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Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves #2)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  11,127 ratings  ·  564 reviews
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.

Hardcover, 357 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by EgmontUSA (first published May 26th 2011)
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Rating: 4.5 stars

Favourite Quote: I could feel his heart beating, feel his mind and thoughts blending with my own as the two of us stood there, bathed in the moonlight and feeling its effects like a drug.
Whoever Chase was, he was mine.

There is a lot of good werewolves books out there but the Raised by Wolves series would have to be my absolute favourite. So I was a little nervous about book two but it didn't disappoint with it pulse pounding plot and awesome characters.

Barnes writing is fast pac
We return to the best YA werewolf series known to the genre, this is said by Melissa Marr, and me.

Bryn knew all along that the other Alphas that make up the Senate--besides Callum--would come after her at some point in time for the female Weres in her pack. And when Shay comes to the forefront of a new feud between the Cedar Ridge Pack and the Snake Bend Pack, it comes as no surprise. Shay, being Bryn's best friend's older brother and Alpha of the Snake Bend Pack, has instigated the most unassu
(4.5 stars)

I really loved this book. There aren't a lot of Werewolf books that I can say that I totally love, but this series is definitely one of them.
There really isn't a lot I want to say about Trial by Fire, so I'll just keep it short and sweet.
I absolutely adore Bryn. I love her strength and fairness and I love how even though she's alpha she doesn't take advantage of that power.
I love Chase and Devon, those two are my favorite besides Bryn herself.
I think Chase is really good for Bryn, s
This series just keeps getting better. Barnes has written a beautifully complex and entertaining story. This is one of the best if not the best werewolf series that I’ve ever read!

The characters, this story, it’s simply amazing. It’s addicting.

Bryn continues to be a character that I admire. I thought that the girl had guts in the first novel, but now that she’s alpha there are new characteristics that began to shine through in the second installment. That impulsive girl in book one is now resp
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Rating* 4.0
*Genre* Young-Adult-Paranormal

Trial by Fire is the second novel in the Raised by Wolves series which features Bronwyn (Bryn) Alessia St. Vincent Clare as the only human Alpha of a werewolf pack called the Cedar Ridge Pack. She was raised in Callum’s pack since the age of four after her parents were murdered by a rogue werewolf named the Rabid. I’d recommend reading Raised by Wolves first since both books tie in together and you can better understand why Shay is such an asshat
I really enjoy this serious, it has depth, great plot, and characters you know and care about, plus the added bonus it's a romance. This story takes off were it left off.Bryn is Alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack, and getting accustomed to what that means to her the human non werewolf girl. I really like Bryn she is spunky, smart, speaks her mind, cares about whats hers, has a big heart, and is willing to sacrifice. She has lots of responsibility to her pack, and she takes it seriously. This story ha ...more
Kristina Snyder
If you loved and enjoyed Raised by Wolves, then you will also love and enjoy Trial by Fire. It did not disappoint me at all. Once I started this book, I didn't want to put it down. I had to see what happened, because poor Bryn had everything coming at her and the pack. Bryn's pack contains a lot females and young children. Bryn has to do whatever it takes to protect them, especially from Shay. Lucas shows up hurt asking Bryn to help him. Of course, Bryn can't turn anyone down. She is a true Alph ...more
Wow! Just when I didn't think the storyline couldn't possibly get better than it already was, it did. Trial by Fire is a fitting and mindblowing sequel to Raised by Wolves. I loved every single moment of it, so much that I couldn't even put it down for a single second. An amazing read.
Kate (Nomalicious Reads)
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I was literally counting down the days for Trial by Fire, and once it was, the good people at the Book Depository sent it off to me all the way here in Australia, and even though it usually takes a week, I was checking my mail box every day in anticipation.

Once it had arrived I practically devoured it.

The best thing about Trial by Fire and Raised by Wolves, is that romance wasn't the main drive of the novel, sure it was there, and like ev
4.5 stars

Trial by Fire definitely doesn't suffer from Second Book Syndrome. If anything, it's much better than the first book, Raised by Wolves. I vaguely remember reading that book a while back, and I also remember thinking it was good. However, the writing in this book takes everything up a notch.

