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Alpha (Shifters #6)

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  11,532 ratings  ·  813 reviews
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 ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 472 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Mira (first published September 28th 2010)
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Cynthia Armistead
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While I was reading this series, I often thought about Greg Sanders, Faythe’s father and Alpha of his Pride. I wondered about his decision to train Faythe as his successor. Was it a sound decision? What leadership skills did he see in Faythe? Throughout most of the series, Faythe’s decisions often seemed misguided and impulsive. I know many readers were put off by her attitude and some did not continue reading this excellent series.

In Alpha, Faythe begins to shine. I understood Greg’s choice of
It is going to be damn hard to review this book without spoilers, but here goes nothing.
This was, without a doubt, the most amazing rollercoaster ride of emotions I have ever been on. From anger to anxiety, fear to hatred, joy to love, pain to healing, and everything in between… It was all there and in spades. I must first say I balled my eyes out at least three times and felt my heart break at least six, so be prepared. Yes, you read that right. At least six times. Three of those were for each
Aug 02, 2010 Larissa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy Lovers!
*Contains spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books in the series.

I literally jumped up and down when I got the chance of getting this book early and I was more than thrilled when I got in my email box. I stopped everything I was doing and just started reading it right then and there. Less than a day later I am here writing this review of the closing book of one of my favorite series ever and it could not be more bittersweet.

“Being Alpha was a burden and an enormous responsibility, not a
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
First I want to share one of the sexiest moments in literary history . .

"This isn't about you...."

"Well, it should be!" he shouted, and I flinched. Everything I do is about you, and I want the reverse to be true, too." I wiped more tears, my throat aching with words that would only make this worse.
"What, you need a reminder? That's what he was doing, right? And now you smell like him. You probably taste like him. You should taste like me..."

He was on me before I could even catch my breath..."

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I am so sad that this series is over. This was really a great end to a wonderful series. Although I wasn't mad about who she ended up with, I wasn't totally thrilled about it either--but I always knew that's how it would be...

There were so many loose ends to tie up that I wasn't sure how they would all get addressed, but they did. I am really keeping my fingers crossed that there might be a spinoff series with Jace as Alpha of his mother's pride--there is sure to be tons of drama with that famil
Mrs.Vishous-Kattalakis-Belikov :::Para Itch Reviews:::
“What…? What…? What…?” But she couldn’t complete the thought. “She keeps saying that,” Kaci said, sinking onto the couch on my other side. “Pound her on the back, and she may actually finish a sentence." Was that hilarious or what?! Tehee!!
****Contains spoilers of previous books***

All I can say is WOW!! What a great series!! This was my first series predominately about shifters and I loved it! The love triangle between Marc/Faythe/Jace was something else. What annoyed me in this series was the
' Her şeyi yapabilirdik. Şimdilik politikanın canı cehenneme. Ve bütün bunları yaparak babamı sonsuza kadar kendi Alfam yapabilir , onun gurur duymasını sağlayabilirim.'

Dönüşüm /Shifter serisi bitti. Mükemmel bir finalle seri sonlandı. Son ana kadar ne olacağı kestiremeyeceğimiz bir kurgu , harika diyaloglar , aşk üçgenleri ve her aklıma geldiğinde bir küfür savurduğum kötü adam. Kısaca ne ararsanız vardı.
Konumuz , Savaş gelmiş çatmıştır. Konsey başkanlığı için oylama yapılacaktır ve Malorn ke
Wendy Darling
I've never before seen any series where the main character starts out annoying and then becomes progressively even more awful. I had hopes after the last couple of books that Faythe would redeem herself by finally making some good decisions, but if anything, her behavior becomes even worse. And in the end, she doesn't even make a choice...the guys do it for her.

With some decent action scenes but predictable power plays and predictable deaths, the only real question is how the infamous love trian
OMG! I just can't believe it is really over. I feel like crying because I really don't want this amazing series to end. I still have this lovely dream where Rachel Vincent comes and tells me not to worry because the best spin off ever is coming, and with all this amazing characters in it so we wont have to miss it this much. Why does it have to end? I love this series so much! But I guess that's what made this author get so high in my ranking, she knew when exactly to finish the series and how t ...more
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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What an amazing ending to this series!!! This book was excellent! Coming from someone who struggled a bit through the first 2 books, and was encouraged to continue (a little) with the third!

Ms. Vincent has done a great job with world-building throughout this series, the plots of each book are always interesting, keep you on your toes, and they've been laid out so well, it's almost like watching a movie!

The characters are all great! I was never a Faythe
Jan 30, 2011 Cindi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: PNR lovers, Shifter fans
Well, Faythe's story has come to an end with this book, and I have to say it was a wild ride! I started this series thinking, no, knowing that she was self-absorbed and challenging her Pride's way of life and out to prove herself;Faythe was aggravating to read about in book one. But Vincent's writing style is powerful and immersing so I had no desire to quit and was very happy to see that she brought Faythe along so realistically and well. Faythe eventually acknowledged how much she loved and re ...more
Power, revenge, and justice - prepare yourself for the final battle! In the final chapter of "The Shifters Series", Faythe and her Pride must fight a tyrannical werecat intent on taking over the territorial council, and the south-central Pride in particular. It's down to Faythe to take on the role of Alpha before she feels completely ready for the job. Forced to rise to the occasion, Faythe must balance experience, advice, and the urge for vengeance. She must also finally choose between Marc and ...more
DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
A brilliant end to one of my favorite series. Vincent has never once disappointed in this series and there was a lot of expectation and pressure on her to write a fitting end for Faythe - and I think she did just that. Never one to share away from heartbreaking situations and consequences, this one had me in tears on numerous occasions as the realities of the war hit home and no one was safe. Everyone had a role to play in this one, although some characters got a bit less page time than I would ...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
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Overall, I enjoyed the series not enough to re-read it but still a nice read. I was not emotionally attached to the heroine. So I did not care how the story ended or who she chose for a mate.

