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Full Blooded (Jessica McClain) Paperback – September 11, 2012
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"Quick writing and a heroine women will love make Full Blooded a delight to read." (Vampire Book Club)
"Full Blooded's lore is unique and bewitching, the characters are dynamic and the wolves are howling-ly formidable. The action is unrelenting and the world building is so fluid that you don't even realize its happening. Every page is better than the last and the ending pretty much guarantees that you'll be reading Hot Blooded." (Rabid Reads)
"A wild, wolfy ride that will have you howling for more!"―Kristen Painter, author of Blood Rights
"Amanda Carlson's Full Blooded is full of all good things: danger, excitement, an original, LIKEABLE heroine and some great mythological mayhem. Bring on book 2!"―New York Times and USA Today bestseller Karen Chance
"Amanda Carlson's debut novel is a fast paced tale with a cliffhanger ending that left me panting for more. Full Blooded left me on the edge of my seat from cover to cover."―New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter
"A fresh approach to the werewolf tale."―Library Journal on Full Blooded
About the Author
Her book, Full Blooded, a face-paced, action filled urban fantasy, the first in the Jessica McClain series, will be released by Hachette Book Group by both ORBIT US & UK SEPT 2012. Full Blooded is her first fiction novel. She lives in Minneapolis, with her husband and three kids.
You can find her on various social media sites. Stop by for a visit! All links and information can be found at amandacarlson.com.
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Jessica was born as a daughter to the pack Alpha. But the thing is, there are no females born to werewolves. Her whole life, she has been met with suspicion and derision. Once she passed puberty without shifting, she thought she would live out her life as a human. She left the pack behind, starting a new life with a new name. Everything was going well, until her wolf decided it was time to surface.
With her first shift, Jessica is forced to return to the pack. Her relationship with her father and brother are restored, but there are plenty of other wolves who see her as a threat. A prophecy says that a female werewolf will be an instrument of evil and eventually bring about the end of their race. Jessica is pretty sure she's not evil, but neither is she an average shifter. She is something special. Jess must figure out how to find balance with her wolf, while new threats to her safety come one after another.
I really liked Jessica's voice. She is strong and independent, but I never found her arrogant or over-confident. In fact, she was actually kind of humble and it was awesome watching her realize her potential. There is a strong cast of supporting characters, like her brother Ty and packmate James. (I do think Nick was a little under-utilized.) We've even got a love interest, who is very sexy and super-mysterious. And don't forget about that sex I mentioned earlier. Yowza.Read more ›
About the time of her first real fight in her "form" the story picked up. The adjectives became less frequent, there was more showing than telling. I settled in to enjoy the ride, and I did.
I liked, nay loved, the inner monologue going on between her and her wolf. Not so much the one between her brother and her. Their "thought" monologue was way too wordy and "complete" in sentence structure, it was just jarring and not smooth.
That said, story was still good and held up. All the way until the end. One of the most abrupt and frankly cowardly endings I have ever witnessed an author write. And I don't mean cowardly as in courage of the characters. The characters were in mid-scene, for Pete's sake. The author just stopped writing!! You know how it's very common in all writing styles to end one chapter on a cliff-hanger and conclude it at the start of the next chapter? Maybe after a wise ass remark from the lead? That's how this book ended. There is ZERO excuse for this as an ending to a book. It is a BLATANT rip off to get the reader to buy the next book. I find it inexcusable, and incomprehensible. I do not understand how an editor or an author can think that the readers will be ok with that.
I get that more and more authors are writing trilogies or series. I have no issue with that. I invest in characters, the good ones, and I like to see them come back for another round. But you end the dad blasted story. Yeah you may leave threads hanging.Read more ›
I enjoyed the premise behind this book. Jessica is the only female to have ever been born from a werewolf father but she doesn't carry the shifter gene. She's been making a life for herself as a private investigator living outside of the pack for a number of years now when all of a sudden, *poof*, she wolf's out. Well... that was... unexpected! Her biggest dream and nightmare have come true. It's a neat way for Amanda to introduce readers to her heroine and to her breed of werewolves at the same time. Even though Jessica's father is alpha, she wasn't raised as pack which means that this world is as new to her as it is to us readers. I enjoyed the learn-as-you-go way that this story unfolds.
Carlson's mythology is fresh and exciting. She not only put a new spin on the genre but actually reinvented it; from the Cain legend, to the lycan twist to the inner workings of the pack. Each new discovery is better than the last.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are so many things I like about this book, especially once it got going (which took awhile) but I have to give it one star because it didn't end. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Elizabeth Johnston
First of all, I have to say that Jessica McClain is one of the best characters ever created. She is strong, smart and has powers like no other. Read morePublished 1 month ago by myriam
It was pretty hard to get into this book, it took me a while to want to actually start reading it. And it felt like the main character took everything so easily! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Denisa
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I had never even heard of this author until I was going through the giveaway pages on here and found this book, I unfortunately did not... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Erica Mitchell
Full Blooded is the first book in Amanda Carlson's Jessica McClain series and ends with a big cliffhanger! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Danielle Taylor
Full Blooded is the first book in the Jessica McClain series by Amanda Carlson. It was published on September 11, 2012, and is available in both e-book and paperback. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jen @ booksthathook dot com
All I can say is that I'm hooked. I can't get enough of Amanda Carlson's Jessica McCain series.
This book started fast and continued in the same way until the very... Read more