Monday, March 31, 2014

Book Review for Alpha Girl (Wolfling #1) by Kate Bloomfield

Alpha Girl (Wolfling #1)

 4 stars
Reviewed by: Angels
Published:Kate Bloomfield
Source:author copy Genre:Paranormal Romance

About Book

Seventeen year old Rose Goldman is highly unpopular in the little town of Halfway. Ever since the 'attack' when she was a little girl, people and animals have been afraid of her. She gets bullied in school, and called 'wet dog' because of the way she smells, despite being extremely hygienic. However, life takes a turn when a new teacher starts at Halfway High. Mr. Stone, the quirky and charismatic English teacher is twice Rose's age, but she feels an unexplainable pull towards him from day one. Despite her better judgment, Rose pursues a friendship with Mr. Stone, who seems unable to stay away from her. What is pulling this unlikely pair together?

My Thoughts

Let me start off by saying that this is a new author for me and I did enjoy her current novel.

Rose Goldman is a young teenage girl of seventeen who has been bitten many years ago on a family outing. Rose is basically a loner with not many friends an very a shy person.I have to say that Rose for me was a character that you had to warm up to probably for me was due to her aloofness making her not such a like-able character.But, once we get to know Rose you will feel differently.Can you imagine the pressure of such a young girl dealing with changing into a werewolf once a month with no guidance from any one and really not knowing what truly is happening and why?

My favorite character was Mr. Stone he was truly a kind and loving person.He really was responsible for the growth of Rose's character throughout this book.He is the one person who will help Rose grow to be a more confidant person and have more of a true understanding about who and what she has become.

Characters that I didn't like were Rose's parents.I found them both to be unlovable and very selfish people.

This was a cute and sweet romance that developed between and student and her teacher Mr. Stone.I think that some people will be put off by this because of ones moral thinking but, you also have to realize this is a work of fiction and not a real situation .Also this is a situation of Roses experience for the first time as her true self as a wolf and a Alpha one at that. They are stronger than any others .Mr Stone happened to be a werewolf who was attuned to Rose with feelings of want and need towards her knowing in his right mind he should stay away and fight these feelings he has.That being said Rose could not help the way she felt about Mr. Stone either she had the same attraction toward him as he had for her.

This was a journey of a sweet love story that developed between a couple .Also a journey about discovery of ones true self. Two strangers came to together and were able to heal one another with there love for one other.

Found this book to be a fast paced read.The story was engrossing that kept you turning the pages as secrets come to light for both couples and we experience the dangers together that this couple is experiencing in the now and the future.

 I have to say that I was rooting for this couple to find true love that one deserves knowing there plight was going to be a difficult one and the obstacles that this couple will have to face if they want to succeed at being a couple.

My one pet peeve of the story was that I found Rose to be a little selfish at times.I could understand her feelings for Mr Stone and what she felt for him but, she never realized that of the trouble or the outcome of what really could happen if they relationship were to come to light. That being said it could just have been because she was experiencing love for the first time and just got caught up in the romance and two that she was a Alpha wolf (
to be a bit overpowering)as that is there true nature.So no matter or how long and hard Mr. Stone denied himself Rose would have won in the end due to her true nature of being born a Alpha Wolf.

I can only imagine what I must have been like for Rose after being bitten and what her fears must have been. What anxieties she must be have been experiencing every month. How lonely it must be for her to keep to herself not letting anyone truly get to know her because of her affliction in the hope she might not come to harm others because of it.Not understanding what is happening to you an why?Feeling your all alone in the world with no one to understand you or someone to talk about what you are going through.What the cost of keeping this secret must have been like and what would happen for fear of discovery should it come to light.My heart truly bled for her and what she must have gone through.....

 An infectious read not to be missed.I will be looking forward to the next installment to see were Rose and Mr. Stones adventure will lead them.