Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Review: Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson
I have heard a lot of good things about Full Blooded, so when I saw it on netgalley as a read now I had to get a copy to see what all the fuss is about. Jessica, the protagonist, gets introduced to us as she is experiencing her first ever change alone in her house, with no help except a cocktail of drugs meant to knock her out, which are unfortunately for her out of reach. Jessica has no become the only female werewolf with a bounty on her head. Other packs, rouge wolves, and other creatures.
After hearing so much about Full Blooded I went into this with high expectations, but I found the expectations I had were initially too high. After the rush and hurry of Jessica changing I felt that the next couple of chapters just coasted along, but after the meeting I found myself quickly engrossed in the story and one edge, wanting to know what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed how changing has given her the ability to communicate telepathically with her brother, like their twin connection has given them an added bonus. Lucky for Jessica her Father is the Pack Alpha of the U.S Northern Territories, which makes her new event easier to hide for a short time.
Jessica is a kick ass fighter that wont stand for anything and I like how hands on she is for defending what she believes in and for what is right. While Raymond is a pain in the ass, his interactions with Jessica only led to amusement for the reader, you have to love him just for being him.
Rourke, what can I say about him. We only meet him for a short while, and what we get to see through Jessica's eyes I would certainly want to be in her position any day.
Throughout Full Blooded there are a few surprises with some people revealing themselves to be shifters themselves and a lovely pay back for someone at the end of the book. Full Blooded brings werewolves to another level and once I got into the book I could not put it down. After finishing this book my only thought was I am glad I have book two, Hot Blooded, waiting to be read.