ARC Review: Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Posted April 21, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Blooded by Amanda Carlson
by Amanda Carlson

4 Stars


Released: April 11th 2012
Series: Jessica McClain #0.5
Published by Orbit
Pages: 66
Format: eARC

“Although this was a novella, it packed a punch, it was all action from the first sentence and I couldn’t put it down.”
~ Under the Covers

Jessie is the only female born from a werewolf, unfortunately that comes with a few draw backs, one, her father’s pack think she is evil and will destroy all were kind and two, they want to kill her before she hits her 20th birthday. So if challenging one of the alphas in the pack is the only way to save her self, that’s what she is going to do.

Although this was a novella, it packed a punch, it was all action from the first sentence and I couldn’t put it down. The main character and from whose point of view this was told from, Jessie was the kind of heroine I like, tough and sarcastic and the world that is starting to be built in this book sounds interesting. What was also great was how polished the writing was, it didn’t seem like a first book, the only aspect that felt a little clumsy was the dialogue, although the banter between the characters was fun, when there was a long conversation it didn’t always sound very natural.

This was like a little taster for the Jessica McClain series, it was short but gave you enough to get a feel for Amanda Carlson’s style and give you a glimpse into the world she has created. A glimpse that I enjoyed and will definitely be reading the first book when it comes out.


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About Amanda Carlson

Amanda Carlson is the author of the upcoming Jessica McClain series. The first book, Full Blooded, will be released by Hachette Book Group, ORBIT US & UK SEPT 2012. She’s been writing for over ten years. Full Blooded is her first novel. She lives in Minneapolis, with her husband and three kids.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

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Braine @ Talk Supe

I like reading novellas because it doesnt have much fillers in it. I will check this out

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I’m all about the werewolf books and this new series sounds really good! I added it to my TBR 🙂


I love novellas. It’s a great way to hook you in a story without pages of pointless filler. It’s short and to the point 🙂


Sounds good…thanks Suz!