Sunday, April 22, 2012

Review - Blooded by Amanda Carlson - 5 Qwills

Author:  Amanda Carlson
Series:  Jessica McClain
Format:  eNovella, ~61 pages
Publisher:  Orbit (April 11, 2012)
Price:  $2.99
Language:  English
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
ISBN:  9780316225090
Review Copy: Provided by publisher

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 . . .

My thoughts:

Blooded weighs in at 48 pages on my Nook and includes a preview of Full Blooded. It's full of action, tension, and big bad (were)wolves.

I completely enjoyed reading this ePrequel to the upcoming Full Blooded. There are a couple of very intense fight scenes in the novella interspersed with conversations that give the background for what has happened and is happening that has made Jessica want to leave her father's pack. Being considered a curse has not been easy on her. It's becoming more and more dangerous for Jessica to stay.

Jessica McClain is tough, determined.and defiant. She can throw physical as well as verbal punches. In the novella Jessica takes a big risk in an attempt to make things a bit better for herself until she can convince her father to let her leave.

Ms. Carlson's writing and story telling are wonderful in this fast-paced novella. This little taste of Jessica McClain's story has whetted my appetite for the main course, Full Blooded, in September.

I give Blooded 5 Qwills.


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  2. This is a five Qwill treat that I am hopping over to check out right now. Thank you for sharing today, I appreciate your review and think this series (I hope is going to be a series) sounds awesome!

  3. Thank you for your great review! This sounds like a wonderful read. I am adding it to my TBR.

  4. A five Qwill review is never one to take lightly. :-) Sounds like a really intense read. And just the beginning . . . .