Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Review: A Pack of Vows and Tears (The Boulder Wolves #2)

Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Started reading: October 3rd 2019
Finished the book: October 9th 2019
Pages: 418
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, YA
Published: May 28th 2019
Source: Digital copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.30
My score:
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?

My thoughts
After reading the first book and LOVING it so much, I decided to contact the author and requested the second book. I'm hooked on this series, it's so good. I can't wait to read the third and final book in this trilogy. It's also a huge compliment that I gave the book 5 stars, since I'm so critical towards Fantasy YA lately.

  • Humor: The humor and sarcasm in this book are awesome. It's especially what I like and the book is laced with it. The book makes me laugh out loud sometimes and I just love the banter, especially between Ness and Lucas.
  • Flow: What I like best about the story is the way it flows. It's not like the main character is doing something stupid or just looking for problems. It's not that she's on an adventure or on a quest. It really just all happens around Ness. As a reader you follow Ness and see how she's coping with the stuff that happens around her.
  • Ness: Ness is stubborn and fierce and whole-hearted. She will walk on water for a person and she definitely proves that again in this book. I feel like I'm much more critical towards YA Fantasy main characters as well but I just love Ness. She really stole my heart. Oh, and one thing: Her breakfast preferences are AWESOME.
  • Ending: The ending proves again what Ness will do for the people around her. She is being stubborn and making decisions that I'm not so sure about, all to protect somebody else. The ending made me SO nervous and I can't wait to read the next book.
Wait, whut?

I'm definitely going to buy the third book in this series. Mainly to support this author, because I believe Olivia Wildenstein deserves to get the attention. I hope the series will get LOADS of more readers, because everyone that loves Fantasy YA will love this series. I recommend you read the books with not too much time in between, it's the best if you still remember the story.
Such a good book, a great trilogy. I'm hooked!

Other opinions on this book
"Suspenseful, sexy, full of twists and turns that keep you hooked till the very end and leave you more than ready for book 3."
- Astrid Arditi

"This story was delicious, action-paced with shifter drama and filled with all those intense character scenes everyone swoons over! All the stars!"
- Bookishlor

"You have no way to prepare yourself for the twists that are going, so don't even try. Just dive in and get lost in this read."
- Novel Grounds

Memorable quotes from this book
"Underneath the pelt and mud, I possessed a heart, and it had been broken. And broken hearts bled tears."

"I'd believed my heart couldn't possibly shatter more than it already had back at Tracy's, but I'd been wrong. The shards had simply been crushed into finer ones."

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