I am a big fan of the Otherworld Series, so when I saw Driven on NetGalley I had to put in a request, and I really didn't have much hope of being accepted so when I was I may have done a little happy dance, which my b/f chose not to question ;). Driven picks up after the events of Forsaken, and after the cliffhanger we are left with I could not wait to dive into this one and find out what happened, not only with Elena's pack, but also with Malcolm.
The story begins with a meeting that Malcolm arranged, and with a few pack members that Elena takes with her. Malcolm existence has been the bane for the pack,, and this meeting is the final chance for him to become a member again, but Elena isn't going into this meeting blindly, and not only is she ready for anything, she also takes a pretty mean attitude with her.....and I love it.
If you insist on me standing, then I will, but understand that it's only to humor you. And the fact you've had to ask multiple times proves you aren't really Alpha material."She kicks ass in every single way, she may be a rare female wolf, and being the pack Alpha is ridiculed in the werewolf world, but she takes no prisoners.
"No," I said. "It proves you aren't really Pack material.
Driven was an unputdownable read, I loved getting to visit this world again and catch up with old friends. The twins have grown so much, and I love how they see life. Being werewolves means you can't really keep things a secret from them, and they will openly admit this, if it's to their advantage. I love thier attitudes towards Malcolm and how they shut him down. Elena and Clayton have gone through so much since this series began, and I like how strong they are, and how much they have developed as characters. Elena has done the most changing, she is now pack Alpha and her decisions will have consequences on all. She still doubts herself, and we can see how this affects her when she sees it in her son. Driven sees Elena making a lot of decisions, and these involve saving and taking lives. Should she trust the mutt, Davis, when he says his family dead and missing. Is it in the best interest of the pack to actively seek the missing family members out?
Driven was a book that sucked me in, and didn't let go to the very end. I loved every page of this book. The journey taken to get to the end wasn't easy, and Malcolm definitely makes things complicated when it comes to splitting the pack up into several groups. But the question isn't can he be trusted, the question is what is his ulterior motive.
Driven is a MUST READ for fans of this series. It answers a lot of questions from the previous book, and we finally learn of Malcolm's fate. I think a re-read is in order soon.