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Anchor (Northern Shifters #4)

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  235 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews

She follows her dreams into his arms…and danger is not far behind.

Mala never outgrew her night terrors. At twenty-eight, her nights are a battleground as she defends helpless wolves from attack by their own kind. The effort costs her—one dream often leads to a week of missed work.

When her defense of a young wolf is rewarded by the mention of a real town, she finally ha

ebook, 320 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Samhain Publishing (first published February 1st 2011)
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Mandi Schreiner
Apr 20, 2011 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
I really like the concept of Anchor. Mala is in a sense summoned in a dream state to wolves who are showing great fear. In this dream state she is able to not only siphon some of that fear away and communicate with the victims, but wield weapons using this fear and help fight off the bad guys. She has no idea why this happens to her and has never been able to confide in anyone. That is until she becomes anchored to Caleb, a teen wolf who is being hunted by his abusive father, John Davies. When s ...more
Book Utopia
Aug 03, 2011 Book Utopia rated it liked it
Shelves: het, paranormal, romance
2.5, but I like the author and think this is a valuable entry to the series' world-building so I'm rounding up.

Mala has had night terrors all of her life, dreams where she becomes a part of a wolf who is in terrible fear of its life. Over the years, she’s learned how to harness that fear and turn it into a weapon against the attacker, but the nightmares always leave her shaken and exhausted, not to mention isolated and half-convinced she’s crazy. At least, until she slips back into the mind of t
May 05, 2011 Ally rated it liked it
Mala never outgrew her night terrors. At twenty-eight, her nights are a battleground as she defends helpless wolves from attack by their own kind. The effort costs her—one dream often leads to a week of missed work. When her defence of a young wolf is rewarded by the mention of a real town, she finally has the chance to learn if her dreams are just as real. She never expected to meet an honest-to-God alpha werewolf, much less develop an instant, embarrassing crush on him. Angus MacIntyre, de fac ...more
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Publisher: Samhain
Publish Date: Apr 19th
How I got this book: Review Request from the author

Anchor was my first read by Spencer, and although there were a few things I stumbled over, I enjoyed the overall story.

Mala has always had weird abilities when she was dreaming, and the most recent dreams are getting more and more scary and terrifying. When one dream changes and instead of seeing a wolf, she sees a young boy, Mala wonders if may
On instinct, Mala instructs a young wolf to run through her dreams, forming a link that she returns to again to make sure he is safe. Mala has lived her life rejected by the abnormal dreams that have her protecting wolfs from harm. When she sees something in one of her dreams that leads her to WolfTown, she follows the hunch that there maybe more to her dreams than just the terror that keep her immobile.

Angus MacIntyre is the alpha of WolfTown, although it is not necessarily a title he needs, hi
ms bookjunkie
Mar 24, 2011 ms bookjunkie rated it really liked it
Since this was an ARC, I'm going to be a little wordier than "I liked it a lot." Which I did.

*warm fuzzies* I found Anchor a very satisfying read. The world building was solid, and the reading experience was… well, I keep coming back to words like satisfying, solid, straightforward, consistent. Even competent. As in, I had no fear that the foundation was going to crumble beneath me. So to speak.

Apparently Anchor is a part of a series of standalone books. It truly does stand alone well. I didn't
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
At night, she dreams. And not the kind of dreams that make one feel good. Not the kind of dreams where everything they wish for comes true. No, Mala's dreams are the kind that are frightening, eerie, and too realistic. When Mala acts on a dream, to see if in fact it is real, the danger begins.

