Author: Cherie Priest
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Types of Werewolves: Bipedal
How Lycanthropy is Caused: Attacked by a werewolf, possibly genetics.
Synopsis: A gun-toting, lycanthropic nun from Ireland is on the hunt for a murderous werewolf named Jack. She follows him across the American West where he eventually teams up with a traveling werewolf preacher looking to form a pack.
Review: Dreadful Skin is like a fast-paced, condensed version of S.P. Somtow's Moon Dance. Both stories are set in the Wild West and told from the perspectives of several different characters. In the beginning it's sometimes hard to tell which character is speaking, but the author makes the distinction clear at the beginning of each sequence further along in the story. Other than that, Dreadful Skin is an interesting and bloody addition to the werewolf genre. There's plenty of ethos and pathos to appeal to the reader, along with a good dose of violence and gore. Overall, I'd rate Dreadful Skin a 4 out of 5.
Also, I absolutely love the cover illustration.
-Reviewed by PenningtonBeast.
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