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Taken by Storm: A Raised by Wolves Novel [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Book Description

In the eye of a storm stands Bryn, the alpha of the Cedar Ridge werewolf pack. She is young. Female. Human. Physically weaker than any werewolf, she could never survive a battle with another alpha, the strongest, fiercest, and canniest of his pack.  
 
Yet she cannot refuse a summons from the werewolf Senate. A rogue werewolf is attacking humans. The risk of exposure threatens to destroy pack life, and the center of the crisis is Cedar Ridge territory—her own lands.
 
Bryn has no choice but to attend the meeting, a gathering of the most powerful werewolves on the continent.  The subject is the rogue wolf, but Bryn knows the other packs want what she has. Her territory. Her females. Her pack.
 
They want her death.
 
Werewolf law prevents the other alphas from making a direct attack. It also prevents her former alpha, the mysterious and powerful Callum, from coming to her aid. But it doesn’t prevent Bryn from knowing what she wants. To keep her lands. To protect her pack. 

To survive.



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'really awesome and enjoyable to read' Bloggers Heart Books. 'a brilliant book that will have you hooked from the very first moment you turn the page right until you turn the last page' Kate's Book Life.

About the Author

Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the author of the popular Raised by Wolves series. A former competitive cheerleader, teen model, and comic book geek, she wrote her first book at the age of nineteen. She just completed her PhD in developmental psychology at Yale University and has returned to her native Oklahoma to teach at the University of Oklahoma. You can visit her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com or follow her on Twitter @jenlynnbarnes.

Product Details

  • File Size: 422 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1780872402
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA (May 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005O0ZRUY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,497 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No Hope for Happiness November 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was well written, engaging, believable, and had me staying up late to finish it. Having said that, this book left me thoroughly depressed for the last 1/3 of the book and for several days after finishing it.

If you want a book with a happy ending--do not read this book. If you want a book where even if bad things happen you feel optimistic at the end of it--do not read this book.

**Spoilers centering on the general feel of the book. No actual events given.**

Through the first two books we see that the main character (Bryn) has chosen a hard road and her life will never be "rainbows and unicorns." In this book, the last in the series, the author spends the book setting up an ending that makes it perfectly clear that there is no hope for the main character to ever have a happy life. In fact, over time her life will just get harder and harder.

The author does a great job of this, too great of a job. I finished the book whole heartily believing that over time Bryn will lose more and more of the things that make life worth living for Bryn the person. She will be asked to make sacrifices that will leave her little in her life but duty.

A very well done book by the author, but since it was at the expense of destroying a character I love I had to give this book 2 stars.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dont get it November 23, 2012
By Kami
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I only hated this book slightly less than I hated Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer, the 3rd book in the Nightshade Trilogy.

Yep, I went into this book with high hopes, only to have them crushed and scattered never to be seen again.

I dont get it!

I have read what the author has said about ending the series, and why she ended it the way she did, and I still dont get it. This is why I read cheesy romance novels, at least they guarantee me some happy endings. Books like these are going to be the death of me. I am not going to sleep tonight because all I will be able to think about is this damn book.

I will never ever read a book in which a character is named Shay, nu-uh never again. That name is cursed, I swear it. If I ever meet someone in real life who is named Shay I will probably punch them in the face.

*sigh* the series was good, the books were good, the writing was good right up until things went to hell. Some people liked the ending, some people loved the book. I however did not fall into that category. Proceed and read this series at your own risk to your mental health. Books like this really should come with disclaimers.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Umm...WOW! I Did not see that coming... May 22, 2012
By Pam
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It is so rare to find a series that gets more addicting with every book, that gets better with every book, but alas I have found that Ms. Barnes is freaking awesome at what she does! This series just keeps getting better (I really really really hope this is not the last book!!!).

So without giving too much away, Bryn finds herself once again in a battle of strategy and cunning with Shay, who hates that Bryn has most of the female werewolves. But, just like Ms. Barnes to have something on the side, there is also a rabid running around torturing and killing innocents...and the Senate believes it is a female werewolf. While trying to find the rabid, protecting those she loves, trying to stay alive herself, and much more, Bryn finds herself wondering how this is all going to work out this time. Will she make it? Will those she loves? Who is the rabid? What is Shay up to this time? Better yet, what does Callum know that she doesn't?????

