Written by: Tammy Blackwell
Published by: Self-Published
Release date: September 9th, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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Having narrowly escaped an unjust death sentence, Scout Donovan is on the run. But the more she discovers about the Alpha Pack and herself, the more she realizes she can’t run forever. Destiny is propelling her towards an unavoidable battle. Can Scout survive, or will she finally succumb to fate?
I have to give this series HUGE props for the following:
Awesome female lead and narrator. Seriously, Scout is a favorite.
The characters. Yes, Scout is a prime example, but just… all of them. This is character development done right, and you can tell the author cared a lot about her characters. Everyone changes because of the situations they’re faced with and the choices they have to make, and everyone does so in realistic ways.
Pop culture references that worked. A lot of the time I feel like authors throw pop culture stuff into books to make people think they’re “relating” to the reader; but really those references don’t feel like they fit, either with the characters who make them or within whatever situation they’re referenced. In Fate Succumbs, there were references to Harry Potter, the Avengers, Star Wars, DOCTOR WHO (ugh this one made my day), and tons of other stuff that I’m sure I’m forgetting. But absolutely none of those references felt awkward.
No real love triangles. Okay, well, KIND OF, but not really. Scout isn’t someone who strings guys along, or who can’t make up her mind. She makes her choices, and the relationships as they all stand at the end of the series are actually really awesome. Everything comes full circle.
Speaking of relationships, let’s talk about the romance. Or rather, the lack of a female lead who lets herself be defined by the guy she likes. Yes, there is romance in the Timber Wolves trilogy. But I felt like it was almost just a side-story, just something that happened along with everything else, because Scout didn’t let herself get hung up on her feelings for anyone. And that was SUCH a refreshing change in this genre.
Only caveat I had was that the ending felt a little rushed. I just felt like there should’ve been some more “afterwards” stuff… but maybe I just can’t let go. THESE CHARACTERS, OKAY? I LOVE THEM. I may have freaked out a little bit when I saw, at the end of my eBook, the note that said there will be another series. Different characters, sure, but JUST LET ME GO BACK I WANT MORE. …Is it 2013 yet?