Title: Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1)
Author: Aileen Erin
Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal
Release Date: December 17th, 2013Other Books by Author: Avoiding Alpha (Alpha Girl, #2)
Published by: Ink Monster
One stupid party. One stupid boy. One stupid kiss. And my life was virtually over.
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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Becoming Alpha is the first in the amazing new werewolf series by Aileen Erin, and just happens to be one of the first books I've read with the main character being a werewolf, except the Shiver series. I love shows like Teen Wolf, Vampire Diaries and The Originals, so the whole "werewolf" and "vampire" thing is pretty straight forward for me, and it's something I already know so many variants of.
Needless to say, I wasn't let down at all by the first Alpha Girl novel.
First up; the WOW plot! There aren't many authors out there that can pull off Vampires, Werewolves, a Romance within the story and not to mention all the spells going on and the gifted characters. It was just so addictive that I just got caught up in the plot so easily and ended up loving it for these aspects in particular. And the whole storyline of how Tessa became a werewolf is just so different to how it was in, like, Teen Wolf for example, which was also really refreshing.
Characters! Right. Tessa was extremely likeable and I connected really quick with her. She was one of those effortless types of main characters that was a true breath of fresh air, because there's nothing worse than not being able to connect with the person telling you the story. So that was really great. Dastien...okay, he did grow on me by the end, so he was a character-in-progress for me throughout the book. I wouldn't say I hated him or anything, but maybe I just connected with Tessa better?
Let's talk about that cover...the illustrated-type of cover is such a change from a usual cover, and makes it look all the more unique alike the story. Overall, I was just so happily lost in the world and got swept up with everything in awe. There's truly nothing like the first in the Alpha Girl series, and I can't wait to read the rest!
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