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Posted February 28, 2012
**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
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Posted December 11, 2011
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!!
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Posted November 9, 2011
Posted April 24, 2011
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!
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Posted August 17, 2013
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!!!!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted August 10, 2012
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 8, 2012
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 25, 2012
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Posted January 5, 2012
Ok i have not read it i just want to know if bryn changes i want her to so she can like live forever with chase and her pack. Tell me the truth does bryn chang?
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Posted January 2, 2012
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Posted November 28, 2011
This was an awesome read. Bryn is such a wonderful character, she has so much to deal with and she does it without the "normal" whining. She is a strong, loving Alpha. If you loved the first book you have to read this one also. Hoping there is a third one coming out soon!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 9, 2011
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Posted October 12, 2011
I was excited when I found out there was a sequel to the "Raised by Wolves" book I read when it first came out and to me it did not disappoint. The book, although sometimes slow paced, kept me guessing and paying attention to the details and the ending opened doors for the sequel. A good job.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.