Luke just hopes that this time his family is settled for a while. He’ll finally be able to have a normal life. He’ll be able to ask the girl he likes to take a ride with him on his motorcycle. He’ll hang out with his friends. He’ll be invisible—just as he wants.
But when his dad goes missing, Luke realizes that life will always be different for him. Suddenly he must avoid the kidnappers looking to use him as leverage against his father, while at the same time evading the attention of the school’s mysterious elite clique of Russian hipsters, who seem much too interested in Luke’s own personal secret. Faced with multiple challenges and his emerging paranormal identity, Luke must decide who to trust as he creates his own destiny
One thing I loved is how the author used his own Native American background to breathe new life into the whole werewolf premise. He does a great job of multilayering a protagonist who doesn't turn into the stereotypical brutal, violent werewolf. I also was intrigued with Meena. She's Muslim and Luke thinks his chances are really slim she'd want to be more than a friend. Again, the author doesn't rely on the usual stereotypes or cliches on this. My own brother-in-law is Muslim and it's refreshing to see this faith portrayed in a positive light.
There's action, suspense, and yes, the whole secret organization thing that makes this a fast-paced, thrilling read. There's twists and turns throughout this book including the chilling revelation on what this one super corporation wants from not only Luke but his father.
And the mysterious Russian students at his school is another fun twist. Let's just say the author takes a tired paranormal/Sci-fi premise and makes it thrilling and even fun. I loved the humor too. There's alot to love about Wolf Mark.
I recommend this book to those who crave more multicultural fantasies with characters that break out of the usual stereotypes. I can't wait to read more from this publisher!
Unique twist on the whole werewolf/vampire premise
Multilayered characters that don't rely on stereotypes--huge plus in my book!