemporary, girl-versus-wild middle-grade debut from Fire & Flood author Victoria Scott!

Sloan is a hunter.

So she shouldn’t be afraid of anything. But ever since her mom left the family and she lost hearing in one ear in a blizzard, it’s been hard to talk to people, and near-impossible to go anywhere or do anything without her dad or big sister within eyesight — it makes her too scared to be on her own.

When they leave her home alone for what should only be two nights, she’s already panicked. Then the snow starts falling and doesn’t stop. One of her neighbors is hurt in an accident. And the few people still left in Rusic need to make it to the river and the boat that’s tied there — their only way to get to a doctor from their isolated Alaska town.

But the woods are icy cold, and the wolves are hungry. Sloan and her group are running out of food, out of energy, and out of time. That’s when the wolves start hunting them . . .

Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott will have you on the edge of your seat. It's about survival, and not necessarily of the fittest, but together. It's about racing against the elements and the danger that lurks when the equilibrium of life is no longer balanced.

If you look beyond the fact that our main characters are young kids, holding guns and rifles and shooting at threats that storms their way, you will see how well this story captivates you. As Sloan and company tries to reach civilization where medical assistance will be of use to one of their adult companions, they encounter how the lost of natural food for the wolves of the region caused quite the nightmare. And nightmare it is, when more than one of their team will not survive this journey. A journey that you will follow from the beginning to the end.

It's quite an easy reading, broken into three sections, The Storm, The Woods, and The Wolves, each providing a certain impact to the plot. As you finish the last page, close the book, you wonder aloud, "Wow, was that a dream sequence?" It very well be. I can visualized it, especially with such a perfect setting of gloominess in the dead of winter. One of those scary ones that you're being chased, and not running fast enough will have dire consequences. Suspense thriller for the young readers, but I would caution on letting too young readers take a stab at this.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Victoria Scott is the author of eight novels including Titans, Fire & Flood, Salt & Stone, the Dante Walker trilogy, Hear the Wolves (March 2017), and Violet Grenade (May 2017). She is published by Scholastic and Entangled Teen, and is represented by Sara Crowe of Pippin Properties.

Victoria’s latest novel, Titans, received two starred reviews, and Fire & Flood has been selected as a 2017 Spirit of Texas Reading Program book. Victoria’s novels have been bought and translated in fourteen foreign markets. The author currently resides in Philadelphia, and loves hearing from her readers.

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3 winners will receive a finished copy of HEAR THE WOLVES, US Only.

Week One:
3/20/2017- YA Books Central- Interview
3/21/2017- Just CommonlyReview
3/22/2017- Falling For YAGuest Post
3/23/2017- MEREADALOTReview
3/24/2017- BookHounds YAInterview

Week Two:
3/27/2017- A Backwards StoryReview
3/28/2017- A Gingerly ReviewExcerpt
3/29/2017- Book BriefsReview
3/30/2017- Mundie MomsInterview
3/31/2017- Library of a Book WitchReview


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  1. I'm sure my grands would love this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy for them.

  2. Interesting blurb. Sounds intriguing. Thanks for the chance.

    1. I agree. It is interesting. It's different than the typical MG novels I've read.

  3. I've had this book on my radar for while now. I love reading survival stories and this one features a girl instead of the all male casts so far that I've read.Can't wait! The cover is so eye-catching and the colors are brilliant.

  4. This sounds like my kind of reading. I loved Titans and would love to read this too!

    1. I haven't read Titans yet, but looking forward to it!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway.



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