Monday, September 21, 2015

Bitterroot (Part 1), by Heather Hildenbrand & SM Reine

by Heather Hildenbrand & SM Reine

Seventeen year-old Regan Vuk has lived her whole life under the shadow of her future: the pack alpha. She is fast, smart, and determined. According to her own pack members, she is a shoo-in. But Regan’s dad has a secret.

Seventeen year-old Charlie spent her adolescence drifting from place to place with a mother desperate to hide her illegitimate daughter from the unforgiving reality of werewolf pack dynamics. All Charlie has ever wanted is to know her father--and the family that's been kept from her all these years. But most of all, she wants a place to belong in the world. Where she doesn’t have to pretend she can’t sprout fur and paws at will. Being kidnapped on her way home from prom was not she Charlie had in mind.

When Charlie finds out the only way to fit in with her new family is to defeat her long-lost sister for the role of alpha, she refuses. That is until she learns that the strange and alluring vampire she's befriended, Owen, is the same vampire prince that's been promised the winner.

Regan has no doubt that, although she loathes the vampires, it will be her who "wins" Owen. 

Only problem: Charlie's already fallen for him.

My Review:

I want to point out that I love Heather Hildenbrand and SM Reine's books! Heather Hildenbrand's Dirty Blood series and SM Reine's Season's of the Moon and Season's of the Moon: Cain Chronicles series are heavy re-reads of mine. But something about this book and the way it ends just doesn't add up.

The way Charlie gets kidnapped and the way she "falls" for Owen, it just does't feel like a complete story. The story just comes to a screeching halt at the end. It ends the way the synopsis ends: Charlie realizes she loves Owen and that's it. No explanation. It doesn't lead up to the fight.. It is just ends un an abrupt halt. The writing conflicts between both authors so it is weird to one style of writing and then a different one.

I love both author's, but this book doesn't really work. So I give it 2 stars.

Bitterroot is a Young Adult Paranormal with a dose of sibling rivalry... Who will you root for?

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