~ Synopsis ~
Seventeen year-old Regan Vuk has lived her whole life under the shadow of her future: the pack alpha. She is fast, smart, and determined. According to her own pack members, she is a shoo-in. But Regan’s dad has a secret.
Seventeen year-old Charlie spent her adolescence drifting from place to place with a mother desperate to hide her illegitimate daughter from the unforgiving reality of werewolf pack dynamics. All Charlie has ever wanted is to know her father–and the family that’s been kept from her all these years. But most of all, she wants a place to belong in the world. Where she doesn’t have to pretend she can’t sprout fur and paws at will.
Being kidnapped on her way home from prom was not what she had in mind.
When Charlie finds out the only way to fit in with her new family is to defeat her long-lost sister for the role of alpha, she refuses. That is until she learns that the strange and alluring vampire she’s befriended, Owen, is the same vampire prince that’s been promised the winner.
Regan has no doubt that, although she loathes the vampires, it will be her who “wins” Owen.
Only problem: Charlie’s already fallen for him.
Bitterroot is a 3-part novella series with a dose of sibling rivalry… Who will you root for?
~ Review by Angela ~
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
I have read books by Heather Hildenbrand so when I saw she was co-writing this, I jumped at the chance to read it. I love her stories and the way that she writes young adults and their worlds. She has a really vivid imagination and I enjoy reading her work. I have never read anything by S.M. Reine so this was a chance to be introduced to a new author as well.
I liked the first part of this 3 part novella and I definitely was not happy when it ended. However, they aren’t making me wait too long until the next installment, and it’s already available for pre-order. I liked the characters of Regan and Charlie and even though they are sisters and are very close in age, they couldn’t be more different. They don’t know each other and learn right after meeting each other that they must fight against one another to be the alpha of the pack. And, just when they were starting to make peace with that decision, their father throws another Molotov cocktail at them: an arranged marriage, to a vampire no less. I love the caveat that the authors have thrown into the mix as well; the girls can’t disobey their father as he is the alpha. This is tough because it is almost impossible for the pack mentality to do anything like that. It adds a different dynamic to the story I think.
I’m not going to say that this story is similar to others because it isn’t really. Yes it’s a book about werewolves, vampires, and teenagers, but that’s where all of the similarity ends. These characters are not made to be glamorous or desirable. They seem like plain, ordinary teenagers that just happen to be a little more abnormal than the rest of us. I highly recommend picking this series up and giving it a read. 4 books
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