Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves, #2)Title: Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves #2)
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Source: Library Copy
Format:Hardcover, 357 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by EgmontUSA (first published May 26th 2011)

Goodreads Synopsis:
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 Thoughts on Trial by Fire:
I was much happier with Trial by Fire then I was with Raised by Wolves.

I love how Brynn has become this great alpha. Yeah it the territory but literally and metaphorically comes with a lot of worrying, stressing, and I think Brynn for being only a kid herself has handled all these problems with maturity! How many of us would have been able to do this ourselves at our age? I don't think many. Which just makes her an awesome heroine in my opinion! There is also a little thing called romance that she doesn't rush into (not that she really could all that much what with taking care of everyone and everything).

Callum. Callum. Callum. Ah he is someone I hate but not really. Make sense? He is still there but not actively leading or helping Brynn. Aw he's still a good guy....ish. Ok I'm probably confusing you but it's one of those instances where it'll probably make more sense once you read it. He may seem like a bum but for some reason I still like him even with everything that happened in book one! Ok ok I hate a little bit from book one but Ahhh! Lets just say I have mixed emotions about Callum but I think that's what makes him such a great character.

The characters are awesome and very real and the story is captivating. Have you read this series? No? Read it! It's a good series and it's not so clean cut and happily ever after-ish (which admittedly can be very boring after too many of them).
I've Rated Trial by Fire(4/5)
-Martha

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