In an attempt to save his sister, Emily, from becoming a breeder, Devon Harris defies his
alpha and flees his home with his sister. They seek refuge at his Uncle Rick's
ranch, unintentionally laying the foundation for a war between the packs. There
he meets the fiery human Lark. In the midst of a war, does he dare let himself
fall for her?
Rick Harris has been like a second father to Lark Davies since her parents died
in an accident three years ago. As the sole guardian of her younger sister and
the owner of her own bakery, Lark doesn't have time for a social life. When
Rick's nephew comes to town, sparks immediately begin to fly as Lark finds
herself drawn even further into the werewolf world.
Out of the Shadows is the first book in the Werewolf Wars
Out of the shadowsby Bethany Shaw
After reading the first chapter I was hooked. Out of the shadows is a book full of love, romance and action. First of all I will talk about the writing. The author narrates the story in a light yet concrete way to put on words the personality of each character. I like that it is well written, there is no grammar mistakes that I could notice, each character voice well defined that as soon as you laid eyes on the first two words of that chapter you knew instantly where were you in the story and with who. It was easy to relate to each character in one way or another, and that relaxed me into the story. Also, I like the fast-forwarding the author used in many parts in the book ‘cause you didn’t have to suffer the boring or not so important scenes – like taking a shower, or tooth brushing and that sort of thing – and it really a shortcut to the good parts. Either way, is the first book I read of this author and it surprise me that I really like the way she put in words both the character and stories.
It’s a multiple POV story which work well with the plot of the book, letting you know different circumstances of the story happening at the same time and that was definitely one of the reasons it became a page turner. One page everything was okay, and then all that changed and god, it was a mess.
Second. The story and the plot. I was not expecting a book were the werewolves are the main subject. And I really liked that the author does not give that right away.There are no introductions to the story just the story itself, making you want to keep reading to figure out what is happening and is going to happen. You get the feeling you are reading it as soon is being created.
So as soon as you think of werewolves, I kind of thought of twilight but let me tell you, is nothing like that. It’s a different story. There is a twist in the ways of alphas and the color of furs in packs, where the family bloodlines have the decision of each fur color. Alphas are black; reddish brown is a mix of alphas and beta, and so on.So then, the lighter the fur is the lower rank inside a pack. Just one problem, there are no more than two or three women born each generation. And that reasoning is one of the turning points of the plot.
Having that clarified, Devon our protagonist is an alpha but one that was not raised as one. Nevertheless he has all the qualities of one. Both his parents were alphas. His father being killed by another werewolf just to set free his wife and his mother being force to married and mate with the man that killed her husband and threatened to killed her first son. Meanwhile, Lark is the older of two daughters, whose parents died a year before in a car accident. And has been taking care of her sister and launching her first business “The cookie jar” with the help of Devon’s uncle, Rick. Brother of Devon’s father, Rick has been like a father to both Lark and Sarah and Lark shows her gratefulness she from time to time takes the leftovers to the family country house of Rick’s pack. And that’s how Devon and Lark meet and the spark lights. Anyway I let you read for yourself.
The entire story is from Devon and Lark perspectives. Being Devon a werewolf and Lark a human the plus in giving the reader different feelings and emotions throughout the plot. Both have a strong bond with what family means to them, and I think that what really brought them together. But not everything was roses and smiles between these two; mostly there are disagreements, misunderstandings and lots of glares. Those parts had me grinning and laughing. I was really and easy reading.
Third, the message this book gave me was a good one. A really good story, well written ends with the reader wanting for more, and that was me. Definitely I would love to keep reading Bethany Shaw books and the sequel to this one. The story has lots of potential.
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BiographyBethany Shaw has lived in Ohio her entire life. She is happily married to her husband of nine years and together they have two wonderful children. They also share their home with three dogs and two cats. Most of the time, she has at least one of her pets by her feet while she writes. Writing has always been a passion of hers and she is thrilled to pursue her dreams. She enjoys reading romances, young adult and fantasy.