"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on....
Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. This is the second book in her Raised by Wolves series, and I've had it on preorder since I got about halfway through Raised by Wolves this past winter. I'm a fan of werewolf books, but find so few actually take to the level that Barnes does. It's not just a stellar paranormal book, but she actually took the time to explain real wolf pack dynamics, and keeps the wolves in her story true to that. I absolutely adored book one, and I have extremely high hopes for this one.
Here's the Goodreads blurb:
Bryn is now leader of the Cedar Ridge pack of werewolves and she's convinced that her pack is different - it's democratic and fair. Then Bryn finds a battered teenage Were, Connor, bleeding on her front porch. He begs Bryn to protect him from an abusive leader; Bryn takes him into her pack.
But Bryn's Were partner Chase doesn't trust the new boy, and the more time she spends helping Connor, the more aggressive Chase becomes. Bryn is not sure if it's jealousy, or Were possessiveness but for the first time she starts to feel suffocated by the bond she and Chase share.
Filled with action, unlikely allies, and deadly conspiracies, TRIAL BY FIRE will change Bryn forever. She is soon to realise that to lead a pack of werewolves, she must give in to her animal instincts and become a little less human. And as hard as it's going to be, Bryn is going to have to do it alone.
There can only be one alpha.
Trial By Fire will be released 6.14.2011 by Quercus Publishing Plc.