Tuesday, 23 July 2013

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

The Book
Release Date: 22 May 2012
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.

My Opinion  2.5 STARS

I don't know if its because I have left it a long time between reading the other two books and this one, but this one was really disappointing.

For one, Bryn as a character did not grow at all and just seemed to whine about what she had, what she had lost etc.. It got far too repetitive and boring.

We got to see a little more about Callum, but Chase and Devon and all the other characters really were just periphery characters.

Yes, there was lots of action in the book, and yes at times i was crying the writing was still good in that respect.  I just didn't get it.

And the ending?  Don't even get me started on that.  If this truly is the ending of the series then it leaves the whole series feeling unfinished in so many ways.  To many questions floating about.

I would still recommend this book if you have been reading the series, but it left me wanting to read another book to fill the space it left.  I certainly will not remember this book.

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