Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance…
It’s bad enough feeling different among the human crowd, but feeling different among wolves?
No one said returning to her pack would be easy, especially after ten years without them, but seventeen year old Caia Ribeiro is unprepared for the realities of the transition. Raised in a world where kids aren’t scared by bedtime tales of the bogeyman but by the real life threat of enemy supernaturals who might come creeping into their community to kill them in their sleep, Caia is used to the darkness; she’s used to the mystery and the intrigue of the ancient underworld war she’s bound to by chance of birth. What she’s having trouble with are pack members treating her with wary suspicion, the Elders tucking secrets behind their backs out of her sightline, and her young Alpha, Lucien, distracting her, with a dangerous attraction, from her decision to uncover the truth.
But as the saying goes ‘the truth will out’ and when it does, Caia will only have so long to prepare herself before the war comes pounding on their door threatening to destroy the safe, secret lives of the wolves… and the girl they protect.
YA Paranormal Romance recommended for ages 16 and up
Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She’s been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET and Best Romance 2014 for BEFORE JAMAICA LANE. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in twenty-eight countries
Let’s just stop and appreciate how beautiful that cover is first………*sigh*
Going into this book, I had to remind myself that it is a YA. I actually really like YA novels, but there are some pretty awful ones out there with all the drama and nonsense of actual teenager lives. I think we all live enough of that in our own lives right?
Samantha built this world that is so superb, that it almost feels real. Midnight Covens, Daylight Covens, lykans, vampyres, faeries, pixies, really evil bad guys, and tons of mystery.
Oh man is there mystery. I love how Samantha makes the readers feel the frustration of Caia, because it really keeps us there with her. She has been kept from her pack for 10 years, and comes back to people who hate her or are keeping secrets from her. I honestly can’t blame her for her reactions to her lack of information. I would have been knocking a few heads in over it.
In a lot of YA novels, it is common to feel the sudden urge to slap the female protagonist. They’re overdramatic reaction to certain events make you feel like it’s high school again. Caia isn’t like that. She is very mature and pretty much freaking awesome for her young 17 years of age. I kinda want to be her best friend. Forget Book Boyfriend, I want a Book Best friend like Caia…..except maybe without the whole “The world wants to kill you” part lol.
Cain’s connection with the characters is pretty awesome. I love her friendships with most of them, and how most of the time she doesn’t even bother with the cliche’d bitchy girl who just wants to date an alpha. There’s always that girl lol.
There is romance in this book, but it’s not overbearing. It’s more like the Urban Fantasy of YA, than paranormal romance. It focuses a lot on the actual story-line and action, which I absolutely love.
The battle scenes are believable, and there is a pretty freaking awesome cliffhanger at the end that has me reaching for the next book in the series!
Thank you Samantha Young for showing me your beautiful world!
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