Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Trial by Fire

Title:  Trial by Fire
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: Raised by Wolves, Book 2
Number of Pages: 357
Date Read: March 18, 2012
Genre: Werewolves, Paranormal, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Rating: A+

Synopsis (Found on

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.

My Review:

*May Contain Spoilers*

This was a great book. I enjoyed the new aspects of psychics that the author brought to the table. I really hated the character of Caroline and her attitude was beyond aggravating. 

The character of Lucas was sad. Its terrible how he was treated and hurt all for a plan created by Shay to get Bryn's female were's. I absolutely hate Shay and wish Devon would kill him. He is one of the most disgusting and vile characters I've read about. 

I like how Maddy identifies and is attracted to Lucas and how their back stories are almost the same. But the insta-love thing is beginning to get annoying. 

The battle at the end it incredible and I kept flipping through the pages to see what would happen. 

The ending was from me was an "Oh Shit" moment and a "Really?" When I read the sentence where Lucas challenges Bryn as alpha, I was at the dinner table waiting for my brother to come eat and I literally said "Oh Shit". I mean he had balls. It was sad that he had to die because of his stupidity and the guilt that Bryn would carry with her forever about killing him sucked. Also the fact that Maddy was broken after he was killed and asked to leave the pack was heartbreaking as well.

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