Wolf Hollow

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 30 Nov 2017

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This book is a great post-apocalyptic shifter novel. It has a perfect balance of drama, action and romance.

I loved all the characters in this book. Sasha is a strong main character and I loved her dominance. She is strong-headed, intense and has a fierce need to protect what she believes in. Tabor is passionate, cocky and he doesn't let the prejudice against him break his spirit.

The world that Nikki Jefford creates is broken and destroyed, yet out of this, Wolf Hollow is a safe haven for shifters, werewolves and even wolf-wizard hybrids. The vulhena are a constant threat to Wolf Hollow and along with the humans, the pack has constant external threats. And for Sasha, a few pack...

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I didn't enjoy this book, but it wasn't because it was bad -- it was because the premise was rather misleading. I was hoping for a good action-adventure fantasy read (as advertised) but it is really paranormal romance. 

When we meet  Sasha, she's pretty disgusted with Tabor, the male lead, and is fawning over Aden, who is quickly relegated to side-character status. Yet, inexplicably, after a moment of gazing at one another in the woods, Sasha and Tabor fall madly in love. The rest of the plot is just battling different people who think that Sasha should pick someone more worthy of her.

That's it. Oh, and the gratuitous sex. So, if you're into that sort of thing, have at it.
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To be noted:

I was given a copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This book was free, and my review is not biased towards that fact in any way. These are my opinions only, (as everyone is entitled to them) and should only be taken as an idea for whether or not you would like to read the book yourself. In the end, no matter what review I give, props to the author for writing what they love, and actually publishing a book.

Wolf Hollow

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This book was most definitely in my comfort zone. It was one of those cozy books I love to snuggle up with in the winter months and leisurely read. It wasn't fast paced by any means and for...

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WOLF HOLLOW was nothing like I thought it would be and almost everything I could have asked for all rolled up into one great shifter novel.

The story started off kinda slow and I wasn't totally into Sasha's fan girl ramblings about her crush on her partner Aiden. I actually didn't love Tabor at first either. I thought he was a player that was too full of himself. As I got to know them both, I found myself rooting for them and their story.

The characters were fantastic. Dynamic, relatable, stubborn, kick-ass, I could really go on. They made the story and everything else was just a bonus. The romance between Sasha and Tabor was frustrating yet enjoyable. There isn't an...

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Ehhh I did not love this.

The beginning was pretty promising, though it was weird how it set up Aden as love interest and Actual Love Interest (I LITERALLY just finished and I can't remember his name) as antagonist. Pretty jarring. I didn't mind Sasha but never connected to her, and it was odd how she went from super against Love Interest to jumping his bones. Plus there was a LOT of gratuitous sex, which would have been fine if I liked the characters. The story itself ... there were so many of plot points one after another but even with so much happening, the book dipped in the middle. I just got bored, which was sad because I thought I'd love this book.

I guess this book...

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It was two days before the full moon and Sasha was on patrol. Aden was Sasha’s patrol partner. Sasha and Aden provide security. Then Sasha caught the horrible stench of a vulhena. The elders thought the vulhena were formerly cougars that had mutated after feeding on diseased human corpses. Like humans vulhena couldn’t see in the dark nor come close to a wolf’s sense of smell. But they were vicious creatures especially when they banded together. Sasha jumped out at the vulhena. Vulhena had killed several elders a while ago including Sasha’s parents and she had seen their half eaten bodies, Sasha wanted Aden but he seem to only want friendship. Sasha didn’t want to push it and lose Aden’s...

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In a post-apocalyptic world where humans, of course have ruined the earth, natural wolves have to now live with urban wolves (i assume bitten wolves). They do live together harmoniously, until it’s time to mate and breed. Then wolf hierarchy (natural vs bitten) come into play. This is where Sasha and Tabor are, as Sasha is a pureblood and Tabor is even worse than a bitten wolf—he is a half-blood (wolf/wizard). At first, they seem to not notice each other much, and then suddenly, especially when Sasha makes her mind up that he is the one for her—they become attracted to each other and fall in love. Tabor, by virtue of his birth is...

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Author Nikki Jefford takes readers into a post-apocalyptic paranormal world featuring sexy shifters, heady emotion and lots of pack politics. Wolf Hollow introduces readers to Tabor the cocky outcast with a chip on his shoulder and Sasha a leader in the making and only pack pureblood shifter.

As the last remaining pureblood Sasha is a member of the packs’ governing council. She’s expected to be a great leader and most importantly procreate with a respectable pureblood from another pack to strengthen the Wolf Hollow Shifters. Sasha wants to become a great leader like her parents but she doesn’t appreciate the pressure to mate with a pureblood from members of the council and the pack...

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Wolf Hollow made for an enjoyable, quick read I would recommend to anyone who loves a good shifter series. In the beginning the main characters seem a bit flighty as their love/lust feelings do a quick 180 degrees.. but after you get past the first few chapters Sasha and her chosen man have plenty of action, drama, suspense, and sexual chemistry to make the book tough to put down. There’s a dystopian/post apocalyptic setting as well as a bit of magic thrown in-which added a different spin off to this series. My only confusion with this book was the difference between a werewolf and a wolf shifter, as the author never quite made it clear what the difference that led to the prejudice between...

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Wolf Hollow is the first in a new series by new to me author Nikki Jefford. This fantasy romance takes place in a post apocalyptic world where shifters and wizards are real and humans have been about wiped out by a health crisis. The world building was great and Tabor and Sasha will make you laugh and groan and sigh. As with any world politics will make you want to pull your hair out but you never stop rooting for the little guy. This book is filled with surprises and lots of love.
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Nikki Jefford is an author that I have heard of but I hadn't read any of her books and when I saw Wolf Hollow was described as both shifter and post apocalyptic I was intrigued how the genres would mix together.

The cover is set in a forest, which we later discover is wolf hollow. There is a wolf in the background who is looking towards the male in the foreground. I did wonder how post apocalyptic the book would be as it seems to be showing a very healthy looking green forest so was looking forward to finding out more. The title & author name font stand out well along with the series title at the very bottom of the cover. There is a tagline/recommendation from author...

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Wolf Hollow is the first book I have read by Nikki Jefford and I am so glad I did!! This story is a wonderful unique read with a refreshing new take on the paranormal world. Sasha and Tabor are great characters and the overall interaction is engaging. I look forward to reading more of this author.
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2.5 Stars
I felt like I was coming in in the middle of a series. I was playing catchup with the world and the characters for the first third of the book. But my biggest issue was with Sasha. She's supposed to be the alpha, but the council walks all over her. She spent years being a doormat instead of standing up for,herself or her pack. Besides the romance, which I enjoyed,I was kinda disconnected from the rest of the book. For me there was a lot that wasn't necessary, and seemed to be thrown in for no reason. Just wasn't a great read for me.
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Some interesting parts, and interesting characters, but at times a little jumbled. Tabor is a wolf/wizard mix and Sasha is a purebred wolf. The pack leaders are quick to try to interfere with who she is with, and force her to stick with a purebred. She had one before, and it didn't work out, so now she is with Tabor. Thing is there is a lot of fear about his magic, and so there is fear of him. A lot of manipulation, a lot of meanness, etc. It got tiresome after awhile, and not a lot of characters were endearing to me. The evil humans popping in and out, and the creatures (sounded like chuppacabras) were confusing. I wish more would have been shown or described to explain their purpose...

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