Cooper Reynolds’s life is going to the dogs… literally.
As if being a high school senior in a small Texas town wasn’t hard enough, Cooper has bigger things to worry about than who he’ll take to prom and whether or not the Poisonfoot Padres will win homecoming. He has less than a year before his eighteenth birthday, when a curse placed on his family will doom him to live in coyote form forever.
The last thing he needs to complicate his already messed-up life is a girl, but fate has other plans in mind for him when it brings Eloise “Lou” Whittaker to Poisonfoot. She’s grouchy, sarcastic and has no love for her new Texas home, but she might be exactly the right person to help Cooper break the curse.
The clock is ticking, and Cooper will have to decide if he’s willing to let Lou in on his dirty little secret before it’s too late.
I received an ebook copy of Autumn by Sierra Dean from NetGalley in return for an honest review, it in no means affects my review.
I did not know what to expect form Autumn at all, but I was highly impressed. Even though it was what I think a very short novel it was action packed. Autumn is an original story that took me by surprise.
I really enjoyed both of the main protagonist Cooper and Eloise, they were both likeable and I didn’t have a problem with them at all. Cooper, I just loved him, he wasn’t a jerk, even though he had all this baggage on knowing in just a few months he will be like the rest of his male family. He has accepted his fate and is determined to live his human life until his birthday with all he has. He still participates in football even though everyone ignores him off the field. I really loved Eloise, Lou as she likes to be called. She lets people know her opinion, she is spunky, even when she is a typical teenage girl that feels insecure on the inside. She doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do, or what to think of people especially Cooper. I really admire her, for that. She is a great female lead.
The fact that we already know what Cooper is meant to turn into a Coyote on his 18th birthday, that’s right I said Coyote, like it is totally different. It was mysterious, we knew some things but then at times it’s like we know nothing at all. I liked how that made me feel, it’s like I knew everything but nothing at the same time. The Twist, the real twist is figuring out how the curse came upon the Reynolds family in the first place and how much, or little, does the rest of the town really know about it.
The interaction between Cooper and Lou is just so cute, and sweet. I also feel that even though Autumn was filled with romance it was not heavily relied on it, which I quite enjoyed. Cooper knows he doesn’t have much time and tries not to get to close to Lou, he tries to stay away and ward Lou off knowing that it will hurt both of them when he turns 18, but he also craves the love she can give him, he craves her kindness,no one has acted the way Lou has to him before, everyone in the town avoids him like a plague.
Sierra Dean makes us feel for Cooper, we feel his pain, what he feels to be outcast, how he feels lighter when he is with Lou. We want everything just to go away and for him and Lou to be together forever. I really enjoyed Sierra Dean’s writing, the way she wrote really pulled me in and I couldn’t get enough of it. I read the whole book in a few hours.
The only thing I didn’t like was the ending, because well it was a major and I mean major cliff hanger, I loved it, but hated it at the same time, I just want the next book as soon as I finished it. I just cannot contain my feelings, my heart shattered for both Cooper and Lou. I cannot wait to pick up the next book which comes out pretty soon I think. I NEED to know what happens, I hope everything just works out.
Overall Autumn by Sierra Dean was an entertaining, fun, heartfelt read that I think that if someone is in the mood for different and suspenseful then this is your read. Well I think that anyone would like this but you get what I mean.
I Give Autumn 4.5 stars out of 5