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Raised By Wolves (Raised by Wolves #1)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  20,372 ratings  ·  1,406 reviews
At the age of four, Bryn watched a rogue werewolf brutally murder her parents. Alone in the world, she was rescued and taken in by the mysterious Callum, the alpha of his werewolf pack. Now fifteen, Bryn’s been raised as a human among werewolves, adhering to pack rule (mostly). Little fazes her.

But the pack’s been keeping a secret, and when Bryn goes exploring against Cal...more
Paperback, 418 pages
Published September 30th 2010 by Quercus Publishing (first published June 8th 2010)
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Heather
After what feels like an eternity, I finally concluded this book, so help me God. I'm a lover of paranormal fantasy, but has anyone aside from me and my amie T noticed the recent downward spiral of this genre? What is the deal? More importantly, how are these crap writers getting published with such subpar themes/ideas?

I selected this book for reading torment due to the same reason most individuals pick up these crap books…We are suckers for those damn marketing schemes that promise writing styl...more
Kat Kennedy
I actually had a massive struggle to be-star this book in an appropriate manner. I think it's one of the first times I've ever really cursed GoodRead's refusals to allow half stars because whilst this wasn't QUITE a four star read, it was definitely more than a three.

In fact, I really want to give it four stars just on principle.

I might...

But, no, that would compromise my ethics.

And that's like Spiderman deciding to turn into a giant, flying douche evil. It's just WRONG.

Peter
Nobody wants to see that....more
Jami
Ugh. I really kind of hated this book. I kept asking myself, "WHY am I still reading this? Why do I continue to punish myself with more than 400 pages of this crap?" Then I would remember how the sweet librarian I've become friends with at our library branch recommended the book and had been so sure I'd like it that she put it on hold for me herself. Sigh. I guess I wanted to be able to honestly say that I had finished it. So there's that.

The problem with this book was the sheer ridiculousness o...more
Cait
Really this book is a debatable 3.5 stars for me. I may or may not lower that to a three later.

Okay, lets get this review started. I have never ever disliked the first half of a book as much as I did Raised by Wolves. And that's saying something if anyone has seen some of my other reviews.

First of all, the writing, prose, and flow is downright atrocious. It was like she was leading a one-woman crusade against all long sentences with any kind of flow to them.


Come. My brothers!. It is. Time...more
~Tina~
4.5 Stars

Raised by Wolves starts off the story with Bryn, who's parents was murdered by a rabid werewolf when she was only four years old. Callum, the alpha werewolf, rescued, adopted and marked her as his own and gave her to Ali to be raised like a daughter.
Now a fifteen year old Bryn struggles with where she truly belongs, not a wolf, but more then human, not till she meets a new wolf named Chase does she find a link to her past, connecting her to the future....

I've got to say, I'm mighty imp...more
J.Elle
I am going to write this review in the style of this book.
Not Good.
Not Mine.
I read a review of it and someone said it was “evocative”.
No.
Not.
Bryn was adopted by the alpha werewolf as a child after her parents were murdered in front of her by a rogue werewolf.
Rogue.
Whispers.
No.
Although she is human, she was taken in to the pack and raised amongst them. Now, she’s fifteen.
A teenager.
Love. Hate.
Confusion.
She thinks that the alpha is keeping something from her and she discovers she is right when sh...more
Melissa Marr
Simply put: this is the best werewolf YA I've read. (I stayed up to finish it in one blur.)

Jesslyn
Jun 14, 2011 Jesslyn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all Urban Fantasy fans
Recommended to Jesslyn by: I wish I remembered
Time for a re-read. And it STILL gets 5 stars.

This was a fantastic book and the best book that I've read in awhile-one of those that you don't put down until finished and where you've got this excited feeling in the middle of your chest.
Written in the first person by a 15-yr old, it has a maturity that is not common in today's youth, but nevertheless believable.
While I consider it to be a self-contained story, by the end of the book, there are indications that it could be the 1st in a series. I...more
Carla
Books about wolves are kind of my "thing", I know a lot more about the werewolf genre than I feel comfortable admitting. Like the famous words from Jerry Maguire "you had me at hello" well, thats what these books are to me, but obviously replacing the words hello, with wolves. So, I think its safe to say that I was more than a little bit excited to get my hands on a copy of this book.

