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Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

If you've ever wondered what it was like for Mercy Thompson as a teen raised by wolves...

Yes, this comes close to answering that question. If you're a fan of Patricia Briggs amazingly addictive Mercy Thompson series, you'll love Jennifer Lynn Barnes "Raised by Wolves." No, the fifteen year old heroine, Bryn, isn't a shape-shifting coyote or a werewolf, ju...
Yes, this comes close to answering that question. If you're a fan of Patricia Briggs amazingly addictive Mercy Thompson series, you'll love Jennifer Lynn Barnes "Raised by Wolves." No, the fifteen year old heroine, Bryn, isn't a shape-shifting coyote or a werewolf, just a human girl adopted by a pack after a Rabid wolf (think of it as a vicious rogue serial killer...with really big teeth and claws!)slaughters her parents in front of her. She is saved, brought into the pack after the Alpha, Callum, "marks" her and, from the age of 4 to 15, settles in to living with werewolves. Of course, she is a normal rebellious teen, and since girls are a rare commodity in Were society, she is protected to the nth degree. So when she finds out a secret has been kept from her about her family's death, she is rightly angered and hurt by what she sees as her Pack's betrayal. She is also drawn to a strange boy the Alpha has been hiding, a rare human turned Were, a survivor like Bryn. They feel an instant bond, and in her pursuit of the truth Bryn draws the ire of the Pack and its brutal form of justice.

The characterizations in this story are vivid. Callum is Bryn's surrogate father, Alpha of the Pack, all-powerful, and maybe even all-seeing. Ali is the human who married into the Pack and adoptive mother of Bryn. Devon is the 6'4" movie show tune singing best male friend who is also a purebred Were with the potential to be an Alpha. Lake is one of the rare and therefore cherished female Weres who lives outside of the Pack, but is also a butt-kicking, gun-toting BFF to die for.

And then there's Chase. Strong enough to survive an attack by a Werewolf and live through the change, his bond with Bryn is instant although it threatens her place in the Pack. But, man, is he worth the trouble!!!

The wolf behavior and Pack heirarchy are fascinating and make this book a great read. The characterization makes it heartfelt. And the tense buildup to the final showdown makes the ending explosive. I can't wait for the sequel which, according to Jen's website, will be out in 2011.

Fans of Patricia Briggs will eat it up.

posted by romancemistress on June 17, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Not That Good :/

Picked up this book at random. Thought it was really slow. Many times boring. I think that a lot of the information written was not important and shouldn't have been included. There were some grammer mistakes. The book finally got interesting after the 20th something ch...
Picked up this book at random. Thought it was really slow. Many times boring. I think that a lot of the information written was not important and shouldn't have been included. There were some grammer mistakes. The book finally got interesting after the 20th something chapter. The ending was not that great either. Overall okay.

posted by Edyaline on April 6, 2011

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

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    Not That Good :/

    Picked up this book at random. Thought it was really slow. Many times boring. I think that a lot of the information written was not important and shouldn't have been included. There were some grammer mistakes. The book finally got interesting after the 20th something chapter. The ending was not that great either. Overall okay.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

    If this is your first time reading a werewolf book this is, acce

    If this is your first time reading a werewolf book this is, acceptable?, but otherwise it isn't really worth your money. Just go to the store and spend a few moments reading, you'll understand why.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Alright

    This book was my first werewolf book and it wasnt too bad. Not very impressed with the storyline.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    OK

    This book was ok, it was a struggle to finish. I love to read about werewolves and thier packs but this one didn't grab me. The action and suspense didn't happen until 3/4 into the book. I do not recommend if you like a lot of action in your werewolf novels.

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