Verity by Claire Farrell
Publication Date: April 24, 2011
Summary (from amazon.com):
Sixteen year old Perdita Rivers has spent her entire sheltered life being told what to do. Lately, she's felt ready for a change, and the universe seems to agree. Her new best friend's brother is the boy of Perdita's dreams. Literally. Even though he plays hot and cold, she's sure there's more to it, but she's kind of distracted by the sense she's being followed-not to mention the rumors of wild animal sightings that seem to mean more to her new crush's family than they should. Perdy's on a mission to find the truth, but maybe the truth is the danger she should hide from, after all.
I really enjoyed this book. Perdita is sick of her dad and grandmother telling her how to dress and what to do. So to her surprise, when she confronts them about it-they give in and let her have more freedom. At school, Perdita only has two good friends and usually keeps to herself. But when the "mean girls" start making fun of the new girl, Perdita stands up to them. Amelia and Perdita soon become good friends, even though Amelia's brother acts weird around her. But even if he acts strange, she can't help but feel a connection between them. But when Perdita finds out what he's hiding, her whole world may change.
Perdita is a really great character. She's not cliche and not annoying, which is very refreshing. On the other hand, Perdita's best friend is annoying and does some stupid things. But the writing is amazing and the ending has an unforgettable cliff hanger that will have you pining for the sequel.
Will I reread it?
Yes. I will probably get to it very soon. I love "werewolf" stories and this is no different. I definitely recommend it to fans of Nightshade by Andrea Cremer.