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The Somber Call

(The Ariane Trilogy #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,050 ratings  ·  143 reviews
A tragic loss. A broken pack. A lone wolf.

The pack war was drawing closer, and Ariane found herself at a crossroad amid the chaos that was her life.

Which road should she follow? One gave her a chance at normalcy, while the other threw her deeper into turmoil.

She had new powers, a shifter for a boyfriend, and blood on her hands. There was also the lone wolf who had been ca
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Published November 30th 2018 by Tantor Media, Inc.
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Candace Tidwell
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm going to keep my review short and sweet. The Somber Call is the second installment in the Ariane trilogy. It's a good read and, in my opinion, it will be popular among many young adults. The storyline is interesting and it does have a few highlights that set it apart from the many cookie cutter shifter romances. Ari and Orion are wonderful characters that many readers will fall in live with.
I do think the author has room to grow though. The writing is a bit repetitive and inconsistent. I'm
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really love this series so far and the characters. Michelle Dare brings so much to these stories and reminds me why I fell in love with reading in the first place. It's been a while since I have been able to get lost in a story and be so entranced with the characters and their world. Michelle Dare really knows how to pull her readers in and leaving them wanting so much more from each and every character. I love the drama, the romance, and of course Ford LOL This is one series that is a must read ...more
Glenna Maynard
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ford and his smart mouth. He had me laughing and gripping my kindle with the tension gah. The second installment of this series was just as gripping as the first. A real page turner. I had to immediately start book :)
Garden Of REden
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Amy’s Review
2.5 stars

I had such a hard time with this series. The main characters Rion and Ariane were just not likeabke to me. Rion had a one tracked mind and beyond claiming her as his mate I don’t think he had an original thought or idea. Ariane began to get stronger, though she didn’t really earn any of her power, and she got cocky. Making sure to tell everyone she met all the powers she held. I just couldn’t like her. Ford and Wake were by far my favorite characters in this series. They wer
Anne Milne
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We pick up the story where we left them in book one which you really need to read first. This series has reawakened my love for every thing paranormal thank you Michelle.

I love everything about these books, the covers the story the characters and most of all the writing because it's phenomonal. Ari has had so much to deal with and the action doesn't let up in at all. She is faced with tough decisions with more surprises revealed. Orion is my man but oh did Ford make me giggle.

I can't wait to g
Andrea Heltsley
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read

I’m so loving this trilogy! Ari and Rion are awesome. And all the twists? Fantastic. Can’t wait to read the conclusion. Five glittery stars!
Lorie Glowania
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in this trilogy. This picks up where we ended with more thrilling adventures and more is being revealed. I’m absolutely loving these characters especially Ari who we see grow from the 1st book. Between romance there is strong family and sadness that she battles through. And a revelation is revealed. Can’t wait for the 3rd book.
Becky Rendon
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Squeeeeeeee!!! Squee! Squeeeeeeeeee!
No, those aren't mouse squeaks. Those are straight up squeaks of delight, frustration, and righteous indignation. Squeaks of love, happiness, and hope.

This series is going to kick ass while taking names.

The Somber Call is full of feels, angst, and everything a bookworm needs for their happy place. Struggles with relationships, fear of making a negative impsct, and fear of not being enough. Ari struggles with the typical insecurities we all face but in a much
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Arianne is a 18yr old thinks I'm so smart paranormal and she tells everyone that and all her abilities she can do. I feel that a inexperienced author wrote this series. The dialog is lacking and the emotions. Orion to me doesn't have any character. His only purpose is to protect Arainne. For me this series doesn't flow....... ...more
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So, if you have read my review for the first book, you know that this one cannot be touched till you have read book one! Don’t worry, I will wait. Well sort of. The Somber Call picks up right after The Ash Moon so all these books have to be read in order. But holy smokes does this story pack a punch like the first! I think what really got me with this book is that you can really feel the raw pain and emotions that Ari feels. How she feels responsible for everything that has happened and that she ...more
Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
The Somber Call starts where The Ash Moon left off. There are some instances where events from the first book are referenced, but I would highly recommend reading them in order to get a better feel for the story.

