Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves, #3)
Blurb (From Goodreads):
Bryn knows first-hand that being the alpha of a werewolf pack means making hard decisions, and that being human makes things a thousand times worse. She's prepared to give up her humanity, but the wolf who promised to Change her is waiting - though for what, Bryn doesn't know. Still human, she must take her place in the werewolf Senate, the precarious democracy that rules the North American packs. Standing side by side with werewolves who were ancient long before she was ever born is enough of a challenge, but Bryn soon learns that the Senate has been called to deal with a problem: the kind of problem that involves human bodies, a Rabid werewolf, and memories that Bryn, Chase, and the rest of their pack would rather forget. With bodies stacking up and political pressure closing in from all sides, Bryn and her pack are going to have to turn to old enemies and even older friends for help - especially when it starts to look like this time, the monster might be one of their own.

Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves, #3)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 3 in the ‘Raised by Wolves’ series.
Bryn is now alpha of her own pack, but Shay doesn’t intend for it to stay that way, especially when a rabid female starts killing humans.
If Bryn can’t find the girl and stop her, Shay will take it upon himself to trespass on her land to get to the girl, and the girl will then be at his mercy.
Fearing that the wolf in question is in fact – Maddy, Bryn and her pack set out to find her and help her.
Can Bryn find Maddy? Can they keep her safe? And what will happen when Shay catches up to them?

This was an okay story, but it felt like it took a long time to get interesting, and I was not all that impressed with the way things ended.

Bryn did act a little more grown up in this book, and she did seem to be a bit more responsible, but it was still really clear that she was still young, and wasn’t respected because she wasn’t a wolf.

The storyline in this was okay, but I felt like it took forever for this one to get interesting. We had something interesting happen at the 20% mark, but then this didn’t really make me want to keep reading until the very, very end – like the 94% mark, which is not good.
There were some twists which I didn’t see coming, and these were pretty good, but also reminded me of another book that I had read, and because the bits between the twists were pretty dull, they didn’t have quite so much impact as they might have had.

The events at the end of this book were pretty dramatic though, and once again Bryn was put in increasingly difficult positions. The things that happened were really quite drastic though, and when the book ended, it was as if several things were still very much in the air and unresolved, and I can’t quite believe that this is the end of the series. I mean, can it really end like that? If this is the end, then I’m not impressed, and if it isn’t the end, when are we getting the next book?
Overall; an okay story which took a while to get going, and end with the feel of a cliff-hanger.
7 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. If I don't like the ending I usually don't like the book