Pack of Lies by Sara Dailey and Staci Weber
Series: Red Ridge Pack #1
Published by: Boroughs Publishing Group on April 8th 2012
Genre: Werewolves, Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 303 — according to iPad
Source: Bought- Apple Book Store
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.
Allison and her older brother Aidan are inseparable. Within the last couple of months, Allison has lost her boyfriend, best friend (whom she’s been best friends since they were little) and is constantly being harassed in school. She has been sent to the office 3 times within a couple months and clearly something isn’t right. Allison has begun to realize that all the girls are constantly at her throat and guys are constantly trying to grab her butt. When Allison gets into her third fight and is sent home, she is ready for what her mom has to say. When Allison spends the whole day in her room waiting for the worst, it turns out to be the complete opposite. Completely freaked out, she goes downstairs. Her mother then blurts out that Allison and Aidan are soon-to-be-werewolves. Of course, both double over in laughter and believe that their mother has completely lost her mind. Then they are faced with a wolf standing over them and begin to realize that their mother wasn’t kidding.
Although it probably wasn’t the best decision on the mother’s part about leaving out a crucial part that they will be werewolves, they decide they have to move. They are forced to move back to the one town their parents wouldn’t think twice about– their mother’s hometown.
Allison and Aidan are quickly thrown into the pack of werewolves their age and are greeted with some nice people.. Well, werewolves… And one not so nice one.. Kendall. Allison decides after a while to leave and is then confronted with a situation..
I was honestly nervous about how I was going to feel about this. The beginning was slow and almost predictable and at that point I was sitting at a 3-3.5 star rating. However, as the story went on, it started to pick up and become less predictable.
I did though have a hard time really connecting with the characters. I did like a lot of the characters, but I felt that it was hard to connect with them. Maybe it could be the constant switching of point of views? I usually have a harder time relating to the characters if the point of views are changing.
I haven’t read many if any werewolf books, so this was a great start! At first, it was kind of cliche of how their mom explained how they were werewolves. That may be the wrong word to use, but I don’t know…
Oh my gosh, I DID NOT like Kendall (whom is the “leader” of Aidan and Allison’s generation). It didn’t help that some chapters were in her point of view. Wow, I just.. Hated that girl.
The boys to look for– Wow.. Okay, pretty much any boy in this book is complete swoon-worthy. They have perfect hair, beautiful eyes, sexy body, okay, PERFECT EVERYTHING! The two boys that really “caught” my eye were Aidan and Cade. So, be aware!
“He looked too lost in his own thoughts to just sit back and relax with a book, even a John Green book.”
“Damn him if he thinks for one second that I’m going to continue to sneak around with him. I may have went back to get the letter out of my locker. But so what? That didn’t mean that I was going to fall right back into his no-good-lying-cheating arms.”
“Of course, I wouldn’t get sick. I probably can’t even get sick, right? I’m like a learning-disabled werewolf”.