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(Wolf Trials – Book 1)
by Tamara White
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Slow Burn, PNR RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
While the story feel familiar and the plot is far from original, there is something about the fast paced narrative that keeps you reading. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Having been on the run for most of her life, Dani has no idea what to expect when she moves to yet another school.
She thinks it’ll be like any other place she’s lived. She’ll have to endure a few grueling months of being picked on by the ‘mean girls,’ and maybe having a fling or two with a human. But what she doesn’t expect is to be confronted on the first day by a wolf claiming to be her mate.
Her father has no choice but to reveal the truth about who she really is and why they spent their lives hidden from the wolves, only now returning because it’s time for her to reclaim her birthright.
Join Dani as she learns about a world she had been kept from her whole life. Over the course of the story, she meets multiple mates and is faced with the impossible choice of choosing one to lead with her as part of the Alpha Pair.
But how can she choose just one, when she loves them all?
Thoughts on Her Mates
You’ve read this before, and in not just talking about the pre-edited version. It’s the same story we’ve seen countless times in this growing genre, tweaked just enough to hold its own… almost. Over powered lost princess with a destiny, powerful mates, a murdered mother, power hungry fool…. you know the tale.
That said, this was still a fun read, if rather fast on the information aspect. It feels like the narrative was crushed into 1 book when this should have been 2, speeding up events and revelations to fit the fast paced presentation. It was… interesting. Much of World building and revelation is given during long winded dialogue or silent musings that span pages.
- I like the FMC.
- If you want all the details, right now, this fits the bill.
- Too fast. No build up, either in world building or emotional punch.
- Explanations are incredibly long and detailed, but mostly delivered in dialogue, without the nuances of general speech patterns.
First Person, Single POV
Character Age Range:
My Final Verdict on Her Mates
While not unique, this story has its own appeal and a quick pace that keeps you reading. Politics abound and the wolves are howling – free on KU.
Published August 14th, 2018
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What are you reading today? Have you read this book? How about other books by Tamara White? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!