“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Summary by goodreads.com

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?


Hey it's Mari here! So check out our new Themed Days tab it's brand new and Kait been working day and night on it so you better love it! Just Kidding but it IS amazing. So now 2-B-read presents a review on Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes-Who we absolutely LOVE here at 2-B-read. I really love this book...It's a great twist on pack life from the eyes of a human. A very witty human. Bryn is super funny human girl, and under the command of a VERY powerful alpha just adds to the fun.

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 So, let's begin. Raised by Wolves is a werewolf book, unlike anyother werewolf book.  So, Bryn is a young human who surprise surprise is raised by wolves. Here is a description of her character using a quote-

"Bryn, when you were six years old, you tried to bungee jump off a jungle gym by connecting the straps of your overalls to the bars with your shoelaces. Caution has never been your strong suit."

 So she's a crazy awesome butt-kicking human!!!!!!!!! When Bryn was really young a rabid werewold killed her family. Then Callum the alpha of the pack came and rescued her. So then he brought her to her new home and marked her as part of her pack. Then Callum gave Bryn to Ali. Ali is her sort-of mom. Her life is pretty normal-well as normal as life can get..... When one day when Ali is giving birth- BTW Ali is human and humans don't usually survive a werewolf birth- So Bryn is worried- really worried. So then she goes to Callum's house and she encounters two werewolfs- Sora (Devon's-Brynn's musical loving designer jean wearing gel haired best friends- mom) and Marcus (a werewolf who really hates Bryn and wouldn't mind seeing her dead).  She goes here and sends Marcus and Sora on a wild goose chase. But she still smells another werewolf(yes, she's human but has GREAT smelling senses) and she senses it coming from the basement. When she goes to the basement she finds a HOT boy in a cage- a newly turned werewolf- only problem that's supposed to be impossible. Humans can't be turned. It's not natural. But it happened. This werewolf is Chase. I LOVE HIM. But the only thing is he's not under control yet so he's a danger to Bryn. And Bryn feels something special about Chase- a connection between him and her. But she doesn't know what. And she is instantly mesmerized by him. So she asks her alpha Callum for an official permission.  And he lets her but he gives her some conditions: First she has to train so she can fight, she also has to listen to what all the werewolves tell her to do,and she has to acknowledge the pack bond.  The pack bond is a connection all the wolves have to each other in their minds, but Bryn has been building a mental wall against them for a long time and so he wants her to bring it down and let the other wolves into her mind.  So she decided to accept these conditions and be able to visit him. Yay! So she keeps visiting and one of the wolves orders her not to touch Chase (The REALLY hot werewolf who she visits) And she does.  So then, *SPOILER ALERT* Callum orders her to get beaten! Then Ali decides to move out of anger because Callum let this happen to Bryn and Ali said that Bryn better not get hurt.  So the twins Ali and Bryn all go away.  There lives Lake another one of Bryn's friends who happens to have a fondness for weapons (she sweet talks them!)

"Lake, could you please stop sweet-talking the weapons? It's kind of freaking me out." 
LOL! So, then they decide to plot to go and kill the Rabid, Wilson.  But since they couldn't do it alone so they call Devon and Chase for help. When they all go to the Rabid's cabin to kill him... They discover that he has been building up an army of werewolves that he made. The Rabid attemps to change Bryn into a werewolf. He doesn't succeed.  Then the rabid sends his werewolf army on Bryn, and her friends. But, Bryn does what she did for Chase and rearranges the pack bonds she adds Lake and Devon and then she adds the werewolf army and communicates to them that they have a choice they don't have to attack Bryn, she tells them they can kill The Rabid. And they decide to kill The Rabid. So then Bryn is crowned as Alpha of her new pack.  The Cedar Ridge Pack. The story continues in the sequel Trial By Fire!
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I really love this book and believe that you should read it. Gut wrenching romance and conflict, this book has it all. Right down to the shake in your boots action. So go pick up you copy today! (available wherever books are sold)

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  1. Love This Book With My Heart *Spoiler alert* My fav part is when Bryn becomes Alpha!*End of Spoilers*
    i am u guyz #1 fan!!!!

    1. Thanks Sally. I absolutely love this book too....its on of the best YA werewolf books out there!

      P.S. Thanks for the support!


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