The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious At Featherdale wildlife Park In a dingo pen.He assumes that his two rambunctious best friends are somehow responsible, until he discovers that they re just as freaked out as he is Then the mysterious Reuben turns up, claimiWhen Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious At Featherdale wildlife Park In a dingo pen.He assumes that his two rambunctious best friends are somehow responsible, until he discovers that they re just as freaked out as he is Then the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous condition Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help.It s not until he s kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe them and to understand what being a paranormal monster really means.
The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in hospital with no memory of the night before his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious At Featherdale wildlife Park In a dingo pen He assu

  • Title: The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group
  • Author: Catherine Jinks
  • ISBN: 9781849163248
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group”

    1. They say one picture is worth a thousand words. So here's one pictureAnd now, for the thousand wordsIn a fight between the Abused Werewolves and the Reformed Vampires, the werewolves would get their asses handed to them. On a plate. With gravy. The Abused Werewolves Rescue Group comes nowhere close to the kitschy coolness that was The Reformed Vampire Support Group. For one thing, this book reads like it's written for a much younger audience. The protagonist himself is only thirteen. Now thirtee [...]

    2. DNF at page 132I really am not all that compelled to read this. Why was I forcing myself to turn those boring pages??? Toby was our dumb and manipulative 13 year old protagonist. He literally did whatever Fergus told him to do and could not think for himself. Fergus was super annoying, always trying to do things that would get them in trouble. The werewolf subject was just meh. It didn't capture my attention. It was so bleh. I can't even describe my feelings using proper words. XD

    3. This is the second book in a series. I did not get the chance to read the first book. There were a few places where they referenced things that happened. But it wasn’t necessary to read the first one in order to understand this book.First off, I thought that the characters were pretty weak. Toby was supposed to be thirteen, but for much of the book he was characterized as a much younger boy. His mom might as well just been holding her hands over her ears shouting “la la la I can’t hear you [...]

    4. I love Catherine Jinks because she created Pagan, one of the best characters ever and the reason I learned that I can actually enjoy historical fiction when it's well-written, and I've mostly enjoyed her Genius series, too, but I found this book ultimately frustrating. I thought her new paranormal series was supposed to be an unusual take on the common YA vampire/werewolf myths and at least a little funny, but I found most of the characters annoying (especially the ones that recur from the first [...]

    5. These days, much of the popular paranormal fiction on YA shelves seems to be almost exclusively targeted at female audiences.Teenage boys, however, can be thankful Catherine Jinks hasn’t forgotten them, following up her offbeat novel The Reformed Vampire Support Group (TRVSG) with another cool offering, The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group.While the TRVSG was told from vampire Nina’s perspective, her latest novel is told through the eyes of 13-year-old Toby, who learns the hard way that his onse [...]

    6. Note: Review copy provided by Netgalley.I was hoping for something that took itself a little less seriously, instead I got a fairly typical coming of age story with vampires and werewolves tacked on and little extra added melodrama. It even came completely with a Jerry Springer-like Afterthoughts tacked on. Toby isn't a particularly interesting character and he sometimes comes off sounding more like a 13-year-old girl than a 13-year-old boy, maybe the 13-year-old inner monologues all sound the s [...]

    7. THE ABUSED WEREWOLF RESCUE GROUP is the second read of its kind for me and I have to admit it was a notch (even if only a small notch, a notch none the less) above its predecessor, THE REFORMED VAMPIRE SUPORT GROUP. Weather the mild betterment is truly due to an improvement in writing or has more to do with the fact that the werewolves were just far less depressing then the weak and sorely pathetic vampires, is a tough call to make. Most of the original cast returns as secondary characters along [...]

    8. I read this ARC via NetGalley.Toby recently blacked out and woke up in a dingo pen. While the doctors try to determine whether or not Toby has epilepsy and his mother interrogates him about drug use, Toby receives a letter from a priest who has a totally different theory about Toby's blackout: he's a werewolf.At first Toby and his mother think the priest and his friend Reuben (who also claims to be a werewolf) are crazy. Toby and his two friends go out of their way to capture Reuben's crazy theo [...]

    9. This probably deserves 3.5 stars, I enjoyed it more than average but it didn't wow me. I'm not very consistent in my star ratingsI read this rather quickly for me and I enjoyed the idea but I wasn't thrilled with the main character and just before the actual excitement started half way or more through the book I found myself wondering what the point of this was. I didn't want to follow the adventures of a 13 year old in pulling pranks and making messes, I wanted to know about werewolves!After th [...]

    10. We meet Toby the day he woke up naked and alone in a dingo pen at the local nature park. He is in the hospital with no memory of what happened. The doctors are talking epilepsy when a mysterious note shows up on his pillow that offers an explaination. The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group is the follow up book to Catherine Jinks's Reformed Vampire Support Group. After leaving the hospital, Toby gets two visitors, Father Ramon and Reuben, who claim to know what Toby really is. While Toby has a hard ti [...]

    11. Toby has accepted that on Monday night, he somehow got out of his house, lost all of his clothes and wound up in the dingo pen of a local nature reserve. Did he have an epileptic attack, as his doctor thinks? Did he do drugs, as his mother suspects? Or is he becoming a werewolf, as his new acquaintance Reuben claims? Toby's friends Fergus and Amin want to trick Rueben and his support team, but Toby suspects Reuben's right. He just doesn't want to believe it.This book frustrates me, perhaps becau [...]

    12. This was pretty entertaining. I liked the humor. So much humor. Love that. And it was a fresh take on the whole werewolf thing: Kids being kidnapped for blood sport? Interesting. Oh, and it was set in Australia. So that was fun. Here's the thing: This book was written for boys. I bet pre-teen boys would love it with all the idiotic boy-things these kids do and the main character being a 13-year-old boy. Seriously, teenage and pre-teen boys are gonna love it! It just wasn't for me so much. While [...]

