Wolf Shunned, by Laurel Night | Book Review

Hello and welcome to Adele Is Reading.
Today on the blog, I have my book review of:

Wolf Shunned, by Laurel Night.

Wolf Shunned is the first book in the The Alpha Queen Legacy series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Self Defence (resulting in murder), Parent Abandoning their child, Sexism.

Please note that it is entirely possible that I missed triggers pertaining to Wolf Shunned.

It’s amazing to be a dominant wolf… if you’re male.

When you’re a nineteen year-old girl who can beat the crap out of every wolf in your pack, suddenly it’s not so great. Love isn’t everything, I know; but even the most powerful she-wolf submits to her mate. If you can’t be dominated, you can’t be mated.

And an unmated wolf has no place in the pack.

My one hope is the clan gathering in the Blackwood Forest. Every wolf in the continental Americas attends, and a few seriously sexy wolves catch my eye. I’m bound to find at least one who can match me, right?

Then there’s my other problem: My alpha is a grade-A jerk. After treating me like a genetic freak my whole life, he suddenly decides to stake a claim.

But I can’t refuse the challenge, and my wolf won’t back down. Either I submit to the alpha and become mated to his skeezy pelt, or I win the challenge and my freedom… by taking his place as alpha.

Only no one has ever heard of a female alpha, and if I become one, I’ll never find a mate.

Wolf Shunned is the first book in The Alpha Queen Legacy, featuring a badass heroine, a dark fantasy world, and loads of sexy wolf shifters. Be warned: This is a slow burn, why choose romance. Once you pick this story up, you won’t be able to stop devouring it until the very last page.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Note that beyond this point there are spoilers.

Wolf Shunned takes place within our world, but it the story itself is set so far into the future. So far in fact that in this particular story, scientists somehow created a particular type of vampire. And then proceeded to make werewolves to counter affect the vamps they made. So that’s pretty much the entire book.

There are a few different points of view within the story, which I’ve got to say might’ve been the only reason why I made it to the end of the book. They bring something to the proverbial table, so to speak.

So like werewolves stories these days, there’s mentions of mates. Honestly, I love a good mates story–I love ’em so much. I apparently really want one of the characters, Emory, to be one of Kaliya’s mates. To me, it was obvious that the two are mates, but I know that there are some stories out there that make two characters close as close can be, yet it’s platonic.

Honestly, there were a lot of brutal scenes in Wolf Shunned; and I mean, yeah. It’s kind of given, seeing as how the synopsis implies that Kaliya’s world is completely and utterly male dominated. Like, if you’re female, you’re basically only good for sex, breeding, and chores. So, needless to say, I kind of had a difficult time reading Wolf Shunned.

I actually ended up giving Wolf Shunned, 2.5 stars. …and I have no idea if I’m going to be reading more of the series.

Have you read Wolf Shunned?

Thank you for stopping by.

See you soon, and happy reading.
Adele

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