Raised by Wolves: Taken by Storm: Book 3
She lost her boyfriend and her best friend. She didnt really win anything except revenge. I was expecting something more meaningful to happen than achieving peace. Bryn doesnt really grow enough in this book for it to be the last. All she really discovers about life is that it sucks. Ok enough of my ranting, bascially shay calls a senent meeting because there is another rabid, a female rabid. Bryn thinks it might be Maddy so its a race for them to find Maddy before the other alphas shay do. Bryn is still pretty broken up about having to kill lucas.
So she is going through that moral delama. Then they find Maddy and there are all kinds of little twists and plot turns until Bryn goes up against shay in the final battle. Then shit gets real, not in a good way. I seriously wanted to throw this book across the room when I was done with it. It really disapointed me. I thought it was a good book in the sense that I could easily connect with the characters. But what happened to them pissed me off.
I think I wouldn't be quite so mad if instead of Devon becoming alpha of the other pack, Bryn took it all and became the leader of the biggest pack in north america with Devon still as her second, supporting her. That way she would have been left with something instead of ending up pretty much where she was at the begining of the book minus one mate and one best friend. Not so much a review as a quick commentary. This final from what I understand book in the trilogy is the best of them and I enjoyed and have re-read the first two.
I'm having a hard time putting into words why this series has stuck with me but it definitely has. The story arc is good but there is something about the writing that makes me think very hard about all the other YA books I've read and what the reader takes away from them, consciously or subconsciously. Yeah, I was sooo Not so much a review as a quick commentary. Yeah, I was soooo not expecting that but from book one I could tell that this wasn't going to be your usual "girl meets boy then meets another boy, love triangle ensues, girl gets super powers and kicks butt, off into the sunset they go" kind of of story.
When it came down to Bryn and some hard choices being made, they were, and I have a lot of respect for an author who's willing to stay true to their characters and stick the landing on a finish that felt realistic. Dec 16, Kara marked it as to-read. First and foremost, a very important issue needs to be addressed.
For those of you, like me, who are wondering if there is going to be a fourth book in the Raised by Wolves series, here is what Barnes has to say: Try as I might, I am not content with this ending. Is her relationship with Devon still light and carefree even though they are now both Alphas? Will her relationship with Callum be repaired and can Bryn forgive him? And is there any way, any way at all, that Chase can be brought back, maybe even as a Shadow?? Please, please, pretty please??
I am not above begging. You cannot resist this face! Okay, I am cool and composed. So how was the book, you ask? Just when I thought this series could not impress me more, Barnes dishes out Taken by Storm. This is definitely one of the few series available that actually gets better and better with every addition, and Taken by Storm is the best book in the series, no contest. It defied all my expectations, which were already pretty high. The story starts a little while after Bryn met with Callum end of book two , and things immediately get intense when a Rabid shows up and Bryn is confronted with memories she would rather not remember.
However, this Rabid is believed to be female, and all the big boys aka the Alphas come out to play in hopes of adding her to their ranks. But Bryn happens to have a few tricks up her sleeve as well…. I know I already mentioned that I loved this book, but it will not hurt to say it one more time. Taken by Storm was beyond brilliant. This book made me feel so much; I laughed and I cried and some emotionally trying moments tugged at my heart.
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I love how Barnes captures the mentality of a pack being family, and I respected the strength of their emotional bonds to one another. Bryn is human, but she is their Alpha, and they will follow her through thick and thin. I cannot even begin to try and explain the appreciation I have for Bryn. Shay throws her down rather heavily in this book, but she stands up and pushes right back, and I cannot help but have the utmost respect for her. Her iron will and keen mind are all the arsenal she needs to make the other Alphas regret challenging her or thinking of her as weak.
You have got to love a girl who can own Alpha males. All the old favorites are also back, and even good ole Archer makes an appearance I lovveee his name! I really cannot do this book justice. If you have not read it or this series , then you need to remedy that quickly. Raised by Wolves is one of the greatest werewolf books I have ever come across if not the very best , and you should not miss out on it.
I just hope Taken by Storm is not the last time we read about Bryn. To conclude my fangirling review, I have a letter for Ms. Barnes, I [politely] demand a fourth book. You do not want to see me go all Rabid it's not pretty. I will eagerly be awaiting the next book within a year! Thank you, A BIG fan Nov 27, Calypso rated it really liked it Shelves: Okay i am routing for Devon cause he is just the better choice he took a bullet for chase!!!! View all 8 comments. Feb 02, Marulett rated it really liked it Shelves: I wasnt expecting much of the book, but it surprised me.
