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.Raised By Wolves is, without a doubt, one of the best werewolf books I’ve read so far. Focusing more on the bond and strength of a pack instead of myths and legends, I found myself closing this book with a whole new love for werewolves.
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?
Bryn, a human who has been adopted into a pack of wolves and treated as their own, is snarky and strong, something that you probably have to be when living with werewolves. Her perseverance to help and be with Chase, a newly turned wolf with a mysterious past, maybe is introduced too quickly, but the connection between them overshadows it for me. Barnes wrote romance without it actually being all that romantic and she did it very well.
I do think it dragged a bit towards the middle. I lost interested continuously at several parts. But it definitely did redeem itself in the end!
Overall, Raised By Wolves is not your average werewolf story. It’s a new and different take on the paranormal creatures that us YA readers all know and love. With kick-ass werewolves, a dangerous adventure and a deeply emotional romance, any paranormal lover will definitely be satisfied!