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On Fire: A Teen Wolf Novel

On Fire: A Teen Wolf Novel

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On Fire: A Teen Wolf Novel

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Based on the hit MTV series Teen Wolf—a teenage boy’s life changes forever after he’s bitten by a werewolf.


In Beacon Hills, a mountain lion is blamed for a spate of vicious attacks; Scott McCall wishes the cause was that simple. Unfortunately, hiding his werewolf identity, especially from Allison Argent, while fighting his need to shift, is only one problem. Keeping his mysterious, murderous Alpha off his back (literally), avoiding hunters, deciphering strange dreams about flames and impending doom . . . is really eating into lacrosse practice and hang-out time. So when Jackson Whittemore doesn’t show for his date with Lydia, Scott hopes that helping Allison track down their buddy will be simpler. Derek—whose hunger for vengeance blinds him to the dangers that lie in wait—and Stiles are also looking, but the worried teens’ search is leading right to the preserve from Scott’s nightmare. They aren’t the only ones in the woods, and their little trip starts looking less like a rescue mission and more like an elaborate trap—one that will force them to make the choice between killing and being killed. . . .

Product Details
Author:Nancy Holder
Paperback:256 pages
Publisher:MTV Books
Publication Date:July 17, 2012
Product Length:5.31 inches
Product Width:0.8 inches
Product Height:8.25 inches
Product Weight:0.5 pounds
Package Length:8.19 inches
Package Width:5.28 inches
Package Height:0.79 inches
Package Weight:0.26 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 91 reviews

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Average Customer Review:4.5 ( 91 customer reviews )
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31 of 36 found the following review helpful:

2Wasn't Impressed  Jan 19, 2013 By Megan
There are a few things that I didn't care for about this book. But the main problem I had is that Nancy Holder takes events out of the chronological timeline. The first chapter clearly states that the book begins at the end of the fifth episode of season one, "The Tell." However in Chapter Four on page 41,
"Maybe they could flush out the Alpha by observing him. If only she could figure out who the second Beta was. Maybe the sheriff's kid. Maybe the one with the werewolf claw marks on his neck. What was his name-Jackson?"

Kate isn't even introduced to Jackson OR notice the marks on his neck until the ninth episode of season one "Wolfs Bane".

Also, on page 10.

"Stiles had on his bull's-eye T-shirt, and it kind of freaked Scott out when he wore it. As if it meant that Stiles was a target. They both knew the Alpha wanted Scott to kill him, to cement Scott's acceptance that he was a member of the Alpha's pack."

During the point this book takes place they should not know that information. It isn't until the end of the seventh episode "Night School" that Scott realizes this.

The writing wasn't horrible, however all of the exposition explaining the storyline was difficult to get through. Yes, it made the story easier to follow for someone who isn't familiar with the show or it's storyline. But for those who are familiar, it made the story repetitive and, in my opinion, bland. Also, as has been mentioned before, there wasn't enough Stiles for me.

Perhaps I am merely too picky a person, but my recommendation would be to search your local libraries for a copy of "On Fire" before you decide to purchase it.

Just a couple of examples as to why I wasn't impressed with this novel.

8 of 9 found the following review helpful:

3Good for avid fans, but an average read  Dec 24, 2012 By Karen
This read like an average piece of fan-fiction to me. I'd recommend it to anyone who is desperately attached to the show, as I think it's nice to get a glimpse of some things that went down before the show began (re: the Hale house fire). The writing wasn't particularly strong, and the plot was a little ridiculous, but I enjoyed it overall. The real question now is whether or not this can be considered canon. If so, it'll be nice to (hopefully) see some of this played out on screen in season 3.

5 of 5 found the following review helpful:

1Awful story  Apr 04, 2013 By Margaret
Huge Teen Wolf fan here and I knew this was going to be an awful read going into it, but just had to anyway. I was not disappointed in how bad it is. Most fanfiction has a better developed writing style and I can't even begin to articulate just how bad the plot in this is. And for the record, there's no way this is canon. No possible way. Parts of it go directly against what has been stated in the show or against what Jeff Davis has said during panels. It's a pretty quick read if you're curious anyway.

7 of 9 found the following review helpful:

1atrocious writing - an insult to fans and readers  Jul 02, 2013 By S.K.Roark
This author could not have passed an 8th grade English exam... in a second-rate public school. I have read some of her other work (all regurgitated rip-off material from TV shows) so I knew not to expect much, but one of the reviews mentioned that this book included some information that revealed more of the show's mythology and character history. It does not. The author and publisher should be punished for insulting the intelligence of fans of the show and abusing the rules of grammar and punctuation.

11 of 15 found the following review helpful:

4A Great Book for Teen Wolf  Aug 04, 2012 By Michael Loring
Fans of Teen Wolf absolutely will love this book, because it holds all of the elements of the show with a literary twist. It was a bit difficult to start it off, as it attaches itself to a former episode in season one and trails off from there. But once you get into it it's hard to get out.

My favorite parts were the chapters from Derek's perspective. In the show he's such a mysterious character and we don't get to see too much into his head, but in this book we see much more than we could have hoped. With flashbacks to Derek's past leading up the the fateful fire that killed his family we see a side to Derek Hale we never saw in the show.

There were parts I wished the author would have capitalized on. One of them being Stiles. His character is no doubt the funniest in all of the show, and I feel he was tossed aside a little too carelessly in this novel. The parts he was involved in were spectacular, but they were too far in between all of the Derek angst and the Scott and Alison kissing.

This was definitely a great book, and I highly recommend it to all Teen Wolf fans!

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