This is a pretty good book. I liked the unusual take on werewolves (e.j. the whole "Chosen One" thing among others), and I thought it made for an interesting plot. I loved the characters, especially Jack's friends Josh and Salem. In fact, I liked quite a few of the secondary characters. I also liked how this was a bit of a coming of age story for Jack. I enjoyed seeing him grow and mature throughout the book, and I was surprised with the surprise twists near the end. However, the book was rather long and dragged on at times, so much so that I skimmed through several parts of the book. I would recommend this book, but I probably won't be re-reading it any time soon.