Friday, November 11, 2016


*Book source ~ NetGalley
Title ~ Full-Blooded
Author ~ Amanda Carlson
Publisher ~ Hachette
Published ~ 11 September 2012
Genre ~ Paranormal
Pages ~ 346

My Rating ~ 2 bites

Jessica McClain was born the only female in a male dominated race of shifters. Sharing a special bond with her twin Tyler didn’t make things any easier. Her very existence created unease and outright fear due to an ancient prophecy. When she didn’t change in her teens the tension died down somewhat. However, ten years after she should have shifted she suddenly does shift becoming the only full-blooded female werewolf ever known to exist. Only she isn’t exactly a werewolf like her father and brother. She’s something else. With factions gunning to either kidnap or kill her, it’s no longer a question of whether she should exist, but whether she can stay alive long enough to figure out why she exists.

*sigh* This story had so much promise. It was a little rocky in the beginning, but I can overlook that in a first novel. However, when it degenerated down into a stinking pool of ridiculousness I had to cry foul. Its crimes:

1. Trying too hard to be badass
2. Exposition in the middle of a fight as if your enemy is just going to stand around with his thumb up his ass while you talk and talk and talk and, for the love of all that’s holy, talk some more.
3. Yelling at people that time is of the essence and there’s no time to talk about her change when the police are on the way and there’s a dead body in her apartment!!!!! then her dad calls and all of a sudden she wants long winded answers RIGHT NOW by gum! *petulantly stomps foot*
4. Insta-love
5. Badass insta-love interest turns into dumbass insta-love interest because Jessica is all that
6. Jessica is so very speshul but no explanation is really given as to the speshulness
7. formulaic writing

I’m done. No more of this series for me. 


  1. This is a series thats been on my list for ages now, and something just keeps me from reading it but surprisingly my older brother (37) likes it! Not sure if I ever will give it a try but it's a shame that this was a dud for you.
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    1. I was so disappointed in it. And so put off I don't even want to continue which is even worse.

  2. I have to thank you for this review. I was so worried I was going to have to add another series to my ever growing TBR list. LOL! Honestly though, I know how frustrating this can be when there is a good premise that just goes to hell. So, I am sorry you ran into that...

    1. I'm happy that I helped. I'm normally making you add books to your TBR. LOLOL I was so disappointed. It sounded so good!

  3. I agree with this entire review! I read this years ago, and your post is bringing it all back. NOOOO! It was the beginning of the end for me as far as paranormal goes, after struggling to find books that don't have the overly badass heroine and instalove.

    1. I read a wide variety of genres and the badass/insta-love crap is everywhere these days. lol I still find awesome amongst the crap though.

  4. hmm, that is a bummer. I have this one to read but just haven't tried it. I have heard good things about it so now I am not I guess it will just stay on my list for a while longer till I decide to try it for myself. :)

    1. If you do give it a whirl I'd love to know if you liked it or not. :)