Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin
December 12, 2013 Ink Monster, LLC
Received this ARC in exchange for an honest review via the publisher via Netgalley
Summary: Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind.
But Tessa doesn’t realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town could land her in far more trouble than she ever imagined. Like being forced to attend St. Ailbe’s Academy, a secret boarding school for werewolves.
Even if the wrong guy did accidentally turn her into one of “them” and doom her to attending the weirdest high school ever, Tessa can’t help her growing attraction to the mysterious Dastien Laurent.
When vampires attack St. Alibe’s and her visions pinpoint an enemy in their midst, Tessa realizes that boy drama and her newfound canine tendencies might just be the least of her problems.
I love the plot and the style of writing in this. If you enjoy reading about werewolves and vampires ( don’t worry not the kind in Twilight, although there are several funny references to Twilight in this), I think that you would enjoy reading this. There was some drama between Tessa and two other werewolves that were vying for her attention ( love triangle much?) but on than that it, this had an interesting plot.
I thought that the main character Tessa was amazing and I was glad that the author didn’t automatically make Tessa fall in love with Dastien. Dastien and Tessa’s relationship is so cool and what made this story more interesting was that there were a few obstacles that they had to overcome to be together ( namely an ex girlfriend of Dastien’s). I won’t get into too much detail about her but I will say that it was fun reading about what Tessa thought of Dastien’s ex girlfriend.
Initially I was confused as to why Tessa had the ability to be able to have visions but the more I got into the plot, the more it made sense. Overall, I did enjoy reading this book and for fans of Twilight or non fans of Twilight I would recommend this book. I am excited for the next book in this series!