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Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes review

Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Raised by Wolves #2)

copy won from Preternatura

Synopsis from Goodreads
There can only be one alpha.
 Bryn is finally settling into her position as alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack—or at least, her own version of what it means to be alpha when you’re a human leading a band of werewolves. Then she finds a teenage boy bleeding on her front porch. Before collapsing, he tells her his name is Lucas, he’s a Were, and Bryn’s protection is his only hope.
 But Lucas isn’t part of Bryn’s pack, and she has no right to claim another alpha’s Were.  With threats—old and new—looming, and danger closing in from all sides, Bryn will have to accept what her guardian Callum knew all along. To be alpha, she will have to give in to her own animal instincts and become less human. And, she’s going to have to do it alone.

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This book might have had a bit slower pace than the first one, but Miss Barnes's writing is so hypnotizing that I genuinely didn't care.

I remember absolutely loving the first book, and the second installment of Bryn's story disappointed my only in one aspect - there wasn't enough of it.

We barely got to know the dynamics of the pack and how the relationship with Chase was going; werewolves politics which seemed to play a very important role in the plot weren't explained enough.
The bits about Ali's past were quite shocking and led to an interesting development...

First half of the book is quite slow, but it's in the second part where everything gets really intense and gripping. I loved it! You never notice how the book sinks it's claws into you until you feel you can't put it down and have to finish reading no matter what :)

Overall, although the story is a bit wobbly, it's still written beautifully and I enjoyed it very much!

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Книга может быть не такая напряжённая вышла как первая, но всё-равно, увлекает так, что не успокоишься пока не дочитаешь. Здесь как раз фишка в великолепном авторском стиле, что бы мисс Барс не описывала.

Я видела ревью, которые были этой книгой недовольны, но я, честно говоря, ничего плохого не заметила, - мне было мало и хотелось, чтобы история была более подробной.

В этой книге Брин живёт со своей стаей на своей территории, пока Шэй, ненавидящий её вожак соседней стаи не подбрасывает ей Троянского коня - полуживого и избитого вервольфа Люкаса. Люкас просит защиты у Брин, но не открывает, что за ним охотится ковен, обладающий экстрасенсорными способностями, для которого он был мальчиком для битья.

Брин оказывается между двух огней. С одной стороны она должна найти легальный путь  помочь Люкасу и не начать гражданскую войну между стаями. С другой стороны ковен ставит ей ультиматум: она либо отдаёт им Люкаса, либо они уничтожают всю стаю.

Но за всеми этими действиями стоят более тонкие махинации Шэя, которые Брин  предстоит разгадать...


P.S. By the way, latest True Blood? Way cool!
Eric! You killed my fairy godmother!
 He was adorable :)

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