It is a young adult book about being proud of who you are and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed how this story pulled me in right from the beginning and made me feel as if I was right there in the story. I enjoyed the characters are they were lovable and relateable. Jeff was my favorite even though I felt some compassion for him. I enjoyed watching him grow throughout the story and become the person he truly is. An emotional roller coaster with some twists and turns, I highly recommend this book.
The Alpha’s Pride is the first book in the Blood Bonded series by Deidre Huesmann. It is a very, very quick read but it kept me interested. I certainly would have liked to read more about these characters and would have liked it to be a full book story rather than the short one it is. It was well written and straight to the point.
Val finds herself at the mercy of a shifter but what will she choose? She soon finds herself in a game of life and death with a shifter who likes to play games. Will he stalk her and let her go if she wins or will she lose and face the consequences? Death!
Riker is enjoying his game, he loves the hunt, the thrill of chasing his prey. Will he let her live or will he kill her? What he does know is that she is different than any of the others he has faced, she is a fighter. Perhaps he will not kill her, perhaps she could end up more than he ever thought possible. Could she be what he has longed for?
If you are looking for a quick read and a taste of shifters then this is a book for you.
The Alpha’s Pride by Deidre Huesmann
5 out of 5 stars
This is the first book that I have read by Ms. Huesmann it was a short cute story that contains shifters and I love reading about shifters/paranormal.
This is a story where humans and shifters live in fringe societies, Val is taking a risk camping in the woods on shifter territory. Her overconfidence lands her in a game of life and death. This shifter is out for amusement, and doesn’t care if she wants to play. The game is set, and she must participate. He offers her a deal: if she wounds him, she wins. If he catches her, she dies.
Riker has every intention of killing her. Or did, before her scent hinted she is a potential blood bonded. Intrigued by the possibility, he pursues her in a hunt that will change their lives… and forever alter shifter and human societies.
Will Riker’s pride accept Val as his blood bonded or will they kill her? Can they overcome their shifter/human differences? Will their blood bond change the world between the shifters and humans?
You really need to read this short story in order to find out the answers to my questions. I highly recommend this short story and can’t wait to see what the author has in-stored for us next in this series…
Azalee is a Chertz and is living in a land of Spinels and has been shunned all her life but more so after a ceremony to honour their Gods. It was at this ceremony that she was touched by the gods and given a curse. A curse that has seen her thrown into and held a prisoner in a deep dark dirt prison. Being touched by a god means she is the Blistered child kept in a dark prison because if she goes into the sunlight she will burn. All she wants is to live with love from her parents and live in a real home as part of a family with her brothers and sisters. Would it be too much to have a family, get to know her siblings and have friends?
Joel is a Spinel and and needs the light to thrive. Joel stumbles upon ancient writings and after many nights studying, he has discovered where the blistered one is meant to be. So after many years he decides he needs to be the one to rescue her so he sets about trying to free her. Joel feels like he will be fulfilling his destiny if he helps Azalee. He must gain her trust and trust is not something she gives freely. But is he trading one prison for another? One hell for another?
As complications arise Joel realises that he should have planned the needs for their adventure a little better than he has. As they journey together they realise all is not what it seems and that a friend is actually a foe. Secrets and lies only prove that Joel’s trust has been severely misplaced. Does Azalee finally find her freedom, friends and love? Will she finally have a family to call her own? Will she finally be free of all the deceit and lies?
This book is an interesting story with a unique mix of Greek mythology and current times. It is full of intrigue, mystery and definite surprises. This story is a fantasy that young adults will love.
Reviewed by @jennadb