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Released: September 11, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Jessica McClain #1
Published by Orbit
Jessica McClain is one of a kind; a female werewolf the first one ever born unfortunately the rest of her race doesn’t view this as a miracle, instead thinking she is the daughter of evil and will destroy their race. Until now though she has been living in relative obscurity under an alias to keep her safe, but her first change hits her and all hell breaks loose as different sects of the supernatural world seem to want to get their hands on her, including the very sexy but extremely dangerous Rourke…Both myself and Annie wanted to read this after having read the novella Blooded, but I managed to beat Annie down, Jessie style, and grab the book of course I also decided to let her have a peek being a nice girl and all, so here is our combined review!
Describe this book in three words
Annie: I. WANT.MORE.
Suzanne: Action packed mayhem!
What do you think of the newest UF heroine on the block – Jessica McClain?
Annie: I loved Jessica! I thought she was fun and smart without being too snarky or cocky. She was kickass even when she wasn’t fighting and I loved that there is still a lot to learn about her. As the token woman of her pack, she’s going to be in the spotlight a lot. So it will be interesting how she handles it!
Suzanne: I know Annie loved her, and I did like her, I like that she wasn’t overplaying the bad ass chick thing all the time and instead was a good balance between attitude and sense. But, I didn’t feel like she was anything original or new, she was likable and I will read the next book, but she doesn’t stand out in the crowd of heroines that are cram the UF section.
The author, Amanda Carlson said that humor and action are her two biggest passions while writing. What did you think of the balance of humor and action?
Annie: I can definitely see the emphasis on both the humor and the action. There was a great balance that fit Carlson’s writing style. I think Jessica’s character definitely held the most appeal to me in terms of humor. I loved her witty comebacks and spit-fire attitude. And the action? I was blown away by how fast-paced this read was. I finished it almost immediately.
Suzanne: There was definitely a lot of action in this book, which I loved, it kept the book moving at a nice fast pace that had you dying. Ow what would happen next. The humour was good as well, it stopped the book from getting bogged down with blood ‘n guts, I especially liked the interactions between Jessica and her wolf, especially when it came to a very sexy werecat.
What are you most looking forward to in the next book?
Annie: I want to learn more about Rourke! That guy is sex on a stick! Hopefully, we get some sexy time too 😛
Suzanne: I am 100% with Annie, I want more Roarke, and especially nekkid Roarke *starts panting*
*ARC provided by author
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