Friday, August 5, 2011

Review: Trial By Fire

Summary: There can only be one alpha.
 Bryn is finally settling into her position as alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack—or at least, her own version of what it means to be alpha when you’re a human leading a band of werewolves. Then she finds a teenage boy bleeding on her front porch. Before collapsing, he tells her his name is Lucas, he’s a Were, and Bryn’s protection is his only hope.

But Lucas isn’t part of Bryn’s pack, and she has no right to claim another alpha’s Were.  With threats—old and new—looming, and danger closing in from all sides, Bryn will have to accept what her guardian Callum knew all along. To be alpha, she will have to give in to her own animal instincts and become less human. And, she’s going to have to do it alone.

Review: I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Raised By Wolves. I'm really enjoying the switch from Vampires to Werewolves that's been happening of late so this book was something I really wanted to read. I like this series because although she is raised as a wolf and she acts like one, she's actually human. Sort of like a human in wolfs clothing. This book essentially picks up where the last one ended, Bryn having her own pack and taking the position of Alpha for the Cedar Ridge pack. If there was one thing I didn't like about this book, it was the relationship between her and Chase. There didn't seem to be much of it in this book, they were distant and not very affectionate, save for a few encounters that lasted a short half page. The introduction of Luke caused quite a stir in their little pack, and I think it was too soon for drama of such a large scale to take place. I would have enjoyed the book just being Bryn's struggle as trying to balance being the Alpha and trying to have a normal teen relationship with Chase. I felt at times like maybe there was a short novella in between the two that I missed that showed Chase and Bryn's relationship in a way I didn't get to read in this book. When Shay writes an e-mail to all the alpha's asking if they have seen his "missing runt" it got a little chuckle out of me. Over all this book was okay, I liked it, but I definitely liked part one better, and hopefully I will like the next one better.

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