Hi everybody! Hope you are having a good Tuesday! Today, I am so excited to be included in this Review Blitz for Pack Of Lies, put together by Innovative Online Book Tours. Along with my review, there are other tour hosts that have theirs posted on their blogs as well. I have the list below with the other tour stops, so please check them out! In addition, I will also provide the link where you will find the schedule for this whole Blog Tour (started yesterday 6/18, and ends on 7/12, so go on and check those tour stops as well, as there will be Excerpts/Giveaways! (Don't Miss Out On This)/Guest Posts/Interviews/Reviews and more so look at that too!
The last thing Allison Wright ever expected when she moved to Red Ridge, New Mexico was to come muzzle to muzzle with the wolf of her dreams.
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.
Reading the last page of this story, I definitely wanted more, but knowing this is book one, I'm pretty good with how things left off for now. With that said, I very much so loved reading this novel. It was beyond great! I'm very big on characters, seeing if they are believable and if they are relatable, and I thought the characters written here were just that. There is Allison, who is seen in the beginning of the story, in a fight; actually that happens on page one, but quickly we see her as one that had a boyfriend, a lot of friends, and just months prior, there was no more boyfriend or close friends. Her only best friend is her older brother, Aiden (whom was a sweet character, loved him!). Anyways, we see that Alli is not a troubled girl, but unfortunately finds herself in situations that instantly happen, and she can't get out of them. For instance, one girl calls her a name that no girl wants to be called, and Alli does not take that, and gets in a fight, and thus gets in trouble...again. Others have a misconception of Alli's persona, and I found this to be a relatable aspect, as this happens to people. So right off the bat, we see Allison as not a sociable person, and things just get better when her Mom announces to her kids (Alli and Aiden) that she is a werewolf and they will become one too. Interesting huh? From there, the story really takes off, and from Texas, Allison and her family move to Red Ridge, New Mexico, and there Allison hopes to have a new start, new beginnings.
Once at the 'Estate' where other families from the Pack reside, Allison eventually meets Cade Walker. When they meet they actually don't speak to one another, it's something entirely different, and I thought pretty sweet, but you just gotta read to find out how they meet! There is definitely an instant connection between her and Cade, but what stands between them, sometimes literally, is Cade's girlfriend, Kendall. Yup. You will see that Kendall is no picnic. She does not like Allison, and even humiliates her at one point (that was so bad, just so bad) but what she forgets that Allison is one tough girl, and well you'll see what happens. The story itself was developed very creatively. I really enjoyed reading it, and found there to be unexpected surprises, some good, and well, some bad, but it leads to a cliffhanger that gets me really excited for Book 2. I also liked the changing in point of views between Allison, Cade, and Kendall. I was not so sure reading about Kendall's POV, but actually I thought you understand her more, her character, her background, and perhaps at one point, you might even feel sorry for her. This was a great story, as said before, and I do encourage you to read this, as there is love, jealousy, action, adventure, and a whole lot more. This is a novel I Recommend! :)
*My Rating: 4.5/5
*My Audience Rating: PG-13
Author's Bio (Two Talented Writers!)
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.
Staci and Sara Online:
Website Address: http://www.saraandstaci.com
Blog Address: http://www.saraandstaci.blogspot.com
Twitter Address: @srdailey80, @WeberStaci
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