Tuesday, September 4, 2012

UF Double Review: Blooded & Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson


Blooded: A Jessica McClain Novella
Blooded
by Amanda Carlson
Jessica McClain #0.5
Published April 11th 2012 by Orbit
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★★★ 
Jessica McClain was born the only female in an all male race. The only problem is-she's no wolf. Called a curse, a witch and the Daughter of Evil by the superstitious wolves, Jessica decides to fight for her freedom, at age nineteen, the only way she can-in the ring.
When she's brutally attacked right after her fight, is it enough to finally earn her freedom off Compound, or will she be forced to endure the hatred even longer . . .



REVIEW:

Blooded reads more like a really long prologue that makes you salivating for chapter one.

Amanda Carlson hits you with a stunning amount of greatness in a small amount of pages; with great world and character building.

Most prequels you can get away without reading going into a series but I highly recommend starting with Blooded. It gives you an understanding of the hell that Jessica grew up in by being the only female born to a wolf. She had to fight for her life; she might not be a werewolf but she can hold her own and if you miss reading the novella you will be rob going into Full Blooded.




Full BloodedFull Blooded
by Amanda Carlson
Jessica McClain #1
September 11th 2012 by Orbit
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★★★ 
It's not easy being a girl. It's even harder when you're the only girl in a family of werewolves. But it's next to impossible when your very existence spells out the doom of your race... Meet Jessica McClain -- she just became part of the pack.

In the vein of Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs, a new urban fantasy that rewrites the werewolf myth...



REVIEW:

With Blooded being the appetizer; Full Blooded is the main course.

Jessica is a one of a kind, being the only female werewolf. She is even odder since she didn’t shift once she hit puberty like the other werewolves. Jessica lived her first 26 years of life as a human that was raised by wolves.But after leaving the Pack life and living a normal human life for the last 7 years she finds herself in the middle of a very painful shift.

No one including Jessica’s dad, the Alpha of the North U.S. Pack has no idea what this means and why it’s taken so long for the shift to happen especially since they have no guide book to go by with her being the only one of her kind….. a female werewolf.

Jessica finds herself in a whole new world. Yeah sure she lived with the Pack but because she was human and female she was very much not wanted by most of the wolves. She knows the basics of wolf life but there is so much she doesn’t know. So she is learning the rules as she goes. And she does a kick ass job of it. But she’s not all alone. She gets help from her father, brother and a small group of friends from the pack and her witchy secretary.

Carlson does an excellent job with her world building and character development. I would have to say that one of my favorite characters is Jessica’s wolf. That chica is one saucy wolf. And the inner monologue that Jessica has with her wolf is just awesome. If the wolf was to run the show they would be one slutty duo.

I totally approve of the Jessica’s wolf picks for lovers. There is some hot wolf action and a smoking cat that enters their life.

Fans of Rachel Vincent's Faythe Sanders from the Shifters series will LOVE Jessica McClain!

I can't wait for Hot Blooded to release in Spring of 2013.





8 comments:

  1. Ooh wow, you gave 5 starts to Blooded too! Awesome! Amanda Carlson will make a werewolf lover out of you yet! ;) So happy to hear that you enjoyed these books as much as I did.

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    1. I like the furry just as much as the fanged. LOL

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  2. I'm give it a whirl. I've seen too many raving reviews not to.

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  3. Everyone seems to love this one. I can't wait until it releases.

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  4. I love Jessica way more then Faythe. lol I have seen it compared to the Shifter series before, but I have to say being in Jessica's head was better then being in Faythes. That girl drove me crazy.

    Anyways great review, glad you enjoyed.

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  5. I've been seeing this around, I think that's a sign that I have to read it :) Thanks for the awesome review!!

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  6. I'm dying to read this. I haven't found a good shifter series in a long time.

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  7. I really enjoyed the novella and full length book as well. But the cliffhanger keeled me!

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