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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Werewolf Descent (Book #2 Last Witch Series)

Werewolf Descent by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

Last year I won Liz’s first book, Vampyre Kisses, along with a cool t-shirt. This was her first novel as well as her first attempt at self-publishing. Her first book was a little rough around the edges and her writing skills needed more developing, but her characters and story line hooked me quickly. She does a great job of creating a believable chemistry between her characters. Trent and Faith’s love story made me warm and tingly all over.


Last witch in the world, Faith Scott, and her Irish vampire boyfriend Trent have just come back from fighting for their lives to recover the Vampiric Blood gem and Werewolf Moon gem. Thinking they could finally relax and work on the romance growing between them, they now meet a mysterious psychic vampire named Vincent who has his heart set on being with Faith.

Soon bizarre killings of Zou Tai’s werewolf pack begin, with rumors of an alchemist possessing the famed philosophers stone being the assailant; which, causes Faith to turn to Vincent for help in figuring out why the werewolves are being murdered.
It isn’t long before all those around them test Trent and Faith’s love, along with their abilities, once again. It is all Trent can do to keep Faith safe by his side while both go up against a deadly alchemist, deceptive gods, and having to rescue the werewolf prince; yet, after a deal with the God of Werewolves will Trent be able to save himself too?

While Liz’s writing technique is different from how most novels are written, each chapter is told from a different character's POV. It's sometimes hard to get used to the shifts in perspective, but I don’t mind it. I like the complexity of lots of characters and multiple story lines going on at once. Liz has also come up with a unique way of mixing Greek mythology into the vampire/shifter/witch mythos.

Werewolf Descent is the second book in her Last Witch Series, I absolutely love the cover by the way. Liz has learned a lot about self-publishing since her last book. Matter of fact, she does informative posts every Thursdays on her blog for authors wanting to know more about the how-to of self-publishing.

Our protagonists Faith, Trent and their friends are facing a new threat; as an Alchemist with a grudge starts killing werewolves. But there is also a threat from within their circle, from someone who is supposed to help protect them. I don’t want to give away to much information because there are some really surprising plot twists. She also introduces some new characters in Werewolf Descent that I look forward to reading more about in future novels. My favorite is Vincent, a psychic vampire, who is drawn to Faith. Poor Faith, she has an awesome blood vampire boyfriend, a hot werewolf prince and a smexy psychic vampire all trying to get in her pants .

I really enjoy these characters, the overall tone is dark and she made me cry at the end. I can see where she might be going with the third book and I look forward to reading it. I have to admit I am a little biased when it comes to Liz and her books . After her first book we started emailing and I have watched Werewolf Descent go from concept to finished product.

I will give this book two ratings.

3 Sheep for the technical parts of the writing

4 Sheep for the characters and story, she made me cry!

SS (edited by BAK)


  1. Wonderful post - I will be looking these titles up. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for making me aware of this book and its prequel. Because it's self-published, I might not have run across it. Really like the dual rating system you used -- it was a good way to let readers know that while there are technical difficulties, the story itself shines!

  3. Leave it to Sharon to break from the norm and start a new rating system. lol But I don't know if I want to cry while reading a book! :P Sounds like the series is getting better as it goes on, great review!

  4. @Dani- a single rating wouldn't do the story justice, but I know some people are sticklers for the technical parts and I didn't want to mislead them. Liz will have a wonderful future as a writer. I really love these characters.

    @Katie- :P

  5. Thank you for the review Sharon! And I can't say sorry enough for making you cry! haha. I'm glad a few people are interested in checking them out and thanks so much for posting this!

    <3's and fangs,
    Liz ^_^

  6. This sounds like a good read. I like the way you review. Rating several aspects of the book really helps as well.

  7. @Katie - crying is good ;) Sometimes. Unless it's at the end of Mice and Men. (It's the only book I have ever flung across the room!)

    Great review! Sounds like an interesting series! If I keep hanging around here I am never going to get my TBR list done ;)