Wolves in the Woods

Wolves in the Woods

by Brea Behn

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Meet Braelin, a young woman in the year 2056, whose life is soon to be changed forever by a virus known as C47-a virus that wipes out much of the world, including her parents and her twin.

Now alone, Braelin is forced to learn to take care of herself. By fate and good luck she stumbles across a sanctuary hidden deep in the woods of Wisconsin. Here she learns the hardest lessons of survival yet. Along the way she meets Aravon and Timber, both of whom fall hard for Braelin. Filled with suspense, passion and excitement, Wolves in the Woods keeps Braelin fighting for her life and for her love until the very end.

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ISBN-13: 9781612963624
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 05/29/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Wolves in the Woods 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
KVanderbloom More than 1 year ago
I was blown away by this debut novel to the series. It was intense and in your face. Your heart would break for the main character Braelin. She seems to adjust to the new world but it isn't without lose. Her world changes from the beginning and continue to evolves with the novel continues. I was impressed with the writing style and I found myself devouring this in one sitting. I couldn't stop because the events that happen are tough and uncomfortable. I loved how it seemed to be a realistic take on a horrible relationship. I don't think people realize how accurate it is. I feel most connected to Braelin. She is self aware and strong in her own way. My favorite character was Aravon because of how compassionate and caring he is. He is the protector in my eyes. My favorite moment was her freedom in the pond below the waterfall while people were out hunting. You could read her inner strength beginning to build. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series. I would recommend this to a dystopian lover and someone who is ok with tough issues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, I unfortunately won't recommend it. Though the beginning of the book has a decent opening with a good hook. the overall flow of the writing was seriously lacking. I found several paragraphs throughout the book where every sentence begins with 'she' making for a very declarative 'she did this', 'she did that' without any creativity. The descriptions were cliche. The only word used to describe the main character was beautiful with amazing aqua eyes. And the climactic scene - I understand what the author was going for with a girl wanting to triumph over abuse, but the way she went about it was really not empowering. Spoiler: Braelin finally stands up to her abuser while she is completely naked. Okay, it doesn't matter what you're saying, if you're standing in front of a guy naked, all he is hearing is 'blah, blah blah' he can't think about anything but the way you look. It would've been so much better to have this scene portrayed with her expressing herself clothed and fighting back and actually overcoming Timber instead of just running away buck naked and of course running right into Aravon was the epitome of cliche. Oh and having him see her for the first time bathing at a waterfall was also extremely cliche and read right out of a harlequinn romance paperback not a YA dystopia. If the author just hones her writing craft a bit by improving the flow of writing, changing up the sentences to become more dynamic, and developing the characters a bit more, then it would be much improved. The overall concept and backstory were good for Braelin, but the situations she's placed in and the description were cliche and sorely lacking. Let's strive for more powerful female heroines where authors don't feel the need to have nude scenes in the book to hold peoples' attention. Katniss never needed that in the Hunger Games, and she was extremely powerful and stood up for herself. Strive for more characters like that 
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
This was sent to me by the author.  This was an interesting story. There were definite dark places. Being on her own so young Braelin was such an innocent when faced with love and desire. Learning the hard way that people are not always what they seem almost cost her life. Timber and Aravon were such opposites as most families are, and it was hard for Braelin to make a choice between them.  She loved both in different ways.  This story shows that the path to happiness can be long and hard, yet still get your happily ever after.
swtdrmsnluv4u More than 1 year ago
Such an intense read!! Brea puts a wonderful, heartfelt spin of her own tragedy into the book! In a desolate and destroyed future the reality is take or be taken from. I couldn't put the book down the last part of it, I had to know what was going to happen next! Fabulous job to this new author! I look forward to reading more books from her!
Robert-Clark More than 1 year ago
Wolves in the Woods, a young adult novel by Brea Behn, is set in a post-apocalyptic Wisconsin a few decades in the future. In this case it wasn’t war or some natural factor destroying civilization, but the accidental release of a deadly virus. It’s not the first time the device has been used, and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but Behn, like any competent author, puts her own spin on it. When Behn’s protagonist, Braelin, loses her family to the virus, and people break into her home, she flees to a nearby forest. There she finds a deserted house and moves in. The house has a treasure trove of supplies and a large garden. Hunting in the woods provides the meat the garden doesn’t. Braelin moves in and learns to take care of herself. She starts making monthly visits to a nearby town where a few survivors have established a chaotic but more or less functional society, the only place near where she is able to obtain supplies she needs. This is where the main conflict of Wolves in the Woods arises. The town is governed (more or less) by two roughly balanced factors. One is a school friend of Braelin’s, Jarin, who runs the only place where most supplies can be obtained. Jarin is living in an uneasy but functioning relationship with the second factor, the Wolves, a gang controlling everything in the area but her store. Timber, the leader of the Wolves, decides he wants Braelin for his own. She is both repelled by and attracted to him but also develops feelings for Aravon, one of the few people in the area the Wolves leave alone. He is equally attracted to her, leading to the love triangle making up the core of Wolves in the Woods. Behn’s major characters are multi-dimensional. She portrays them as normal humans, both protagonists and antagonists having good and bad characteristics. This leads to conflicts within the characters and between them. There are some minor logistics problems in Wolves in the Woods. The woods has a population of black bears, but at one point Aravon and Timber are able to start at opposite sides of woods and meet in the middle in well under a day. It’s doubtful a forest that small could support a single black bear. It’s possible the forest is long and narrow, but Behn doesn’t say. The Wolves, as an organized gang, springs into existence and rises to dominance in about a year, a short time for such a thing to happen. What supplies are so vital to Braelin she must go into town to get them? The description of the house she’s found and the surrounding forest seems to provide everything she’d need. All of those things are trivial and none distract from the main thrust of Wolves in the Woods, the relationship of the three main characters. Wolves in the Woods is the first book in a series, and it’s possible the logistical problems will be explained in later books. Even if Behn doesn’t bother, the “problems” may be more my own preference for detail than anything else. Although Wolves in the Woods is part of a series, it works well as a stand-alone book, with all the major problems and conflicts settled (at least temporarily and to the extent they could be in a world as upset as the one Behn writes about) by the end of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an exciting glimpse into the future! I read this book in 24 hours! Its fast-paced and completely unique with a completely thoughtful and unique look into what could very well happen. Some books enter into you and change how you look at the world and this book is one of them!