Taken by Storm, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Bryn knows first-hand that being the alpha of a werewolf pack means making hard decisions, and that being human makes things a thousand times worse.

She's prepared to give up her humanity, but the wolf who promised to Change her is waiting - though for what, Bryn doesn't know.

Still human, she must take her place in the werewolf Senate, the precarious democracy that rules the North American packs.

Standing side by side with werewolves who were ancient long before she was ever born is enough of a challenge, but Bryn soon learns that the Senate has been called to deal with a problem: the kind of problem that involves human bodies, a Rabid werewolf, and memories that Bryn, Chase, and the rest of their pack would rather forget.

With bodies stacking up and political pressure closing in from all sides, Bryn and her pack are going to have to turn to old enemies and even older friends for help - especially when it starts to look like this time, the monster might be one of their own.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost
  • ISBN: 9781780872407

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An interesting story, winds up a lot of the threads. Bryn has to deal with a series of murders and a former member of her pack, she has to deal with viscious werewolf politics and complications in her life. Their gains and losses throughout and some of the choices she makes are very hard and very messy.The end of the story made me gasp, the resolution was right but not the easy path, I enjoyed the read and would like more,

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"It's ironic," Jed said again, "that if you want to be stronger, the first thing you have to learn is how to let yourself be weak."

This is the theme of Taken by Storm. Overcoming your weaknesses by mastering them. Taking control. Bryn suffers through her fears, the pain and grief of loss, and quickly adjusts to rise above it in time to take revenge. It isn't as sweet or as lengthy as I was hoping for but it achieved the much hoped for results.

Having never warmed up to him, I was ecstatic to learn Barnes had the cojones to kill off a particular character -Chase, Bryn's mate. He was given little page time and lacked a personality. All he was, was Bryn -protecting her, ensuring her safety, etc. She was his whole world so giving his life up for her made perfect sense.

I'm sad we lost Jed but I understand he'd served his purpose as mentor. I'm also sorry to see Devon leave despite the favorable nature of his new position. It was inevitablealthough I'll miss his quirky personality and his ability to add much needed levity to a tense situation.

My only criticism: old enemies do not die. As a plot device, I hate this. I hate it a lot. It's something that tarnished Caine's Morganville Vampires series for me, having the same villain come back again and again. Each time you think he's gone for good, and nope he's back, still causing trouble. If you kill the villain, let him rest in pieces. Don't resurrect him, only to annoy us again. Please.

The writing is great but because of the slow nature of the prior installment Trial by Wolves and my general dislike for it, I skimmed, so I have no idea if the pace was slow or not. I'd actually given up on this series before hearing of a certain character's death, which intrigued me enough to reserve this at the library, and now I can't wait to meet Werewolf Bryn. Broken Bryn. Her world has been shattered and remade. I hope she can carry out Sora's request and at least maintain an amicable relationship with Callum. After all, what he did kept her alive and changed the power dynamics in their favor, even though it cost the lives of those close to her. She may forgive, but she will not forget. That's the important thing.

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