Monday, August 22, 2011

Review: Raised by Wolves

Book: Raised by Wolves
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Release Date: June 8, 2010
Publisher: Egmont USA
Pages: 418
Source: KPL
Stars: 5/5
Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two.

But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.

But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?

(summary taken from Goodreads)

There are so many werewolf books out today that it's hard to decide which ones to read and which ones to pass, but Raised by Wolves is definitely one that you need to pick up!

From the very first page, you get sucked into Bryn's life where she's just a regular human girl who was raised by wolves (I love that the title actually has something to do with the main idea of the book!). Bryn is an awesome character she's spunky, fun, and as tough as the werewolves that she grew up with.

The whole cast in this novel is pure awesomeness. From Bryn's best friend Devon to her alpha/guardian Callum to the werewolf boy she finds locked up in the basement (Chase! ♥), they each work extremely well together to make the plot of the novel pick up the pace!

As fun to read as it is packed with awesome werewolf action, Raised by Wolves is a thrilling, well-written novel that's perfect for anyone who is remotely interested in werewolf hierarchy. 

BUY or BORROW?: Buy this book! It's definitely one that I would read again and again!



  1. I'm not a big fan of wolf books although I've mostly enjoyed Maggie Stiefvater's and Andrea Cremer's creations. I like the idea of well-developed werewolf hierarchy as the mythology behind the wolves always really interests me.

  2. This kinda reminds me a little bit of the Underworld movies! I really like werewolves books. Much more than vampire ones. Will give this a go!

  3. I've been seeing this book around a lot on Goodreads and stuff. I've never read a wolf-related book (been planning to read Shiver, but haven't got around to it yet). This one sounds good, perhaps I will give it a go if I see a copy!


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