I am not happy with the ending but I can live with it. I do believe the right man was chose but I wished he could have walked away from her to start his own life. I would have loved to continue with his journey of accepting himself as a stray, ALPHA of his own pride, and a husband/father with another tabby.
Had to think about how to rate this one. I absolutely loved the first 90% of the book. It reduced me to bawling several times. Unfortunately the ending fell apart and left me with no hope (knowing this is the final book in the series).

Yes I feel she choose the wrong tom. If you are lucky enough to be in love with two men at the same time you don't choose the one that demands it be about him and doesn't care about your happiness...that tends to lead to a jealous-filled future not a hopeful one.

Praiz Sophyronja
NOOOO. I don't want to finish this series. :((((((



Sercan Vatansever
Bir seri ne kadar uzun olursa veya ne kadar kısa olursa olsun en önemli kitabı kesinlikle final kitabıdır. Eğer seriyi büyük bir zevkle okuyup finali sevmezseniz seriyi güzel anılarla hatırlamanız zorlaşıyor. Bu seriden öyle bir şey zaten beklemiyordum ve olmadı da. Baştan sona her kitabını severek okudum.

5. kitabında 'geçiş kitabı gibiydi' demiştim, aslında gerekli bir geçiş kitabıymış onu gördüm. Orada olan şeyler son kitapta çok işlerine yaradı bizimkilerin.

Ulen başından beri diyorum yazar C
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Megan Marie
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4.5/5 stars. This was one of those books going in that I knew would be really intense and hard to read because of my own personal investment with the characters over the previous 5 books. True, I'm not happy with the ending, but I do understand it. Because of my personal feelings with the outcome, I'm docking the book a half point. Yes, I'm petty. *grin*

There was a lot of emotion reading this book -- some teary scenes, some joyful scenes, some shocking scenes, and actually quite a few bits of hu

And here's to the new bad-ass female Alpha - who was victorious over her enemies, avenged the death of those she loved, remained steadfast and true and proved that women can look good, be intelligent AND kick ass!

Kate Lansky
This book just starts off poorly. The writing is a bit scattered and confusing, the characters remained juvenile, and I just wasn't thrilled with any of it. Not only were the characters completely unchanged, but so were events. Topics that had been thoroughly covered in previous books were, once again, thoroughly covered here. Events that had happened in previous books were... well, very similar events took place here. I mean, really - if I wanted to read the same book over and over, that's what ...more
Patti TheLoveJunkee
I don't think it's any secret that I have much, much love for this series. Faythe is one kick-ass chick. Is her personal life a mess? Yeah, you could say that. Does it bleed into her professional life? Yeah, it kinda does. Is that fair? No, but Faythe is honorable enough to own it and accept the consequences. If you thought Faythe did some growing up in the previous books, it's nothing compared to the growing she does in Alpha:

When my dad finally stopped and faced me, I made myself meet his gaz
Seriyi çok beğendim.. Final kitabı da güzeldi ama sondaki savaş sahneleri hiç hoşuma gitmedi.. Birbirinden kopuk, cümle cümle yazılmış hiçbir akıcılığı olmadan sanki.. Bir de bu kadar çabuk ve kolaydı madem neden bu kadar abartıldı dedim..
Jace ve Marc konusu da bir hayli aceleye getirilmiş gibiydi.. Bu kadar kolaylıkla karar verebildin madem kaç kitaptır ne diye bizi uğraştırıyorsun karar veremem, yapamam diye!!
Bunlar dışında genel olarak seriyi sevdim :)
Spoilers for first 5 Shifters books, but not for Alpha.

Well, I knew it was coming.

I went into Alpha knowing that it wasn’t going to be an easy read. If it wasn’t for the fact that I’ve become so immersed in the lives of the Shifters characters over the course of the last five books, and the fact that Rachel Vincent is an incredible writer, who masters an action scene and amps up the angst I crave like no other, I might have had to throw in the towel—several times—while reading. It affected me th
Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
Alpha is the final book in Rachel Vincent’s Shifter series and while it was packed with all sorts of action, I’m still a little on the fence about how I truly feel about the ending of this series.

Alpha continues almost right where we left off in Shifter, and now it’s time to face the Pride Council where they will vote for the new head. Just before all that happens, Faythe’s Pride meet Ethan’s human girlfriend, Angela, who is pregnant with his child. It was a great way to wrap up Ethan’s life, th
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“I don’t want to love him—this would be so much simpler if I didn’t. But I do.
He’s funny, and passionate, and strong, and he believes in me more than I even believe in myself. When he looks at me, I feel like I could take on the whole world and come out standing tall. I like myself better when I’m with him, because of how he sees me. He makes me feel beautiful and powerful, like I’m the most important thing in the world, and I don’t know how to walk away from that. I don’t know how to walk away from him.”
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