As Ari is drawn deeper into the paranormal world, she is still somewhat reluctant to accept her importance in the events that are coming. She is in love with Orion, and although their relationship is growing quickly, she feels that connection with Ford that confuses her. He continues to
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say I’m really enjoying this series. Arie and Orion love triangle with Ford now we add Wake to the mix. So many characters to fall in love with. The story is taking an amazing turn and even a sad one that shocked me. The pack war is coming and they’re all trying to prepare. So much loss has happened but they must push on. And now that Arie has decided to stick around so much to come. Great series can’t wait for the next book
Melinda Salazar
The second book was great! I really feel for the characters, as a reader I always transport myself into the new universe that's laid before me harnessing emotions for each character as the story unfolds. This series has made me find a new love for paranormal romance. The characters are awesome and the plot keeps you wanting more♡ ...more
Cindy Fong
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is getting so good. Ari is thrown for a loop at the end of Book 1 (The Ash Moon) and has to deal. with the aftermath. She finds herself straddling two worlds, trying to make them both work for her. Travis is set on war and Ari is still smack dab in the middle, but now more of her family and friends are now involved and she has a purpose to try to end the Diaminsey pack. As Ari navigates her new world and the men and revelations that come with it, she grows more powerful and more reso ...more
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book picks up right were book one left off, so you must read book one first. As Ari's story continues unfolds here life gets no easier. Guilt and hard choices weigh heavily on Ari's mind as tension grows all around her. The relationship between Ari and Orion continues to deepen and the threat of war looms on the horizon. A very engaging PNR read with an intense story with lots of twists. I am posting an impartial and independent review. ...more
Crystal Spieker
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Somber Call picks up right where The Ash Moon left off. In Book 2 of this trilogy we get a much deeper dive into our characters. Ari and Orion’s connection just keeps getting stronger. Yet, her connection with Ford adds an extra unexpected spice to the mix. I felt the emotion in this book was much deeper. Almost primal. The writing had me completely enveloped in every word, and my emotions running rampant as I cried as they cried, and then through the comedic relief that only Ford can offer ...more
Linda Rea
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well I was so happy to read the second installment in the Ariane trilogy. Poor Ari has more power than ever and more family but her emotions are bringing her down and she knows how lucky she is that Rion is right there for her but she won’t be happy till everyone is happy. The pack war is still coming and in trying to prepare for it she needs to get all the wolves on the same side and the vampires too. For a girl that no one ever noticed she is becoming awfully popular with humans and paranormal ...more
Veronica LaRoche
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely a MUST READ. I absolutely love Ari, Rion and Ford. My heart crushes for Ford but I know Ari belongs to Rion. This series just gets better and better and definitely tugs on your heartstrings. With Travis still coming after them, they need every paranormal on their side. Amazing characters that will have you wanting more books of these characters especially Wake. Amazing 5 Star read and the ending OMG I can’t wait too read the next book.

