Counting Wolves by Michael F. Stewart

Counting Wolves

The Breakfast Club meets Grimm's Fairy Tales in the lair of an adolescent psych ward.Milly’s evil stepmother commits her to a pediatric psych ward. That’s just what the wolf wants. With bunk mates like Red, who’s spiraling out of control; Pig, a fire-bug who claims Milly as her own—but just wants extra dessert—Vanet, a manic teen masquerading as a fairy godmother with wish-granting powers as likely to kill as to help; and the mysterious...

Details Counting Wolves

TitleCounting Wolves
Release DateAug 14th, 2017
PublisherThe Publishing House
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Contemporary, Retellings

Reviews Counting Wolves

  • Dannii Elle
    The synopsis begun with "The Breakfast Club meets Grimm's Fairy Tales in the lair of an adolescent psych ward", and I needed to know nothing more to be intrigued!This was a superbly clever novel that used recognisable fairy tale imagery to depict the harsh reality of mental illness. Protagonist, Milly, is both heroine and sufferer. She guides the reader through her world of fear and mistrust and, through her eyes, we begin to see and to feel that...
  • katwiththehat
    Wow, this book turned out to be nothing like what I imagined from the title or blurb... I was expecting something paranormal or fairy tale related, but I totally loved what it was. Michael F Stewart has crafted a world that feels so real in Milly's mind. Without spoiling things, he does a fantastic job of immersing you in what it feels like to live her experience, so that for the first part of the book, you aren't entirely sure what is real and w...
  • Courtney
    Romila "Milly" Malone is committed to a pediatric psych ward by her evil stepmother, Adriana. With ward mates like Red - whose only getting worse, Pig - whose love for fire is bigger than life, Vanet - a manic teen who grants wishes most likely to harm rather than do good, Peter - a boy who wishes he could fly, Sleeping Beauty - who's usually in a comatose state, Wesley - who believes he's dead and rotten inside and Wolfgang - rumored to be a blo...
  • Tina H
    *I received this book for free, in exchange for an honest review.* "The Breakfast Club meets Grimm's Fairy Tales in the lair of an adolescent psych ward"Just reading that drew me in and I had to read it! I don't want to say too much about the story because I feel like you need you need to go into this story with an open mind and let it develop and unfold as you read But what I will say this....I was expecting it to be more of a paranormal read b...
  • Inge
    3.5 starsThis was a really unique and nice take on mental health. The stories of these characters are told and explained through the use of fairy tales, which was a really nice touch, and I think it may help with making it feel more real to readers with no mental illness experiences. As Albus Dumbledore said, "Of course it's happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean it's not real?" I feel like that quote really connects...
  • Amy Leigh
    This book was so hard to put down! I read it in two sittings only because I HAD to sleep. This story is so magical and so is this author's writing style. The story just flows so beautifully. Yes, fairy tales are a huge part of Molly's story and so is her mental illness. I don't want to spoil anything for you in this book but it is intriguing, eye opening and life changing. It will stick with you. I highly recommend this novel, you won't be disapp...
  • Manon
    *4.25 Stars*I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Counting Wolves tells the story of Milly, who is committed to an adolescent psych ward after she passes out from a panic attack.The characters were really interesting and touching. The story was captivating, I couldn’t put it down. I really empathized with Millie and she even made me doubt what was real or not.I’m not sure how accurate the portrayal of OCD was bu...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...Committed to an adolescent psych ward due to her OCD, Milly blames it all on her stepmother who is in league with the wolf stalking her night and day. Kept from the safety of her room, Milly is forced to interact with Red, Pig, Vanet, Peter and the mysterious Wolfgang, each with their own connections to the Dark Wood. As she learns to use other tools to replace her counting Milly uncovers the tru...
  • Melissa Souza
    **Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for sending me an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.5 glorious stars!!!Okay, deep breaths before I start actually writing a review for this book. I just have to say, I so did not expect this book to turn out the way it did. I was expecting a retelling of the fairytales with a twist. But, it took me completely by surprise and in an amazing way. So, as you can see there are all smiles here. :...
  • Ash †Reviews of a FearStreetZombie†
    Why is it always the damn stepmother? The evil stepmother who betrays me and Snow White and poor Gretel- and who won't let me leave the ER. And all these doors. This book was NOTHING like I expected and it will stay with me for as long as I live. Ugh there is so much I want to say about this book but I don't want to give anything away! I don't want to take the magic away from any reader who will pick this book up. Because that is was this book wa...