There’s a darkness that lurks in the City of Light…
Seventeen-year-old Connor Lewis is chased by a memory. On his first day of kindergarten he bit a boy hard enough to scar the kid for life. Since then he’s been a social outcast at a New York private school.
Through an unexpected turn of good fortune, he lands a scholarship to study in Paris, where everything starts to look up. On the first day he befriends two military brats, and he may finally get a taste of what it’s like to be a normal teenager.
It doesn’t last.
His host family — an alluring young tattoo artist and her moody, handsome boyfriend — inadvertently introduce him to the underworld of werewolves where there are two types: the born and the bitten. Those born to it take the form of elegant wolves, while the latter are cursed to transform into the half-man, half-beast creatures of horror movies. The bitten rarely survive. Unfortunately, Connor is on the wanted list of a four hundred-year-old bitten human who’s searching for both a cure and a means of wiping out werewolves for good.
Connor’s loyalties are tested as he becomes embroiled in a conflict where werewolves, mad science and teen angst collide.
I’ve been having a hard time writing a review for The Night Has Teeth by Kat Kruger, mainly because it’s totally different from anything I’ve read lately. That’s a good thing, FYI…
Right off the bat, I have to say how excited I was to read a book where the main character is male. I’m all for ‘girl power’ but it was a nice change from the norm. Secondly, the book is set in Paris so I was all over that. This isn’t your ‘run of the mill’ Paris, either. It’s a cool, underground, werewolvish Paris that no one talks about. I can almost imagine now that my trip to Paris might include trying to find these places.
This really isn’t my type of book but Kat Kruger managed to change my mind. If all books in this genre were as intriguing and innovative as The Night Has Teeth, I would probably read it more often. I am definitely a fan of this book. It’s a wonderful debut novel (the first in a trilogy) and I look forward to books 2 and 3.