Original title: Kesytön
Class/genre: Young Adults
The Wolf Creek Series, Book I
Set in northern Finland, Untamed is a romance between a girl and a wolf.
Raisa is an ambitious young artist living in downtown Helsinki. When her mother dies in an accident, she has to move to a rural village in the middle of nowhere to live with her uncle. She soon realizes that she is living among werewolves. Gradually, Raisa begins to adjust to life in this strange town, and finds herself drawn to Mikael, the most popular boy in school. He has eyes that change colour; eyes that seem to be following Raisa. But what are Mikael and the other locals hiding? And why was Raisa sent to live here?
CHINA (simplified Chinese), Modern Press
“I read [Untamed] in one night. Wolf Creek and its strange inhabitants sucked me in…this was definitely a book that exceeded my expectations: I thought I would be getting a typical paranormal romance with its clichés, but this was something much more and much better.” – The Finnish Reading Centre’s young readers’ literary journal Lukufiilis
“Rouhiainen has a way with words and knows how to tell a captivating tale…The Wolf Creek series merges fast-paced storytelling and a sense of danger with more contemplative tones in just the right way.” – Keskisuomalainen newspaper, Finland
“Rouhiainen’s debut is a prime example of what wonderful and interesting things can happen in Finnish literature when you let go of the reins and free the wolf.” – Sylvi online magazine, Finland
“Unsolved questions are left to tease the reader, creating exciting tension for the sequel. Rouhiainen writes fluently and the first-person narrative has the reader hooked.” – Saran kirjat literature blog
“Even though the novel has the traditional storyline features of a paranormal romance, it also contains many new and original ingredients, in addition to which it is very fluently written.” –Kirjavinkit literature blog
”This paranormal romance in the woods of Kainuu contains something wholly new and fresh – it’s an irresistible combination.” – Koillissanomat newspaper
”The characters are the salt of Untamed. The story has depth, and gives room for a reader to feel. Elina Rouhiainen has written an interesting first novel and provided a fantastic set-up for a sequel.” – Savon Sanomat newspaper
”Elina Rouhiainen has created an ambitious fantasy world.” – Aamulehti newspaper
2014, Young Adults
2015, Young Adults