Monday, 18 July 2011

Book Review: Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Raised By WolvesTitle: Raised by Wolves
Series: Raised by Wolves #1
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Publication Date: 30th September 2010
Pages: 418
Special Features: N/A
ISBN: 9780857380296
He's in a cage, I reminded myself, but the words meant nothing to me, because I just couldn't stop staring into his wild eyes and playing the last words he'd said before he Shifted, over and over again
I got bit
I got bit.
I got bit.
At the age of four, Bryn watched a rabid werewolf brutally murder her parents. She was rescued and taken in by the mysterious Callum, the alpha of his pack. Now fifteen, Bryn's been as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule.
But the pack's been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum's orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage. Bryn needs answers, and she needs Chase to get them. Suddenly, it's Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever the consequences.
Raised by Wolves was a good book, just not for me.

I found this book when browsing through Amazon, it automatically caught my attention and the storyline sounded so appealing to me, but I was highly disappointed.
I don't know if it was because this was a book I read very little of due to being busy or because I plainly didn't like it.
I know many people and have read many reviews by people who have raved about this book, but for me it wasn't doing anything.

I just wasn't captured in the book's wrath, but I can't pin point what. The storyline was quite boring, to out of place at times, and I just couldn't get into it. The first half was ok, but after a significant moment in the book I honestly didn't care about it. The supposed action parts seemed to lack action, the emotional parts lacked emotion and well it just didn't seem to do it for me.

The characters I will sit here and admit were good, good for their roles in the story and in my personal belief the only good thing about the book.
The alpha of the pack was dominant and authoritative.
Bronwyn's 'mother' was motherly and would do anything to protect her 'daughter'.
And Bronwyn (main characters BTW) acted like someone who in her position would react, sometimes I didn't agree with what she did though.

I will be reading the sequel: Trail by Fire, I'm hoping the series will get better.

I give this book...

1 comment:

  1. I have to disagree. I am not a 'werewolf' fan. I can read most any books but never found a werewolf series that I really could get into but I was into this one from the beginning. There were a few slow points but all in all it was a great book and I'm hoping the series just gets better. From what I read on Trial by Fire, it has potential.