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Monday, June 11, 2012

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Published June 2010 by EgmontUSA
Format: Hardcover
ISBN 9781606840597
418 Pages
Series? Raised by Wolves | # 1
Source: Library
Challenges: 2012

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?

They have some weird names. I am in a war against weird names because it is a good chance that when characters have weird names that it is a self-insert or no better than a badly written fanfiction.

I don't really like how Devon is called a metro-sexual. I have nothing against heterosexuals, homosexuals, transgenders, or anything else that someone could be but metro-sexuals is not a sexuality. All it means is that they guy likes to dress well and likes things that are not manly in the traditional North American way. And that is my mini-rant. Moving on.

I like how the relationships are portrayed. They all seem so deep and cute and I always like to see how people relate to each other because I suck at that in real life.

Bryn is really not that rebellious. She looses track of time and gets home late but she is only in the garage. She is sarcastic but in the end will do what she is told.

Bryn wants to know Chase because of what has happened to her and not because he is so hot. I love when this happens. Even more because there is not really any romance in this book.

y = sinx is not algebra but trig. I should know I am in trig right now. I am a big nit picker when it comes to school.

Why does her best friend's mom hate her so much? I have nothing more to add to this one other than that it really bugs me that so many people that have lived with her for so long seemed to hate her so much.

They leave town so that we get to see life where the rules are not as enforced. It is nice to see new people especially because so many of the people in the place in the first half of the book seem to hate her so much and that left very little people in the action.

Do none of the humans notice that Lake carries around a gun with her? I thought that it was illegal for minors to own and shoot guns. Lake does both in a public place and sometimes even at the customers.

Everyone feels very stereotyped and red-necked. I have never been to Montana but I still think that people there have more class than was shown. I am from California so that I don't believe in stereotypes that states have. I am not blonde and tall and I do not spend all of my time surfing on the beach. Lucky, it either got less backwoods the further I read or I got better at tuning it out.

I love that there are more than just humans in the world.

Someone watched a lot of Die Hard before writing a lot of the scenes in this book.

Beware of the sentence fragments. There is not a shortage of those so if you can not stand those in a story I recommend that you skip this one no matter how much you wanted to read this book.

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