Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: Shattered Pack by Aileen Erin

Shattered Pack
Author: Aileen Erin
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Ink Monster
Alpha Girl Book #6
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Meredith Molloney never thought she’d find a mate, let alone someone like Donovan Murry—one of the most powerful Alphas alive. Now that she’s no longer cursed and the evil Luciana Alvarez has been taken care of, she thinks life will finally settle down. Boy, has she never been so wrong.

In the middle of the night, Donovan gets a call telling him that his pack has gone to pieces. The news that his second in command has been found brutally murdered has Donovan packing his bags for Ireland, but the last thing Meredith wants to do is leave Texas. She’s heard about how the Celtic Pack are with outsiders. And Donovan has more than a few exes in the pack that will be less than friendly.

Meredith’s never let a few angry wolves stop her, and she’s not about to start now. She’s faced down much worse the past few months. But when she gets there, she finds that it’s not just a few exes who stand in the way between her and her Full Moon Ceremony with Donovan.

Meredith is thrust in to a deadly game of pack politics, one the fey have happily joined in on. When the dust settles, she knows she’ll either have everything that she wants or lose it all.

I always get worried when a series that follows one lead switches to another. I get worried that I won't connect with the character or the storyline since I already love the other,  but once again Aileen Erin pulled it off.

I've always liked Meredith. She has a spunky personality and she has had to fight through her own difficulties in past Alpha Girl books. SHATTERED PACK dives right into her life, shows us a bit about her family and proves to us that she is just as Alpha as her mate Donovan. In fact, at some points she was more!

Just because SHATTERED PACK features Meredith doesn't mean we don't get to see some of our other favorite Alpha Girl characters. We see Cosette more than the others. She plays a small role, but we get a better understanding of why she has to stay out of pack politics and we learn more about her  role in the Fae hierarchy.

I enjoyed getting to know Donovan and Meredith better as a couple. There weren't a lot of romantic scenes, but they worked as a team when needed and fought together against their foes. I didn't want to put SHATTERED PACK down and I would be more than happy to continue reading more with Meredith as the lead female character.

I gave it 5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.