Review: Blooded A Jessica McClain Novella by Amanda Carlson

I Predict A Bestseller Werewolf Series Here!

Title: BLOODED
Author: Amanda Carlson
Series: Jessica McClain #0.5
Publisher: Orbit
Release Date: April 11, 2012

Jessica McClain was born the only female in an all male race. The only problem is-she’s no wolf. Called a curse, a witch and the Daughter of Evil by the superstitious wolves, Jessica decides to fight for her freedom, at age nineteen, the only way she can-in the ring. When she’s brutally attacked right after her fight, is it enough to finally earn her freedom off Compound, or will she be forced to endure the hatred even longer . . .

“What we were engaged in was highly forbidden and unsanctioned by pack–or by my father, Callum McClain, who happened to be head of pack. There would be severe consequences for fighting. Clearly that wasn’t stopping either of us.”

What an awesome beginning to a new and exhilarating werewolf series. Blooded is a quick and easy fast paced read that introduces us to Jessica McClain the only female in history born into a werewolf pack. Since she is somewhat of an anomaly, being the only female, she is also plagued by a prophesy that was revealed at her birth and has been the thorn in her flesh ever since. The prophesy states that a a female born unto the werewolf species will hold their disastrous future in her hands. The males in the pack are terrified of her, so instead of befriending her, they decide to target her and she suffers many attacks and bullying at their hands all because of their fear of her causing their destruction. Her father an immortal Alpha and the most powerful werewolf of all is very protective of his only daughter, but even with his threats to his pack members they still relentlessly persecute her and threaten her life daily. In steps her twin brother who literally fights off her bullies on a regular basis, but Jessica decides to fight her own battles in hopes to finally gain the respect from the pact, and if she can’t gain that, she hopes for their trust, or perhaps their fear.

“Well,” I mumbled, dashing more blood from my eyes with the back of my wrist. I scanned the ring slowly. “It seems pretty obvious from here. Mitch”- I gestured absentmindedly toward him-”and I were just in the middle of a pissing contest. And, unfortunately, because of the interruption, a winner has yet to be declared. But quite honestly, I was on my way to sealing the deal. I had my fist wrapped around his Johnson, so things were looking pretty bleak for poor Mitchy. He would’ve had to sing like a girl or lose his manhood completely. “

When she carelessly challenges a pack member behind everyone’s back she takes her life and his in her own hands, this fight is abruptly broken up by her father, her brother, best friend and her fathers second in command. While recovering from her near death experience she is once again attacked and barely survives, and this is where Jessica McClain’s new adventure begins. 

“I’m sending you away.” 

I highly recommend Blooded for lovers of werewolf folklore. If you’re looking for an outstanding new series, follow Jessica McClain on her incredible action packed adventures that will quench your desires. I have already read Full Blooded and it was absolutely incredible, and I suggest you read Blooded first like I did, because it sets up the first novel in the series perfectly.

Look for my review next week of Full Blooded (Jessica McClain #1). Please visit back on September 27, 2012 for my stop on the Full Blooded book tour.

Novella was provided for review by the author 

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6 Responses to Review: Blooded A Jessica McClain Novella by Amanda Carlson

  1. Mariya says:

    I definitely loved this prequel! Sometimes I think some prequels definitely need to just be put into the full book b/c I seriously think this was definitely important to read to understand what fully happened for Jessica to be on her own and away from the pack and stuff! I loved this! Really glad I read it first before Full Blooded!

    And I am still reading Full Blooded. I know? Would’ve thought I’d be done by now. Stupid work’s fault! I blame them. Having too many long shifts. But hopefully I’ll be done by tomorrow or Saturday! But WOW! This book is freaking awesome! I don’t know how I”ll wait til April for the next one. I guess I should be lucky it isn’t a full year for Hot Blooded release. :)

  2. I called this one first (yesterday)! Amanda’s Jessica McClain is going to be the next big werewolf phenomenon and I CAN’T WAIT!! Great review! :)

  3. Braine says:

    Yay! I got this prequel novella mus of the other day.

  4. melliane says:

    I agree it was a really great start and you’re right Full blooded was also amazing, I can’t wait to read your review!

  5. Amber Hughes says:

    I still need to read this prequel! SOON!!! I don’t know why I haven’t yet! Werewolf series are my favorites so this is a must read for me! Really looking forward to starting this series :-)

  6. Alexa says:

    I know you were talking a lot about this one on the Terrible Girls Goodreads chat and now I really want to read it. I’ve recently fallen for the Riley Jensen series and now I’m really into badass werewolf chicks so this sounds like something I will love.

    I shall have to make time to come back for your review of the first full length novel in this series to see if this is all worth my time!

    Thanks for the excellent review <3

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