Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Circle of Lies by Sara Dailey and Staci Weber

Title:  Circle of Lies
Author:  Sara Daily and Staci Weber
Series:  Red Ridge Pack #2
Published:  December 20th 2012 by Boroughs Publishing Group
Page Count:  254
Genre:  Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Shelf: Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Book Blurb:

Aiden Wright is trying to figure out who he really is, but the truth could cost him his true mate—or his life.

Life has always been easy for Aiden Wright. He’s smart, athletic, funny, and the ladies adore him. But when tragedy strikes, Aiden discovers the truth about who he really is, and his whole world comes crashing down around him. Aiden thought that being a teenage werewolf was going to be awesome, but it might just cost him the one girl who could make him whole.

Since her mother’s disappearance, Teagan Rhodes’s life has been littered with her father’s empty beer cans and his hollow promises to change. Convinced that others would only let her down, she keeps everyone at arm’s length—but resisting Aiden’s charm is proving to be more difficult than she thought. Throw in a psychotic werewolf hunter out to terminate the species, and one wrong
move, one wrong decision could destroy everything.

My Review:

I love that this book picked up exactly where the first book in the series left off without missing a beat. The authors also switched perspective while doing this. Not only did they switch perspectives between books but also within the book itself. They also managed to keep everything very clear. There was no confusion as to whose perspective was being portrayed within each chapter. I also appreciate the fact that, although while switching perspectives they may not necessarily jump forward in time, they also do not replay the same event from each character’s perspective. Because of this, the storyline was continuously progressing forward rather than simply rehashing the same events over and over.

Consistency is the key when writing a series and the Red Ridge Pack series is definitely consistent. The writing style employed by the authors is consistent between the first and second novels in the series. As are the characters portrayed within the story. No one miraculously changes from one page to the next or from one novel to the next. Also, while reading this novel you cannot tell that it was written by two authors rather than just one. There are no inconsistencies in writing style or word usage. It is seamlessly put together.

This book was a bit of an emotional roller coaster. The emotions were all portrayed to naturally that you couldn’t help but feel for the characters and their situations. It was extremely well done. Not only did the authors do a phenomenal job on the emotions of the characters, but the characters themselves were also quite well developed. The authors took the same characters that they had in the first novel and continued to develop them. Those who went from main characters in the first novel to supporting characters in this one are still the same people. Nothing has changed in their personalities or appearances. The same goes for those who went from being supporting characters to main characters. They were the same people (or wolves), just more fully developed.

This was a very interesting and captivating read that I couldn’t put down. It was an amazing addition to the series. And although the actions and events of this novel were completed within the book, it leaves you perfectly poised for the sequel. And it is a much awaited sequel on my part.

Author Bio:
Both Sara Dailey and Staci Weber are avid readers, English teachers, friends, wives and soccer moms. They have been teaching together for the past ten years and writing together for six.

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Staci Weber is a graduate of the University of North Texas. Staci is a junior high school teacher with an addiction to reading romance novels. She considers herself incredibly lucky to have a close family, some good friends, a fabulous husband and two beautiful little girls.

Sara Dailey co-authored the Red Ridge Pack Novels with her good friend and co-worker Staci Weber. She has a degree in literature from U of H Clear Lake and is a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature. Sara is a native Texan and lives with her wonderful husband and son in League City, TX.

Blog: saraandstaci.blogspot.com
Website:  http://www.saraandstaci.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sara-Dailey-and-Staci-Weber/102330932229?ref=nf or https://www.facebook.com/TheRedRidgePack
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Sara_Staci
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17188539-circle-of-lies

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  1. Thanks for the awesome review! We are very excited about Circle of Lies and are blown away with how well it has been received. The prequel to the Red Ridge Pack series will be out this May!
    -Sara & Staci

    1. I can't wait! I'm loving the series so far.