Out of the 3 books, I think this one is the best in the series so far. Everything starts when Shay calls a Senate meeting because theres a new Rabid on the loose, but what really matters is that the Rabid is a female. So of course everyone asks Bryn if any of her females are missing and that where everything gets tricky Bryn accepted Maddie leaving at the end of book 2, and she fears she may be the Rabid. I look forward towards book 4: View all 6 comments. Mar 24, Miriam Mathew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Heartbreakingly sad and incredibly angsty, this could not have been any more different from the first two books.
The storyline was more complex. It was more serious and deep and it really demonstrated how much Bryn had developed to become the person she is now. I really appreciate the author's ability to actually do that; however I did not appreciate her killing off one of my favorite characters even though it fits and is deeply moving. That was just cruelty. Other than that, it was just amazi Heartbreakingly sad and incredibly angsty, this could not have been any more different from the first two books. Other than that, it was just amazing.
Nov 07, Naomi marked it as to-read. I love the cover, but her hair looks really dry even though it's supposedly pouring rain on the cover. Maybe I'm being too technical. Apr 24, Lucy Qhuay rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Incredibly romantic souls; People who like to suffer; werewolf lovers. Well, what do I have to say? I'm here in my bedroom, at 6. I wouldn't even be able to sleep properly if I didn't knew what happened. Now, my reaction through the last half of the book and still now: I simply can't believe it!
O Why, oh God, why couldn't happen something good in Chase's life?
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The scene of Chase's death was so beautifully written that it only makes everything more painful! The way he said that he loved her And the only thing he asked of her was "Stay": Here we can see the great writing skills of the author - she writes beautifully and is able to include real facts from real life - this series is about werewolves and we know that wolves have one and only one mate for life The point is - this series is great, I hugely recommend it and it ends beautifully in spite of the inherent heartache Let me start off by saying that this has to be one of the best werewolf series that I've read.
Barnes has an amazing talent when it comes to getting inside the characters' head and portraying every emotion where it resonates with the reader. This girl has been through it all. She handles everything that comes her way like the alpha that she is. There were some major events in this book and let me tell you that on two occasions I balled my eyes off.
I never saw it coming! This series is ranked at the top of my list along with the best of the best. May 11, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: I see some of the reviewers have given this one a low rating because of how the book ends, but I really didn't mind it. At least they are still working together. I would love to read more about what happens next, but it doesn't look like any other books are in the works yet?
Since this is the only series Barnes has written I see some of the reviewers have given this one a low rating because of how the book ends, but I really didn't mind it. Since this is the only series Barnes has written that I really enjoyed, I hope she continues it. If not, it was good trilogy. May 04, Ruman rated it really liked it Shelves: Although I cried my eyes out when Chase died, I was as devastated when Devon left to be in charge of his brother's pack.
And very stunned, yet not surprised, with the ending.
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I cannot believe I've EVER read a book where the main female protagonist underwent losing the character whom she loves. And I was simply bothered by how Callum went out of all of this completely unscathed. I seriously wish there was another book, because she finally got her wish of becoming a werewolf It was so good but now I'm craving book 4!
At least I'm hoping there will be a fourth book!!! Sep 05, hayden marked it as maybe-reads. Definitely the best cover of the three, even though they all look the exact same. Apr 17, Clair Smith marked it as to-read. I was thinking about a change and I wrote a small chapter on the unconscious part of her changing if it happens. It goes like this: This was becoming unconscious routine, I thought, looking around.
Why am I here? I couldn't remember being knocked out. Why am I knocked out? Oh lord, I might be missing something! What was going on while I was unconscious? I reached out to Chase desper This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! I reached out to Chase desperatly, hoping that he would tell me exactly what was going on. I couldn't reach out. Something was blocking me. Panic flooded my thoughts.
My heart beat raced. And adrenaline coursed through my veins.
I quickly got my panic under control though, calming down slowly but steadily. I stopped to think. Maybe Chase wants some private time. Maybe I'm knocked out 'cause I was training way too hard or something. I don't know how though, but very soon my heartbeat was back to normal, and I was as calm as I could get. That's when I realized wolves were howling. Faint, but getting louder by the second. I went towards the woods on the edge of the creek. And that's when a saw the circle of wolves surrounding the area.
The circle was positioned so that there was two rings, the she-wolves in the front, the males in the back. They were completely surrounding the creek and the clearing beside it where I was. I stared at each one of them wondering if this was a dream, a nightmare, or some kind of illusion. When usually am unconsious, nothing happens.
And this isn't nothing. All the more reason to worry. But I kept the worry to a minimum as I watched them. A she-wolf padded out of her place in line and came to my side. The gap that she left was filled quickly. I looked down at the wolf. But I guess that a wolf is also the ancester of a dog, so wolves count, too. She followed me back to my seat by the creek. I looked at the wolf for a while.
