Hey everyone! It’s time for Monday Book Reviews. A few weeks ago I reviewed Part 1 of the Bitterroot Series by Heather Hildenbrand and S.M. Reine. You can find it here.
Today I’m reviewing Part 2.
TITLE: BITTERROOT – PART 2
AUTHORS: HEATHER HILDENBRAND
and SM REINE
GENRE: PARANORMAL/YOUNG ADULT
RATING: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥/♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
4.5 of 5 HEARTS
One month ago, Charlotte Vuk—Charlie—was living in a small town in Oregon with her mother, completely unaware she was next in line for alpha to a werewolf pack so steeped in tradition and rules that they banished her mother 17 years ago for being “the other woman.” Now, Charlie is here in Paradise to meet a family she never knew she had. And to compete for a title she never wanted in the first place.
Regan Vuk needs to be alpha—and fast. Her father has completely lost his mind; promising his daughter’s hand in marriage to their worst enemy in exchange for a peace the vampires ruined when they killed Regan’s mom is crazy. Regan needs to unseat him and bring order back to her people. Even if it means hurting Charlie in the process.
Charlie doesn’t understand why everyone hates the vampires so much. So far, Owen’s done nothing but help her. He’s the only friend she has, the only one who has taken the time to get to know her. But Owen isn’t the only one who sees her, and soon both girls realize there’s someone else out there against the idea of another Vuk becoming alpha. It might even be the same person who killed Regan’s mom. When they discover a vampire’s scent on their tail, Regan isn’t surprised they’re in danger.
For Charlie, it’s beginning to feel as if her world is crumbling in around her. For Regan, it’s just another day in Paradise.
Charlotte (Charlie) Vuk spent most of her life living among humans with her mother until she was taken away by members of her father’s pack in the middle of the night. Now she’s trying to adjust to living life as a member of the pack, with the father she never knew and a sister she didn’t know existed. On top of everything else, she has feelings for one of the werewolves enemy – vampire prince Owen Rossi.
Could things get any worse? I’m glad you asked. They most certainly can.
Charlie has to fight her sister Regan for the role of pack Alpha; it’s tradition. No one, including Regan thinks she’s capable of winning. Does she even want to? Charlie and Regan are finally building a relationship, but there’s this huge elephant in the closet – the fight. She even offered to bypass fighting and take the role as Beta, but that can’t happen. She’d be ostracized and disowned from the pack forever.
After much thought, Charlie decides that she will fight – but only because everyone thinks she can’t. Including her own sister. Not only that, the winner has to marry Prince Owen Rossi! You’ll never guess who helps train her. 🙂
Throughout all this madness, Regan is sure that someone in the Rossi clan is responsible for the death of her Alpha mother, whose position her and Charlie will now have to fight for. Charlie is not so sure about that when she comes across evidence that there might be a traitor among the werewolves.
This was a well written second part to the three-part novella series. The characters were all fleshed out well and I got to know more about several of the characters. There are two blossoming romances here, one that’s considered forbidden love, and another that sparks from a childhood friendship.
I felt for Charlie in so many ways because she was such an outcast. Few of the pack paid her mind, and it was only Regan who came to her defense. The bonding between the two girls was clear despite the heavy cloud of the impending fight looming over them. The authors did a great job trying to bring the girls together while keeping the tension there.
I noticed minimal spelling or grammatical errors. I highly recommend this as a young adult paranormal read. It’s exciting and clean.
RATING: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥/♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
4.5 OF 5 STARS
NOTE: I RECEIVED AN ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.