Monday, October 1, 2012

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Full Blooded (Jessica McClain) by Amanda Carlson (Sep 11, 2012)

3.0 out of 5 stars Could Have Been Exceptional ButOctober 1, 2012

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This could have been exceptional series opener. ( It helps if you read "Blooded" a novella first, Full Blooded takes place 8 years after the novella.) Mind you I said could have. It has all the elements of something just a little different, just a little fresh in an over-burdened genre until you get about halfway through and you realize that the newness only goes so far. You realize that it is becoming trite and clichéd. However, there are reasons that plots become trite and clichéd - it is because they are popular and enjoyable plots, and I really enjoyed this book up until the last 25 percent or so.

For some reason seeing the big, bad, powerful, only female werewolf in the world having what amounts to a teen-aged 'female dog' fight with a Goddess/Sorceress just kind of shot down the illusions for me and turned this into something for the young adult crowd. What comes after that is even worse, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who is interested in this book. Suffice it to say that trite and clichéd really had a field day with the ending of this book.

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