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The SnowFang Bride

(Snowfang #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  878 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Centuries of political games killed most of the female werewolves. Now only a few survive, and the Elders work to change the old ways of thinking.

Winter, the only daughter of the SilverPaw Alpha, finally meets the soul Gaia has chosen for her: Sterling, the cold, demanding, and entirely-too-human Alpha of the tiny SnowFang pack.

Thrust into a world of human wealth for which
Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by 9 Swords
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Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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I have a history with this book, which is surprising considering how much I enjoyed it this time around. I ended up DNFing it in April of 2018 because things were moving too slowly for my taste.

The audio book helped immensely with that problem. I'm an impatient person so if I'm physically reading a book that's slow moving I tend to skim ahead and barely get a sense of the story. The audio book obligated me to slow down and just listen. I'm happy to say the ending even g
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
Really enjoyed this new wolf shifter book. Great world-building and I liked the complexity of the plot. There is obviously more of the story to be told, and apparently a sequel is coming out in 'early 2017' according to the notes in the back of the book, called 'The Snowfang Secret'. I will certainly be buying it.

This book introduces the enigmatic Alpha of the Snowfang pack, Sterling Mortcombe. His fated mate is Winter, the twenty-year-old daughter of the SilverPaw Alpha. Winter's father has bee
Man, this novel was on the cusp of everything. A lesson in almosts.

The writing was almost smart enough, the scheming was almost interesting, the characters almost fleshed out. It was so close to being good, but Ravenell couldn't pull it off. For such a promising beginning, it was like someone greased the landing mat.

I had high hopes when I saw the cover. It's rare that you have to double check the summary to be sure you're reading a supernatural romance. Usually there's an oiled eight pack to c
Emma Hamm
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-romance
You know, I really thought I was over my werewolf phase. I have read SO MANY of these kinds of books and I was certain that I had gotten it out of my system. That's why I didn't buy this book even though it came through my feed multiple times.

And then I figured, okay why not. Let's give it a try? I'M SO HAPPY THAT I DID.

I gotta give props to this author. Also, Ms. Ravenell, more books and sooner please. I was instantly thrown back into my love of werewolves and tried with two other books to ge
Winter hasn’t found her mate it’s taken her far longer than most female werewolves so it’s been hinted at that she might be unwanted. Her father is determined to find her mate dragging her along with his work claiming she was an apprentice so that she could encounter more men. Taking a risk he sends out her picture to a wolf that may just be the one for Winter. Only to find out he was right her mate is the alpha of a little pack in New York.

After a whirlwind encounter with Sterling who is clear
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had seen this novel when I was browsing around trying to find free books to read. I found an app called watt pad and brought up my normal fun and interesting subject matter to read. When I saw this summary I started in reading. Merry was not all the way through writing, and has since done some modifications to the story line, but her writing draws you in so fast and hard you have nothing to do but fall with her into the world of werewolves and packs. I paced around every day waiting for the ne ...more
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, this book surpassed my expectations and I found it quite enjoyable. Future books have the groundwork that they could become quite dark (hints) - a path I'm hoping the author doesn't take.

BEWARE this book is categorized as Romance but RWA states Romance genre should always have a happy ending. Don't know yet with this series, but the other one by this author leads me to believe that she finds happy endings too bourgeois, so although I enjoyed this one I found the ending to her other seri
Nov 06, 2016 rated it did not like it

Too much inner dialogue and not enough interactions with the main chacters. I literally mean too much inner dialogue, like 98.9% of the book is inner dialogue. The whole book is supposed to take place in 3 weeks. 100+ pages dedicated to 3 weeks of a terrible story. The secondary characters that belonged to Sterlings pack do not sound or behave as badass werewolves. This story was just not interesting. It sounds interesting but it is not. Nothing made sense! Winter's dream about the pupp
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I've read by this author, and I loved it! The author's take on werewolves is unique, and her world is so well built. The story's twists and turns kept me reading all the way through and hoping for a quick second book! The romance is great too -- Winter and her mate are the kind of characters you want to root for. I highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys werewolves, action and romance all rolled into one story. Waiting for the next one! ...more
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
A few typos but well written and engaging. Interesting plot and it felt siginifantly different than others in the genre. Overall very enjoyable and i will read others by her.
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Was I expecting a lot out of this book? Not really. Was I still disappointed because a small part of me thought the book would surprise me? Yes.

I'm a sucker for fantasy and love stories. While I'm more into the ye olde era-like dimensions, I decided to give this setting a shot. However, I felt like the book struggled to cohesively combine the modern setting with a more fantastical/historical feel. For example, one aspect that bothered me was the interchanging of "Dad" and "Father". I don't care
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Merry is an absolutely amazing writer!
From the very moment you begin to read this novel, it sucks you in, until you are swallowed entirely by plot, characters and their journey! It is a guaranteed roller coaster full of emotions and makes you grateful that writers, like Merry, exist.
Definitely one of my favourites - both author and book! It's a must-read!
Thank you Merry :)
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bizarrely good.
i did not expect this book to be as interesting or as good as it was.
This is not your typical werewolf story. And the Romance is far from sweet.
if you want a tweeny-teeny story of moon changes and cutesy romance and storyline. this is nott he book for you.
if you want betrayal, and stress, drama, mystery, and something that will have you thinking WTF! or 'NOWAY!' or 'Dude that is so messed up'
well them. the snow fang bride is just for you.
This is not a story filled with badasses
The SnowFang Bride begins when Winter meets her mate. She thinks her father will follow proper protocol when it comes to it, but that's not what happens. Things start to go a little crazy for her when she steps into the human world with her mate, and things aren't so good for her.