    13. Catherine Jinks brings back the rag tag group of vampires from The Reformed Vampire Support Group in this companion novel focusing on the werewolves rescued by the group. When 13-year-old Tobias wakes up in a dingo pen with no memory of how he got there, he and his doctors are at a loss. When the mysterious Father Ramon contacts Toby and his mother he tells Toby that he is a werewolf. Toby soon faces the same fate as Reuben in the previous novel and is kidnapped and held for pit fighting. Will h [...]

    14. The action is full speed, pedal to the metal. The motivations of the kidnappers are frighteningly plausible. I was working through escape plans and possiblities right along with Toby, Reuben, and the crew. I even found myself with a decent sized crush on Reubent quite sure if the author intended for him to appeal to readers this waybut heck, I am not complaining. I'd like to see Jink's write a paranormal romance with characters as strong and emotionally scarred as Reuben. ;pSee full review at: v [...]

    15. The werewolf part was less interesting than the innate Australian-ness of the book.Took forever to finish because it never hooked me.Overall, well-written, but for my tastesblah.

    16. Okay so I see that a few people didn't actually finish this book so for those of you who are curious about how the book ended but don't want to pick it up again here's what you missed:(view spoiler)[- Fergus and Armin (Amin?) basically disappear from the story all together after the whole whipcreaming the kids in the forest ordeal. [they do get mentioned though. Like at the final pages of the book]- Toby gets gets kidnapped by two "detectives" and is taken to where Ruben and Danny had to fight.- [...]

    17. I’ve been looking forward to reading “The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group” for a while now. I really enjoyed Catherine Jinks’ previous related story “The Reformed Vampire Support Group,” and was intrigued to see how she would follow it up.“The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group”, however, was so much more than I’d anticipated.It is the story of Toby (or Tobias), a teenage boy who wakes up one day in the local wildlife park’s dingo pen. With no idea how he got there, Toby assumes his f [...]

    18. This is a direct sequel to Reformed Vampire Support Group and directly follows the events of the first book. You can probably still read it on its own, but the first one really sets up the world and mythos. That leaves room for this one to focus on expanding on that set up and mythos. Most telling, this time the main character is both younger and a boy and depending on how you feel about Toby will color how you feel about the overall story. I personally disliked him intensely, but I did remember [...]

    19. I initially checked this book out because I thought it would be YA, which can be interesting. The synopsis also sounded like a different take on the typical werewolf story, and I like werewolf stories well enough.However, our MC is only 13, and kind of an idiot, and within the first few chapters the only real questions posed within the story can be answered with 'yer a werewolf, Toby'. I don't really have any desire to read a YA YOUTH novel about a 13-year old boy who's a werewolf, but doesn't r [...]

    20. The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group, by Catherine Jinks, follows the fantastical misadventures of an ordinary boy called Toby. He is found one day in a dingo pen, naked without any reason or memory. Toby begins blaming his two mates, until a mysterious man turns up at his front door claiming he has a 'condition' that is top secret. In disbelief, he turns the man away. However, things begin to turn weird as more strange characters suddenly appear, and he is even kidnapped.I found this book to be ver [...]

    21. This book had a promising beginning as it was funny and didn't take itself too seriously. However, towards the middle of the book I felt like the story dragged on way too long. Furthermore, it didn't have a conclusive ending, I feel like it was sort of rushed. At the end I was so unmotivated I ended up skimming the last few pages.

    22. One of the best werewolf stories I've ever read. This is a excellent example of modern-day meets ancient folklore.

    23. Entertaining and fun quick read. The narrator put me in mind of what my brother was like when he was younger. Minus, you know, the whole werewolf bit.

    24. I first read this book 3 years ago, and I remember enjoying it decently enough. This go round I highly disliked it. I gave 2 stars because I enjoy the beginning and the concept of the werewolves.

    25. Featured at An Abundance of BooksI liked reading The Reformed Vampire Support Group but I found this book a bit harder to get into. Right away Toby is a realistic character with a little too much time on his hands - it's a typical summer for a 13 year -old-boy. He has an involved and supportive mother and obnoxious friends that were harmless but a handful. (Seriously, his friend Fergus, I wanted to strangle him!) After being found in a dingo pen, he's approached by Reuben (the werewolf rescued b [...]

    26. Courtesy of the lovely folks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group popped through my mail slot in early October and became part of my ambitious list of reading for October. WellI almost made it, only a few days out!Somehow I had missed The Reformed Vampire Support Group when it came out this September, so I wasn't immediately aware of what a funny, fantastic series I was getting myself into. But before I start to rave I should really give you a brief idea of what it's ab [...]

    27. Last year, I read another of Catherine Jinks’ books ‘The Reformed Vampire Support Group’ and instantly fell in love with her unique style. I was excited to read the newest of her books to see if she could pull off something amazing again without being too repetitive. TAWRG was quite slow to start and I kept wondering when the story was going to pick up. That being said though, a lot does happen in the first couple of chapters but the writing has a more relaxed and laid back feel to it, mak [...]

    28. Thirteen-year-old Toby Vandevelde falls asleep in bed one full-moonlit night, and wakes up the next day in an MRI machine. Nobody, least of all Toby himself, can explain how or why he turned up naked in the dingo pen at a suburban Sydney zoo. His mother suspects epilepsy, until a pediatrician rules that out. The only explanation anybody has to offer is one that Toby's mum considers crazy. Toby doesn't quite believe it either but he's afraid it might be true. He's afraid Father Ramon and his inte [...]

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