Saturday, April 7, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - ALPHA by RACHEL VINCENT - SHIFTERS # 6

By: Rachel Vincent
Published By : MIRA
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 472 Pages

RATING : 5 HEARTBREAKING STARS!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder and treason. Yeah, we've been busy. But now it's time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother's death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council.

It's not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I'm heading for a final showdown that can--that will--change everything forever. A showdown I'm not sure I'm ready for.

But life never waits until you're ready.

BOOK REVIEW:

I am a HUGE fan of Rachel Vincent’s writing. Her Soul Screamers series ( YA genre ) is amazing writing. Her adult series, ‘Shifters’, is filled with emotion.

I have come to the end of my Shifters series journey. I loved how Rachel finished the series off.

This book had my heart being pulled in a tug-of-war.

When I first started this series I was Team Marc, Jace was a fun guy and that was it. Rachel decided to bring Jace into a triangle that had me pulled left and right, up and down. I would be a little angry that Faythe could not easily pick Marc.......but then.....Rachel wrote Jace in a new light. I got as confused as Faythe.

Jace has the less tense, more playful nature that I thought was good for Faythe....but then.....she showed me how hurt Marc was and how deep his love was. How Marc had nobody but Faythe in his sights. Then she made Faythe fall for Jace....OMG!!! Let the mind games begin.

I am normally very clear cut on who is my Team guy in a book. For an author to get me so tangled up, so under the skin of her triangle guys , is rare. I was flopping around emotionally like a fish out of water.

The reading kit is needed for this book:

Lots of tissues.

A pillow to scream into.

Strong tape to hold your heart together, cause it keeps breaking.

A friend who has read the series , you can connect with .

And a whole lot of FAITH.


There is a war brewing and all stops need to be pulled out.

Oh, the guy that needs to be totally slapped with a stinky dead fish from me , had me fuming and the other guy that just needed the biggest smack down. Both so dangerous, one so corrupt, it kept me breathless how he manipulated the laws and rules.

I am going to miss this series.  I would love a Jace spinoff as much as I wanted an Adrian spin off from Vampire Academy series.

The thing with the Shifter series is Rachel really has you in a bit of a mess after each book finishes. She really brings her characters to life, they appear to be standing before you and so real you could touch them. You ‘feel’ like you are hurting as bad as Faythe. I felt quite connected to Faythe.

I highly recommend anything Rachel Vincent writes. She has a wonderful gift of the gab.

FAVE QUOTE: ( Somebody tear my heart out now...)

“But I love you more. He could walk away from you with a broken heart , if he had to, and live to love another day. But I can’t. Since the first time we kissed, there's never been anyone for me but you. Not in my bed, not in my life, and not in my heart.  And there never will be. And that’s what I need to hear from you. Now. “  His hope and fear and desperation , were so thick in the room that I could hardly breathe. “Purgatory’s just another kind of hell, Faythe.”


Michelle

7 comments:

  1. Dang i wish you were my neighbor that way i could borrow your books! I need to get my hands on this series too.

    P.S. i started and finished Vampire Wake last night and lo and behold, i saw my favorite Aussie's name in Tim's list of people to thank! Congratulations love! Xoxo

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    1. Aww thanks Braine xxx

      Braine...check out book 4 Vampire Breed....tis dedicated to a person who fed Tim Aussie flavoured chippies....hehe!! I have a dedicated book...rather thrilling:D

      There are about 8?? blogs from all over the world and we were the first ones to read/review support Tim, so we get a little wee mention in his books, so he lists our names and blog names, which is very cool:D

      Tim, is just the loveliest guy!

      Awww...I would be like your big , big sis and yes I would lend you my books. I do get a lot from library though...* whispers * cheaper:D

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  2. This was my favorite book from the series. At first I couldn't stand Faythe, she was whiny and immature but I like the process of reading her grow up a little in each book. I must say that I was always a Marc girl, from the very first book.

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  3. Hey Kristin,

    Yes, this book actually HURT! to read it. Rachel is a wonderful writer. I wwas Marc , but then I fell in love with Jace, and then Marc and then I felt so sad for Jace wanting some happiness and then I was Marc. Oh the pain ....hehe!!

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  4. Ooo! I've never read Rachel Vincent's books (but I REALLY WANT TO READ HER SOUL SCREAMERS SERIES!). I've seen and heard of this series before and really wanted to read it! Glad you enjoyed it, Michelle!

    Awesome review! ♥

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    1. Hi Celine,

      Happy Easter!!

      I know we have sooo many books we want to read, but if you can find some time for Rachel Vincent. Soul Screamers , they just get better and better. Same with this series. Soul Screamers are thinner books, ha!! When you start Shifter series, be prepared for BIG BOOKS!!! But I do love Rachel's writing, I am very invested in it.

      Thanks for dropping by:D

      M

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  5. I've heard nothing but absolutely WONDERFUL things about Rachel Vincent and her Soul Screamers series. So I'm happy to see her Shifters series are as good. I love your "The reading kit is needed for this book." I'll be sure to be prepared when I start this series. Brilliant review.

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