This book was very interesting. I enjoyed how Winter handled things with her mate, and being in a new world. But, I felt the book was lacking something, just not sure what it was.

I liked it overall, but it wasn't grea
Kim Fraser
Jan 04, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There were some things I really liked about this book and I enjoyed the beginning. Ultimately I came to dislike the main character. It seemed like she cried all the time. I also didn't like the other members of her new pack. Their personalities just seemed really extreme and stereotypical. And even though it was different from most werewolf stories which was nice there was too much time explaining all the rules and somethings just made absolutely no sense at all. ...more
Lene Blackthorn
Although werewolves seem to become a widely used cliché, they are still a good bet when writing a book about paranormals. This book is a proof.
Not very unique, but nevertheless spellbinding and attractive world of werewolves that is able to entertain the reader from the first page. The story was fast-paced, with many twists and accelerated plot development, although I would reduce the amount of Winter´s inner dialogue – there was a bit too much for me. Yet Merry is a great storyteller and compe
Mar 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes, I read a book that inspires neither intense love nor intense hatred. Sometimes, I read a book that causes me to sit on it for a little bit before deciding if I even enjoyed reading it. "The Snowfang Bride," is one such book.

There are plenty of positive aspects of Ravenell's "The Snowfang Bride." For instance, Ravenell's writing style is reminiscent of Stephanie Meyer's - which I am particularly fond of. Good descriptions, witty dialogue, characters with complicated backstories, etc. A
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listen to this book through Audible.
This is the story of a female werewolf that has been used as a political pawn by her father. She meets her mate and before she has even been given time to get to know him she is shuttled off to live with him clear across the country. Not only must she deal with a mate she doesn't know but she is moved from the country into New York City and doesn't know how to exist in a word of glass, concrete and luxury.

Sterling, her mate is trying to learn about Winter
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started out, with low expectations, considering that this book is of the werewolf genre, but oh my, did it surprise me. Some of the descriptions in this book by the author invoked some serious jealousy in me. I've highlighted way too many paragraphs. They are a reflection of the author's close observation, deep insight, and some extraordinary editing. Why can't I write like this? So polished, so poised, intelligent yet not unemotional? The reason for rating it one star less is because it took ...more
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-beta-prize
I received The Snowfang Bride as a review copy from the author/publisher (via InstaFreebie). The gifting did not determine the review/rating, which reflects my honest opinion. The character development wasn't as tight as I prefer, but the relationships between the likable primary characters was very well done, I even liked the dysfunctional pack relationships. An excellent plot and unique world building elevated this to a 5-star read for me. This is a rare paranormal read with complex politics i ...more
Bianca Mckay
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story. I hate that there is not a book 2 yet, because I just finished my third re-read, but my impatience is not worth docking stars.
Slow Burn Romance
And how is this pack going to survive with a master chef, a drama wolf, and someone who is quite possibly going to challenge the Alpha (it will be a dumb move, but one I think is probable)!
I am on edge waiting to see what happens and hoping and dreading all at the same time that there will pups in the future for our Alpha a
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love, love, love Merry Ravenell's Iron Moon series (when will book three come out because I needed that yesterday) so I gave in and bought SnowFang Bride while waiting for the third Iron Moon book to be released (still hasn't...) and I enjoyed it. There is a lot of good world building and new characters that are not related to her other books. Lots of new politics and backstabbing. Winter and Sterling are going to be a great couple to keep reading about and I look forward to the next installme ...more
Deb B
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was something really different and quite enjoyable to read. werewolf politics though were quite complex and weighed heavily on the story ... these parts required quite a bit of concentration to understand how they bore out on the rest of what is going on. it was well written and i loved both lead characters, lots still to be explained so i am looking forward to the next part of the story when it is released in 2017
Amanda Tregaskis
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A story that pulls you in

Some person wrote there was too much internal dialogue in this book... total rubbish... the only way a book draws you in is by letting you into the character's heads. The book has a great story line. If there is one criticism it is that we don't get Stirling's point of view which can make him a character that at times is not particularly likeable. Still a great read from Winter's point of view.
Cydney Reads
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This take a shifter society was a little refreshing. Seeing into the wolf shifters with their rules and laws gave me a new view on things that could go on behind the scenes. The overall book was good, I wasn't hanging of the edge of my seat, but I did want to know what happened. Winter's character appeared strong even though there were moments she doubted herself, she continued to push forward. Not overly sexual but still there was a couple of sex scenes throughout. I enjoyed it. ...more
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
A little more romance, please

I enjoyed parts of this book, but it was a little too much wolf hierarchy and devious planning for my taste. I’m more interested in the relationship between our lead couple. I don’t really care about all the pack rules and regulations. Also, I’d like to see how this author would handle pregnancy and the birth of pups.
Amanda Mintz
Jan 01, 2017 rated it liked it

Not sure if I will read the next book,this one was not to my taste, a lot of stuff was explained in a way that was confusing and I didn't get. Like the story. Didn't like the writing
ElizaBeth Gilligan
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Five stars for a Three and a half star book

This is not my normal read which is part of why it ranked so high. I tend to avoid werewolf books like the plague but this one caught and held my attention from the very beginning despite minor flaws she held it together!
Laura Almazan
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Engagingly good!

The characters do not lack depth, they’re badass in a non perfect way that feels real and down to earth, despite the supernatural context. I found the book very hard to put down and can’t wait for the sequel.
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Merry is a recalcitrant pantster living in the North Bay area of SF.

When she isn't writing she enjoys running (that's a lie--she does not, in fact, enjoy running), coffee, vodka, painfully bad sci-fi movies, and coloring books.

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