Review: Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Posted September 4, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Review: Full Blooded by Amanda CarlsonFull Blooded by Amanda Carlson
Published by Orbit on September 11th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

Rating: A+

It's not easy being a girl. It's even harder when you're the only girl in a family of werewolves. But it's next to impossible when your very existence spells out the doom of your race... Meet Jessica McClain -- she just became part of the pack.

In the vein of Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs, a new urban fantasy that rewrites the werewolf myth...


With Blooded being the appetizer; Full Blooded is the main course.

Jessica is a one of a kind, being the only female werewolf. She is even odder since she didn’t shift once she hit puberty like the other werewolves. Jessica lived her first 26 years of life as a human that was raised by wolves.But after leaving the Pack life and living a normal human life for the last 7 years she finds herself in the middle of a very painful shift.

No one including Jessica’s dad, the Alpha of the North U.S. Pack has no idea what this means and why it’s taken so long for the shift to happen especially since they have no guide-book to go by with her being the only one of her kind….. a female werewolf.

Jessica finds herself in a whole new world. Yeah sure she lived with the Pack but because she was human and female she was very much not wanted by most of the wolves. She knows the basics of wolf life but there is so much she doesn’t know. So she is learning the rules as she goes. And she does a kick ass job of it. But she’s not all alone. She gets help from her father, brother and a small group of friends from the pack and her witchy secretary.

Carlson does an excellent job with her world building and character development. I would have to say that one of my favorite characters is Jessica’s wolf. That chica is one saucy wolf. And the inner monologue that Jessica has with her wolf is just awesome. If the wolf was to run the show they would be one slutty duo.

I totally approve of the Jessica’s wolf picks for lovers. There is some hot wolf action and a smoking cat that enters their life.

Fans of Rachel Vincent’s Faythe Sanders from the Shifters series will LOVE Jessica McClain!

I can’t wait for Hot Blooded to release in Spring of 2013.








About Amanda Carlson

Amanda is a Minnesota girl, born and bred. She started writing stories about teenage girls and their social missteps while in high school. She’s been writing for over ten years, but began writing fiction in earnest after her second child was born.

Her books are face-paced, filled with action and adventure. Her Jessica McClain urban fantasy series is published by ORBIT US & UK, a Hachette book imprint. Her Sin City Collectors series is her foray into paranormal romance, and they are hot and action packed. She lives in Minneapolis, with her husband and three kids.

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