Becoming Alpha Review

Title: Becoming Alpha
Author: Aileen Erin
Series: Alpha Girl #1
Publisher: Ink Monster, LLC
Publication Date: 17 December 2013
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: eBook
Pages: 267
Rating: 3.75 Stars
Reading Timeline: 28 June 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I kind of signed up for the blog tour for the seventh book not really seeing that it is the seventh book in the series. So the next couple of reviews are going to be racing against time to read all seven books before the blog tour on the 20th.

Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tour for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

I found the writing difficult to get into. I wanted something that fleshed out the book but was also light and easy to get into. I found that the pacing wasn't smooth in some places but after about twenty per cent, the pacing smoothed out quite well. I think that if you viewed the writing as an aid in demonstrating that Tessa had a rough beginning but after certain events, things got a little smoother then the writing is actually fitting. 

Plot Thoughts:

I was honestly addicted to this book. I have been craving a good werewolf story for a long time. I sat until midnight reading this book and that hasn't happened in a while. Erin did a good job in keeping the readers interested in the book. I loved how we got this character who wasn't born a wolf and was struggling to come to terms with certain events. I also loved how this book was filled with action.

Character Thoughts:

Tessa is this strong female character who has an incredibly distinct personality that really aids in separating her from all the other werewolf books I have read. Tessa, however, was the only character that really stood out for me. Meredith was another character that I enjoyed but I wanted to know more about her and thought that she could have gotten a bit more character development.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I think that this was a kickass start to a new series. I think that this series has a lot of potential to be something interesting and I cannot wait to see how the story develops. The writing was difficult to get into but I think that it aided in showing how rocky the beginning of Tessa's story was. The plot was really good and had me reading until late into the night. It was filled with action and some swoon moments. Most of the characters fell a bit to the background but Tessa really shone because she had a really distinct personality. I am intrigued to see how the series continues from this point. Thank you so much to Xpresso Blog Tours for providing me with a copy of this book.

Yours in Reading,



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