Bryn is 15 years old and is quite literally being raised by a pack of wolves. This is as shoddy as it sounds, bec...more
Kristi
Why did I wait so long to read this!?! Someone tell me! I love literature about werewolves... or wolves or any other variation thereof. That being said... this novel isn't told from the perspective of a wolf.. or werewolf, or whatever you want to call them, it's told from the perspective from a girl, a human girl. That was indeed as the title implies... raised by wolves. And I loved that about this book. I think being on the outside as Bryn was, was even more insightful than had it been from the...more
Merna *Finally back*
I gave up after 10 pages.

Until This day my hate for Ya werewolves stories never decreases. I just hate werewolves. Alot.

This isn't even a review.

This is just about one just significant thing about me.

I goddamm hate werewolf books.

Die! Die!
Sarah
When Bryn was just four years old her family was attacked by a rabid werewolf, she only survived because of the arrival of Callum and his pack but they weren't in time to save her parents. Despite the fact that Bryn is human Callum adopted her and marked her as a member of the pack for her protection. She has been brought up as one of just a few humans living amongst the werewolves and has never quite felt she belonged. When Bryn finds Chase - a newly turned werewolf - locked in Callum's basemen...more
Nic
I just finished this book and I loved it. It was an action packed, thrilling read that I had trouble putting down. And when I did I couldn't stop thinking about it.

It is about Bryn who watched her parents being brutally killed by a rabid werewolf when she was four. She was saved and taken into a pack by a alpha werewolf named Callum who marked as one of his own and raised her with his pack. Now Bryn is 15 and finds the pack has been keeping a secret from her and while exploring meets Chase. Cha...more
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Samantha Young
For anyone who picks up Raised by Wolves and is tempted to put it down because of the slow-paced beginning, please keep reading! The novel's heroine fleshes out into a single-minded and determined narrator; Ali, her adoptive mother, an awesome 'mama bear', and the storyline so realistically developed that it is one of the most authentic werewolf novels I have yet to read. Jennifer Lynn Barnes style reminds me of Rachel Vincent and her Shifter series, giving this YA book a harder, more adult edge...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
There have been some amazing wolf book releases lately, that when I bought Raised By Wolves, I held off on reading it right away. That was a mistake, as soon as I opened to page one, Jennifer Lyn Barnes took ahold of me and thrust me into her amazing Wolf world, and didn't let me go until I finished.

Raised By Wolves is an in-depth book that not only introduced me to the snarky, won't take no for answer, strong willed, main character Bryn, but it captured me and brought into the amazing world of...more
Erin
I'm not a dog person, and I don't really like werewolf stories. Aside from Soulless, which is an amusing bit of steampunk fluff, I can't remember the last werewolf story I really liked. Raised By Wolves had some good points--the writing was snappy, the story was well-paced, and the werewolf cubs were really cute. The preternatural connection between the main character, Bryn, and the newly changed werewolf, Chase, should have been the steel core of the story, but it felt flat and forced to me.

Al...more
Greta is Erikasbuddy
WOW!!

Have any of you looked at the reviews for this book? Apparently everyone is really REALLY into this book.

Children.... this book.... ugs... this book.... sigh.... this book was hard to get through. Seriously. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to put it down, throw it against the wall, or have a bad feeling that if I rolled my eyes up into my head one more time they would stick up in my skull.

Okey dokey... Where to start?

How about the writing? Well, the main character's name is Bryn a...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: I like
Rating: PG
Thumbs Up: 2.5
Overall: A promise that wasn't well delivered
Characters: Okay
Plot: 15 year old girl somehow saves the day
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Probably
Recommend: Maybe
Book Boyfriend: Callum & Chase

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

I wanted to like this book. I hadn’t read the summary, I went in blind. If you ignore all the glaring plot holes, there is an undertow of potential that keeps you sucked in when you’re reaching for perches to get yourself ou...more
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A few years ago, I remember watching a cartoon show on the Cartoon Network where the animals are in a trance, and over and over, they repeat "pretty, pretty, shiny, shiny" while staring at anything that has major bling to it. At the time, I thought it was pretty funny until I had those four words in my head all day long. It is kind of like when you have a verse from a song in your head and you can't stop singing it.

