Wherewolves was a very unexpected, pleasant surprise. After having “met” Olga Montes through email correspondence, I was confident this novel would be a good read, but it surpassed my already high expectations.
A group of high school teenagers are taken into the woods by one of their teachers in an attempt to teach them survival skills and bonding. What they find in those woods tests their limits beyond anything they could have imagined.
This is a horror novel written in a very modern style. Because it is adapted from a screenplay, a good portion of it focuses more on the visual aspects of the story than on the characters, setting, or back story. This is not to say there isn’t character development—there is—but it goes about it in a style different than most novels I’ve read. Within the main cast of the story, John Vamvas and Olga Montes have created a group of high school students who could easily be envisioned as a part of any 2010++ teenage group. They are easy to identify with because they are rendered as realistic teens of the current generation.
Wherewolves grabs you right from the start and keeps you guessing until the end, when you realize the story has taken twists you’d never have expected.
A very enjoyable read, I give Wherewolves an emphatic 5 out of 5 stars.