How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Sierra Dean
Cooper Reynolds’s life is going to the dogs… literally.
As if being a high school senior in a small Texas town wasn’t hard enough, Cooper has bigger things to worry about than who he’ll take to prom and whether or not the Poisonfoot Padres will win homecoming. He has less than a year before his eighteenth birthday, when a curse placed on his family will doom him to live in coyote form forever.
The last thing he needs to complicate his already messed-up life is a girl, but fate has other plans in mind for him when it brings Eloise “Lou” Whittaker to Poisonfoot. She’s grouchy, sarcastic and has no love for her new Texas home, but she might be exactly the right person to help Cooper break the curse.
The clock is ticking, and Cooper will have to decide if he’s willing to let Lou in on his dirty little secret before it’s too late.
I was very intrigued by the synopsis of this book, so I couldn’t wait to get started. I guess it’s going to be a four book series, one for each season. Autumn is a fast and easy read and whilst I don’t think I’ll personally continue with the series, I think it’ll be popular with many readers. It’s well written and enjoyable. I just don’t think it appealed enough to me to continue with the series.
The characters are introduced quickly. I liked Lou (Eloise) and Cooper. The story is told from alternate point of views, which works, but sometimes slows down the plot. The reader also learns about some secondary characters which are suitably creepy adding to the strange atmosphere that surrounds the town of Poisonfoot. The curse is intriguing and the reasons around it and Cooper’s secret start to unravel towards the end of the book.
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! -I would recommend this book to Young Adult fans. It’s quick and easy to read and the supernatural element is intriguing.
A Little Princess- Frances Hodgson Burnett (for Kid-Lit Challenge)