RUNNING SCARED continues the SENTINEL WARS series.. She has been taught since a very young age that the Sentinels are evil so the last thing she wants is to be mated to Zach. Zach has been looking for Lexi for months. Zach is a strong alpha who would cut his right arm than hurt her. He has the patience of Job when it comes to Lexi. He tries to cajole, humor and use everything in his power to show her how wrong she is about what and who the Sentinels are. It takes Lexi a lot of learning and the ultimate sacrifice to let go of her prejudices and accept her fate. I am amazed how Ms. Butcher’s intricacies and subplots continue to expand the story without bogging down the overall plot. There is so much on each page that I found myself having to reread certain passages just to be sure I didn’t miss anything. I’m already anxious for LIVING NIGHTMARE because I’m curious how Nika and Madoc will be together. Yet in my mind, I believe Ms. Butcher’s superb storytelling will bring the characters of the SENTINEL WARS together will ease and grace.