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Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves Series #2)

Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves Series #2)

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by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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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


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.
Bryn faces both the costs, and the rewards, of love and loyalty, in this thrilling sequel to Raised by Wolves.

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ALAN Review - Melanie Hundley
Bryn, the human Alpha of a pack of werewolves, is settling into her position as leader. She knows that she doesn't fully understand werewolf politics and rules, but she does the best she can to figure out how to keep her pack together and safe. Pack safety is challenged with the arrival of a teenage werewolf named Lucas. He shows up on Bryn's front porch, bleeding and injured, and wants Bryn's protection. Is Lucas who he says he is? Does he have an ulterior motive for coming to Bryn's pack? Bryn has to choose between the safety of her pack and her humanity. She will have to face and fight her greatest challenge alone. Bryn, a strong, female, human Alpha, challenges the expectations of were society, and this novel challenges the expectations of the current vein of werewolf novels. Reviewer: Melanie Hundley

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Raised by Wolves Series , #2
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.26(d)
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Jennifer Lynn Barnes has been writing for as long as she can remember and published her first novel when she was nineteen. In addition to being an author, Jen has been a competitive cheerleader, a teen model, a dancer, and a comic book geek.
After graduating from Yale College with a degree in cognitive science, she spent a year doing autism research at the University of Cambridge. Jen is now pursuing her PhD in developmental psychology at Yale. She divides her time between New Haven and Tulsa.
You can visit her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com.

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Trial by Fire 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 142 reviews.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
**This review (and the book itself) contains MAJOR spoilers for Raised by Wolves. You have been warned.** Brynn thought spending the first fifteen years of her life living with the werewolves of the Stone River Pack was hard. Turns out being the alpha of her own pack is even harder. Brynn is still human, she is still a teenager. But she is also the alpha of the Cedar Ridge pack meaning she is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of an entire pack of werewolves--living day to day with Were who could just as easily kill her as choose to let her lead them. Worse, being alpha means dealing with the other packs and their--ruthless, older, male--alphas who would mostly want nothing more than to see Brynn dealt with and her pack absorbed into their own. Callum, her former mentor, might want something else but with a Were like Callum it's impossible to know for sure. When a battered teenage boy appears in the center of Cedar Ridge territory asking for protection things get even more complicated. Brynn can't claim another alpha's wolf without starting a war. She can't send the boy away to let him die. Strange dreams of fire and other threats start appearing everywhere. No one said being alpha would be easy. No one said how long Brynn would last as alpha either in Trial by Fire (2011) by Jennifer Lynne Barnes. Trial by Fire is the sequel to Barnes' powerhouse novel Raised by Wolves. Trial by Fire is a great sequel. Barnes capitalizes on the unique world she created in Raised by Wolves while continuing to develop the world of the North American packs and some other supernatural beings to great effect. All of the characters readers will want to see from the first book are here with further character development and expanded histories, particularly Lake and Devon. Chase, by comparison, still has a lot of question marks about his past and his general character but that is, at least, explained more in this installment. It hardly seems possible but this book is even more exciting than the first. Brynn is facing challenges from all sides with very few options for help. With danger looming from all sides, Trial by Fire is a definite nail-biter that will draw readers in with action, adventure and even more twists than the first novel in the series. Not to mention a dynamite ending that will leave readers clamoring for a new installment about Brynn and the Cedar Ridge pack. Possible Pairings: White Cat by Holly Black, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Clarity by Kim Harrington, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan, Divergent by Veronica Roth
Roxxie_girl More than 1 year ago
This is one of those series you think about over and over in your head long after you've read it. I can't wait for the next book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great follow up to Raised By Wolves. Lots of action!!!!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Gold Star Award Winner! Bryn loves her new life with her pack - until a wolf enters her territory. He's badly hurt and he's asking for protection. With Shay as his Alpha, he's been used as a punching bag, until Shay gave him to a group of psychics. Bryn doesn't know what to do. She doesn't want to turn him away, but neither can she help him within the rules of the werewolves. She desperately tries to find a loophole in the rules. Before she can figure out a solution, the psychics show up in town. A new girl starts at school, and Bryn knows she's a threat. Caroline isn't normal, she's a hunter. She can't be tracked and she never misses a target. She has the ability to take out Bryn's entire pack. The psychics hate werewolves. Each time Bryn meets them, she learns more about them. With the psychics and Shay looking for a fight, Bryn needs to watch her back very carefully. She knows what's at stake, and she's not about to give in or give up her pack for anything. I couldn't wait to read this book as I *loved* RAISED BY WOLVES! TRIAL BY FIRE was simply amazing. I loved the power of Bryn, and how her pack's different and how she as a human is different from the other Alphas. I love how she tries to see the loopholes in dangerous situations. I love how she doesn't ever want to play by the rules, and her sense of justice. Mostly, there isn't anything I don't love about Bryn. I love Lake, Chase, and Dev, too. With this one, I laughed, I cried, and I had to re-read the ending twice to understand it. The ending absolutely blew me away - I'm already looking forward to the third book in the series!
bookharpy More than 1 year ago
Trial by Fire left me feeling like I was thrown in the dryer and thrown around everywhere. The story starts off full of action and intrigue and mystery from the first page. And it keeps ramping up the suspense and action up to the VERY LAST page. I was honestly worried that perhaps this book would not be as good as the first, but the characters and plot just keep developing and evolving into something more enigmatic and complex. Loving Bryn's personality and character are almost a no-brainer must. What stands out and attracts everyone is her fierce and overwhelming desire to protect her friends, family and pack. She has such a strength of will and character in a way most wish they could match. She fears so intensely at times the possible threats to her pack members that I feel my own heart clench in panic. The plot was solid and complex, not a simple single train of thought, but a tangle of simultaneous plights to be overcome. She solves the "main" obstacle and suddenly there is another one popping up right in it's place. And that teaser of an ending?!?! I suspected she would request "that". The way Bryn feels and her status as alpha, I figured it was a matter of time before she came to the same conclusion I had. Excited to see how things play out in the next and final installment in the Raise By Wolves trilogy.
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This book was a good book it will keep u on your toes the whole time . I enjoyed most of the fights the thing that i didn't like was their was a lack of romance un like the first one. At the end u will love the book!!!!!!!!
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I thought this was a really good book for the second one. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. I can't wait to read the third one!
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Kislyn More than 1 year ago
This is part of a series....need to read all 3. Not just for young adults.
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Jaggyr More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was really great! But the thing that gets me is that the girl on the cover looks so much like me its crazy! I had so many people point this book out to me because of the girl on this cover and the other books in this series.
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Okay, usually if I read a good book I'll say "Well that was kinda good. I guess it could have been better. I have read worse though." But this book it just AMAZING. I am not giving away anything about what will happen in this book, but at the end I cried. I honestly cried becauae I could feel the actual emotion Jennifer Lynn was trying to portray in the story. I think this is a great book. At first I thought it was just going to be some stupid werewolf version of Twilight or something, but I wad completely wrong. This is one of my favorite books I've ever read. I give it a five star review and I really hope Jennifer makes a sequel to this book too. I was thinking it could be one where Bryn and Chase get married or something like that. I don't carw what the sequel is about, just make another one Jennifer! You are an amazing wriyer and I hope toread another one of your books!
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