Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Review: Out of the Dark
By Quinn Loftis
Release Date: June 3, 2012
Series: The Grey Wolves #4
Darkness has descended on the Transylvanian Alps.
Four packs of the powerful Grey wolves – in a rare show of cooperation – had joined together here in an effort to help their pack members find true mates. Then they were betrayed by one of their own – an Alpha hell-bent on becoming the most powerful of the Canis lupis. And though the wolf's assassination attempt on the currently-reigning Romanian Alpha failed, his plans to get Decebel, the Romanian Beta, out of the picture were coming together even as his treachery was discovered. The wolf fled, leaving destruction, death, and a missing mate behind him.
Unbeknownst to the other packs, the wolf has employed a witch to finish the deadly job and help him gain another tool to increase his power. A curse of devastating proportions will cripple Decebel in a way that may dissolve his fragile bond with Jennifer. Meanwhile, injured and alone, Jen has been fighting for her life. She had come to terms with her fate, accepting that she would not share a life with Decebel, until help came in the most unexpected form...
Vasile will have to use all his resources – including Sally, the new gypsy healer of the Romanian pack – to discover a way in which to destroy the witch, lift the curse from Decebel and reunite him with the one woman who makes him whole, and solve a mystery that's been surrounding the Romanian pack for 300 years.
Ok first let me say if you haven't read the other books this will definitely contain spoilers as I'm summing everything that happened and is about to happen. You've been warned. And if you haven't read the other books then what are you waiting for because Quinn Loftis' world of the Grey Wolves is too amazing to pass up, especially if you love wolves and just the supernatural world in general. Her story telling is fun and exciting and will leave you laughing, heartbroken, and happy and just all around excited.
Jennifer is missing, Decebel is going crazy, the mansion from the Gathering was set on fire, Alina and Vasile are back from the practical dead thanks to the help of their new healer, Sally. Jacques and Fane are doing great but still there is so much turmoil going on. Seems there is a witch in the Serbian pack working with them to get rid of all the other packs. But the witch has other plans. She's after the blood of a healer, turns out there are two.
Rachel, a healer that is over two centuries old has found Jen and is tending to her wounds. But she's afraid of being found out by the witch who has been looking for her, because of this she does something she never thought she would have to do. She severs the bond between two people who are true mates. Jen and Decebel are in turmoil, add the fact that Decebel was hit by a curse that was meant for Fane and he doesn't remember Jen at all. But luckily his wolf does. Their relationship is falling apart and you want them to be together so bad. This book is full of all heart.
The Fae, in particular Perizada plays a major role in this book. With the witch on their tales (literally), all the packs have to work together to defeat her, but can they. And will Decebel and Jen finally get their chance together. They both need each other to survive. Talk about a hard and a rock place. This book was amazing. I think it was the best out of all of them because there was so much history that was bought forth and so much that is going on. It really goes to show you that it's not just about you and what's around you but it's about the whole picture, and that is what the Fae is all about.
Will the four banded packs be enough to defeat the witch? The battle isn't over yet as it's just begun. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book and what new supernatural is bought into this world. I mentioned vampires but my friend is doubtful, who knows what goes bump in the night anything is possible. Ah I can't wait to read the next one; I just have to know what is going to happen.
I really love the cover on this one too, I'm guessing that's Sally and it's good because she doesn't look as spunky as Jen or as strong as Jacques she just seems very sweet which is how I pitcture Sally. Really great!