When sixteen-year-old Lily Willison and her friends Nikki, Arielle, and Grazia start up a girls’ soccer club and name their team the Weregirls, they soon find themselves drawn into a battle between good and evil. Lily’s father, a supernatural guardian, makes contact with Lily after his death and reveals that she has magical powers—as do her friends.
As the girls learn more about their powers, they inadvertently awaken the Breed, sworn enemies of the Weregirls. To fight the Weregirls, the Breed Master calls upon Lily’s soccer rival—the rich, conceited, and arrogant Andra Hewlit. Desperate for powers of her own, Andra will do anything she can to destroy Lily and the Weregirls….
Birth of the Pack is a rather fast-paced YA fantasy. I found it quick to read, although perhaps a bit shallower than I'd hoped. The name the girls pick for their soccer team is from stories that Lily's father told them. But those stories were not just fables, but instead were real and very relevant to the girls' lives. Then we have Andra, whose parents are quite rich and thus she's a spoiled brat and wants Lily's power for herself.
I don't really want to give any spoilers away, but will say that this is not a werewolf book. More magic than anything. I found it to be rather average, but it's a quick read and not a bad way to spend an evening.