The more I go through these books, the more I feel like Anna should just give up on boys completely and focus on her relationships with her girl friends. I mean, when her and Sam are actually on the same side, the two can take on anything, that’s so much fun to see. When she’s constantly having to fight with Cammie and Dee, then it gets hard to deal with. Why can’t they all just be friends and say “screw you” to Ben and the rest of the boys that cause them nothing but heartache and headaches? I say, girls rule and boys drool.
I’m probably not going to go too deep into this review since the book is really short and sweet. Honestly if I really wanted to, I could read it in a day while I’m waiting to fall asleep or while I’m enjoying dinner by myself. It’s that quick, and I’m glad these books are. Honestly we don’t need these books to be over 300 pages in order to be interesting. Zoey Dean keeps it straight and to the point, making sure that the drama contained in each segment of the series is enough to make us wanting more. That’s how I like my teenage drama books, and this is no different.
I still need to finish the rest of the series eventually, and hopefully I will soon. I just say that I need Anna to actually be friends with these girls and I need Cammie to stop being such a biyotch to Anna so much. Ben doesn’t like you anymore, so get over it. Besides, Adam is a much better option anyway. He actually treats you like the princess you think you are.
Rated: 4/5 Stars
It is the second book in this series and Raisa is forced to be alone on her journey of trying to save her queendom. Rather than being forced to marry the High Wizard’s son, who is being sorely manipulated by his own father, she runs away to live with her father’s clan. But before she could get to her clan, her family, she and her best friend (possible lover) and his guard go to Oden’s Ford. Not only do Raisa and her new companions go to Oden’s Ford in order to train to be the new royal guard, but she ends up running into Han Alister, where he and other wizards in training are learning how to hone their skills. It is from there that the real journey will take place, and while this book only touched upon their meeting towards the end of the book, the rest of their time at Oden’s Ford is not completely void of mystery.
Han may still not be completely accepting of his heritage, the one that we learned from the previous book, but he has no choice in the matter. Being the direct descendant of the Demon King means that he has a responsibility of either saving the world, or destroying it. He can learn how to hone his magic all he wants, but whether he uses it for good or evil will depend on him, and the direction that he takes. It doesn’t help that he isn’t sure of the type of man who is mentoring him during this journey, or if the man who is helping him get better at his magic has any ulterior motives. Will he be able to see the truth before it’s too late?
And what about Raisa? She’s undercover in this school, where she goes through such a physical and mental transformation that makes her so much stronger than when she started. It might have been better for her that she didn’t end up staying with her father’s clan, because now she can fend for herself if the occasion ever arose. She is growing into herself, becoming the kind of woman that she needs to be by the time she becomes Queen. With the help of Han, by the time they have to leave Oden’s Ford, they will have the opportunity to set things right in their world, and hopefully work together in order to restore balance.
This book I felt was so much better than the first one, which is always great to hear. I love it when the series just get better and better, rather than stay the same or get worse in quality. Sometimes it’s hard for sequels to keep up the momentum of the first book and so on, but this one just gets better as it goes on. I took a break from this series to read other books but I can’t wait to get back in to this one and finish the last two books.
Rated: 5/5 Stars
It’s one thing to be considered a bruja, a powerful witch that can feel the memories of people based on items that were touched by them. It makes it so difficult to be around anybody, or any public place for that matter. One of the very few perks of being a bruja would be getting brand new items just for yourself, whether it’s clothes or books or furniture. It’s almost too much for Tessa to handle. So when her family gets relocated from busy California to rural Texas, she takes it a chance to start over, a chance to not be “Freaky Tessa”.
It seems to be going well for her, with her getting invited to a party early on in her arrival, but something happened. Something that should have been a good thing for her, but ended up being so very wrong. See, Tessa ends up getting kissed by a boy that she met when first arrived, but that’s not all she got. And when her so-called friends find out what happened, they basically abandon her and want nothing to do with her. How bad could that kiss be that this group of Tessa’s friends would completely leave her? It all makes sense when Tessa has to attend the boarding school that her father recently got a job at the whole reason why Tessa and her family relocated in the first place.
It’s one thing to be a bruja, but now Tessa has to deal with being a werewolf too. And if that’s something surprising, it’s also worth noting that this boarding school, St. Alibe’s, is a boarding school completely made up of werewolves. Not only are there werewolves involved, even the mean girl werewolves that make high school such a wonderful place, but they have to go up against their mortal enemies – the vampires, and they are anything but nice.
This book honestly had such a fresh feel on the werewolf mythology. There are so many books about vampires and while this book still does pit them against werewolves, it’s nice to read about the werewolves as the main species to root for rather than the vampires. This was the first book specifically about werewolves that I’ve read and I honestly really loved it. It also had witch mythology involved and having Tessa become an enigma to her kind, both a witch and a werewolf, making her one of the most powerful supernatural creatures in this world was a stroke of genius. I also really appreciated Tessa’s attitude, and how no-nonsense she was. There were times when she would feel like all was lost, or at least felt like giving up, but she would always get back on the horse and figure it out. I honestly love when the main character is one with attitude, one that doesn’t have everyone in the world loving her and her behaving like a dainty princess. I love the girls that can fight and hold their own, and Tessa is exactly that.
This is the first book in the Alpha Girls series, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Tessa is honestly one of the main characters that I can actually get behind without completely losing all faith in her. I highly recommend this one for anyone who is into supernatural books, or wants to try out a new werewolf series.
Rated: 5/5 Stars