Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves, Fantasy, Shapeshifters
Source: Innovative Online Book Tours
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Seventeen-year-old Allison Wright is convinced she’s losing her mind. Uncontrollable mood swings, hot flashes, and the urge to punch anyone who gets in her way are suddenly becoming everyday occurrences. Before her erratic behavior gets out of hand, Allison’s mother finally comes clean about her dark secret. Mom is a werewolf, and soon Allison and her brother Aiden will suffer the same fate. When Allison reaches her breaking point, the family leaves their life in Texas to move to Red Ridge, New Mexico where they rejoin the pack that Allison’s mother left behind almost 20 years ago. Unfortunately, not everyone in Red Ridge is thrilled about Allison’s arrival, especially when she attracts the attention of the very handsome, very taken, soon-to-be alpha, Cade Walker. Little does Allison know, her mere presence is causing a rift in a once unified pack. Not only has Cade been forbidden from being with Allison by his father, the pack’s alpha, Cade’s girlfriend, Kendall Stuart, will stop at nothing to get Allison out of the picture. Well on her way to becoming the next alpha’s mate, Kendall expects to rule the pack by Cade’s side even if it means teaming up with a rogue werewolf with an agenda of his own. Determined to get rid of Allison permanently, when Kendall and the rogue join forces, all hell breaks loose and no one in the pack is safe, especially not Cade and his true mate.Pack of Lies is probably one of my new werewolf series and I'm dying for the next installment, I wasn't ready for the book to end! I go into every book hoping I will enjoy it and wishing I will love it, and I will say that Pack of Lies took me by surprise with how much I enjoyed this well written tale of discovering your life may be a little more complicated than you thought (and when you're a teenager that usually seems impossible). If you enjoyed Andrea Cremer's Nightshade, Shannon Delany's 13 to Life, and or Sophie Jordan's Firelight and really any shapeshifter or paranormal romance then definitely check out this one!
Alli has been shunned at school, constantly in the middle of every fight, with no friends to turn to she's in danger of being expelled. She's a tough girl who can take care of herself, but then a shocking revelation and huge move are thrown into her lap, I kept thinking to myself, "what would I do?" I know that I never would have taken these changes as well as Alli does. She's what I would call a survivor, she endures, fights back, and lives to tell about it. I love strong female characters and she is definitely one of the toughest I've encountered (which is saying something). Sara and Staci do a remarkable job making their characters stand out in my mind while also making them normal, like someone you could know in real life. My favorite character would be Aiden, Alli's older brother, but I have a lot of close seconds. He's just a great brother and guy, minus the one scene (you know) but he did apologize. The evil queen B Kendall would definitely be my least favorite, she is just down right nasty and easy to hate, which I'm sure was the point ;) I love these characters and would definitely say I'm hooked, which isn't that the purpose of a book 1, I'm coming back and I can't wait for book 2 of the Red Ridge Pack series.
The romance of this book is quite swoon worthy, as is Cade, our resident hottie (even if he did completely irk me sometimes with his wishy-washy-ness). The relationship between Cade and Alli happens extremely fast, but there are well explained reasons behind that and I definitely wouldn't call it Insta-Love. They make a pretty cute couple and they fight to stay together which just adds to the large (and I mean large) amount of drama and suspense thrown into this fantastic paranormal read.
These authors have a way of drawing out every one of the readers emotions and sometimes all on one page. Sara and Staci throw in quite a few dramatic twists throughout the story, some were easy to guess and some are still shocking to me. I really adored this book and can't wait for others to read it as well. One aspect that I love is the switch in narrators chapter to chapter. Mainly we follow Alli's story but it does alternate between Alli, Cade, and Kendall (thank goodness her chapters are short, haha) but really it makes for one well rounded story and it's easy to navigate.
About the Authors
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Both Sara Dailey and Staci Weber are avid readers, English teachers, friends, wives, and soccer moms. They have been teaching together for the past eight years, and writing together for four. Pack of Lies is the second young adult novel for this duo.
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