One stupid party. One stupid boy. One stupid kiss. And my life was virtually over.
Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with psychic visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind.
But Tessa doesn’t realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town could land her in far more trouble than she ever imagined. Like being forced to attend St. Ailbe’s Academy, a secret boarding school for werewolves.
Even if the wrong guy did accidentally turn her into a shapeshifter and doom her to attending the weirdest high school ever, Tessa can’t help her growing attraction to the mysterious Dastien Laurent.
When vampires attack St. Ailbe’s and her visions pinpoint an enemy in their midst, Tessa realizes that boy drama and her newfound canine tendencies might just be the least of her problems.
“This is absolutely one of the most amazing books of 2013! Paranormal YA at its best. It doesn’t matter if you’re an adult or Young Adult. You will love this one.” — Paranormal Cravings Blog
“Becoming Alpha is a great addition to the werewolf ranks – Erin’s world-building is excellent and her characters are big and bold, making for a wonderful read." - Escape Into Worlds
It's time to catch up with the Alpha Girls series, which has sold more than 500,000 copies:
Book 1: Becoming Alpha, which hit #1 at all major eBook retailers
Book 2: Avoiding Alpha
Book 3: Alpha Divided, an USA Today Bestseller
Book 4: Bruja
Book 5: Alpha Unleashed, an USA Today Bestseller
Book 6: Shattered Pack
Book 7: Being Alpha
Book 8: Lunar Court
Get ready for Off Planet, the biggest and boldest adventure yet from the mind of Aileen Erin. It's perfect for fans of Suzanne Colllins' The Hunger Games, Claudia Gray's Defy the Stars, and Maura Milan's Ignite the Stars!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first book in Aileen Erin’s Alpha Girl series is totally electrifying. All Tessa wants is to fit in with the other teens, but unfortunately her psychic powers make that tricky. After a passionate kiss with fellow outcast Dastien, Tessa learns to be careful what you wish for—turns out, Dastien is a werewolf, and now she is too. Tessa’s journey into the parallel world of witches, vampires, and her new werewolf-only boarding school is just as enthralling as her romance with Dastien. By the thrilling conclusion of Becoming Alpha, we were ready to dive right into the sequel.
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Recommended by Mum and Daughter
We both loved this book- it is a bit chick lit (the boy/ girl thing, yawn) but it’s not too overt; no retching every time she starts to think about him, amen, and they don’t get their gear off or anything. Great plot and the writing is smooth and personally created (no auto write software here, I bet). WAITING for the sequel due out in May 2014 (I’ve already been on stalkerbook and checked lol). Very good first novel, hope she continues with the same consistency.
I’m someone who doesn’t really like to read, but after reading the first couple of pages of this book I was amazed at how intriguing it was, I found it fascinated and I absolutey loved it and finished it within 2 days and for me thats surpising, I would highly reccommed this book, its an incredible piece and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
I loved the whole idea of this book, and in my opinion I do love supernatural but I found that this took a spin and changed the whole idea is it. For example the vampires they are not what anyone else would describe them and I would say that, that give this book some edge.
And I would say that Aileen Erin really did do something great with this book it truly is amazing, funny, energising and quite a romantic. I also found that with a lot of books they have some scenes that are quite erotic and not everyone like that kind of thing well at least I don’t, and I appreciate that she has gone with something that isn’t all about the romance, it has action and reading this I was excited and couldn’t stop reading.
This book is just amazing and so are the others in the series and I think that she should definitely continue with a lot more of Tessa and Dastein and even more of Meredith and Donovan.