Review – Wolf Shunned


Wolf Shunned


The Alpha Queen Legacy #1


Laurel Night


Reverse Harem


It’s amazing to be a dominant wolf… if you’re male.
When you’re a nineteen year-old girl who can beat the crap out of every wolf in your pack, suddenly it’s not so great. Love isn’t everything, I know; but even the most powerful she-wolf submits to her mate. If you can’t be dominated, you can’t be mated.
And an unmated wolf has no place in the pack.
My one hope is the clan gathering in the Blackwood Forest. Every wolf in the continental Americas attends, and a few seriously sexy wolves catch my eye. I’m bound to find at least one who can match me, right?
Then there’s my other problem: My alpha is a grade-A jerk. After treating me like a genetic freak my whole life, he suddenly decides to stake a claim.
But I can’t refuse the challenge, and my wolf won’t back down. Either I submit to the alpha and become mated to his skeezy pelt, or I win the challenge and my freedom… by taking his place as alpha.
Only no one has ever heard of a female alpha, and if I become one, I’ll never find a mate.


4stars rating

This was interesting, as we didn’t really learn much about the world until relatively late in the book. That said, we got enough information as we moved through the story, so it wasn’t detrimental. The story is set in a dystopian world, that far into the future that we’re called Ancients. Scenes and environments were clear enough for relaxing and enjoying the story.

Character development:

A kickass heroine, Kaliya’s no wallflower, nope, she dual wields awesome lightning swords, a warrior. The problem is, though, she needs to be mated by the time she is 20 or she gets kicked out of the clan and has to survive on her own, only there aren’t any wolves more dominant than hers…
I really liked how the characters were written; my heart went out to Emory. They felt real and believable (yes, even Stig!). I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone better.

Pacing & Flow:

This was good; some parts felt a tad slow, but overall, pretty smooth sailing with a good balance between all the fighting and conversations.

The book itself:

The book was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is no sex described (if that is important to you).
It has 248 pages, spread over 44 chapters and is told from multiple points of view (though primarily from Kaliya’s).
This is a very slow burn reverse harem (the author actually stipulates this at the start, so you know what you’re getting into).

Final Thoughts:

I was pleasantly surprised by this instalment 🙂 When you have alpha males, you mostly have a less than alpha woman, but in this book… yeah, she kicks ass and takes names! I will read the second book in the series for sure… sometime 😀