I would like to say thank you to Kabriya and Titan for sending me a physical copy of Such Sharp Teeth by Rachel Harrison for free in exchange for an honest review.
I’m not going to lie to you dear Reader, this review might be a little bit of a love letter to Rachel and I’m not even sorry. I need to read the rest of Rachels books, and they have been added to the buy list. I adored this book. This book is right up my street as we share the same sarcastic wit and humour. “Fuck you, moon” page 15, 12 lines up from the bottom of the page, when I tell you I snort laughed dear Reader it was full on. In fact, I got that paranoid with the brain demons and how similar this book was to my sense of humour that I messaged the other Lauren panicking that if she didn’t like this book, she didn’t actually like me. Thanks brain demons.
On her way home from the bar that night Rory hits something with her car. Rory has never watched a horror movie in her life gets out the car to investigate, she is then attacked by a large creature. Unsure how Rory somehow survived the attack and know no one will believe her so she says she was attacked by a bear. Soon the full moon arrives, and Rory takes precautions by putting herself in a large dog cage, but she now knows she’s a werewolf.
This book is told solely from Rory’s point of view she is a brilliant lead she’s tough, witty, caring and fierce. We get to feel everything Rory goes through. all her secrets and coming to terms with such a huge change.
This book contains so many relatable topics we look at relationships, family, trauma, healing, love, friendship, motherhood, and acceptance. I loved the comparison between Rory’s transformation into a werewolf and her twin sister Scarlets transformation from pregnancy to motherhood. There is a lot of talk in this book that can be related to similar situations in the real world. There are discussions about when your life changes drastically and your future isn't what you dreamed it would be, it really hit home for me. I have never related more to a character maybe I related to Rory thinking how she feels about turning into a werewolf and having no control is kind of like my allergy disorder and how my life and future has changed.
This is the most unique werewolf story that I have read and get yourself someone who looks at you how Ian looks at Rory.