Avoiding Alpha by Aileen Erin |{Mini} Book Review #342

20661334Seventeen-year-old Tessa McCaide has come a long way since her abrupt entrance into the world of werewolves, but she still has just as far to go before she’s comfortable with turning full wolf. In the meantime, she’s avoiding the topic of shifting to four legs any way she can. Thankfully her mate, Dastien Laurent, is quite the distraction.

When she finds her best friend, Meredith, getting sick in the bathroom, Tessa knows something’s majorly wrong. Meredith was cursed years ago, and the dark magic kept her wolf dormant—only now the wolf is awake, and that same spell is killing her.

Tessa has no intention of sitting around while Meredith wastes away. Even if it means playing with magic she doesn’t understand, she’ll do anything to save Meredith’s life. Including bargaining with the local coven of witches and its crazed leader, whose only goal is getting Tessa to join the witchy ranks.

Avoiding Alpha is the second book in the Alpha Girl series. The first book is called Becoming Alpha, and you can find my review of that book, here.


It’s been a while since I’ve read Becoming Alpha, so having the recaps here and there throughout the story was a huge help.

I liked that this book left on a cliff hanger, yet if you really wanted to, you could end this book and not read the rest of the series! I’m actually opting to have Avoiding Alpha as the last book for now, because I am completely avoiding the happenings of the next book, Alpha Divided.

With every new book in a series, new problems arise and after some discourse, Tessa finds a way to fix it. Even if it means making an enemy in the process.

I gave Avoiding Alpha 3 of 5 stars on GoodReads.

Happy Reading!
— Adele

Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin | Book Review #102


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.

OK, so, I really enjoyed this book. Like, way more than I thought I would. Continue reading