Chimera: A Weregirl Novel
Nessa thought things would be fine now that Paravida had shut its doors and the children in Tether were safe. However, the wolves released by the corporation are not adapting as well as she and Luc, her boyfriend and running partner, would like. In addition, her mother is arrested by federal law enforcement, but no specific charges are given. Her mother’s last words lead Nessa to a name and a bank account that doesn’t make any sense. Nessa only knows that she must keep her family together, help her mom get out of jail, and save the wolves from well-meaning if uninformed law makers.
What was fearsome in Weregirl looks like downright child’s play in Chimera. The meddling into science and nature brings to question what role humanity should serve in creation, and Nessa must choose which side she supports, a difficult decision with her interest in science. While some of Nessa’s reactions may not seem realistic, she can be forgiven for the sheer enormity of the multiple tough situations facing her. Unlike many strong protagonists, Nessa learns when to fight for what she believes in and when to let go and let someone else take the reins – the true sign of a hero.
C. D. Bell