Review: Avoiding Alpha by Aileen Erin

Posted May 15, 2014 by Lucy in Review, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Review: Avoiding Alpha by Aileen Erin
Avoiding Alpha (Alpha Girl #2)
By: Aileen Erin

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Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Series: Alpha Girl #2
Pages: 145
Format: Kindle

Seventeen-year-old Tessa McCaide has come a long way since her abrupt entrance into the world of werewolves, but she still has just as far to go before she’s comfortable with turning full wolf. In the meantime, she’s avoiding the topic of shifting to four legs any way she can. Thankfully her mate, Dastien Laurent, is quite the distraction.
When she finds her best friend, Meredith, getting sick in the bathroom, Tessa knows something’s majorly wrong. Meredith was cursed years ago, and the dark magic kept her wolf dormant—only now the wolf is awake, and that same spell is killing her.
Tessa has no intention of sitting around while Meredith wastes away. Even if it means playing with magic she doesn’t understand, she’ll do anything to save Meredith’s life. Including bargaining with the local coven of witches and its crazed leader, whose only goal is getting Tessa to join the witchy ranks.
Can Tessa save her friend without losing herself?
***A 52K Word Novella***

Avoiding Alpha left me plenty of frustration. The elements I enjoyed from book 1 were very much absent in book 2. This book is entirely focusing on Tessa saving her best-friend Meredith. In fact, there really isn’t much else going on in this book. Not to mention no characters building whatsoever. Tessa was still rejecting her wolf, instead of working to embrace her wolf.
Somehow Tessa took on the full responsibility of Meredith’s well-being and did pretty much whatever she wants on this matter. Took off with only one other wolf with her into the enemy territory, completely disregard of what her mate and her mother’s warning. I found Tessa quite inconsiderate, and reckless. While I understand her concern for her best friend, however there are others care for Meredith just as well. I didn’t care for Shannon’s irrational bitchiness on this matter, and thought at this point her attitude really should be addressed and taking care of.

Not much progress on Tessa and Dastien’s relationship. Given on their situation (full moon ceremony) you would think they would’ve been working on them. However, they both avoided on this important subject entirely.

Overall, I felt this was more of a novella, and at this point I am unsure whether I would be interesting in reading the next installment.

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