Series: Raised by Wolves #1
Published by Egmont on June, 2010
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Werewolves / Shifters
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 doesnâ€™t mean that sheâ€™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 guardianâ€™s basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parentsâ€™ murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.
Another one I could give 3.5 stars to if I could. I was torn between rating this a 3 and rating it a 4. An enjoyable read, but I had a few niggling issues.
I really enjoyed Raised by Wolves. In my opinion, it was more exciting at the end and also at the start. The middle felt a little slow for me, which is probably why I put it down and moved onto other books for a while. I didn’t have the desire to keep pushing on until Lake came into it.
Lake! What an amazing character. I could sing my praises for Lake all day if you’d allow me! She’s totally kick-ass and I admire her so much. I pretty much wish I had a friend like Lake. I also liked Devon, though he confused me. Sometimes I’d be thinking of him as this strong, manly character and the next I was thinking he was a gay best friend. I did, however, like him a lot more than Chase.
To me, the connection between Chase and Bryn didn’t feel ‘real’. I didn’t exactly believe it and their lack of interaction made me not like their relationship much at all. I really preferred Devon as the male lead against Chase. Maybe it was just my gaps between reading, but I felt like Chase didn’t say much at all. I feel like we didn’t ‘know’ him, and neither did Bryn.
I liked Bryn, but I didn’t love her. I would love to see a solo Lake and Devon story. That I would definitely read.
I really loved the ending. Loved how the Rabid’s own creations destroyed him, loved how Callum somehow pieced this ‘present’ together from his psychic abilities. I like how well constructed the big finale was, that we got a big reveal that went ‘ahhh, so that’s why!’. I felt it really completed the story and tied it up into a nice little package.
This is a really great read for shifter/werewolf fans. I like them, but I can only take so much in small doses. After Raised by Wolves (a 400+ page read) I think my werewolf fix has been satiated for a few months at least.
Lake fans represent!
Recommended to: ANY fans of YA werewolf reads. If you’re not already a fan, this will be a great introductory read to the genre. It’s got everything you could possibly want.