I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Last Wolf by Maria Vale
Length: 8 hours and 2 minutes
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca Pages: 320
on February 6th 2018
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Rachel Dulude
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For three days out of thirty, when the moon is full and her law is iron, the Great North Pack must be wild.
If she returns to her Pack, the stranger will die. But if she stays…
Silver Nilsdottir is at the bottom of her Pack’s social order, with little chance for a decent mate and a better life. Until the day a stranger stumbles into their territory, wounded and beaten, and Silver decides to risk everything on Tiberius Leveraux. But Tiberius isn’t all he seems, and in the fragile balance of the Pack and wild, he may tip the destiny of all wolves…
Here is what I thought
So this one sounded like it would be a pretty interesting paranormal romance but it really was just mediocre for me.
I like the world building of the pack and how they seemed much more old world. Nothing like how a lot of the werewolf romances are these days. It was very much a pack oriented type setting with your alphas and then your low person in the pack who is Silver. Silver was never supposed to live and has a crippled leg. Pack wolves do not associate with shifters and shifters hate packs and are known to kill packs.
Tiberius is a shifter who hates the wolf inside him and when the pack finds him, he explains how he heard that sometimes packs will take in a wayward shifter, but someone has to attach themselves to the shifter and teach the ways of the pack. This is pretty much lower than low thing to do so of course Silver decides to do it because how much lower can she go.
Silver has a lot riding on this because if she can’t get Tiberius to go the way of the pack then it won’t turn out good for her. She tries to get Tiberius to embraces his wolf but it won’t do it. Of course they are going to get to know each other and fall for each other, but Tiberius is keeping a rather big secret that could change the pack.
I really liked Silver and Tiberius as they were at the bottom of this whole pack status but they worked hard to rise above it. Especially Silver, she was pretty much snubbed by everyone. I thought they made a great couple. Like I said before I really liked the way the pack was as it really made you feel like you were in a pack of wolves and not werewolves. They were very old world and far from the modern day things. They had names for the meat that shifters eat, etc. If you killed it, you ate it and that could go from a person to a muskrat. 🙂
Overall, I thought it was interesting but it just didn’t wow me. I can’t even say if I will continue with the series because it just didn’t grip me enough to feel like I need to find out what will happen next with the pack.
I have enjoyed Rachel Dulude’s narrations before and thought she did a decent job with this one.
Audio rating: 4