This book is not for children.
Written by Carole Nelson Douglas, Dancing with Werewolves follows investigative reporter Delilah as she moves to Las Vegas to confront the girl who played a corps on an episode of CSI who could be her twin. But really, Delilah is an orphan.
Until Delilah learns that her twin was actually dead in that shot, meets the mysterious Ric, oh, and by the way, all of the monsters and things in the night are out in the open after the Millennium.
Some information before we get into the Good and the Bad. I read this book YEARS ago and could not, for the life of me, remember what this was called. But it had this scene that always stuck with me, particularly as I have gotten more and more into dancing. AND I CAN’T TELL YOU ABOUT THIS SCENE UNLESS YOU GO BELOW TO THE SPOILERS/DISCUSSION SECTION! Gah. On to the good and bad.
The good: this is a very unique story and world. These creatures and powerful beings are different, in their own way that you do need to discover, from the traditional monsters we always read and watch. That is a big point to the author. I also actually like all of the characters and that they all have personalities that come through. I think if you like monsters, action and adventure, or urban fantasy, or romance (romance with a capital R).
The bad: the scenes are good, but the in-between is a little… blury. Vague. And the dialogue is odd because these characters who have never met all seem to have this secret codes with each other. I often had no idea what the characters were alluding to.
A lot happens in this book (it is a long book), and I will be looking for the next book in my library (GO LIBRARIES!), but mostly I am just happy to find this story again. And this author has written so many novels, and I don’t know if I have ever heard of her before! Go, discover new books!
Okay, that scene. Our two main characters go to a Salsa club Los Lobos to watch the werewolves change while dancing. During this, Nic is teaching Del how to dance, and she doesn’t know how to swing her hips. So, he pulls her skirt down below her hips, puts his skinny gold belt on her hips, and shows her how to move. I just always loved this scene! I don’t know why, really. It is a very small scene. But, I just think, if a couple actually did that, it could look so smooth.
That might just be me.
I also really like Snow, and he might be the main reason why I want to continue on in this series. I want to know who, and what, he is. Plus, the silver jewelry is so entertaining, if one of the things that is a little to fast paced and quick witted.