I just finished Raised by Wolves AND Trial by Fire (the 2nd in the series) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and I LOVED them so much! I love strong girl characters in books–strong emotionally, strong in so many ways, and Bryn in Jenn’s books is *strong*, good-hearted, ethical, fighting against oppression, and tries to protect others, even though she’s “only” human (with an added something) among a bunch of much physically stronger werewolves.
I love fantasy, most especially when it’s well written, but I never thought I’d like werewolves. I’ve never been into reading “monsters”, perhaps because I grew up being tortured by human monsters. But a great author can humanize and make us identify with characters who aren’t totally human, and make us care about them, and I quickly came to care about Bryn AND her world.
I’m so glad I finally read this series, and I highly recommend them! I’m looking forward to the next book Taken by Storm so much that I already pre-ordered it on my Kindle. The last book I did that with was Beth Revis’ A Million Suns.
The second book was the perfect book to get me through the exhaustion after my own book launch. I love finding books that pull me into their story world and don’t push me out, books that I look forward to reading and re-reading. It’s such a great feeling.