Review: Time Mends by Tammy Blackwell + your chance to get a copy

Please realize that Time Mends is the second book in the Timber Wolves series, I have attempted to omit any Destiny Binds spoilers from the below review. I think I was successful, but if you choose to not read the review for this reason – I understand! Either way, check out the giveaway below the review for a chance at both books!

After a tragic accident leaves her battered, heartbroken, and alone, Scout Donovan would rather hide in dreams than face reality. But things are changing quickly in Scout’s life. Soon she’s pulled back into the world of Shifters and Seers, with her best friend’s fate depending on Scout’s ability to protect her. Can Scout pull it together in time to save Talley, or is the past too much to overcome?

Last year I reviewed Destiny Binds here on Letters Inside Out and loved it! The area I live is rarely written about in books, but Tammy Blackwell captured it so well – because she lives here. When she contacted me to see if I’d like to review Time Mends, I jumped on the chance immediately.

In Destiny Binds we were introduced to a world filled with Shifters and Seers, Time Mends picks up shortly after where Destiny Binds ended. Scout’s life is rocked from the events that occured and she’s struggling to make sense of her new life.

When I reviewed Destiny Binds, I was recommending the book to my friends just a few chapters in. With Time Mends I began reminding them that if they hadn’t already read the first, they needed to do so as soon as possible. I love this series! I didn’t expect Time Mends to be as wonderful as I thought the first book was, but it is. In fact, it might be better!

Blackwell’s writing style is funny and charming. She has a way with paranormal that not many self-published authors can manage. Her characters make me giggle outloud in one moment and bring tears to my eyes the next. The characters I loved in the first book stayed true to themselves and the story itself got even better and more mysterious. It ends on a cliffhanger, so I’m going to eagerly await the next book to see what happens with the pack!

The only factor that put me a bit off is the lack of parental input in Time Mends. Scout’s parents know what’s going on, but simply choose to just ignore it. Her parents seem to be decently, even normally, involved in her life, yet when a huge part of the story comes up, they put up little protest.

For lovers of shifters (or those in a small town wanting to read something more like home), the Timber Wolves series is not to be missed!

I received my copy of Time Mends: Timber Wolves (Volume 2) from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tammy Blackwell has graciously offered a signed copy of Time Mends to one of the blog readers here on Letters Inside Out, because many of you have yet to read it – I am also including a copy of Destiny Binds.

Synopsis: Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything and everyone Scout thought she knew. Amazon

One lucky winner will get:
Destiny Binds (ordered from Amazon) AND a signed copy of Time Bends (mailed from me)

Must be 13+
US Only
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Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email for their mailing address.
Giveaway ends Feb 29th at 11:59pm CST.

To enter – Leave a comment on this post answering this question (and why is always good too!):

If I had the ability to shift into any animal, I would like to be….

Giveaway Closed! Winner is…Caitlin!

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  1. Kayla B. says:

    If I could shift into any animal, I would probably become a house cat. This way if I wanted to lay around the house all day doing nothing, no one would judge me. :)

  2. kimba88 says:

    I haven’t read this series yet…but your review has me wanting too!
    I would shift into a dolphin..I would love to explore the wonder under the sea :)

  3. Just wanted to leave a comment on the review. I really enojyed it! and heard of the first book a while back but now I’ve read your review for both Im way more interested. Im such a fan of shifter books and this sounds like my cup of tea.

  4. Leannessf says:

    I would love to be an eagle because I would love to fly, and I think that would cure me of my fear of heights!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I would shift into a crow. Why: I would love to fly, I think they are very beautiful creatures, and I like that they are survivors. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Ali says:

    If I could Shift into any animal it would be a white bangle tiger. They are so beautiful and so powerful at the same time!!!

    • Amanda says:

      That would be a great choice!!! They are so pretty. The thought of raw meat turns me off, but if I was an animal I guess it wouldn’t really matter. ;)

  7. Anne says:

    I was going to say a feline shifter of some sort, but after reading some other comments, I decided the ability to fly would come in so handy. I would probably chose an eagle because they’re strong and protected from hunters.

  8. Jenny V says:

    Hmm, I think I’d choose some sort of bird – a wild one, not a pet bird. The ability to fly at will would be amazing. A bird large enough to protect myself but not so large to attract unwanted attention. Definitely would need strong talons for any fight that may present itself.

