Winter’s Dawn, By Kele Moon

Sometimes it’s good to be king. . .
Long ago four alpha pairs held dominance over the seasons. They led an ancient people only heard of in legend who were both wolves and humans. The alphas were chosen by the gods to wield great powers and bring peace and balance to their people. Everything changed when members of their race later known as the rogues were driven mad by the taste of human flesh. They sought to kill the great alphas.
They succeeded.
Without them, the remaining wolves became weak and could no longer reproduce. Their race was slowly threatening to descend into nothing but a distant memory.
Over a century has passed before hope shines on the  horizon for this ancient people. A new winter alpha pair is born andwith them the promise of rebirth for the monarchy. Maxwell Wellington
was crowned Head King on the Winter Solstice when he watched his aunt die giving birth to his mate, Queen Susan.
He was just three years old.
Max and Susie are born into a world where they are the youngest, but already the most powerful, yet they long for normalcy. With no other young werewolves around, they turn to human schooling hoping for playmates.
But the human culture forces them to question everything their people have raised them to believe. Cousins as well as mates, Max starts resisting his connection to Susie despite knowing they
share a soul and were born to rule together. When the call to roam overtakes him at eighteen, Max finds himself fighting his nature as a deadly and powerful alpha wolf who will stop at nothing to claim Susie.
Now he has just three years to build up a defense against her before time runs out and she goes into heat.
As winter dawns, Max and Susie come of age in a new era for werewolves. Their story is the first step in a long journey that explores the triumphs and tragedies of one powerful, royal family and those who serve them. The battles they wage against nature, each other and the forces that rise against them will change the dynamic of not just their world…but ours as well.
Paranormal books are some of my favorite books out there.  I think it’s because they are so easy to get wrapped up in.  They can take you to a completely different world and that is what makes them so much  fun.  With that being said, I think that paranormal books are also very hard to be able to pull off completely because there has to be that certain element that the author has to be able to bring into it to make the story successful.
This is the first paranormal book that I have read from Kele.  And I have to say that its completely amazing.  She was able to bring aspects into this story that made it stand out completely from other
paranormal books that I have read recently.  Especially when you take wolf shifters, you have to have that “thing” that makes your story different from everyone else’s.
I will give you guys a disclaimer; there are incest relationships in this book between cousins.  I just know some people that won’t read these, but it does happen in the story.  Also, on that token as well, the sex parts of this story are not graphic in any way.  They are there but not completely overboard in details.
The story line was amazing.  But it also felt a little dragged on for a bit.  There were parts of the story I felt could have been taken out, but in the long scope of things I do understand what was
going on.  It felt like their childhood part of their story was given in more detail than when they were adults.  Because when they became adults, it seemed like certain parts of their lives were just skipped over.  As opposed to when they were children, we were given a lot of information about what they were doing. I do have to say that while it could be considered a cliffhanger ending, this part of the story does end.  And I have to say that I can’t wait for the next part of the series to come out.  And I think Kele should take pity on me and send it to me now so I don’t have to wait.
With that being said, this book is completely worth a read if you like paranormal.