Friday, April 27, 2012

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title: Raised by Wolves
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: Raised by Wolves #1
Narrator: Eileen Stevens
Publisher: Audible, Inc. (July 20, 2010)
Length:10 hrs. & 53 mins.
Format: audiobook
Series:  Raised by Wolves #1

Description from Goodreads:

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?
Check it out on Goodreads.

My Thoughts:

Jennifer Lynn Barnes has easily written what is one of my favorite werewolf novels. Raised by Wolves flows effortlessly and the language is absolutely beautiful. Her descriptions and the way she takes you into Bren's head have readers feeling as if they are right there with Bren. There isn't a character wasted in Raised by Wolves; every single one of them serves a purpose. This is an extremely rare find! Besides Bren, Callum, the pack alpha and all around head wolf and Devon the metro sexual best friend are my favorite characters. They seem to keep Bren grounded in a world where she is never sure she fits in. I must say that Chase, the male interest, isn't one of my favorites, but seems to have the potential to grow in the next book.
     Bren has been raised by werewolves and in the process has adopted many of their mannerisms, yet she maintains a distinctly human independence that the wolves lack. I have never read a werewolf book that so completely explains the intricacies of the wolf world and the hierarchy that exists. World building in my opinion is extremely important! I can't stress how much I love this book!
     This is a review of the audiobook and I wasn't disappointed! I originally bought this book in hardcover, but never really got into it. I joined Audible and this was the first book that I got. I was hooked! Eileen Stevens does a perfect job of voicing the characters. Once you start the book you will see why this is so impressive! Raised by Wolves gets a 5 STAR rating!

* Raised by Wolves is the first novel in the series, the second is Trial by Fire (out now), the third Taken by Storm is scheduled for publication May 22, 2012.

Q & A: What is your favorite werewolf book?

1 comment:

  1. That's really interesting...I've never been able to get into audiobooks. Thank you for the honest review, though...intriguing book. :)