Full Blooded (Jessica McClain #1) by Amanda Carlson


5 HUGE Stars|Amazon|Goodreads

Ah! I want to kill my friend for recommending this series to me! My wallet hurts a little but it was SO worth it! I al supremely happy that I bought the paperbacks of this series because I most certainly think that a re-read will be in the future for it! A book that had me enamored and guessing from the start! Okay. If you are reading this I am hoping that you have read the novella. If not, you should go do that. I feel like it gives you a leg up on the series and has some introductions you wont want to miss. If you have read it already, then how excited are you to read this novel. Jessica is a kick-butt heroine that I think more heroines should aspire to be like. Typical yin a novel I will relate to the heroine, but my read is more about falling in love with the story. This novel however, I really enjoyed how empowered and strong willed Jessica was. She was a role model type of heroine. Strong and brave, but also not afraid to ask for help. This novel we really jump into this world head first. We are introduced to all of the supporting characters as well as really getting into what our main plot line is going to be about. Jessica is the only female Werewolf and because of that she throws her entire world into chaos. This is completely unintentional and frankly, unwanted. Jessica was content with where her life was and this is also a wrench in her gears. Time and time again in this novel I felt like overtime someone tried to right the path of the world, something else went wrong. Jessica just wanted things to be simple and no matter how much she tried, things just got more and more complicated. This made for less fun for her, but a FANTASTIC read for us. Every page held a new twist and another fork that we didn't see coming. All in all I could not put this book down. Thank goodness for a book this great to get me through those 2am wakeups!


Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different—she’s feared. After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late. She wakes up and finds she’s in the middle of a storm. Now that she’s become the only female full-blooded werewolf in town, the supernatural world is already clamoring to take a bite out of her and her new Pack must rise up and protect her. But not everyone is on board. The werewolf Rights of Laws is missing text and the superstitious werewolves think that Jessica means an end to their race. It doesn’t help when Jessica begins to realize she’s more. She can change partway and hold her form, and speak directly to her wolf. But the biggest complication by far is that her alpha father can't control her like he can the rest of his wolves. When a mercenary who’s been hired by the vampires shows up to extract information about the newly turned werewolf only days after her change, they find themselves smack in the middle of a war and there's no choice but to run together. When it’s up to Jessica to negotiate her release against her father’s direct orders, she chooses to take an offer for help instead. In exchange, Jessica must now swear an oath she may end up repaying with her life.