Winter Wolf (New Dawn #1)
Learning that her birth parents were purebred wolf shifters is shocking enough. Now she’s expected to take her place in their unfamiliar world. Caught between two warring packs, Katalina must learn fast. One pack, led by the father she has only just met, wants ...more
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Well, this was an interesting book, but i'm afraid that something was missing...
No, it didn't bother me that the story was less or more something that i have certainly read about it in the past, but i think that the plot was a little bit rushed and it was like missing something from Catalina's character...
I understand that she was feeling lost after all that she've been through lately, but i'm afraid that i didn't like her so much!!! She seems very weak with some ...more
This book should be called 'Katalina in the Land of Clichés':
- normal teenager with happy life turned orphan all of a sudden - check
- teenager finds about hidden supernatural world - check
- girl is a supernatural being (in this case, a shifter) - check
- girl meets mysterious guy - check
- two guys fight for girl's attention - check
- girl falls automatically in love with said mysterious guy - check
- Woe-is-me, I can't live without you! - check
- there is an epic war going on between t ...more
5 sweet stars from me
What a lovely story, i was captivated from page one to the the last page!
Winter wolf is one of the best stories i have read about wolves.
Katalina's life changed at her eighteenth birthday, its the day she lost her adopted
parents and the day she learns a big secret about herself. She is a shifter and she is
claimed by her biological father's pack (River Run pack) and Sebastian. You see its not so simple
River Run pack and Sebastian's pack Dark Shadows are enemies. Another pr
"I never fit in my world either, Kat. We are going to make a new world, just for us."
I'm tempted to give 4 stars to this book, but it wouldn't be fair and now I'll explain why.
This is one of those books which can relax you, which can make you think a lot less. It is something cute, well-written, but there's a lack in the plot: the protagonist finds out to be a shifter, a wolf of pure-blood and her world change, ...more
Katalina has just turned 18, driving back from her birthday dinner with her Parents a horrible accident happens not only is the car upside down, but so is Katalina's world, with her Parents dead she finds herself dragged from the fiery car by Wolves. Wolves that can turn Human.. When she finds herself at her biological fathers, she learns that the world she knew and was comfortable in is not what she thought. Katalina falls and Mates with ...more
A part of you was missing ?
Even in the darkest moment of your life you find a light ?
For Katalina this happened after a horrid crash changing her life forever.
Winter Wolf captivated me from the sheer cover alone. I know never judge a book by its cover but in this case this book holds both . Its cover is stunning and this book is certainly enjoyable till you have turned that last page.
I had been ogling this book since it was released ...more
Katalina has just turned 18, she is on her way back from a birthday dinner with her parents when she notices the wolves running alongside the car, she tells her dad. The car rolls and crashes, Katalina escapes but the car catches fire and her parents both die and her life instantly changes. She is rescued by a shapeshifter and now finds herself in a whole new unknown world, she ends up at her biological father’s house, lear ...more
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This was a very light hearted and easy read, I enjoyed it quite alright, and I actually read it in just two sitting! That’s rarely happens with me anymore but the easy writing and the flow of the story just barely kept me from a full night of sleep.
This book kept true to the werewolves’ world there was pack politics, mating, loyalty, actio ...more
Although the plot of this book isn't a unique take on werewolves, I thought that Raithby did a great job of inco ...more
Had potential but.....
I seem to be on a never ending search for a really good shifter book, I try so many and I'm starting to think it must be me, am I really that hard to please.... no, don't answer that.
The book opens on Katalina's eighteenth birthday she's travelling in a car with her parents when she spots a wolf running beside the car, more wolves appear, her father is distracted causing a fatal car accident and it appears the wolves are actually after Katalina, she barely escapes ...more
The only problem is I thought it was too short. I would have loved it just as much if not more if it were twice as long,
or if there was going to be follow on books.
Winter Wolf is the first book in Rachel Raithby’s New Dawn series. This modern day Romeo and Juliet story is well-written and a fun read, but the plot was lacking something for me. There isn’t really anything special to set this book apart from any of the other urban fantasy/paranormal romances out there. Katalina discovers she’s a werewolf after a terrible tragedy occurs on her 18th birthday and she finds herself taken by her birth fat ...more
While I really appreciated the fact that the reader didn’t have to wait long for the excitement to begin, it did seem that the action declined slightly after the explosive beginning. There was plenty of drama throughout the book, it just seemed like ...more
This was an awesome book! The first chapter starts off with a bang and it never stops throughout the book. Who are these were-people? Why are they keeping Katalina against her will and why is Jackson so angry? Katalina, or Kat, has much to learn about hers ...more
Sebastian Evernight is the alpha's son of the Dark Shadows pack. Sent to kill Katalina Winter, the alpha's daughter of the River Run pack, Bass knows in an instant that she's meant for him. She's his mate ...more
Initial Thoughts: This is one of my favorite books of the year. It was so good! I loved the characters and the story. It was very well developed and had such a captivating story I couldn't put it down or help falling in love with it. I'm already excited for the next book!
The Characters & Story: Katalina, or Kat, just turned eighteen and is out with her parents when they get into an accident and dark colored w ...more
Only they aren't your run of the mill wolves they are shifters - werewolves!
Her life is turned upside down from that moment when she is rescued by some shifters who take her to their alpha - who she discovers is her biological father.
He wants to protect her whilst another pack wants her dead.
Then we meet Bass, the alphas son from Dark Shadow p ...more
It starts out with action, that pretty much flows throughout it's entire length which kept me wanting to read more, and that's a plus for any reader in my opinion!
Katalina's world gets totally turned upside down, inside out, and blown apart in a whirlwind of time; and she's expected to fully understand the what and why of it all by people she has never met, and now they're the only family she has left. Caught up in a wa ...more
I loved Katalina aka Kat. She is a strong willed and strong minded character. Toby was so cute he made me giggle a few times. Cage was a true pack follower. And of course Sebastian aka Bass has a strong protective alpha personality but is also sweet and loving.
I can not wait till the next book in the series come ...more
This book has a lovely cover. It drew me in and made me want to give a shape shifting story a chance - a genre I don't typically read.
I AM really glad that the ultimate insta love male wasn't alpha dominate, didn't nickname the MC with anything obnoxious and I did like that Kat had a little spunk (even if I didn't like her).
But, sadly ...more
It was almost like reading 'Romeo & Juliet'.... Two house holds, both alike in dignity..... Anyway that's what I felt it was like at the start. But it's sooo very different.
Katalina is thrown into a world competely different to what she ...more
The novel Winter Wolf just proves to be another reason why Rachel M Raithby is one of my favorite authors. I read her other novel Lexia and I fell in love with her writing style.
Winter Wolf is completely different to Lexia but is another amazing read. The book begins with Katalina Winter gets into a car accident where her parents are killed. After the horrific accident her life turns completely upside down when she finds out she is a shi ...more