Book Review: 13 To Life by Shannon Delaney

Jessica is having a rough year. Her mother has just died in a horrific car crash and she can't seem to get her life back together. Even worse, she's assigned to show the new guy, a cute Russian boy, around the school. And he won't leave her alone.

Jess has been crushing on a football player, who's way out of her league for some time. Finally, he starts to pay attention to her, but his ex-girlfriend, the head cheerleader is having none of it. To top this off, the new Russian guy, Pietr, keeps showing up whever Jess goes.

There are many layers to this novel. There is a paranormal element--Werewolves have invaded the woods surrounding the town. And there's a cultural element--The Russian mafia has supposedly come to town. It's a little bizarre at times, but ultimately fairly engaging.

I put off reading this book because I was a little tired of werewolves, but I did like it. I read it pretty slowly, but not because I wasn't invested in this story. The end is a bit of a cliffhanger, but there's a sequel to this book that promises more action and (hopefully) answers.