Friday, 17 February 2012
Review: Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus
Moon Shifter #1
Publication date: 7th Feb 2012
My rating: 3.5 out of 5
Alpha Instinct definitely felt like the start of a good series even if there was a few things about it that I wasn't overtly keen on.
I think I assumed from the title and cover that the tough but sexy woman with the wolf tattoo and leather would be a bit more alpha like. I found myself comparing Ana to Faythe from the Shifters series by Rachel Vincent and Ana just didn't measure up. Equally, the relationship between Ana and Connor felt a bit off for me. Although the hot bits were definitely hot, Connor's refusal to be upfront with Ana and his "omissions" really put me off him. Despite being annoyed with him at first Ana kind of let him away with it a little bit too easily for my liking. I would have made him grovel! I wanted Ana to kick back and show him who the real boss was.
I did however really enjoy the other characters and could see loads of potential for further books. Liam, Connor's brother and second in command, and his human "mate" and Erin and Noah all piqued my interest. Even more tantalising was the suggestion of the scary enforcer Jayce Kazan and his ex-girlfriend Katarina, I know I'll want to read their story.
Alpha Instinct showed real promise and I'll be looking out for Primal Possession the next instalment in September.