Friday, July 10, 2015

Blog Tour : Wolfskin by W.R. Gingell Review + Giveaway!

Wolfskin by W.R. Gingell
Publication date: May 1st 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

‘If you want adventure, you have to march right up to it and kick it in the shins . . .’

At fourteen, barefoot and running wild, Rose is delighted to be apprenticed to Akiva, the witch of the forest. She thinks it will be all enchantment and excitement, and not so much fuss about baths. The reality is much more sober and practical- that is, until she meets a mysterious wolf in the forest and is tricked into stepping off the path . . .
In young, naive Rose, Bastian sees a way of escape. Cursed to remain in the shape of a wolf after running afoul of a powerful enchantress, he has lived many decades under a spell, and now he is both desperate and ruthless. But by breaking part of Bastian’s curse, Rose has caught the attention of Cassandra, the enchantress who cursed him: and Cassandra is by no means ready to forgive and forget.

Meanwhile, wardens have been disappearing from the forest, one by one. Rose is certain that Cassandra is behind the disappearances, but can she and Bastian get to the bottom of the matter before Akiva disappears as well? And are Bastian’s motives entirely to be trusted?

Sometimes the little girl in the red hood doesn’t get eaten, and sometimes the wolf isn’t the most frightening thing in the forest.


W.R Gingell is a Tasmanian author who enjoys reading, bacon, and slouching in front of the fire to write.

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I loved this book from the beginning. I requested it because of the cover, because yes I am the kind of person that judges a book by the cover. And this cover is beautiful and definitely does justice to the story.

This is a high fantasy book. I love the characters, I love the forest. My favorite was Akiva, that witch was so mysterious all the time and so grumpy. I absolutely loved Bastion! His relationship with Rose was unique.

And Rose is another great female character that isn't always whining and crying. And I loved that her goal was to be a pirate! hahaha

This reminds me a little bit of The Beauty and the Beast too, only because of the curse Rosa had to break.

The perfect fantasy book, the writing was beautiful. I hope there is a sequel I want to read more adventures of Bastian and Rose.

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  1. Thanks for hosting me, and for the lovely review :)

  2. Replies
    1. Oh yes, there's a sequel :) It's called 'A Place of Small Things' and it's about a year or two away :)