This book, as others have said, markets itself as the story about one dog and her journey. But that is not what you are going to get. For this reasonThis book, as others have said, markets itself as the story about one dog and her journey. But that is not what you are going to get. For this reason I have rated the book down to 3 stars. I feel like the book misled me in my reading expectations.
It was more about the puppy mills and what was being done to stop them and less on Gracie and her life at home and the intense emotional rehabilitation that she had to go through to adjust. This book wasn't just about Gracie but about other rescues as well and shutting down puppy mills, the work behind rescuing dogs from them and how they were distributed to other rescues and shelters so that one wasn't bogged down.
It was a good book, I enjoyed it! But it certainly wasn't just about Gracie and her story. Like I stated above it focused more on Puppy Mills and informing people (Honestly it read sort of like a report or informational document) than on Gracie's journey. ...more
A pretty good book. I could tell that I was starting in the middle of a series though as it was a bit of a bumpy introduction - trying to figure out wA pretty good book. I could tell that I was starting in the middle of a series though as it was a bit of a bumpy introduction - trying to figure out what certain words meant and the story's setting and culture. However once I got into the swing of things I found the book enjoyable and interesting. It was pretty easy to guess how it was going to end. Me being a crazy cat lady I loved the idea of FamPets. Especially Samba. Primrose I didn't enjoy too much. The author made it seem as if dogs did not hold the same sort of intelligence as the cats in the book did, which bothered me a little bit. I can't wait to get my hands on the first and third books in the series to read. T'Ash seems like a fantastic character and I really want to know more about him!...more
I enjoyed this book much more than the others. Probably because Lick started taking a bigger role in the books. Her personality seemed a bit strange tI enjoyed this book much more than the others. Probably because Lick started taking a bigger role in the books. Her personality seemed a bit strange though, she seems to act aggressive at seemingly random times when the rest of the time she is a level headed pup. I still am not a fan of Alpha's new personality, it's still fractured and unusual - he doesn't seem to be at all what he was portrayed as in the first books. In fact in this book he has really embraced that sense of paranoia, distrust and the inability to make decisions for his pack on his own; all while being bundled up in a blanket of anger and frustration.
Also the book description: "When they encounter another group of dogs who survived the Big Growl, Lucky hopes that they can work together as allies—but this new Pack may be their most dangerous enemy yet." Is incredibly misleading! This pack has hardly anything to do in the book other than posing a threat. Never, not once did any of the dogs think they could work together with this new pack. Almost from the first meeting everyone knew that this pack would tear them to shreds because of their mad, crazy Alpha and that there would be no way to talk things out!...more