Review: FATE SUCCUMBS (Timber Wolves #3)

Review: FATE SUCCUMBS (Timber Wolves #3)
Fate Succumbs
Timber Wolves Trilogy #3

Written by: Tammy Blackwell
Published by: Self-Published
Release date: September 9th, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 296
Format: eBook
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Also by this author: Destiny Binds, Time Mends


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?

My Thoughts


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.

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Mini-Review: TIME MENDS (Timber Wolves #2)

Mini-Review: TIME MENDS (Timber Wolves #2)
Time Mends
Timber Wolves Trilogy #2

Written by: Tammy Blackwell
Published by: Self-Published
Release date: December 31st, 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 269
Format: eBook
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Add on: Goodreads
Also by this author: Destiny Binds, Fate Succumbs


After a tragic accident leaves her battered, heartbroken, and alone, Scout Donovan would rather hide in dreams than face reality. But things are changing quickly in Scout's life. Soon she's pulled back into the world of Shifters and Seers, with her best friend's fate depending on Scout's ability to protect her. Can Scout pull it together in time to save Talley, or is the past too much to overcome?

My Thoughts


Scout is quickly becoming (has become? is she already?!) one of my favorite YA heroines, and I’m really impressed with the direction the author is taking this series. I mean, things started out normal in Destiny Binds – girl meets boy, fun love story ensues, toss in the paranormal elements and call it good – but by the end of that first book you just know that things aren’t going to be what you were expecting back in chapter 4.

Time Mends continues the trend, and then some. Some reviewers of Destiny Binds were lamenting the “love triangle” at the end of the book, but man oh man I hope they continued the series and weren’t put off by what they thought would happen – Blackwell does not like sticking to the predictable. So far, all the normal YA-paranomal-romance elements which I thought were set in stone have all been thrown out the window. I have no idea what is coming next, AND I LOVE IT.

Review: DESTINY BINDS (Timber Wolves #1)

Review: DESTINY BINDS (Timber Wolves #1)
Destiny Binds
Timber Wolves Trilogy #1

Written by: Tammy Blackwell
Published by: Self-Published
Release date: March 9th, 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 233
Format: eBook
Buy: B&N, Amazon
Add on: Goodreads
Also by this author: Time Mends, Fate Succumbs


Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything and everyone Scout thought she knew.

My Thoughts


(The eBook is only $1.49 for Nook and Kindle. GO. BUY. It’s the best $1.49 you’ll spend this month.)

I went into this book with high expectations based on many stellar reviews, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Scout’s first-person narration was the strongest point of the book. She has to be one of the best narrating voices I’ve read this year – fun, funny, strong, and likeable from the get-go. The first chapter or so had me thinking that her narration voice would wane over time (it just started out way too good), and when it didn’t, I was very pleasantly surprised.

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