Book Review: "Blooded" by Amanda Carlson

Blooded (Jessica McClain, #0.5)Blooded by Amanda Carlson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This novella forms a good foundation for a new series of books based in a world of mixed gender supernaturals, but only male werewolves. Only male, that is, until Jessica is born to one of the strongest Alphas in the world.

This story picks up after Jessica turns 19. She's been living with werewolves her entire life, a life filled with rejection, anger, and fear from the other werewolves who think that her birth signals the end of their race. Jessica wants to leave home and start out a new life on her own, but her father worries about her safety.

I like how the author, Amanda Carlson, creates the characters. Their voices ring true, with personality and individuality in every one. I also like how Ms. Carlson deals with the action and violence in the story, giving the reader enough information to visualize what's going on without getting too detailed.

The one thing I would change is the description of the setting. (view spoiler)[ When Jessica is fighting in the lake, I never get a good sense of where she is until the very end. (hide spoiler)] I think that Ms. Carlson needs to work on giving a bit more detail in the setting.

Overall, though, I give this book four stars.

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