Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1) by Aileen Erin @aileen_erin @inkythemonster #Review #YA #Paranormal #Werewolves #Romance

Book Review

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I swear I really do love YA, but for some reason, I always read the good ones YEARS after everyone else!

There is one huge bonus though, I get to read all the books at one time! Is there anything worse than that horrible wait between installments?

Becoming Alpha- Alpha Girl #1 (Release Date: December 17, 2013)

Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind.

But Tessa doesn’t realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town could land her in far more trouble than she ever imagined. Like being forced to attend St. Ailbe’s Academy, a secret boarding school for werewolves.

Even if the wrong guy did accidentally turn her into one of “them” and doom her to attending the weirdest high school ever, Tessa can’t help her growing attraction to the mysterious Dastien Laurent.

When vampires attack St. Alibe’s and her visions pinpoint an enemy in their midst, Tessa realizes that boy drama and her newfound canine tendencies might just be the least of her problems.

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My Thoughts…

Look! I actually found ‘Dastien’s’ eye!

Im a fan of Aileen Erin, so this book was an amazing find. I just sort of stumbled across it on Kobo and it was FREE! Naturally, I downloaded it straight away and have been enjoying the series ever since (On book #5).

One of the things I love best about this author’s style is that she writes for a mature audience. There’s plenty of swearing, tasteful sexual encounters, and real teenaged scenarios. I’m not crazy about “clean” YA because I find it unrealistic. Not that I expect characters to be cussing like sailors or sleeping with anything with a pulse, but I do want them to feel real to me. Let’s be honest with ourselves, sex, partying, experimenting, and angst, are for most teens, part of growing up, even in a paranormal world.

For me there is nothing worse than unrelatable characters, or characters I can’t at least empathise with. In this book, aside from the insta-love trope that I hate, the characters are typical teens, except for being supernatural of course.

Here we have ‘Tessa’, a newly turned werewolf, thrust into a world she never knew existed. A world where supernatural creatures like vampires and witches exist. And not only, does she have to adjust to her new reality, she also has to deal with a vengeful coven leader and crooked Weres, creatures who are out for blood.

Along with the friends she never imagined she would have, she must prepare for the nightmare to come.

I really liked this book. It’s light and undemanding, a perfect book to lose yourself in. The writing is fresh and relevant, and though the plot has been done before in one form or another, it’s still very entertaining. I’m now on book #5 of the series and I’m still enjoying it.

If like me, you are part of the handful of readers who haven’t read this series, then I highly recommend it.

Who here has read the Alpha Girl series, and what did you think?

Rating… A

 

6 thoughts on “Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1) by Aileen Erin @aileen_erin @inkythemonster #Review #YA #Paranormal #Werewolves #Romance

  1. I’ve often said, in the past (my twenties particularly), I’ve made some really terrible romantic choices and have been attracted to/pursued/flirted with the wrong sort of people – whether in actual relationships or flirtationships. However, I’ve never been turned into a werewolf so it seems my choices could’ve been worse. I know it seems odd this is my main takeaway from this post (well, really, the series does sound like a lot of fun) but I couldn’t help thinking that! So kudos to Past Michael, you could’ve done worse.

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      1. Hahahaha, yes, I can see that. But I’ll amend the statement slightly to be, “Good triumphs over evil…and Past Michael’s romantic fuck ups weren’t as bad as they could have been. Basically both points are important so you should read this book because these lessons are gold.”

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