Friday, January 18, 2013

Full Blooded

Author:  Amanda Carlson
Series:  Jessica McClain, Book 1
Publisher:  Orbit Books
Year:  2012
Pages:  322

Goodreads Description:
Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different—she’s feared.
After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late. She wakes up and finds she’s in the middle of a storm. Now that she’s become the only female full-blooded werewolf in town, the supernatural world is already clamoring to take a bite out of her and her new Pack must rise up and protect her.
But not everyone is on board. The werewolf Rights of Laws is missing text and the superstitious werewolves think that Jessica means an end to their race. It doesn’t help when Jessica begins to realize she’s more. She can change partway and hold her form, and speak directly to her wolf. But the biggest complication by far is that her alpha father can't control her like he can the rest of his wolves.
When a mercenary who’s been hired by the vampires shows up to extract information about the newly turned werewolf only days after her change, they find themselves smack in the middle of a war and there's no choice but to run together. When it’s up to Jessica to negotiate her release against her father’s direct orders, she chooses to take an offer for help instead. In exchange, Jessica must now swear an oath she may end up repaying with her life.

So this book started off very slow and I was quite concerned that I wasn't going to be able to finish it. But it quietly turned around and became impossible to put down. I ended up staying up and reading the last 200 pages in one sitting. I love Jessica. She's a strong but flawed character. She loves her family and wants to do right by them. She doesn't consider herself too old or too smart to take her dad's advice. And, I loved Rourke. I hated that cliffhanger of an ending though. I'm also not much of a werewolf reader at all but I can't wait to read  more of this series. I've already pre-ordered the next book off Amazon. I can't wait to watch Jessica grow into her powers and see what happens as the news that she's a full-blooded female werewolf gets out into the world.


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