Books Review

Review: The Night Has Teeth by Kat Kruger

November 23, 2012

Kat Kruger’s The Night Has Teeth is an exhilarating story that will leave readers breathless and hungry for more. With a rich and refreshing take on werewolves, solid characters, and effortless writing, this is a must read.

What I like most about this book is how seamless it is. Everything from the cover to the dramatic plot is polished and perfectly executed. Ms. Kruger unravels the story at an even pace that kept me turning the pages and uses vivid descriptions to bring the glamorous setting to life. She has also given Connor an extremely likable and relatable voice. His mannerisms and way of thinking are all believable and I found myself connecting with more than I thought I would.

The werewolf mythology is rather amazing. The scientific background helps ground the mythology and gives it an air of authenticity. It’s also complex and varying and all around interesting. I can’t imagine how long it took the author to solidify her version of a werewolf.

While every character brings something unique to the story, I found myself irritated by Madison, one of Connor’s new friends. To me, she’s simply an unlikable character. Besides her, I didn’t have a problem with anything else. Ms. Kruger leaves very little to be desired.

Overall, The Night Has Teeth is an impressive debut from an author to watch. Even if you think you’ve read enough werewolf books, this is definitely one you should consider reading. You won’t be disappointed!



Seventeen-year-old Connor Lewis is chased by a memory. On his first day of kindergarten he bit a boy hard enough to scar the kid for life. Since then he’s been a social outcast at a New York private school.

Through an unexpected turn of good fortune, he lands a scholarship to study in Paris, where everything starts to look up. On the first day he befriends two military brats, and he may finally get a taste of what it’s like to be a normal teenager.

It doesn’t last.

His host family — an alluring young tattoo artist and her moody, handsome boyfriend — inadvertently introduce him to the underworld of werewolves where there are two types: the born and the bitten. Those born to it take the form of elegant wolves, while the latter are cursed to transform into the half-man, half-beast creatures of horror movies. The bitten rarely survive. Unfortunately, Connor is on the wanted list of a four hundred-year-old bitten human who’s searching for both a cure and a means of wiping out werewolves for good.

Connor’s loyalties are tested as he becomes embroiled in a conflict where werewolves, mad science and teen angst collide.

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