Once Bitten (Alexa O'Brien, Huntress #1)
"My jaw dropped in horror. In his hand, illuminated by the glove box light, was a spare tampon that I had tossed in there in case of emergency.
"For those not so fresh days, huh Alexa?"
Yep, I was ...more
“It was starting to feel like a hair pulling, bitch slapping kind of fight.”
*Might contain spoilers*
Arys is the only reason I finished the book. He was dark, kinda evil, and dangerous, and if you know me, you know I love a bad boy. Shaz was so boring. I only felt friendship towards him and it annoyed me that he and Alexa was together. Alexa, who I had no respect for at all, annoyed the shit out of me. She was selfish and really accusing. As boring as Shaz was, Alexa didn't deserve him, and s ...more
-It's true there's not much world-building, but given the plot, it wasn't a must as it's a standard "world" in UF. On the other side, some magic needs some explaining.
The monsters are real and not downplayed for the audience. Vampires kills, were too (which is good).
- The heroine is a strong woman who survived tragedy both on the physical and mental "plane".
All of these should have make this book one I ...more
This is the first book in what seems to be a long running series from a new to me author. It was recommended by a fellow reader. I went ahead & gave it a chance thinking it be a good "in-between" read. FYI: The kindle version of this book is currently free on Amazon.
World building was minimal. No info dumps to get through or massive detailed explanations revolving world dynamics. The reader learns as the story progresses. The story takes place in a contemporary world much like ...more
Written in first person (and a very good first person at that) from Alexa's viewpoint, the reader is able to get up close and personal with her strengths and weaknesses. We get to see her grow and stumble backwards. And I do have to say that I find Lex to be the perfect blend of kick ass and insecurities to be an ...more
If one ignores the demented relationships, than I suppose it wasn't that bad. But seriously. Lets all get the hots for the guy who uses us for sex. (view spoiler)[ especially once we find out the dirty little secret at the end....where basically fucked her over and ended her mortal life (hide spoiler)] and the guy who kills people for food because "drinking blood with out the kill is like sex without the orgasm" so she accepts and gets it that he is a murderer and it "exc ...more
So we meet Arys, centuries old vampire who Alexa is drawn to by energy and power rat ...more
The story revolves around a werewolf named Alexa who was changed when she was just a little girl who watched her parents die. She survived the change from the bit ...more
Not sure if I can put my finger on what was wrong. It seemed a little disjointed at times, which meant it didn't flow evenly. The characters were underdeveloped and that was a shame. Lee has created a strong female and male lead with a lot of potential, so perhaps that is something we will see in the next book.
Alexa O'Brien is a Werewolf and has an abundance of metaphysical magic. Arys is a Vampire with metaphysical magic that calls to Alexa, and he is attracted to her more and more each time he sees her. They eventually fall into each others arms, co-mingling their magics, each gaining a little of what the other has. Bu ...more
The back story was interesting - someone or something is killing the former lovers of the Alpha werewolf, and is trying to set him up - but I do fe ...more
Not really enthused enough to continue but I've got a few more of them to read, so I might read them sometime in the future.
Our protagonist, Alexa O'Brien was very likeable in some ways. But more then anything, Alexa annoyed me - she was one of those girls who had to have the interest of every male in the story. Boy Hopping aside, Alexa was a cool chick. She was strong, independent but not so independent that ...more
I felt that I was left out of the story quite often, specifically when it came to the magic side of things. Having finished reading this book, I've since found out there are two prequels priced at 99p and it's preferred that you read the prequels before starting the first book.
I couldn't connect with Alexa that well. Although somewhat toned down, she's a typical annoying, mouthy, fiery, "kick-ass" urban fantasy heroine. The story still continued to int ...more
Alexa has grown and matured into a wolf that is finally finding what and where she should be and lucky girl to have to suffer while being drawn to a SEXY , Wolf (Shaz) and the EROTICLY SEXY Vampire Arys . What a surprise when more and more of her hidden energies are exposed and enhanced from ONE night of temptation . Was better the ...more
Sexy wolves, delicious vamps, awesome shifters, and unique powers.
This was a really good book, and i liked it a lot. I'm leaning towards Alexa with Arys though. Just so you know. I mean, Shaz sound really sweet and all, but it didn't feel that real to me. I felt like he so comforting to her that they should remain friends.
…But, that's just me. I'm into that HOLY SHIT DID YOU FEEL THAT? kind of feelings when a main character is with someone. It depends though.
I took away a star becau ...more
I wanted to like this book. I really tried. I powered through the errors that should have been caught by proofreaders or an editor - mostly small things like "and" instead of "an" etc. - and valiantly gritted my teeth against things that just didn't make any sense. I got this book as a box set, books 1-4, as a freebie on Amazon. I only made it through 2 books, and only because I really forced myself.
There may be some spoilers below, though I'm trying to keep things as spoiler free as possible fo...more
The characters were amazing. Well, the main ones were: Arys, Alexi, and Shaz. A couple of the background werewolves were very well-rounded, but other than Kale and Jez, most of the beings she worked with fell flat. Veryl really ...more
Ok, this was a nice introduction to characters that I hope will continue to grow and change. The story itself was good and allowed you to follow along easily enough. There seemed to be several things being introduced about the characters but it was handled well enough that it was not confusing. The characters were fairly well fleshed out and I expect to have those which were not to be eventually. The world they inhabit is a little murky but recognizable as the same one we l ...more
I’ve been writing since the age of 9 when I had a Christmas themed short story published in the local town paper. A lover of rock music, vampir ...more