*hands shaking on the keyboard*
Ok. I'm just gonna say it. This thing reads like one of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson novels! I know that any of you out there who are fans of Mercy, know what a huge
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
This is fabulous sequel to Raised by Wolves. I loved getting back into the world Jennifer created and getting to see how much Bryn has grown and continues to grow as a character and as an alpha with her pack, of broken, lovable, and relatable characters.

Bryn is fiercely a devoted alpha and will do anything for her pack. The love and support they have for each other continues to grow stronger as they form a united front when a rogue wolf enters their territory, they're threatened by a coven of ps
In this sequel to Raised By Wolves, Bryn is trying to settle into her new role as a human alpha of a werewolf pack. Her troubles increase when a teenager werewolf, beaten and bloody, is found on her doorstep. Because he is not from her pack, his alpha can claim him, and there's nothing Bryn can do about it. Or is there? While she is trying to find a way to claim the boy as her own pack, Bryn stumbles across secrets that may endanger her and her pack even further. will she find a way out? Or will ...more
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**This review (and the book itself) contains MAJOR spoilers for Raised by Wolves. You have been warned.**

Brynn thought spending the first fifteen years of her life living with the werewolves of the Stone River Pack was hard. Turns out being the alpha of her own pack is even harder.

Brynn is still human, she is still a teenager. But she is also the alpha of the Cedar Ridge pack meaning she is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of an entire pack of werewolves--living day to day with Were who
I thought "Raised by Wolves" was a brilliant story, and nothing could surpass it; but, my goodness, this one comes close!

Bryn, the Alpha of her small pack (and human too!) gets entangled with a coven of psychics who are in league with Shay (Devon's brother) who wants the female weres of Bryn's pack. There are a lot of twists and turns, but nothing detracts from the edge-of-the-seat plot, and the writing is exceptional.

Devon and Lake are super side-kicks and some dialogue is definitely laugh-out-
S.J. Bell
Raised by Wolves was my favorite book of 2010, and I've plugged it perhaps a bit more than an impartial reviewer should. But there was a reason for my fanboyish behavior: Jennifer Lynn Barnes is good. Her writing is engaging, her plotting is tight, and her characters are believable. Most books take a while to get into, but Raised by Wolves grabbed me right at the start and didn't let go until the end. It sets the bar pretty high for a sequel, but I'm happy to report that Trial by Fire meets this ...more
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Ahhh...this is what a sequel is all about! Its just like movies...sequels usually never reach the same level as the original but they certainly try. Well, for me, Trial By Fire came damn close! There were many times when I was on the edge of my seat wondering where it was going next or what could go wrong. Especially the Pool scene with Shay...nearly had me throwing my book across the room ;) This book builds Bryn as an Alpha, builds her pack as a whole, builds her relationship with Chase (boo) ...more
Another very strong installment to what I hope is longer than a trilogy. I love Bryn as a character, she still has the same strong, distinctive teenager vibe as she takes on her role as pack leader as she did in the first book. Chase's voice was stronger in this book and we also get more acquainted with the other Resiliants, but I missed seeing the twins do some more growing up. Also, even though she's no longer a member of his pack, we do get some Callum.

It's always a good sign when I freak out
Full review here

Trial by Fire, installment two of the Raised by Wolves series begins with Bryn as the new Alpha of the small but strong Cedar Ridge Pack. Bryn is very unusual, because not only is she female, but she is a human and her pack is werewolf. Things become complicated for the new Alpha when a foreign wolf, Lucas stumbles across the border and lands on her doorstep asking for refuge. He's badly wounded, having been abused by his captors, but Bryn
Same as usual- you definitely need to have read Raised by Wolves, and prefferably need to have read Trial by Fire 'cause you know I'm gonna give spoilers.

In all honesty, it was the ending that made this a 5 star rather than a 4. Kind of the opposite of the last book I read, eh?

