The Pack is the sequel to The Wanderers and continues the story of a pack of shifters. They are pursued by hunters- covert agents who work for EOS, an organization that targets shifters and captures them for testing. This one picks up right after the first book, with Flo (a horse shifter) and her boyfriend Jett (a bear) on the run. The circus was taken down in the last one and they barely survived, and many of their friends didn't. As it stands they're just trying to survive and find a new pack- and safety.
Some old faces pop up and the odds are against them but the pack seems to have come together, they're closer than ever, and whatever they decide they're going to face it together. I thought the bonds between pack members were a highlight, and there was more action in this one too.
I would definitely recommend reading the first one prior to this however as there are a lot of names to keep straight. The cast is fairly large. I love the diversity of the shifters- you have cheetahs, lions, parrots and eagles- there's such a variety. The only real issue I have is something that bothered me in the first book also- the action scenes and the effectiveness of the shifters. Or lack of effectiveness- they just don't seem that formidable. At one point eight shifters go up against three humans and the shifters practically lose!
I noted this in my review of The Wanderers, with the caveat that the protagonist is a teenager and most of the shifters are young, so I'm not expecting them to be master combatants, but when you have lions and a horse and whatnot, unleashing their anger, I would expect a bit more carnage. The hunters, granted, are trained for this, but still. Other than that, the only real issue I had is Flo and her constant worrying, she seems to be always wringing her hands about something. But again, they've been through a lot, have no home and are constantly on the run, so I can see that.
This was a fast paced read- I like the short, punchy chapters- and I would love to continue learning more about these shifters and how they make their way in the world. I like that shifters are not common knowledge and that they live on the outskirts of society, having to constantly watch out for the EOS, never able to let their guard down. Flo and Jett have an awesome relationship, no angst or unnecessary drama, and you're never sure who you can trust, which was fun. I think this is the end of the line as it's just a two book series but I would happily read more.