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Friday, April 19, 2013

Girls Heart Books Blog Tour Stop: Alpha Girl The Review

Alpha Girl 
Wolfling Saga Book # 1  
By Kate Bloomfield
Genre: New Adult/Mature YA ( 15 & up) Paranormal Romance
**not intended for audiences younger than 15 years of age, as it contains scenes of a sexual nature, and coarse language.  Please do not read if you are easily offended.**
Seventeen year old Rose Goldman is highly unpopular in the little town of Halfway. Ever since the 'attack' when she was a girl, people and animals have been afraid of her. She gets bullied in school, and called 'wet dog' because of the way she smells, despite being extremely hygienic. However, life takes a turn when a new teacher starts at Halfway High. Mr. Stone, the quirky and charismatic English teacher is twice Rose's age, but she feels an unexplainable pull towards him from day one. Despite her better judgement, Rose pursues a friendship with Mr. Stone, who seems unable to stay away from her.

What is pulling this unlikely pair together?

First thanks must go to the author and Girls Heart Books Tours for their time and allowing me to participate in the tour. I’m extremely thankful for that. Secondly, I’m going to warn now that I am possibly jaded. 

Paranormal books are frequent.  Even so this one had a slight twist in the synopsis so I said, let’s give it a go. 

The environment is typical small town.  There are nice wooded areas nearby and we have all the amenities of a small town, including mean ass classmates that have known you for a good portion of your life and slutty best friends, but I digress. 

Rose is semi typical for a teenage girl.  She’s extremely guarded and self conscious in some things see reference to mean ass kids above.  It doesn’t so much break her; instead she’s more introverted for it.  She’s pretty apathetic to the hand she’s been dealt which drags on the storyline slightly. 

Due to a required spoiler that I’m not willing to give away I will not discuss Mr. Stone.  Instead I will simply say OMG! And leave it at that. 

The story progresses slowly.  It’s more of a build up to blow out the mind of the read rather than an instant action packed gratification.  But it’s worth it.  There are many and I do mean many unexpected twists and turned that do cause a mind numbing WTF which give the story a healthy dose of umph.  

Overall it was a good story with good characters.  For me, as I said, I’ve been slightly jaded by paranormal so it didn’t quite meet my high standard but it wasn’t bad at all.  

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