Lawson and his brother escaped from the underworld and now lead desperate, dangerous lives. They're pursued by the Hounds of Hell from one town to the next, never calling any place home. But when the hounds finally catch up with them and capture the girl Lawson loves, the hunters become the hunted. Lawson will stop at nothing to track down the hounds, even if the chances of saving Tala are slim . . .
The only hope he has lies in Bliss Llewellyn. Bliss, too, has lost someone to the beasts and will do anything to get them back - even if it means joining forces with the insolent, dangerously good-looking boy with a wolf's soul.
A big thanks to Hachette for sending me a review copy of this book!
WOLF PACT is the first installment in this new YA werewolf series and is a crossover with another Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series. In the darkness of the Underworld, all werewolves are destined to become hounds of Hell on the 18th moon, however for Lawson and his other pack mates, they soon decide to escape their suppose 'fate' before it's all too late which then leads them into all sorts of trouble. So while escaping to the earth's surface these pack of wolves try to evade the hounds as much as they can but when Lawson begins falls in love . . . everything is hanging in the balance and life or death must be determined in the end.
At first I did feel nervous about reading this book, not because I don't have enough trust in the author (really I adore Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series and it's one of the best vampire series out there), but it had more to do with the events of this actual book - the length of it and its characters. With so many things happening in this particular book, there is quite a lot to take in and if you haven't already read the Blue Bloods series then you will probably not understand this tale too much even if it could stand on its own, so I do highly recommend reading the Blue Bloods series that this series is also based on. In saying that, another thing was the characters. They were 'good' in some way but I still wasn't immersed nor moved by their presence. Whether this had something to do with the length of the book or the fact that the story was a bit confusing . . . I really don't know . . . I just hope the sequel will bring something back for me to savor . . . something fiery and interesting.
Overall, even though WOLF PACT didn't impress me (not like I hoped it would), but for such a short read and for a new young adult series, Melissa de la Cruz still manages to get the story moving along and enables her readers to get to know each one of the characters as much as possible.
2 1/2 / 5 stars