Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin Review

Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl Book 1) by [Aileen Erin]


One stupid party. One stupid boy. One stupid kiss. And my life was virtually over.

Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with psychic 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 a shapeshifter 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. Ailbe’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.”


4 Stars

Note that there are currently SEVEN books in this series.

This book was just the werewolf book I have been looking for. I have read books with werewolves in them like The Twilight Series, The Hex Hall Series, The Mortal Instruments, and The Dark Artifices, the list could go on where werewolves were just another part of the story. I have even read Shiver, but it wasn’t quite the werewolf story I was looking for, but boy did I find it in this book!

In the first half of the book we find out that Tessa has the ability to see parts of people pasts through clothing, furniture, and any other objects. Then her parents move the family from California to Texas. When they get to Texas, Tessa meets Dastien for the first time (even though she had a strange vision where he knew that she was there). As she gets to know her new home in Texas, she keeps running into Dastien and even makes a few “friends”. While she was with her friends at a party one night, Dastien was out in the area hiking (because the neighborhood that the party is in is located in a wooded area). That’s when the story gets interesting because while Tessa and Dastien were kissing, Dastien bit her because he’s a … werewolf!

Tessa has to go to a werewolf school to learn the ins and outs of being a werewolf. Tessa becomes friends with her roommate Meredith. Things also get interesting when another one of Tessa’s friends, Chris, has a crush on her. Just as things get slightly better vampires shows up and stir up trouble! The school was able to get them out the first night, but they knew that the vampires were going to come back to destroy the school.

Throughout the rest of the story, Tessa has to deal with jealousy, relationships, learning how to be a werewolf, and trying to choose between Dastien and Chris *gasp*.

Let me tell you, while reading this book I had to learn to read some pig Latin *hahaha*. For example, *spoilers* “My heart kicked into over-drive. “Hey! Ix-nay on the ate-may word.”

I’m telling you trying to figure out pig Latin is a lot easier than trying to figure out French or Spanish.

Let’s talk about Dastien for a sec. In the beginning I was head over heels for this guy because a) he loves indie bands and b) he reads books! Honestly, who wouldn’t love him. But once Tessa became a werewolf, he was standoffish and very hot/cold. I feel like each werewolf book is slightly different, so I wasn’t quite sure how to handle this because all I knew about these werewolves was the stuff that Tessa learned.

My one of my favorite scenes in the book is when Tessa is in the book store and Dastien shows up and they start talking about music. If I can find a hot guy in the bookstore and he likes the same music I do #SWOON. The other scene that I loved, and thought was so sweet was when Tessa was in bed and wolf-Dastien shows up to stay with her during the night after the first vampire attack *I’m a big pile of goo*.

I recommend this book for those looking for a good werewolf book. This book is funny, fast-paced, and has just the right amount of romance. There are characters that makes you wish they were real and some that makes you want to punch them in the face or maybe some of both.

Happy reading until next time,

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