Original Title: Alpha Unleashed
Year Published: 2015
Published by: Ink Monster, LLC (an arc was kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)
Number of Pages: 221
First Sentence: “Ice-cold water rained down on my head.”
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Plot: Tessa McCaide has had it up to here with supernaturals. Luciana may have failed to steal Tessa’s magic, but she’s just getting started on her crusade for magical domination. If her demonic summoning isn’t stopped, it could mean the end of everything.
Tessa’s allies, including her mate Dastien, are ready to fight, but they’re no match for Luciana’s power. A little help (and ancient Inca mojo) from Tessa’s cousin, Claudia, may give the side of good a chance if she can make it home in time, but stopping the war is no longer an option.
When witches and wolves fight, no one wins. Only time will tell who will still be standing after the last spell is cast.
My thoughts: Since this was an arc via Netgalley I missed the fact that it was book 5 in a series. I still figured I should give it a go and it was definitely worth reading despite being the fifth in a series. There were, of course, some things that were a little hard to understand since this wasn’t book 1, but it was still understandable.
The main character is Tessa, a girl turned werewolf, and also a witch. I liked her as a character because she felt real. She wasn’t a wimp, but she wasn’t badass to the point of being cold. I loved that she although she is sort of the solution to a problem she isn’t almighty. She needs help and through team work she and her friends solve problems and win fights.
There are many other characters that were very likable, but I felt like it was hard to get a grasp on them (probably because this was book 5). For me, there was no real character development but it had probably happened in the previous books,
The plot was really great. It was fun and fast paced and it was easy to tag along. It never got boring and I was entertained from page one until the last one.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do. I do think you should start with book 1 though 😛