The Last Wolf, by Maria Vale | {ARC} Book Review #322

A huge Thank-You to Sourcebooks CASABLANCA via NetGalley, for allowing me to read The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves, #1) by Maria Vale, in exchange for an honest review. 

Trigger Warnings:
Gun Violence, Mentions of Torture, Death, Gun Violence Resulting in Death, Blood.

36481769For three days out of thirty, when the moon is full and her law is iron, the Great North Pack must be wild.

If she returns to her Pack, the stranger will die.
But if she stays…

Silver Nilsdottir is at the bottom of her Pack’s social order, with little chance for a decent mate and a better life. Until the day a stranger stumbles into their territory, wounded and beaten, and Silver decides to risk everything on Tiberius Leveraux. But Tiberius isn’t all he seems, and in the fragile balance of the Pack and wild, he may tip the destiny of all wolves…

Publication Date: February 6, 2018.

The Last Wolf was very intriguing to me since there were two ways that I thought this story could go, according to my reading of the synopsis. On one hand I thought that The Last Wolf could be a Urban Fantasy book with a smidgen of a Dystopian type feel to the story. On the other hand I thought that The Last Wolf could be just like any other ShapeShifter Urban Fantasy book. –– What makes The Last Wolf different than any other shapeshifter novel I’ve read is that this story is neither futuristic dystopian nor just like any other Urban Fantasy book. Instead, The Last Wolf, for the most part takes place entirely on the land that the Pack owns. We see the outside world of a total 2 times.

So the start of the book starts off in 1688; from the Alpha’s point of view. After the Prologue is done, the story moves onto present(ish) day of 2018. The rest of the book is in Silver’s point of view (POV). I’ve got to say that Silver’s POV is quite different. You can tell (and Silver admits) that she isn’t all that human and was raised to be more Wolf than Human. Nevertheless, the character growth that Silver goes through is astonishing. Silver at the beginning of the book versus the end of the book: Same person; two totally different personalities. Silver was this feeble young woman who was at the bottom of the hierarchy. By the end of The Last Wolf, she’s still at the bottom of the hierarchy, but, now she has hope and the rest of her life to look forward to.

Throughout The Last Wolf Silver really gets to shine and be herself thanks to the newcomer, Tiberius. Tiberius, being the newcomer that he is, brings a swift change into Silver’s life — one for the better. Throughout this story it is proven time and time again that Tiberius and Silver teach each other a lot.

I was so glad that there was only one point of view in The Last Wolf. — For the most part I mean. The prologue POV is still throwing me off. I hope we get to know why in the second part of the series. What I liked most about Silver’s POV was that she’s blunt and to the point about everything.

The Last Wolf was not predictable, and I also read this book in one sitting!

I give The Last Wolf 4 of 5 stars.

Happy Reading!

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