Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Series: Alpha Girl, book 2
Rating: 4 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Yes
Summary (via Goodreads):
Seventeen-year-old Tessa McCaide has come a long way since her abrupt entrance into the world of werewolves, but she still has just as far to go before she’s comfortable with turning full wolf. In the meantime, she’s avoiding the topic of shifting to four legs any way she can. Thankfully her mate, Dastien Laurent, is quite the distraction.
When she finds her best friend, Meredith, getting sick in the bathroom, Tessa knows something’s majorly wrong. Meredith was cursed years ago, and the dark magic kept her wolf dormant—only now the wolf is awake, and that same spell is killing her.
Tessa has no intention of sitting around while Meredith wastes away. Even if it means playing with magic she doesn’t understand, she’ll do anything to save Meredith’s life. Including bargaining with the local coven of witches and its crazed leader, whose only goal is getting Tessa to join the witchy ranks.
Can Tessa save her friend without losing herself?
Book 2 starts not long after where book 1 left off. Meredith’s curse is finally taking its toll and Tessa is desperate to save her. At the same time she’s still afraid to shift even though completing her bond with Dastian would help their cast at the impending tribunal. Tessa doesn’t want to think about that (hence, ‘avoiding’).
Breaking Meredith’s curse becomes even more impossible when Tessa discovers who had cast the spell. More secrets are uncovered. Tension rises albeit heavily as Tessa is just beginning to come into her alpha and bruja powers.
Reading Avoiding Alpha flew by quickly. You discover many things in this book but are left with even more questions. Who will Tessa be? Who is the real enemy? What will happen with Tessa and Dastian’s relationship?