Pack of Lies
by Staci Weber and Sara Dailey
eBook, 146 pages
Published: April 8th 2012
by Boroughs Publishing Group
Book Source: Publisher
Book Summary From Goodreads: 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.
Review by ephrielle: First and foremost Pack of Lies is a romance with a splash of paranormal. The story isn’t deep or full of flowery description. It is a classic example of a young teenager’s dream of how romance works. You meet a guy, fireworks ensue and you can’t live without the other. On the same track you can’t take the book too seriously. If you try to think too much all the holes will ruin it. Consider this story to be much like Superman keeping his identities separate with a pair of glasses and a curl of hair. This book seems to have two parts. Part one, the first three quarters, is awesome. I didn’t want to put the book down and go to sleep. It is complete and utter fluff but scrumptious all the same. I loved it and had the biggest smile on my face. That first portion really felt like the perfect read to refuel tired batteries. If reading is losing its appeal this book can help get you back on the go. There were a couple of great lines, one of which left me laughing for minutes. I even laughed so hard I woke up my hubby. My favorite part came when Allison turned into a wolf and was ready for some justice. I was so excited I couldn’t read fast enough. Sadly, I didn’t get to read her kicking some were-bum. She is talked up as such a fighter, but not once after her move to the werewolf estate does she live up to expectations. I loved Aiden at the beginning. He is exactly the older brother I always wished I had. I cracked up when the big reveal went down. Okay kids, sit down, I need to tell you something. Wait, I really don’t know how to tell you. Okay here goes nothing, I’m a werewolf and so are you. ( I paraphrased of course.) Hilarious in its bluntness.
The second part of the book is a whole other story. I would almost say they were written by two different people. The characters start to lose their identities. Dylan is a great example of this. He starts off mysterious and tips the scales into scary land. But once you hit part two he isn’t any of those things and really rather weak. What happened? Some of the characters start to get annoying and weak. Cade is a prime example here. He vacilates between whiny weak waste of space and the stud he was painted as. The pace at the end is very fast and the story gets very thin. Sort of a “don’t ask because we won’t tel”l or maybe “we don’t know.”
Before the second portion I would have given this book a solid four but the ending really pulls it down. I would recommend this as a great light, put a smile on your face, read, just don’t let the ending get in the way.
Favorite Quote – “I’m older. It should have happened to me first. Right? It’s like I’m slow or something. Like I’m a were-tard.”
Content: moderate swearing and violence
About the authors: 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.
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