[Review] A Pack of Vows & Tears

Monday, September 30, 2019

Title: A Pack of Vows and Tears
Series: The Boulder Wolves #2
Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published: May 28, 2019
Source: Kindle Unlimited

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads

In the seductive follow-up to A PACK OF BLOOD AND LIES, Ness Clark’s heart and legitimacy are again put to the test.

She thought the fight was over but it was only just beginning.

Ness Clark's place amongst the Boulders and at Liam’s side is compromised. First, when her cousin claims Ness helped him elude his death sentence. And then, when August Watt, Ness’s childhood friend, comes home to Boulder.
Although August’s plan was to pledge himself and return to active duty, he finds himself incapable of leaving. This becomes problematic for Liam and Ness, because a mating link has clicked into place between Ness and the ex-marine. If not consummated, the link will fade, but that’ll take months. How long and hard can two people fight a physical attraction that renders their bodies unreceptive to anyone’s but their mates?
Ness is tired of fighting, tired of having to prove herself worthy of her pack’s trust and of her Alpha’s affection. But when an enemy pack arrives and threatens the Boulders, she has two choices: step aside and let the wolves who have pushed her away fend for themselves, or step up and help them fight the newcomers.
Ness has never stepped aside…not for anyone.
Why would she start now?
To break my common reading hibernation, I re-read A Pack of Blood and Lies to prepare myself to finish this book and the following because of Wildenstein’s box set release of this series. For those of you who read my initial review of the first book, you know I loved it.  

This one follows suit, continuing Nessa’s life now within the pack. Of course, after finishing A Pack of Blood and Lies, I wondered what could possibly come next and of course, Wildenstein surprises us with a nice change with a twist.  

Much to my dismay, however, a love triangle is introduced and you all know how much I despise those. It’s a typical YA cliché that has my eyes rolling no matter how well done or subtle it is. Of course, maybe I should have seen it coming but I did not let it affect my reading experience because the twist was interesting enough for me to overlook the cliché.  

The story ends with a suitable cliffhanger to introduce the third book, paving way to an ultimate showdown between two powerful people. Overall, it was enjoyable and with the way the story is developing, I’m super intrigued to see how this all plays out!  

1 comment :

  1. This series is so good! More people should read it, you're the first other bookblogger that I've seen writing a review on it :) I plan to read the third book SOON!