Saturday, 16 October 2010

Alpha By Rachel Vincent

This is a Review of Alpha By Rachel Vincent and this is the final book of the shifters series.


The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc, and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder, and treason. Yeah, we’ve been busy. But now it’s time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother’s death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council.

It’s not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I’m heading for a final showdown that can—that will—change everything forever.

I have to say that i am a major fan on Rachel Vincents Shifters series and I've been waiting ages for Alpha to be released. I was annoyed when the UK delivery's of Alpha were about a week late but when i found out it had been posted and was waiting for me at home, i was very excited, so excited i may have jumped up and down a few times. As soon as i got home i started reading and didn't stop until i had to go to bed but believe me if it hadn't been a school night i would have stayed up until i finished it. I managed to finish it the very next day and i was so glad i did, it was a brilliant book and i have to say the best book i have read this year so far.

Alpha immediately starts where Shift left off and we are immediately thrown into action and we soon see the Faythe we have all learned to love. The book as its the final one is where everything is tied up but its a hell of a ride before we finally get there. There are Battles, Loses, Friends and Enemy's but everything is tied up perfectly even though i am still wanting more even though it is the end of the series. There were parts of the book which made me laugh and smile but other parts where i could've cried. The main thing i was looking forward to was who Faythe chose at the end and she did and i believe she chose the best person for her but she struggle with her feelings up to the very last chapter in the book and i have to say it was done really well.Vincent has done a very good job of tying up all the lose ends in the shifters series. I was very eager to read this book and it didn't disappoint the only thing i don't like is that there is no more, but i know Rachel has to move on and i can say now no matter what her next book is about i will definitely be buying it.

I really recommend this book to any lover of paranormal books and especially fans of Kelley Armstrong like myself. The only thing i have to say though is that i strongly recommend starting from the beginning with Stray and then following the series. I have had a lot of fun following this series and i am sad to be letting it go but i will definitely be re-reading it later on. I gave this book 5 stars as it definitely deserves them as it was the best book i have read this year and i don't see any competition at the moment. Rachel Vincent has done a brilliant job of entertaining me in the past year with her novels and i will be picking up her soul screamers series when they come out in the UK. I will be looking out for news on her future releases as she is a brilliant author who shouldn't be missed. To sum this book up in 5 words, Best Book Of The Year.