Mala intends to find Caleb, the boy from her latest dream. Who is he, where is he? A name in this particular dream leads her to him, and the reality of what she can do. She never intended to stay in Wolf T
Meg Kinch
Apr 20, 2011 Meg Kinch rated it really liked it
Stars: 3.5/5
This book was really pretty good. It was actually on the mild side for it to be classified as erotic romance in my opinion. Overall, the book was a satisfying read, although I thought the end fell a little flat. There could have been more, in my opinion. Was Mala really staying? Are Mala and Angus going to be a couple? Get married? Have babies? Does Angus's daughter, Jancis, finally warm up to Mala? And, what IS Jancis's deal with Mala? I found her to be rather hostile to Mala for no
Tamara Rebeka
Well well.... This is more of a 2.5 star
On the story side, as in wolves, dreams and so on... it's ok... not something to fuss about but a good plot... BUT and this is a big BUT... I was expecting a romance and I got that ... it's just it was in the last 20 pages :/
I mean seriously you cannot put a sexy guy on the cover and give us one sexy scene that's not even that well written. I'm not sure how the rest of the series will go but this first book was an ok book to read if you are NOT expecting
Curse of the Bibliophile
Mixed with mystery, paranormal abilities, and some steamy romance Anchor is definitely a lovely read. Right from the start I was caught up in the mystery and suspense wondering who the wolf that she had to save was. The heroine had a rough life because of her ability. Even after all the trouble her ability causes she still tries to do all she can to help others using this ability. Will Angus be the one to finally except her for who she is and will she be able to help her new found friends find t ...more
Aug 05, 2015 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
GREAT storyline. The sex could use a little revving, but otherwise a nice sweet story.
Tammy  Rigney
Sep 24, 2011 Tammy Rigney rated it it was amazing
Great story about Mala, a human, who has the ability to help werewolves when she is sleeping by taking their fear and turning it into a weapon against their attackers/enemies. Years of thinking it is only dreams and wondering if she is crazy, Mala decides to search for Caleb, one of the werewolves she saves. Following Caleb to Wolf Town, there she finds Angus, the Alpha, where she learns her dreams are real and that she is actually a Dream Wraith, and finds her own place among the wolves.

I loved
Jun 09, 2011 Sasha rated it it was amazing
Excellent concept, well executed.

Things I loved:
There was communication and forthrightness among all the characters in the novel. Even the villain was upfront.
The writing was sad and lovely all at the same time.
Characterisation was good for all the main characters.

(and coming off the disappointment that was the 5th Cassie Palmer novel, this JS book was a great pick-me-up/palate cleanser)
Katherine Wall
I recieved this book through the Goodreads First Reads competition. I liked this book. It was an easy read with enough happening to keep interest. I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't more intense. Some parts of the book could have been more drawn out and built suspense. The ending was a bit anticlimactic.
Apr 26, 2011 R rated it did not like it
This book is very disjointed. There is no romance between suppose heroine and hero. They do sleep together way at the end of the book and I could not figure out why?? It jumps all over the place and to me is just a waste of time and money.
Chelsea Roque
I'm not a fan of insta-love. The premise behind the story and the dreams was enticing but the immediate love thing that happens isn't to my taste. There were also some copy editing errors like missed words that drove me a bit nuts.
The romance suffered in this one. In fact it was really barely there. I really enjoyed the first 2 books in this series. This one wasn't bad I just wanted more romance.
Feb 25, 2012 Ellen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paranormal
Bit meh really, I mean it wasn't bad but it wasn't good, it felt like it should be part of a series but I probably would be bored by that, which is saying something since I love paranormal books.
May 16, 2011 Ceola rated it liked it
Interesting concept.
I have read books about wraiths before.but not good ones.
I would like to see a sequel gothic or more about mala
Drea, wraith that helps wolves in danger
Nov 29, 2012 Sobia rated it liked it
Average writing + below average world building + marginally described MC's + too many characters+ less than stellar editing = a between 2.5 and 3 star read
I really enjoyed this book! It was filled with interesting characters & had an intriguing lot that keeps the reader engaged in the story.
Jun 20, 2011 Tammy rated it liked it
Quick, easy read with strong characters. However, the storyline was very simple with no real twists or turns.
I enjoyed this "new to me" author. It's an interesting idea, lots of world building in this one.
Jennifer Clark
my first read by Jorrie Spencer. and I really enjoyed it. would love to read more about Wolf Town
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