Thursday, March 7, 2013

Review of Circle of Lies (Red Ridge Pack,#2) by Sara Dailey and Staci Weber


Aiden Wright is trying to figure out who he really is, but the truth could cost him his true mate—or his life.

Life has always been easy for Aiden Wright. He’s smart, athletic, funny, and the ladies adore him. But when tragedy strikes, Aiden discovers the truth about who he really is and his whole world comes crashing down around him. Aiden thought that being a teenage werewolf was going to be awesome, but it might just cost him the one girl who could make him whole.

Since her mother’s disappearance, Teagan Rhodes’s life has been littered with her father’s empty beer cans and his hollow promises to change. Convinced that others would only let her down, she keeps everyone at arm’s length—but resisting Aiden’s charm is proving to be more difficult than she thought. Throw in a psychotic werewolf hunter out to terminate the species and one wrong move, one wrong decision could destroy everything.


I really enjoy this series.  It's a fresh YA take on werewolves.  The story in these are romantic yet clean.  They also have a simple yet well executed plot.  

The book didn't have a dull spot in it.  I had to keep reading to know what was going to happen.  I wasn't so sure I was going to have the same attachment to this one since the main characters were not Allison and Cade.

I found that I liked the main characters just as much.  Teegan was troubled yet a strong individual considering how her life had been.  Aiden even showed a side of himself that surprised me.  It was also great that they kept Allison and Cade in the main part of the story.  I like the interwoven characters.

My only complaint about the whole book was the extra point of view of Peter.  I just had trouble settling into his parts when I only really cared about Teegan and Aiden's point of views.

The lies...oh the lies.  I really expected a lot of things to be resolved in book 2.  While they did reveal quite a bit, it's obvious that we will get more out of this series.  I hope book 3  comes out soon so I can get some more answers:)

If you're a werewolf fan or just a paranormal romance fan, this is a great series.  It's a YA series that's suitable for all teens, while still being romantic.  I highly recommend you give Pack of Lies (Red Ridge Pack #1) a read to decide if this series is for you.  This book gets five stars because I loved it!

Check out book 1 in the Red Ridge Pack series:

Pack of Lies


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.

My Review of Book 1

For those of you who don't know me, I adore werewolf and true mate stuff. This book was no exception. I sOoo loved this book. I started it and couldn't put it down.

I loved Allison and her fighting ways:) She was tough, yet vulnerable. Going from social butterfly to hated pariah seemingly overnight, had to be tough. I would have reacted the same way.

Then she fought with her brother and their parents decide it is time to air out the laundry. They were werewolves and were going to live in a pack in another state.

Then that was where Kendall and Cade came in. Cade was super dreamy *sigh* and Kendall felt the need to mark her territory. She wants to be the pack's female alpha and will stop at nothing to get her way, fate be damned.

The author did a three way narration and while I enjoyed it, the story could have lived without Kendall's P.O.V.. She was necessary to the story, but not in an official capacity.

I absolutely thought that this book was a score. I found it through a blog review and am so glad I picked it up. If you love YA werewolf stories, then this book is a must. I can't wait to see what happens in book 2 after all the lies were revealed.  

Author Bios
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Staci Weber is one half of the writing duo responsible for the YA paranormal romance novel, SINFUL. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Staci is a junior high English teacher with an addiction to reading romance novels. She considers herself incredibly lucky to have a close family, some good friends, a fabulous husband, and two beautiful little girls.

Sara Dailey co-authored the YA Paranormal Romance novel, SINFUL, with her good friend and co-worker Staci Weber. She has a degree in literature from U of H Clear Lake and is a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature. Sara is a native Texan and lives with her wonderful husband and son in League City, TX where she is a middle school English teacher.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Thanks so much for the awesome reviews! We are super excited about Circle of Lies! We hope everyone gets a chance to check it out. The prequel to the Red Ridge series, Born of Lies, will be out this May and book 3 will make it's arrival late summer!
    Welcome to the Pack!
    -Sara & Staci