Title: Taken by Storm
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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.
(note: this was originally a mini-review, thus its shortness)
This book was the last in the Raised by Wolves trilogy. There were plenty of gruesome scenes courtesy of werewolves, times when I I had trouble caring about main character Brynn’s problems because they revolve around the boy she liked but I could care less about, and the book ended with lots of death, but overall I was fairly happy with the way this trilogy ended. The first book was kind of rocky for me, while the second book amazed me, so I guess it’s kind of fitting that this book came somewhere in between the two.
So far these are the only books by Barnes that I’ve read, but I think that could possibly change, as long as she writes about something as interesting as she did here. One of my favorite parts about all these books was how she focused on the structures of a werewolf society, so if she took a subject like that again in the future, looking at how things worked in an interesting way, then I’m sure I’ll pick up another of her books in the future.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars