Monday, 2 April 2012

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Synopsis (from the Waterstones Website)

Pack life is about order, but Bryn is about to push all the limits, with hair-raising results. At the age of four, Bryn watched a rabid werewolf brutally murder her parents. Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by Callum, the alpha of his pack. Now fifteen, Bryn's been as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule. Little fazes her. But the pack's been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Callum's orders, she finds Chase, a newly turned teen Were locked in a cage. Terrifying memories of the attack on her parents come flooding back. Bryn needs answers, and she needs Chase to get them. Suddenly, all allegiances to the pack no longer matter. It's Bryn and Chase against the werewolf world, whatever the consequences.

What I Have to Say

 This book didn't impress me at first, but it really grew on me as I got to know the character. She's really well built so that you can really see the Bryn as a fairly normal teenage girl, but at the same time the influence that being raised as part of a werewolf pack has had on her is very apparent.

The pack society is really interesting as well. A lot of portrayal of were-creatures show a lot of human influence. But in this book it was much more animalistic with just a few bits of humanity there. I found it really realistic because I think that a were-wolf society probably wouldn't have that much humanity in it, not if they're raised so far away from humans.

The decision to make the main character human was also a really good choice. She's in the society but at the same time she's not.

And Werewolf babies ftw!! They're so adorable! I've been waiting for someone to do proper werewolf pups for ages! Because babies who can change into little wolf pups are so cute and finally I've found someone doing it! The fact that they change in their childhood also adds more realism to the society. These aren't humans who start turning into wolves at adolescence, they are raised as both human and wolves.

If you like werewolf books and want to see adorable little pups then this book is definitely for you.


  1. I look forward to reading this, I find the promise of werewolf cubs quite intriguing (not cute). There aren't enough books about werewolf packs IMO.

    1. There are a few about werewolf packs. I think this one does it best though. And they are so cute! :P You'll think it when you read it. You won't be able to stop yourself.