Fast forward to today,

"Survive", "Kill", "Mine", (I could list about 20 words fro...more
Jessica
Sorry, nice try but no...this was just...nope. Not for me. Same problem as with the Shifter series. The main character is a spoiled and selfish brat who endangers herself and the people who care about her by her absolutely stupid actions. The basic idea was good (meaning the secret behind it all etc.) but otherwise I found the story seriously lacking. I couldn't realte to Bryn and I couldn't understand the connection between her and Chase at all. No swooning, no awwing, nothing. Instead I got lo...more
Marie
How, hot, cute, mesmerising, sweet, and loving is Callum then. I love this alpha, I loved him the moment his name popped up in this book, and I didnt believe for one second he betrayed Bryn. Chase? Yeah ok I love him too but come on, ITS CALLUM. Alpha, leader, hot callum! I loved this book definitley worth a full rating. Cant wait to read the next one! Dont underestimate this book, I did but wow, itll blow your mind!
Belinda Boring
Wow! This book is another example why I crave all things werewolf. I found the book by accident, in fact it was my husband who picked it up and I instantly knew I had to read it. It quickly became one of those books where you sneak away from company so you can read a few more pages and stay awake all night with matchsticks propping open your eyelids. Life amongst a pack fascinates me and I love being able to watch/read about how each person/wolf interacts with each other according to where they...more
Jude
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I’m team wolf. Period. Always have, always will. So when I saw this book in my friend’s shelf I did not hesitate to practically steal it. I. Loved. It.

Devoured it, actually. In just one day I was done. Raise by Wolves is different, it’s not your average wolf story, yes there’s some forbidden romance going on but still, different. First, they actually act like a pack of wolves, it all seemed logical, not completely invented and false; they really acted like...more
Jess
I've been waiting to read this book for awhile so forgive me for reading it a day early, it's my Sept BOM. I gave it 3.5 stars.

I have mixed feelings about this book. So I will start with what I liked.

The concept was intriguing. Rather than another book about a shifter growing up, this is about a human growing up in a shifter world. Yes, same sort of context but from an entirely different perspective.

The writing was.. different. This is both a positive and negative for me. I liked being able to s...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

As a young girl, Bryn lost her parents in a brutal attack. Callum, the alpha of his werewolf pack, brought her into his circle and treated her like a daughter. As the only human in the pack, Bryn has always felt like an outsider.

Until a new wolf, Chase, appears.

Chase wasn't born a wolf. Bryn instinctively knows that she must meet him. As he's locked away for his own protection by Callum, she goes to Callum for permission to see him. Bryn asks Callu...more
Tez
Dominance and submission in a YA novel? Yes, and lots of it...but not of a sexual nature. A cabin full of weaponry and ammunition in rural America? It doesn't sound legal to my international brain, and the thought of gun-toting teens is terrifying, but it's all here. There's a chick-lit voice early on, but thankfully that disappears into something more mature, though Devon Macalister totally seems like a caricature. The babies grow way faster than regular tots, and the female is indeed a Speshul...more
Sarah
Jul 02, 2010 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of werewolves and twist-y plots.
Awesome! Don't let the three stars fool you (Really, I'm not sure whether to give it three or four. Maybe 3 1/2? Well, the stars don't matter so much. What matters is the book). This was a really, really good book about instinct, freedom, and what it means to be family (or not to be family). It's really an excellent book. Did it completely blow me out of the water? No. Was it fantastic? Yes.

Plot: Great. Possibly the best part of this book (and I don't say that often. Normally I'd take characters...more
AinmCleite
May 01, 2010 AinmCleite rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who is into werewolves, fantasy, or even paranormal tales.
Recommended to AinmCleite by: Melissa Marr
Okay, so I just finished Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. All I can say is wow!

Somehow, JB manages to keep her story original without totally leaving werewolf 'facts' in the dust. She has her own ideas about werewolves and isn't afraid to voice them. At the same time she is totally willing to stick to tradition when it works with her story.

Bryn, the main character, is amazing. She is headstrong and impulsive yet, when it really comes down to it, she is able to stop and think things out....more
Annie Brewer
WOW! That was so awesome! Another astounding series about werewolves that is so different, so refreshing from the typical YA series. I really loved Bryn's adventure, a human girl, raised by werewolves and how she interacts with her pack and how the laws work and whatnot. It was pretty wonderful. It was informative and intriguing.

The characters were so fun too. Callum. Devon. Lake. Ali. Bryn. And Chase. Alex. Katie. They were my favorites. The others I didn't have as strong a connection. But the...more
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