I'm looking for the title of a book-series - I'm pretty sure it was a trilogy when I ran into it, but books may have been added. It's possible I may mix in details from other books/series I've read, but most should be correct.

I think the main-character is a teenage girl/young woman. She becomes the leader/alpha of a pack of were-animals/shifters, even though she herself is not (a were). She herself has grown up inside a pack of were-animals/shifters - unsure if she's adopted or if all weres in the pack had be "infected" in some way. I think there were also humans in the pack she grew up in. I think they're werewolves.

I think the pack she leads is a pack of teenagers, outcasts and others who didn't fit-in with the main pride. She has been trained to fight, and must face a challenger - I think an ex-boyfriend, brother or someone she rescued. The fight - as all fights for leaderships - is done in human form.

I think someone is left unconscious or dead on her doorstep. She plans to become a were, but has to delay it. I think it's her father (the alpha of the main-pack?) or her boyfriend that was supposed to turn her.

I'm pretty sure this exists as audio-books too.

Does this sounds familiar to anybody? Does anybody remember the author, the series and the title of the first book?

  • This sounds interesting. Do you have any more details such as: When did you read it? What did the cover look like? Sep 3, 2013 at 13:31

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I think the Series you are looking for is:

Women of the Underworld by Kelly Armstrong

and your description of the Novel description matches the first book in the series:


Link: ISFDB Link: Wikipedia

The other Novels in the Series are:


Dime Store Magic (2004)

Industrial Magic (2004)

Haunted (2005)

Broken (2006)

No Humans Involved (2007)

Personal Demon (2008)

Living with the Dead (2008)

Frostbitten (2009)

Waking the Witch (2010)

Spellbound (2011)

Thirteen (2012)


Raised by wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes? Its a trilogy.

Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two.

But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.

  • Can maybe add some info and explain why you think this is the story? Mar 11, 2014 at 6:34

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