Friday, November 5, 2010

Book Review: Raised by Wolves

RAISED BY WOLVES is yet another fabulous YA werewolf tale. Jennifer Lynn Barnes tells a tale of Bryn, a girl who was "raised by wolves". A rabid (werewolf with no pack allegiance) attacked her family when she was young. But lucky for her, Callum rescues the four-year-old before she can be eaten.

This novel is set in first person, which allows us to learn through her eyes. She's fifteen at the start of the novel, and we soon learn that all is not what it seems. But at the same time, she is not always right in her assumptions, which leads us to believe one thing, when another is true. Personally, I find this fun.

She soon meets Chase, a boy who was bitten and is turning into a werewolf. But that's impossible... isn't it? I enjoyed Bryn and Chase, and their interactions. I also really enjoyed scenes with her best friend Devon, and her friend Lake (a rare female werewolf). I enjoyed the ending, as things got wrapped up nicely, and I assumed it was a stand-alone based on the ending. However, TRIAL BY FIRE is the next book in this series, and we'll likely see that next year.

Be sure to pick up this book if you're in the mood for a werewolf story that is quite different from others out there.


Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it.  That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two.

But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.

But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?


iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

This seems like an amazing book! Definitely on my TBR list! :D

Rabiah @ Confessions of a Readaholic

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