Monday, 13 June 2011

TEEN: Raised by Wolves 2: Trial by Fire - Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Release Date: 12/06/11


At seventeen, Bryn is has the usual schoolgirl worries: a new boyfriend, a new school and a new home. But she has one major concern that her friends don't have: she is an alpha - a human girl in charge of her own werewolf pack. When Bryn and her closest friends, Dev and Lake, broke from the werewolf Callum's pack, it had all felt right. Together with Chase, Bryn's new love, they had rescued some newly made female werewolves from a despicable master and established their own pack, with Bryn as leader. Yet Bryn has always resented the rules of Pack life - the constant bowing to authority, the submission to the alpha. And she is determined to live differently, to run this pack openly and justly. Then one night, a badly beaten werewolf shows up on her territory. He needs help, sanctuary, care. But taking him in could violate inter-pack rules, and no one knows better than Bryn the costs of challenging those rules. Obedience is law in Pack life, but Bryn is going to break the rules, again.


The second novel in Jenn’s series and one that built upon the complex pack relationships of the original. What also happened within demonstrates that whilst other YA titles are a little light hearted the author of this one likes to play for keeps and that danger within, no matter who you are, can lead to consequences that you may not wish to pay. As with the original there was double dealing, there were characters that you got to know and love and perhaps best of all emotional growth for our tales heroine. Its cleverly written and lets face it when you find the key behind the events within it’s a shocker, one that you know will be called to account at some point.

All in I had a lot of fun reading this and if you want a YA series to help lead to other authors like Kelley Armstrong then this is perhaps the one that I’d recommend as the characters are wonderfully constructed, the story cleverly composed and all in it’s a tale (or tail if you prefer) that will keep you wondering exactly what will happen within and what the greater overall series arc will contain.

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