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Silver Kiss by Naomi Clark

Title: Silver Kiss - the link goes to a review of it by Lambda.
Author: Naomi Clark
Series: No, but the book itself apparently follows a story from the anthology Queer Wolf.
Genre: Werewolf, indie press, LGBT.
Setting: A small town - the implication is the UK, but I don't have a clear sense of where.
Reason for Reading: It was in the new book section and I find it hard to resist queer werewolves. I mean, yum.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 218
Copyright Date: 2010
Cover: Black and white - a nude woman silhouetted tastefully against the moon with a wolf's head beside her.
First line: "'I wish you were coming with me tonight.' I tried not to sound whiny as I said it, but couldn't quite manage."
Themes: Drug use, family, belonging, werewolves, body modification, police, crime.
Best part: I'm glad it's getting more possible to get GLBT books of different kinds published.
Worst part: The writing - though maybe really it's the editing. I complain about this sometimes; it's hard to get good editing outside the mainstream. Also, the way the one trans-spectrum character was portrayed was a little harsh.
Imaginary Theme Song: Hungry Like the Wolf - a little fun, a little cheesy.
Grade: C-
Recommended for: Folks interested in LGBT fantasy.
Related Reads: Bending the Landscape edited by Nicola Griffith. In the Company of Wolves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear. And of course the Queer Wolf anthology mentioned above which has just gone on my to-read list.
Tags: books 2011, fiction
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