Saturday, June 12, 2010

Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
Publisher: EgmontUSA.
Pages: 432.
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?
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.

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!


  1. Wonderful review, I really REALLY enjoyed this book, it's one of those awesome Werewolf books! :)

  2. I've been wondering about this one and now I'm convinced, thanks for sharing your review =)

  3. Yay, I'm glad you liked it. I loved this one too. It really did make me like werewolves a lot more. It was unique and great.


  4. I love snarky and strong protagonists! Great review. I'll definitely check this one out.

  5. Sounds interesting. Werewolves aren't my favourite of supernatural creatures but you've kind of sold me on looking at this one. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, I just recently bought it but haven't had to chance yet to read it

  7. I've put this on hold at the library. I wish it would just hurry up and be available already. All these great reviews are making me antsy! :-)

  8. Love werewolves....ENjoyed your review

  9. I love werewolves and it sounds like a good book. Glad to hear you enjoyed it! I've seen quite a few good reviews of this one already, too.

  10. Sounds like an interesting book! Haven't really read any werewolf stories myself...well apart from their role in Twilight of course. May have to check this one out. Oh, and the cover is great too! Love the effects used. Thanks for sharing...and happy reading!