Friday, January 4, 2013

Chantelle's Review: Prince Of Wolves By Quinn Loftis

Title: Prince Of Wolves (The Grey Wolves #1)
Author: Quinn Loftis
Genre: I suppose paranormal, didn't really get very far in...

Goodreads rating: 4.14 out of 5.00 (5, 000+ ratings)
Goodreads link

This is a newly revised and edited version of Prince of Wolves.
Jaque Pierce was just an ordinary 17 year old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don't realize the last two weeks of their summer was going to get a lot more interesting. From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis lupis, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate; the other half of his soul. The problem is Fane is not the only wolf in Coldspring, Texas. Just as Fane and Jacque are getting to know each other, another wolf steps out to try and claim Jacque as his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond, something that is his right by birth but is being denied him by a crazed Alpha. Will the love Fane has for Jacque be enough to give him the strength to defeat his enemy, will Jacque accept that she is Fane's mate and complete the bond between them?

Review by Chantelle

(Note: there are absolutely zero spoilers in this review, because I couldn't finish it)

Goodreads. I trusted your ratings, and you betrayed me. 

Apparently this "novel" is a "newly revised and edited version of Prince of Wolves."

HAH! Good joke! Either Goodreads has a sense of humour... or the term "edited" is used extremely loosely. 

This is my explanation why!

In my eyes, Quinn Loftis is a teacher. I wholeheartedly do not believe that anyone else could've given me a clearer lesson, on why we should not judge a book by it's cover. 

To all my fellow kindred spirits, who were deceived into buying this book based on it's promising blurb or alluring cover, I say, rants like this help! They really do. Hallelujah!

For those that do not understand because they have not given this "novel" the time of day as of yet (sorry, I have to keep the inverted commas because I can not knowingly call this atrocity a novel), I will save you from needing to, because honestly your time will be spent better elsewhere. Trust me. Nara found out the hard way, and you've already read her rant. 

Chantelle reads Prince Of Wolves - Take 1
- Page 1

So here she sat in her window, scoping out the neighbors house, with her lights turned off and blinds cracked just enough to see and to top off her “James Bond” experience, she even had binoculars! Now if she only had the nifty back ground music to go with her shenanigans. 

There is something already outstandingly annoying about this description alone. I think it might be the exclamation mark, as the narrator already seems annoying, but not sure. Nevertheless, I keep going. 

- Shortly after, the dialogue begins.

Oooh, did you have the “Mission Impossible” sound track playing in the back ground cuz that would have been spy-tastic,” Jen said enthusiastically. 
“Actually,” Jacque said distracted, “I was thinking more James Bond-ish, you know with the whole stake out thing…” 
“No, huh-uh, that would be more like Dog the Bounty Hunter type stuff. But you couldn’t be Beth ‘cause you’re not stacked enough on top, so you would have to be baby Lisa the daughter….” Jen rattled on. 
“You are so, so not comparing me to Dog the Bounty Hunter’s daughter right now and why are we talking about this anyway because it is sooooo NOT the point!” Jacque growled in frustration.



Click: This is you, right now

Scientifically, there are two natural reactions to such stimuli - fight or flight. 

If you are currently immobilised with horror, or inversely, have reflexively thrown your unread copy of Prince Of Wolves into a furnace before it could lay eggs... you are not alone. 

But staring at that great goodreads rating, I decide to try again.

Chantelle reads Prince Of Wolves - Take 2

At this point, Jacque proceeds to tell her friends that she heard a guy talk to her via telepathy. This is their reaction.

“I don’t think you are crazy, Jac, really you’re not. There has to be some sort of explanation. We’ll figure it out, we always do.”



Yes, that just happened. Not only does this "novel" have a truly idiotic and mind-bogglingly annoying narrator, the rest of the characters are also unrealistic, dumb asses. Underline it, enlarge it, put it in bold; Dumb asses! Now Testify!

To all those readers (who must be over 30) who think this book is absolutely great because it captures the 'true voice of teenagers'... you leave me speechless, in the most terrific sense. Italics were created for a purpose. Without them, the narrative appears to the reader as 'sooooooooooooooo' ditzy, and frankly, who is going to root for a character (in the fantasy world) who seems like they would be the first to die if put in the hunger games. 

Just don't read this. HORCRUX ALERT!

Overall: 0/10
Plot: - /5 
Writing: negative 5/5
Characters: /5
Cover: 3/5


  1. Yikes. Thanks for the warning. I've read some pretty bad books, but I don't know if there's any that I would have given a negative rating for the writing. Maybe this one, by the sound of it... but I'm not going to find out!

    1. Definitely spare yourself! I may have jumped the gun with my negative rating, but the book itself definitely seemed like a waste of time for me.