Saturday, June 26, 2010
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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?
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a truly amazing werewolf tale about an incredibly strong human heroine. From the moment I started this book I couldn't put it down. The incredible dynamics of each character draws you in and doesn't let go until you reach the last page. And even then you are craving more! Told through Bryn's voice, you feel her admirable strength and need for survival against all odds. Every emotion is felt as if it were your own. Each moment she is in the presence of the Alpha, Callum, fighting for her independence to the heart wrenching introduction to Chase, a boy around her age that was unwillingly turned into a werewolf. It's in this moment that she learns of her Alpha's deception and the lie she had thought to be the truth--and it changes everything. Inexplicably drawn to Chase, she gains permission to visit with him and they form a bond unlike anything anyone has ever seen before, unleashing a sequence of events that lead to her leaving the Pack and fighting for more than just her own independence.