I confess to being an ardent fan of the genre of fiction in which female werewolves figure prominently. Whether she be a young adolescent or very much an adult woman who suddenly finds her life turned upside-down one moonlit night with the sudden growth of fur, claws, and fangs --- all the while her body transforming into that of a powerful, quadriped beast --- she has to learn to adjust to living what has become, in effect, a "double life." Or else succumb to any of the new hazards common to any werewolf.
This particular novel came in the mail for me today. It's summarized as follows:
"Eighteen-year-old rock star Sam Lee isn't like other girls. She's the super-talented bass player and songwriter for an all-girl indie band and an incurable loner. Then one night after a concert in Central Park, she's attacked by a wild dog.
"Suddenly, this long-time vegetarian is craving meat--the bloodier, the better. Sam finds herself with an unbelievable secret and no one she trusts to share it. And so begin the endless lies to cover up the hairy truth...
"When a new girl gang appears in the city--with claws and paws--Sam suspects there's a connection to her own inner beast. Trapped in a tug-of-war between her animal and human selves, forced to choose between the guy who sparked her carnal appetite and the one who makes her feel like a normal teenage girl, Sam has to unravel the mysteries of the werewolf world before her bandmates, her mother, and the media catch up to her."