Reading Level: 12 and up
Hardcover: 432 pages
Release Date: June 8, 2010
Type Of Paranormal: Werewolves
Book One: Raised by Wolves
Book Two: Trial by Fire
Book Three: Taken By Storm
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Review From Amazon:
At the age of four, Bryn watched a rogue werewolf brutally murder her parents.
Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by the mysterious Callum, the
alpha of his werewolf pack. Now fifteen, Bryn’s been raised as a human among
werewolves, adhering to pack rule (mostly). Little fazes her.
pack’s been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum’s
direct orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage.
Terrifying memories of the attack on her mom and dad come flooding back. Bryn
needs answers, and she needs Chase to get them. Suddenly, all allegiances to the
pack no longer matter. It’s Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever
The first thing that caught my attention when I saw this novel was the cover! The cover was sooo pretty! Yeah yeah yeah I know the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover" but sometimes you just can't help it. After seeing the cover and reading the summary I couldn't wait to read it.
So basically, this novel starts off with 15 yr. old Bryn who is headstrong, stubborn, hilarious, and literally raised by wolves (hence the title). When she was young she watched her parents get ripped to shreds right in front of her by a rouge werewolf. Seeing this at such a young age obviously traumatized the poor little girl and throughout the whole book she describes her parents deaths over and over. The description of her parent's deaths are a little graphic and not suitable for younger readers. Before she was killed, Callum, the pack alpha saved her and soon became her guardian, protector, father, brother, and friend all rolled up into one. The witty comments thrown back and forth between Bryn and Callum and Bryn and Devon (her only werewolf friend her age) are amusing and not corny at all like some of the recent books I've read. The action was also well written and expressed so well that I could picture the fight scenes happening right in front of me.
However, I wasn't to thrilled about the romance because it was more of a love at first sight concept. I mean I understand that they were the "same" and had a "connection" (people who haven't read the book won't understand what that means) but I like a romance that build up over time not a instant love. Even though I didn't love the romance it was still an intriguing read, and the comedy and intense action definitely overshadowed the romance.
Cover- 5/5 (Had to rate that. The cover is just to beautiful to be ignored!)