Taya's just been named alpha-in-training. First order of business: avenging her twin brother's death.
When Cord connected a rival pack to the disappearances of humans, he paid the ultimate price. Now it's up to Taya to pick up where he left off and find justice for those who have been harmed.
As she closes in on her brother's murderer, the threats only escalate. He wasn't the only target, and now everyone she loves is in danger, further fueling Taya's need for revenge.
With the help of an irresistible shifter named Liam, they set out in search of the only witch coven strong enough to set things right. Only Taya isn't sure who to trust and if she doesn't decide soon, she could lose not only her heart, but the people she loves most.
This is my first Heather Renee book and it definitely will not be my last. Shades of Fury is the first book in the Raven Point Pack series and it tells the story of a young female werewolf, Taya who suddenly finds herself in a position of power. A position she inherited when her twin brother was murdered and her father was placed in a magical induced coma.
Prior to his death her brother had discovered some disturbing information. Taya now finds herself on a mission, along with her best friend Auggie, to investigate her brother’s findings, locate the person responsible for his murder and a witch who could remove the spell from her father.
This fast -paced story had me hooked, and I found myself completely immersed in the story. I didn’t want to stop listening.
I loved the characters. Taya is strong, determined and a no-nonsense female shifter. I loved how she stepped up to the challenge when she suddenly found herself thrust in a position of leadership.
Initially, I thought her friendship with Auggie would become something more. However, as the story developed it was evident their feelings would go no further than being good friends. I enjoyed their banter and loved how they could be real with each other.
There was a hint of romance. What I found interesting was Taya’s initial resistance to Liam. His cockiness did not impress her, even though her wolf recognized him as her mate, and who could blame her. Eventually, he mellowed out, and she found herself drawn to him. The romance was served as a side dish to the intrigue.
At the end of the installment, the incidents that occurred at the start of the story were yet to be resolved. I already have book 2 lined up so I hope to get my answers soon.
Kasi Hollowell did a great job with the narration. It is my first time listening to her, and I liked her voice. She did a great job in bringing out the characters’ personalities. I look forward to listening to more of her work.
Overall, this was a good start to the series. I enjoyed the humour, action and the characters. I would recommend this book to fans of urban fantasy.
Heather Renee is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in Oregon. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance novels with a mixture of adventure, humor, and sass. Her love of reading eventually led to her passion of writing and giving the gift of escapism. When Heather’s not writing, she is spending time with her loving husband and beautiful daughter, going on their own adventures. She loves to hear from her fans.
Nadene, is a fun loving, but quiet girl who is addicted to all things bookish, She is never without a book and will read just about anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. When she is not reading, she enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.