Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
ARC Source: Around the World Tours
Summary Taken from Goodreads:
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?
My Two Cents:
This was pretty slow in the beginning but it was Bryn's character that really made me keep going. She was just such a badass I couldn't help but love her. She lived a life that was pretty much unheard of. Her parents had been killed by wolves and now she was being raised by wolves. The most used word in this book? "Pack". Everything she did, felt, breathed was pack. This is what separated her from every other human. Because of being accepted into the pack she couldn't be touched by other wolves....only if she violated pack rules. She puts everything on the line, including her life when she meets Chase. He was turned into a wolf by a rabid. She's determined to find answers from him...answers the pack have kept hidden from her since she was born. At one point, I was trying to decide whether Bryn was extremely brave or just plain crazy with some of the stunts she pulled. I really enjoyed this one once I really got into the "meat" of the book. The ending is awesome so definitely keep reading. It seems like there may be a sequel and I hope I'm right.