  9. Julie Witt says:

    IF I HAD THE ABILITY TO SHIFT INTO ANY ANIMAL, I WOULD LIKE TO BE….a panther!! They are so sleek and sexy, and I imagine that would be a really cool way to feel :)

  10. Christina Kit. says:

    A bird so I could fly and see everything and travel fast:)

  11. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    If I had the ability to shift into an animal, it would probably be a cat. I love cats. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read these books.

  12. Heidi says:

    This is such a tough question bc how cool would it be to the be predator that no one would go after like a lion or panther, but to soar about the world on wings would be incredible too. Can I be a shifter into whatever animal I see???

  13. I would be a bird. They get to see so many different things and travel around the world.

  14. Chrissy says:

    If I could shift into any animal, it would be a dolphin because I love to swim and swimming in the ocean as a dolphin would be fantastic!

  15. Preet says:

    I want to be a koala bear! Reason? Who doesn’t like koala bears?!

  16. catherine c says:

    i would love to shift into a tiger because they are amazing beautiful animals- strong and fast too

  17. Danielle G. says:

    Cat! My fav all around animal! :)

  18. Kali Skittles says:

    After reading others, it makes me want to change mine but initially I was leaning towards saying an elephant, just because I friggin adore elephants.

    However, I think being some type of big-cat would be friggin awesome and probably a lot more…action-y than being an elephant haha ^_^

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Denise Z says:

    This series is new to me and sounds great. Thank you for sharing and for your lovely review. If I had the ability to shift into any animal, I would like to be . . . I have thought a lot about this one. So often the answer is a wolf because in a lot of the stories we read they are so prevalent and we enjoy the world building. I think today I will mix it up and perhaps be an eagle or some type of raptor variation that can fly and see and defend what is mine :) Thank you for the awesome giveaway opportunity.

  20. Vivien says:

    I would like to be a panther!

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  21. LeDerpyReader says:

    I would love to be able to transform into an eagle because they’re up top on the food chain and the fact that they can fly :D
    Email: puieread at yahoo dot com

  22. Tiffany says:

    That’s a tough one! However, I think I’m leaning toward a horse. They are majestic and beautiful and I’d love nothing more than to just run.

    First animal that popped in my head was a hippo just cause I love ‘em so! :)

  23. Mary says:

    Ummm… what would I be…I guess I would be a wolf. That way I didn’t have to think to much. It would just happen on it’s own. I think they are adorable and can handle themselves in the wild.

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  24. Caitlin says:

    This series sounds really great and I definitely love shifters/werewolves so I think I will love these books. If I could shift into an animal, I would love to shift into a wolf. They are small enough to easily hide and still fast enough when they need to run. Wolves are extremely smart and are great at surviving in the wilderness. Thank you for this great giveaway.

  25. Vickie Reljin says:

    It seems like half of everyone chose some sort of cat! I would have to agree with the majority of everyone on this. After reading Colleen Houck’s Tiger’s Curse series I have been completely obsessed with tigers. Especially white tigers!! So that is what I would be! White tigers are so magnificently beautiful :)
    This series sounds good! It is actually my first time hearing about it but I love books about shifters (especially if they are wolves….or tigers :D ) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  26. Tiffany P. says:

    I would lI would love to a lion. First because they are my favorite animal and second because they are pack( well pride) animals and if i’m going to be turning into an animal i would want to be on that had a community on my side.

  27. I would turn into a giraffe. Weird, I know, but they are my favorite animal. They have spot, purple tongues and are really freaking tall. I just love them. They are so awkward and amazing.

    Or a cat. ‘Cause cats are eternal and so freaking cute!

  28. alicia marie says:

    i was going to say i would love to shift into an elephant because they are my favorite animal, but i don’t think there’s much i’d do as that. i guess i wouldn’t mind turning into a pet cat. they seem to have a very good, easy life : )

  29. Kim Reid says:

    I would want to be a house cat and be lazy!!
    Thank you :)

  30. I would love to be able to shift into an eagle or falcon… How awesome would it be to fly!?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Christie says:

    oh boy…. I think it would be between a lion and a cheetah. I love cheetah’s because they are beautiful and super fast but I also love Lions too ever since the lion king :-P They are big and fierce and beautiful.

  32. mary ann woods says:

    I would like to be a cat so I could be lazy all day and sleep whenever I wanted to. Then, I could play around all night!

  33. paul gorecki says:

    If I had the ability to shift into any animal it would be a cat. Cats are always calm, always relaxed and nothing seems to bother them.

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