Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rivals and Retribution (13 to Life #5) by Shannon Delany

A rival wolf pack puts more pressure on the Rusakova family by making a bold move against Jessie in hopes of pushing Pietr beyond the cure. Realizing the impact of Pietr’s change, Alexi rushes to find a permanent solution to the life sentence lycanthropy brings in hopes of also remedying an unexpected side-effect that may finally destroy the relationship between Pietr and Jessie. Unsatisfied with his role in the pack, Gabriel is determined to be rid of Pietr permanently. Meanwhile, at Junction High, the company’s meddling with the school food may have stopped but it doesn’t mean things have gotten easier--it is still high school. With the enrollment of the rest of the pack’s pups, new bonds are made and tested. But Dmitri’s influence is far-reaching and even pacifist Gareth must make a dark decision or risk the destruction of everything he holds dear.

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Kathryn's Review

Well, I cannot believe this is the end...I am so sad that I will not be visiting my beloved werewolf family of Jess, Pietr, Max, Amy, Cat, and Alexi. As I sit and think about it now, my heart is aching at the loss this causes...But, with Rivals and Retribution the last book in the 13 to Life series, you can bet that Shannon Delany will make it a memorable one!!
Rivals and Retribution begins right where Destiny and Deception leaves off...And boy does it hit the ground running.  Shannon has made sure in the book we experience every bit of our glorious werewolf family; with so much action, suspense. heartache, and joy, this book has it all.
And truly, Rivals and Retribution rocked my world.  I was so captivated all the way through the book...even until the VERY END I was glued to every page!!!  I was on a roller-coaster ride of emotions; feeling worried, relieved, angry, totally pissed off (wondering exactly where Shannon was taking us on this particular story-line all the while thinking... WTH????), heartbroken, and the best one of all...HAPPY!  WOW...doesn't that all make for an exhilarating experience?
While I know this is the end, there are things that I am left wondering...I feel like some things were not closed enough for me and I also feel like there was so much packed in to this book that some of the big stuff that should have had more time devoted to it, was neglected.  
I LOVE this series....I have loved every book...and this one is just as good as all the others...Yeah, I wish there were certain aspects covered more for my benefit, but the book itself is fantastic!!  I hope that Shannon will bring us a spin off so that we can learn a little more about the aspects not closed in Rivals and Retribution and maybe even a peek in to the lives of some of my favorite characters!!


1 comment:

  1. I'm really interested to see where the story will go with book 2, as the end leaves readers with a lot of questions and dire need for book 2! The end is where the plot really picks up. I simply cannot wait for it to come out. I can't wait to see what other works Shannon Delany comes out with!
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