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Review: Full Blooded ( Jessica McClain #1) by Amanda Carlson

Full Blooded - Amanda  Carlson

Release Date: September 12, 2013

Publisher: Orbit

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Paranormal

Pages: 352

Series: Jessica McClain #1

Source: Netgalley/Publisher

Format: ARC

Buy: Amazon 




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


My Thoughts:


Full Blooded is a fun, sexy, fast paced urban fantasy that deals with Jessica McClain being the only female werewolf in the history of all werewolves.

Amanda Carlson wrote a great heroine.  Jessica is strong, confident and funny without being too arrogant. She works under an alias as a private detective with her partner Nick and right off the bat we learn that not only is she the only female in a race of male werewolves but she is also a threat to the entire werewolf race due to a prophecy.  The prophecy states that if a  female wolf be born she will the end of the  entire werewolf race.

Aside from all the cool werewolf folklore we also get some hunky guys. First we have James, who is second in command to Jessica's father.  He is completely loyal to her father and sounds extremely hunky. Most notably we have Rourke. No one really knows what he shifts into but he is feared among all races. Although Rourke was hot, I would have loved some more scenes between him and Jessica. I could definitely feel the chemistry but I felt a little more scenes wouldn't have hurt.

My only issue with this book was the ending. I felt like it was just getting momentum and then bam it's over. It felt a little hurried. I would have liked a couple more chapters properly end the book.

Overall, I loved the characters, reading about the myth and loved how fast paced it was. It was a great book and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.


Rating: 4/5

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