Book Reviews

Book Review: Trial By Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Series: Raised By Wolves #2
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆
Recommend to Others?: Maybe

ABOUT: There can only be one alpha.

Bryn is finally settling into her position as alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack—or at least, her own version of what it means to be alpha when you’re a human leading a band of werewolves. Then she finds a teenage boy bleeding on her front porch. Before collapsing, he tells her his name is Lucas, he’s a Were, and Bryn’s protection is his only hope.

But Lucas isn’t part of Bryn’s pack, and she has no right to claim another alpha’s Were.  With threats—old and new—looming, and danger closing in from all sides, Bryn will have to accept what her guardian Callum knew all along. To be alpha, she will have to give in to her own animal instincts and become less human. And, she’s going to have to do it alone.


My Review: Trial By Fire was a tough read but not necessarily in a bad way.

Bryn is such a great person – kind, lovable and loyal. I’m not sure if I could still stand after everything she’s been through. So it was hard to watch her struggle to protect her pack without help in the face of such impossible odds. The tension and pain – through no fault of her own – was palpable. Book 2 is a far different tone from the first book. Bryn’s humanity is being tested as much as her role of being an Alpha.

I’m not sure what to think about the direction this trilogy may be going with, especially with only one book remaining. Things seem to get darker and harder and I don’t know if I’d enjoy whatever happens next. If I do read on, it wouldn’t be for quite some time.

More by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Raised By Wolves (#1)

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