Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Tempering by Adrianne James

The Mythology department at prestigious Harvard University is tiny—and Mackenzie Duncan has just been selected as one of the lucky few. Her love for myths and legends is strong, but she never thought any of it could be real. 

After being attacked by a large wolf while walking home alone, Mackenzie realizes something is not right. She heals quickly, is suddenly super strong, and is experiencing mood swings that can't possibly be normal. The myths she's studying aren't myths at all. Werewolves are real and she's one of them. Fear of what she is, and who she might hurt sends Mackenzie running from the life she’s worked hard to build–and straight into the arms of a handsome Were named Geoff and into the home of his pack. Living with her new pack takes the edge off her confusion and self-loathing, but the arrival of new pack members changes the dynamic, and tests Geoff and Mackenzie’s growing relationship. 

The hardest part of being a werewolf is having no control and no memory of her time as a blood thirsty beast. When a moon cycle passes and she actually remembers bits and pieces of the night, she starts to ask questions, and the more questions she asks, the more she realizes she doesn't like the answers. Can she set aside her own sense of morals to belong to a pack that is like a family or will she leave everything behind yet again in search of a life she can be proud of?
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I was given this book for an honest review.
So I take a break from my romance novels and jump into this werewolf book.  OMG, what a welcome surprise.  I thought it was going to be a book that I would read and well forget.  I was totally thrown.  The characters, absolutely great.  Even though I would think Mackenzie is the main character, everyone has a role to play in this book.  There is power, love, and suspense in the book that makes it that good.  I like how it is not one of those frilly books and that you can actually get into it and want to read it.  The scenes are really good, I could imagine everything the way it was and that always makes a big difference.  Her writing is incredible.  YOu can tell she took a lot of time and thought about it.  I don't like that I need to wait for the next book, but that is my fault because I truly loved this story.  Lets not forget in all supernatural books we must have a love triangle

Mackenzie is a normal student, going to school at Harvard.  All of that changes after a dark walk in a park, when a wolf bites her. After  not know what to do, she drops out of school and makes her way to a bed and breakfast.  She meets Geoff, Margaret,and Anilise.  After she turns they realize that she is a werewolf and brings her back to her pack.  This is where it all picks up, I'm not one for spoilers so let me tell you the drama is there.  There is so much backstabbing, love twists, and secrets that you have to read the book and find out what happens, because the next book is going to be epic.

First time reading this author and I love her.  I will continue to read her books and cant wait for the next one to come out.  

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