I loved it!! I definitely felt bitter-sweet at the end, but I'm hoping that there is at least one more book that will set some things right for Bryn! I feel like I better hurry and start to read something else to get my mind off Bryn or I'm gonna be thinking about her character non-stop until book 4 comes out! Who am I kidding, I love this series, I will be thinking about what comes next no matter what!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unsatisfactory ending to trilogy June 6, 2013
By Bookenz
Format:Kindle Edition
I just finished Taken By Storm yesterday, which is the last book in the Raised by Wolves trilogy. I felt compelled to write a review because of the way the author Jennifer Lynn Barnes chose to end things and that's why I've only given one star. First, I want to say I really liked these books, in fact I liked them a lot. Very interesting story that kept me engrossed until the end. I loved all the characters, especially Callum, even though his decisions were hard to understand, he's still a fascinating character--A "big picture" kind of guy, as Ally says. Where I am having a problem is that the author ended the trilogy on such a sad note, and also with a cliffhanger that left the reader wanting to know more. Wait, that's the end? What happens next? This is fine if there was going to be a fourth book, but based on how Jennifer Lynn Barnes has responded on her website to the readers asking these questions, she's ambivalent about the subject of a fourth book and not promising anything. Basically, she'll write one if she feels like it. This seems to show something like contempt for her readers. Taken by Storm does not end happily for Bryn and after all she's been through, while I don't necessarily expect a "happily ever after" sunshine and lollipops type scenario at the end of a series, it was disheartening to see a story end on such a downer for this courageous character.

The author has explained her reasons for ending the trilogy in the manner that she did, which basically boils down to that she wrote the books she wanted and if the readers don't like it, too bad, so sad. Well of course, an author can write any flippin thing they want, but as someone who purchases many books I have to ask myself, is this the kind of author whose books I want to read? Do I want to invest my time and money if this is the attitude and the writer is only out to please themselves? The answer for me is, probably not.
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3.0 out of 5 stars As Expected
Good condition but if you want great then don't buy used library books
Published 14 hours ago by Amora Kibler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good quick read, third in series
Published 2 months ago by maryann
4.0 out of 5 stars Brutal conclusion
This series was exciting and fun, but a little bleak at the end. The author does a nice job of tying up most of the loose ends, and there is faint hint of hopeful things to come,... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mindy M. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
awesome trilogy, hard to say which book is my favorite, i love them all!
Published 3 months ago by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars great finale!
Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is book three of the Raised by Wolves series. Bryn has let Maddie, one of her teenage female werewolves, go off on her own. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Loren Weaver
5.0 out of 5 stars sad but awsome
one of the best endings to a book series I've read in a long time did have to put down to cry
Published 8 months ago by kelsey holland
3.0 out of 5 stars Unsatisfactory
I love JLB. She is my favorite YA author for writing her Squad books: Perfect Cover (Squad) and Killer Spirit (Squad), and that is unlikely to change. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Caroline Luu
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series, no closure
Enjoyed this series. Enjoyed the characters. Enjoyed the story line. Even enjoyed getting to meet the author on complete accident in a Barnes and Noble. Read more
Published 10 months ago by JoshiesMom
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling ending
I avoided reading this book for a very long time. I had heard rumors. Horrible rumors. Rumors of anger, violent book throwing, tears. I had an idea of what this might mean. Read more
Published 12 months ago by S. Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book was awesome! I love reading this book. If you like cliff hangers and on the edge of your seat books then this is the book for you.
Published 14 months ago by Rachael Davis
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More About the Author

I'm a Jennifer who goes mostly by Jen, an Oklahoma girl who's also lived in Connecticut and England, and a writer who has a not-so-secret double life as a cognitive scientist. I love pop culture, mythology, science, superheroes, Joss Whedon, guacamole, television targeted at teenagers, and any song that I know the lyrics to. I have no sense of direction, but can read a book and shower at the same time. As is probably obvious, I do not particularly excel at writing my own bios.

I started writing professionally when I was a teenager and completed my first four published novels while I was in college. Since then, I've split my time between various graduate programs and writing books. In May 2012, I graduated from Yale University with a PhD in Developmental Psychology, which basically means I spent a lot of time thinking about the way the mind works and designing and running experiments that probe the way that young children and non-human primates view the world. My background in the psychological sciences has a habit of working its way into the books I write, sometimes in unexpected ways.

As a reader, I love strong female characters, books that blend emotional depth with sarcasm and humor, and supernatural stories that feel real. I'm a sucker for romance and search out authors who can write action sequences and violence without pulling their punches.

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