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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Book Review: Becoming Alpha By Aileen Erin

Becoming Alpha
(Alpha Girl #1)
By Aileen Erin

Publish Date: December 17th 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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Check Out The Other Books In This Series:
(Linked to my review)

My Review:

*eARC was provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review.

I loved, loved, loved this book! I stayed up until the wee hours of the night reading this! It was that good. It's not perfect, but it sure was entertaining and I am crazy for book 2 at the moment. 

Tessa was a very forgiving (it become annoying how forgiving she was by the second half of the book), would-die-for-a-normal-life girl. The problem is she has to wear gloves/cover her skin at all times because every time someone touches her she has visions/reads emotions and it really takes a toll. That's probably why she tries so hard to fit in with a clique that has nothing to do with her interests and due to peer pressure decides to drink a shot of tequila at a party (P.S. She had never drunk alcohol before this). 

Dastien was the hero. Tessa's and his relationship was also insta-love and just for that the book became your typical love triangle werewolf story. 
"The spark was Fourth of July-sized with Dastien."
It was a turn-off, but the story (apart from that) was pretty creative and well written so I continued on. Dastien is the all around nice guy with an ahhhmazing body and has an actual brain that functions. What I hated about him when he was introduced was that he ignored her and glued himself to Queen Bitch (Imogene - Even her name sounds Queeny to me -shudders-). Sure, we later found out it was at her parents request to give her "space", but all it did was add unnecessary drama to a very good action story.

I will admit that I was Team Chris in the beginning. Especially since I imagined him as Liam Hemsworth....Dreamy -sigh-. 
"Chris was nice and funny and easy to be around and also hot."
He was there for her in the beginning unlike Mr. Insta-love.

Meredith is the BFF I will always want to have. She's caring, understanding and is always on your side. No. Matter. What. & Best of all she wasn't plotting to take Dastien away from Tessa, unlike Shannon.

The ending was nice. Sure, a little predictable and finished WAY too fast, but nice. If it were any other author she would have stopped the book with the kidnapping and leave everyone hanging. You know what? I respect Mrs. Erin because she didn't do that. She knows there are a lot of subplots to be resolved in the story still and she can always integrate another big bang at the end of book two. So it's a win-win.  

Favorite Quotes:

"Yes. I want you to continue talking so I can finish eavesdropping."

"It was like I walked into a living Abercrombie Ad." (My thoughts: Why isn't my college like this? URGH...Real life sucks....=/)

"Do you believe in love at first sight? Or should I tackle you again?"

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