She was a good-looking one, I had to admit. She was almost fully black, and where she was black, it was jet black. But on the ends of every piece of fur was brown, then gold. She was big, had broud shoulders, but the rest of her was sleek, like a panther. But her coat looked like silk in the broad daylight. Despite her lankyness, she had an aura of power that I could feel from twenty yards away. After a while, though, I got bored.
The wolf, of course, didn't answer. The wolf stared at me like you-have-got-to-be-kidding-me, but climbed into the water with me when I went in. The water was cool, refreshing and washed my worries away. The water was clear, and my thrashing arms barely left a ripple on it's surface, telling me how small I was compared to it. Just like my impact on the world.
But it's perfectly fine with me. I don't need the world to notice me. I'm fine the way I am. I'm fine with just Bryn. The wolf also looked serene, her shifting paws keeping her up with an ease I didn't have. Then I tooked a deep breath and went under. It was nice when I was unconsious. I could see the bottom and the fish crystal clear. I could dive deep and touch the bottom, 8 feet down it was a deep creek. I feel like I can do anything under here. Of course, it stops when I run out of air. That how the rest of the day went till sunset. The day was spent sitting, petting Wolfina, and swimming.
Don't forget the cat naps. But at sunset it changed. I was sitting back against a really crooked boulder, and was watching the western horizon. Wolfina came up to me and sat by my side, staring at the sunset, too. The other wolves, still in the woods, began howling louder, like they were about to run. Wolfina didn't suit the she-wolf at all I thought, the setting pink-orange rays of the sun, creating a magnificent aura around the wolf. She was magestic, alright.
Then I decided not to name her. No name in the world could describe her, so it was better not to give her a stupid name she would always surpass. I pulled my hand of the ground to pet her. I stroked her fur softly. But I couldn't pull my hand away.
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My hand was stuck to her fur like there was super-glue on my hand. She seemed to become transparent. But what shocked me more was the change of scenery. The world seemed to flicker, and then all of a sudden I wasn't by Dead Man's Creek anymore. The ground under my feet was mossy, and when around I realize I'm in a really, really big cylinder.
It's about 20 ft across, and 60 ft high. But that wasn't it. The sky overhead was dark and cloudy. Big, fat drops of blood. Now it became truely scary. But to keep myself under control I started thinking about how ridiculous this was. Well, this adds a new meaning to 'It's raining, it's pouring'. Apparantly, it wasn't the right thing to think 'cause I started recognizing all the people who's blood was falling onto my face. Now it was pure terror. And too many other people I didn't know. And that's when I realized it was flooding, fast.
My neck, above my head. I started thrashing, then I swam up. Terror and adrenaline isn't a great mix. But it was an ocean inside of me. I kept up my chant in my mind. I came into a back floating position and closed my eyes. I opened my eyes. The clouds were still there. But it wasn't raining anymore. Blood had filled up the pit so fast. I was floating at the top of it. Land was 10 feet from me.
I can swim that far. I started to swim toward land. But the blood is thick and impossible to swim through. A rush of red came through. My thoughts were set on one thing. I felt if my life depended on the few words. There was nothing else in the world but to I started paddling with a force I never knew I had. And I started making progress. A foot, a yard, 2 yards. And through the red haze,like a whisper, my arms told me it's tiredness.
But the red shunned it immediatly.
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My only goal was land. A crawled up on to the bleak land. I can wake up. The red faze was clearing away. I knew it for sure. I wasn't trapped here. Suddenly the answer came to me, crystal clear. I looked up, and there it was. I got a bit too jittery so I wrote it. But seriously, the book is going to be so much more awesome than a measly fan-made chapter!! From, A Fan, Anonymous I can't believe she did that.
I can't believe she went there, but Jennifer Lynn Barnes went there and then some.
I turned into a crying, snotty mess reading this book. There's a reason this is my second favorite shifter series and Barnes proved that so much while I was reading this book. I don't even want to say too much because there's just too much that is too easy to spoil. Besides, just thinking about it makes me start crying again.
All I can say is, that the book picks up a few months after w I can't believe she did that. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Raised by Wolves Book 3: Description The third and final fast-paced installment in the popular Raised by Wolves series, called "the most compelling YA werewolf series out there" by New York Times best-selling author Melissa Marr. A rogue Were is killing humans, and Cedar Ridge is the center of the crisis. Bryn, human alpha of the Cedar Ridge pack, must meet with the Senate to deal with the problem.
Though the subject is the rogue wolf, Bryn knows the other packs want what she has. They want her death.
She could never survive a battle with another alpha, so she'll have to keep her wits about her as she navigates the fine line between helping the Senate and hurting her chances at keeping her lands, protecting her pack, and surviving. Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Other books in this series.