I decided in this book I really love what Bryn and Callum have. I appreciated the not-father-daugther-but-close relationship they have, but it really punched me this time around. Callum and his psychic self constantly has
WOW! What an amazing book!!!! So fast paced from beginning to end!

I love when the second book in a series doesn't fall flat.

Bryn was so awesome in this. She's definitely not a weak character. She really came into herself, and took up the responsibility she has on her shoulders with her head up, and no thought of backing down.

It was nice to see her and Chase's relationship grow. He's so cute with. Always making sure that's she's okay and doing everything he can to keep her pack safe all because h
I still have mixed emotions about this series, although I did like this book better than the first, even though my favorite character was barely in this one. I’m still not 100% sold on Bryn as the alpha, but I think that she is definitely growing up and coming into her own. She handled the situations in this book way better than most 16 year olds would. She’s had to grow up fast and the end of this book showed her taking yet another step toward possibly being a formidable alpha.

This book showed
This was a bit of a let down for me. I rather liked the first book and thought the idea of a human alpha was going to be promising. So far it just seems lame and the author can only hit that amazing things are to come. Well, I am not so convinced. I think my lack of belief is centered more on her current age than anything else. I am not trying to say that young teenagers don't have strength more like how long will we have to wait until the amazing day of prophecy is fulfilled. Are we talking way ...more
Kami Dodson-Perry
Book #2 was just as good as the first one. Loving this series. I hope Jennifer Lynn Barnes writes many more. I know that there is a #3 coming out in June of 2012.

Bryn is now an alpha. Being an alpha means lots of responsibilities & lots of protection. But no one can protect you from yourself. In this sequel the young werewolf pack goes up against an angry alpha & a group of psychics. There is action, loss, victory, betrayal, loyalty....this one has it all.

We learned in Raised by Wolves (
Sharon Tyler
Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the second book in the Raised by Wolves series for young adults, and will not disappoint those that fell in love with Bryn and her world in the first book. The book opens with Bryn and her motley pack settling into their new life. Just when everything seems to be settling down new treats arise. A new girl at school and some crazy dreams have Bryn on edge when a young werewolf lands on their doorstep; bloody, beaten, and looking for a savior. Lucas comes f ...more
Bryn might be settling into her alpha position, but there's more than
one 'person' trying to take it away from her. We all knew this was
bound to happen. Bryn is only human, sure she's Resilient, but her
world is filled with werewolves and other special things - saying what
these 'special things' are would be a major spoiler, so I'll refrain.
But I can give a hint, think of Bryn and how she's...scrappy.

Just like in the first book, Trial by Fire is well written and
engaging. There's something about i
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
I adored Raised by Wolves, the first novel in the series, so I was really glad that I had an ARC of this one waiting in the wings. There are so many novels about werewolves in YA right now but Barnes has a fun, new take to them in her novels, and I love how they are written. My favorite thing about this series is that the pack relationship is so strong. They are willing to go to any lengths to protect each other from things or people that they perceive as threats. Even though there are some heav ...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Bryn, one of the strongest YA protagonists, becomes even tougher in this sequel to RAISED BY WOLVES. An abused werewolf collapses on her doorstep. She can't intervene without causing werewolf chaos/war, so she struggles for a solution using brains, brawn and her pack's help to overcome the lethal threat.

Or so I like to think!
Barnes kept surprising me. I knew things weren't quite what they seemed. And then I figured out what was going on - and I was right - BUT I wasn't completely right. That's
Laura YA indie princess
Trial by Fire was sooooo much better than Rasied by Wolves and I loved that book too. I loved being back in Bryn's world again and wasn't let down at all by this book.

I loved the build up to the main event and then the last 70 pages just hit me full force. and the OMG twist in the last 18 pages knocked me off my feet.

I really loved the relonship between Ali and Bryn you can just tell what they mean to each other. I aslo really enjoy the way Bryn and Callum are together.

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Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She's been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a "practice book" and which none ...more
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