YA, Paranormal, Romance, Weres
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Published: August 24,2012 Published: March 22, 2013
Ebook 276 pages Ebook 215 pages
Willow has the worst luck. First she has to deal with her narcissistic foster mother, Bella; then of course there’s her horrid little sister Ivy; not to mention the pack of werewolves that belong to Bella. Now, they have to move and start a new school – again.
Just when Willow thinks things can’t get any worse, Blake shows up from a council she never knew existed to name her leader of a pack she never knew existed. How was she supposed to teach a bunch of teenagers how to be wolves when she herself hated everything about her life?
A friend of mine recommended this book to me and I am so glad she did. I completed it in a weekend and immediately went online in search of book 2. At the time it wasn’t available so impatiently I waited a few weeks for Fern to be released….that is how much I enjoyed the first book, Willow. I like that the author took a different path and has a strong female character as the pack leader. I read in other reviews that some felt like Willow is not a leader and didn’t fit the bill. I completely disagree. Willow is seventeen when she is forced to leave her family and is thrust in a completely new environment and told to lead a punch of blustery werewolf boys. I see is as a learning experience for her. I enjoyed watching her take her place as the pack leader and adding order to the chaotic lifestyle the pack had been leading. This book was action packed and a definite page turner. I would definitely recommend this book.
Willow and her pack had barely settled into their new town when the council showed up again. Only this time its to ask for their help—to save Gage. How can Willow refuse? Suddenly, Willow is thrust into a world of childhood nightmares. The Ancient City. But it isn’t at all what she thought it would be. In fact, Willow soon realizes that not many things are what she thought they would be and she has to figure out for herself which things are worth fighting for.
In the second installment of the Blood Vines Series, we find Willow and her pack settling into a new town and trying to get life back to normal. Soon she is approached by the council and asked to travel to the Ancient City in France to rescue Gage/Mikhaul. How can she say no, right Once in the Ancient City, Willow and her pack learn that things are not what seem and find some unlikely allies. In Willow’s journey to rescue Gage and take back the city from Bella/Fern we see her emerge as the true leader of her pack. She rolls with the punches and becomes a better person and leader from her time and experiences in the Ancient City.
Fern did not disappoint. The second installment is even more action packed than the first. Definite page turner! Once I started reading it on Sunday afternoon, I did not put it down till I completed the journey with Willow. Would certainly recommend this as a great read for anyone who enjoys a strong female main character with a lot of action. I look forward to reading other books in the series from this author.
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