Review: Pack of Lies – Sara Dailey & Staci Weber
Allison Wright’s life was suddenly taking a turn for the worst. She’s been having unexplained mood swings, has been getting into fights at school, and has been having weird dreams and hot flashes. She knows something is wrong, but she can’t put her finger on what’s happening to her. She desperately wants to be normal, but her body has other ideas.
Going to her mother in regards to the changes she’s experiencing, Allison is thrown for a loop when her mother admits she’s a werewolf. She succinctly tells her that what she’s feeling is normal and that it’ll all pass, but Allison isn’t so sure. Her emotions are in a turmoil and she just wants to break whatever she can get her hands. The constant warring within her makes it difficult for her to get along with her others. Deep inside, she’s trying, but the wolf within her isn’t playing nice.
When the situation escalates and not much else can be done, she finds herself en route to New Mexico with the rest of her family. Reluctantly, they’re on their way to join the rest of the pack her mother left behind twenty years ago in hopes that living with other werewolves will help Allison understand what she’s going through and help her learn how to manage the beast residing inside of her.
Attracting the attention of the pack’s alpha-in-waiting, Cade Walker, Allison is thrilled, yet also unsettled, by the fact that he’s noticed her. He’s good-looking and incites her senses in ways no one else ever has. Unfortunately, he’s taken and his girlfriend won’t let him go without a fight. A fact Kendall makes known every chance she has.
Forbidden from seeing one another, Allison does her best to follow the rules that have been set. She knows she and Cade can never be together, even though her heart won’t accept that face. When attempts on her life are made, Allison realizes there’s more afoot than she thought there was. Someone’s out to get her and wants to make sure she remains out of the picture. When others are caught in the crossfire, she realizes that no one is safe. Determined to finish what someone else started, Allison decides to do her best in setting things straight before someone else gets hurt in the process.
This was quite an intriguing book. I loved that the action set off from the beginning and continued consistently with every turn of the page. I think the author did a wonderful job in bringing out Allison’s emotions as she tries to deal with the situation at hand. We’re able to feel her pain, her anger, her indecisions, and her happiness as she discovers more about who and what she is. The ending was certainly a bit of a cliffhanger, but I can’t wait to see what happens next once book two comes along.
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.
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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Sarah’s Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/srdailey80
Staci’s Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/WeberStaci