#BookReview: Highland Wolf Pact by Selena Kitt 5/5 Stars

Overview: Sibyl’s dad has passed, but her mom has quickly remarried to her uncle (Sibyl’s dad’s brother). Now she is set to marry the Laird of the MacFalon clan. In her short time there she learns of a race of people, descended from Adam’s first wife Lilith, called wulvers. Shapeshifting wolves, and the Laird “hunts” them for sport. Finding his way of hunting despicable, she saves a beautiful wulver that is very pregnant. Subsequently she is captured by their King, and learns she is his mate. MacFalon will not be thwarted and takes one of the wulvers captive. To avoid war and save the lives of those she cares for most, Sibyl rushes back to save her friend and marry the MacFalon. Even though she saved the day, with only one casualty, her mate is mad because she tried to sacrifice herself.

Opinion: Now this is a romance novel! There is danger, romance, sacrifice and still everything turns out alright. It even had coups to overthrow the King of England and raw snapshots of women’s rights…or lack there of. Instead of just two people finding themselves in love, both are worried about the repercussions their union would have. The Wulver King is expected to mate with and conceive a wulver. Sibyl has been promised to the MacFalon Laird as a debt settlement between England and Scotland. The two try to stay apart for the better of the clan, but love wills out and steps are made by both to still avoid destroying the lives of others. Most romance novels say be damned to the consequences and jump in, this was actually settled by a couple thinking about others instead of just what they want.

Recommend: YES

#BookReview: The Last Town (Wayward Pines Trilogy book 3) by Blake Crouch 3/5 Stars

Overview: The town knows the truth and are now running for their lives. Monsters have been invited in and are hunting for human flesh. Many are slaughtered in the streets or their homes, but those who survived are out for the man responsible. Safely tucked away, Ethan leaves every one behind in order to take control from the man who claims to be God. A nomad blast from the past in the form of Ethan’s old boss, Adam Hassler, wanders into town and saves Ethan’s wife and son from being killed in a jail cell. After over throwing the dictator, Ethan finds himself in charge with another man as co-captain. Working to out the town back together, they make another startling discovery and faced with one of two options; die in town or face the outside world. Choosing a third option, the town sets off on a another questionable journey.

Opinion: The ending sucks. By now everything has become predictable and the only thing no one sees coming is the ending, so you would think that it would be epic. Sadly it is not, you first think they decide to stay in town, then you are led to believe they are leaving only for a third option to arrive. This choice needs more explaining, and then the epilogue leaves so much room for another book but I don’t think we will get one. It had so much promise to be great but turned out to only be good.