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RAISED BY WOLVES by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: June 8th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60684-059-7
Publisher: Atom/Trafalgar

Bryn, 15, lives between worlds. Born human, she lost her parents in a werewolf attack when she was four. The werewolves, or Weres, who rescued her raised her as their own. Though she doesn’t change into a wolf as her peers do, she is still subject to the Pack’s rules of dominance and submission. Then Bryn discovers an important Pack secret: They’re hiding Chase, a boy her age who survived a usually lethal werewolf bite and was turned into a werewolf. Bryn and Chase bond almost instantly, and Bryn is sure that Chase holds the key to identifying the Were who killed her parents. There are some holes in Bryn’s narration of her own supernatural, wolfish abilities, which makes it difficult to understand how she relates to the rest of the pack. The pacing is very slow at the beginning, with most of the important action crammed into the last 75 pages. Despite these shortcomings, the mysteries of Bryn’s identity should keep readers hooked, and there’s plenty to discuss in terms of gender roles and Pack politics. (Paranormal. YA)