Title: 13 to Life
Author: Shannon Delany
Published: June 22, 2010
Rating: 5 flowers
Summary: Something strange is stalking the small town of Junction…
When junior Jess Gillmansen gets called out of class by Guidance, she can only presume it’s for one of two reasons. Either they’ve finally figured out who wrote the scathing anti-jock editorial in the school newspaper or they’re hosting yet another intervention for her about her mom. Although far from expecting it, she’s relieved to discover Guidance just wants her to show a new student around—but he comes with issues of his own including a police escort.
The newest member of Junction High, Pietr Rusakova has secrets to hide--secrets that will bring big trouble to the small town of Junction—secrets including dramatic changes he’s undergoing that will surely end his life early.
13 to Life is an amazing start to possibly one of the best werewolf series ever! Shannon Delany's writting is outstanding!
Althought I couldn't help to shake the feeling of Deja Vu off, 13 to Life is a story filled with re-thinkable friendships, well kept secrets and the infamous highschool romance.
Jessica Gillmansen's life couldn't get any more complicated after the death of her mother but then she meets the extremely handsome yet irritating new boy in town, Pietr. With his mysterious aurora, girls seem to be falling at his feet, but not Jessica. Even when Pietr seems to have an interest in her, Jessie's mind is still set on her long-time crush Derek. But the more time she spends with Pietr the more she begins to like him and become interested in learning about his past. And secrets.
I must say my high expectations were certainly met after reading this book. Shannon Delany grabs the readers attention with her intriging characters and interesting plot. 13 to Life mainly focuses on Jessica's background and friends and ends with the big revelation of werewolves and leaves the feeling that many other mysteries are to come. I was really left wondering about Jessie's crush Derek, somethings going on with that boy! Overall it was a very delightful new spin on werewolves.
Having a MAJOR cliff-hanging endig, and I mean major, 13 to Life left me cravig for the next book in the series which comes out February 2011!