BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Hair in All the Wrong Places by Andrew Buckley
Hair in All the Wrong Places
by Andrew Buckley
Middle Grade Paranormal
What has he done?
What’s happening to him?
And what on Earth is that smell?
For Colin Strauss, puberty stinks. Blackouts, hallucinations, and lapses in memory are the perils of growing up werewolf.
Worse than that, Colin worries he might have had something to do with the recent attacks on the townspeople. He may have eaten a person. It doesn’t matter that it’s someone he doesn’t particularly like. What kind of boy goes around eating people?
Foolishly, all Colin can think about is how Becca Emerson finally kissed him for the first time. Yep, hormones are afoot. Yikes!
But girls will have to wait. Collin better get himself under control before someone else ends up hurt or worse . . . dead.
4 out of 5 FLEURS DE LIS
A quick, humorous read that fans of series like Percy Jackson and Goosebumps will love!
Colin Strauss doesn’t fit in anywhere–least of all the town he’s been living in for the past year. A town where he’s had to endure the mean, blind grandma he lives with as well as bullying from cruel older kids at his school. He never gets a break. Until one day, by chance, he collides with a werewolf.
Colin is suddenly bigger, stronger, and well, hairier. He feels a strange power surging within him. He wants to eat EVERYTHING including his classmates! Colin must find out all about his freaky new shapeshifting ability all while trying to solve a murder he may have committed.
I immediately liked Colin and felt for him. Who hasn’t been bullied or felt out of place? But when he decided he was going to do something about it, his life was changed forever. It was both funny and heartwarming to watch him deal with the wolf inside. If there was ever a kid who needed a jolt like becoming a werewolf, it was Colin Strauss.
As the book went on, the action never slowed down and I didn’t once find myself losing interest. I finished it rather quickly once I learned all the secrets of the town. I am kind of hoping this is the beginning of a series so I can learn more about the intriguing townspeople living in Elkwood.
I did guess who the killer was early on, but the final showdown was worth it and still a fast paced part to read. I also didn’t understand why Colin’s grandmother had to be so mean to him all the time–it seemed unnecessary.
A little bit scary and gory, plenty hilarious, and with a little bit of romance, I think this book will be a hit with boys and girls from about 5th grade on.
About the Author
Andrew Buckley attended the Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program. After pitching and developing several screenplay projects for film and television, he worked in marketing and public relations, before becoming a professional copy and content writer. During this time Andrew began writing his first adult novel, DEATH, THE DEVIL AND THE GOLDFISH, followed closely by his second novel, STILTSKIN. He works as an editor for Curiosity Quills Press.
Andrew also co-hosts a geek movie podcast, is working on his next novel, and has a stunning amount of other ideas. He now lives happily in the Okanagan Valley, BC with three kids, one cat, one needy dog, one beautiful wife, and a multitude of characters that live comfortably inside of his mind.
⦁ One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
⦁ Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Hair in the Wrong Places by Andrew Buckley (INT)
Contest ends June 24, 2016