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy
Christina Oswald
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Ariane Trilogy is fast becoming a favorite YA Paranormal Romance. The writing is fantastic and the storyline keeps you engaged. The second book in this trilogy is an emotional one. It will have you both laughing and crying.
Not a standalone and ends in a cliffhanger. Michelle has a special talent with leaving you wanting for the next book. Even if you're not a fan of cliffhangers, this series is worth it!
Michelle "Chelle" Thompson
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can’t put these books down. They are absolutely amazing!!! The characters are some of the absolute best characters I’ve read! This story has pulled me in so much that I can truly picture the scenes, feel the emotions, and I can feel myself in the book with the characters so much that I WANT to be there with them. Absolute perfection!!!
Karen Hrdlicka
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book two of the Ariane Trilogy and so much happens in this installment. Ari and her friends are drawn further into the paranormal world, which is on the brink of war. Apparently, Ari is the catalyst of the conflict as well as the key to resolving it. Ari feeling guilty contemplates going back to her "normal" life but her love for Rion pulls at her heart and tests her resolve. Battle lines are drawn, allies are rallied, and secrets are revealed. The pack may have more of an ally than they ...more
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Listen, I have reviewed very few books and it’s normally to say how awesome a book is. But, not this one. Ash Moon was enjoyable enough for me to continue to this book but holy shit did it go south for me. The idea of these books is wonderful, I enjoy a good paranormal YA series but these characters just really didn’t do it for me. I DNF about half way through because I couldn’t listen to Ari anymore. She’s the worst - selfish, childish, whiny and annoying. I can’t tell you how many times I roll ...more
Mandy Sawyer
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg I have shivers up my arms!! This whole world is captivating. I can’t get enough. Excellent action and adventure. Brilliant writing skills from Michelle. This is a must for your book shelf or library. Make sure you have enough time to read without interruption as you won’t be able to put it down!!!
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is awesome! Continuing on I her new life as a paranormal, Ariane must face some crazy stuff and learn to accept her life. She is also stuck in the middle of a war she wants no part of. Ford must also deal with his feelings for Ariane. Definitely a must read!!
Stefanie Kral
✯✯5 Action Packed Stars!!!✯✯

Whoah!!! After the way The Ash Moon ended I couldn’t wait to start this book. You should not read this book without reading the first book already.

We pick up right where we left off. This pact war has left the Avynwood pact down one and the Diaminsey pack with a bit of an advantage.

Ari is left feeling miserable and she feels fully responsible for the death. Rion, Wake, Aries and the rest of the pack continue letting her know it wasn’t. Part of being a wolf is
Payne’s Bookworm Reviews (Samantha Payne)
Wow, I just could not put this book down... I finished reading The Ash Moon last night and wanted to continue Rion and Ari’s story so I started The Somber Call, which I just had to continue turning the pages to find out what was going to happen...

I am so hooked on this series and can’t wait for The Crucial Shift to be released so I can read it... but I am not happy that I have to wait... I NEED it now...

This book was so much more addictive then book 1, but I did just read both books in a 16 hour
Kristy Mills
The dry narrator can be a bit annoying.

And sometimes I can’t stand Ari. I could list all the things that irritated me about her, but honestly, the story was more than enough to keep me interested despite her annoying me.

I love Ford. And the author seemed to spend more time developing the relationship between Ari and Ford so that I felt more drawn to the two of them than I did Ari and Orion. Just saying that her and Orion have a connection and are meant to be together is not enough if the relati
Stephani Hannahs
To start you must read these books in order. Plus, there is a cliffhanger ending, and finally, we have Ari who makes a reader want to throw the book across the room, but my e-reader is too precious, so I resisted the temptation. Ari has the potential to be a strong, sassy, funny character but she is power-hungry, annoying, immature, and selfish, Ari treats Rion horribly, there is not a whole lot of relationship building and there seems to be more of a connection to Ford whom Ari leads on. For a ...more
Kendra Needs
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book two.....has left me more speechless than book one did, this book and series is deserving of more than five stars.

Book two picks up right where book one left off, Ari and Orion building a relationship and Ari coming to terms with the paranormal world being real and her inclusion into that world.

The way the author writes her stories is just amazing, there was not a moment in this book that I did not feel like I was part of the action, this is what I love in a book, when your heart hurts/soars
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not perfect writing, but this is more proof that perfect writing is not always necessary to the enjoyment of a good storyline. This is why self publishing is such a great thing. I’m still into the Arianne saga despite feeling she’s a bit unhinged at times. But, her explosive personality is growing on me, only because she means well and puts others before herself many times. She’s a good girl, just strange. I’ve already started book 3 - because there’s a bit of a cliffhanger again in book 2 - som ...more
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Michelle Dare is a USA Today Bestselling Author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from paranormal to contemporary. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.


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