on 7 December 2013
After the slaughter at the Gaudin's land, resulting in the death of Lee Fenner, the Fenner pack Alpha, tensions between the two packs are higher than ever, and a war seems imminent. As the Fenner pack is thrown in to disarray with no new Alpha yet, and Ariel and Regan battling it out for the chance, Katelyn is caught in the middle. Her loyalty to the pack is being tested, and she's caught between Trick, who knows nothing about her world and what she is, and Justin who's engaged to someone else. As the packs fight each other and themselves, the Hellhound is stalking Kat's every move. But does Trick no more than he's letting on? What is her Grandfather's connection to Jack Bronson? When Kat finds the mine everyone's been looking for, a shocking revelation throws her world in to disarray, and truths from the past begin to surface.
Savage picks up right where the previous book left off, right in the middle of the fight and with the wolves retreating. It's just as fast paced, just as well written and the intrigue and mystery is continued in this final installment,
The mentions of previous events from the other book are kept short and concise and don't affect the pace of the book or slow it down. The characters still jump off the page, and you learn even more about them. Now it could have just been me, but the book is written in such a way, that I don't trust any other character Kat comes in to contact with, i'm suspicious of everyone while I'm reading.
Savage is so hard to put down, I read it in 4 hours straight without a break, because so much was going on, so much action, so much mystery and so many answers where finally presented to us. Let me tell you, I never saw any of the plot twists coming. I never managed to work out who the Hellhounds where, or who bit Kat before this, I had suspicions about the latter, but I was torn between two people. I was totally blown away when the identities of the hounds and the biter where mentioned, not to mention the wolf who'd been killing all those people. Don't even get me started on Jack Bronson's reveal.
We get the full story of what happened to Kat's Dad which is utterly heartbreaking, and I can't help but love Kat, we see her come so far in this final installment. She's strong, she's scared but she doesn't show it, she takes charge, and she doesn't take any BS from anyone. She doesn't cower away from things, sure she wants to, but she doesn't give in to that feeling. There's so much character growth with her, it's beautiful to watch it's culmination in final book.
If you've not read the other books, I would suggest you do before you read this one, not only because it's necessary, but because it's such an awesome trilogy, and the the plot line for this trilogy is so intricate and rich, with a great myth/legend running through it's core. The story arc for this series has spread over 3 books, and never once has it made me bored. The story has remained fresh, with more being revealed to us each time, and more puzzle pieces too.
An intricate web of a plot final culminates in an action packed, nail biter of a conclusion, filled with shocking revelations, and never a dull moment. The story speeds along taking no prisoners.
All your questions will be answered, and everything is tied up nicely. There couldn't be a better conclusion to the series!