Friday, 6 July 2012

Review: Raised by Wolves

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?

Jennifer Lynn Barnes' Raised by Wolves creates a little something special to the normal werewolf tales. I loved her characters, each of them unique, with faults and skills. Her writing style is one of the best I've read, she makes everything seem more real, all the emotions and feelings are easy to connect with and this book brought out many laughs and giggles. 

Written in first person, Raised by Wolves is told through Bryn's POV. As a human girl raised by a pack of wolves, Bryn has a couple more skills than the average teenager. She knows her pack laws well and tries her hardest to do things her way, trying to resist the power her Alpha has over her. Bryn's telling of the story is funny and easy to read, capturing your mind and not letting go until the last world.

Devon, Bryn's best friend, is a humorous guy that knows how to have fun and also knows how to protect his human friend. Chase is the newly turned wolf, something Bryn didn't think was possible until he said, "I got bit." and changed right in front of her eyes. His creation brings Bryn many queries and sends her on a mission to uncover the truth. Callum is her Alpha, the father figure in her life, as the leader of his pack, he must show power and dominance and Bryn shows that she is many things but submissive is not one of them. Their relationship is one that I really enjoyed reading about, its something new and unique, a bond that tears your heart in two.

I loved Raise by Wolves and its fabulous characters and magnificent plot, Bryn's journey to uncover the truth is a must read. Barnes has created another masterpiece that is enjoyable and emotional. I loved reading this very much and would recommend it to anyone who loves werewolves and action with a drop of romance.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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