DNF - Did not finish,  M/M,  Shifter

Of Secrets and Wolves (Winsford Shifters #1) by Alice Winters

No. Just no.

Alice Winters – universally loved apparently – is just not meant for me. I read How to Vex a Vampire, VCR: Vampire Related Crimes (that everybody raves about) and I didn’t like it. But I thought I’d give her a second chance with Of Secrets and Wolves because sources that are (usually) reliable were practically gushing over it.

This book is an MM-shifter story. And I usually love those! They’re my no. 1 guilty pleasure. But I just can’t make myself appreciate the writing. To me, this read displays all the exact same characteristics that I found so hard to like with VCR:

  1. One main character acts like a child.
  2. The other main character is sort of lacking personality all together.
  3. There’s no world-building.
  4. Quick and superficial introduction of new characters that you’re then supposed to be super familiar with.

So no. I DNF:ed this book at the 25% mark and Winters goes on my no-list. I still give it 3 stars though since my dislike is only a matter of my personal taste.


I'm a Swedish book nerd reading mostly steamy English romance novels. And since there is so much good stuff out there, and so much shitty stuff too. I just want to give credit where it's due (and diss the rest).