Monday, February 1, 2016

Review: Driven

Driven Driven by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This Otherworld story put us once again with Elena as she tries to navigate her life as Alpha. In this case, we get to watch her do the impossible - make you agree that having Malcolm back is the right decision. The story itself starts with another Cain. We've had run-ins with them in a few other stories, but here we meet a sympathetic Cain (for once). Davis didn't ask to be a Cain, but he's trying to work with what he's got. He tried to go to college, but that didn't work out, leaving him living with his horrible relatives. Said horrible relatives are who he discovers murdered in the woods. Against everything that has been drilled into his brain since an early age, he calls the pack. Even as a rogue, he knows he has nowhere else to turn.

Most of the rest of the story is spent either with the pack members and Malcolm sniping at one another or chasing the hunters who are trying to take out the Cain family. Lucky for everyone, Malcolm appears to be pulling his weight and acting as the enforcer of the pack properly, even if he isn't the easiest to work with. One of my favorite things about this story was the interaction between the kids, the Cains, and the world at large and Malcolm. He's been the "big bad" for so long that it was amazing to watch him get cut down at every turn. Aside from the "who's killing Cains" angle, we watched Clay and Elena confront their past decisions and accept that they are not who they once were (for good or bad).

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