You might have noticed how much I enjoyed reading the Jessica McClain books, so it might not surprise you that I think everyone should try them.
What's so cool about this series?
Jessica is the only female werewolf in existence and lots of people are unhappy with that. She keeps getting thrown into danger and has to be resourceful to survive. So what if she seems a bit too powerful at times? This series is too much fun to let that bother me. There's plenty of cool action, great characters, and suspense and intrigue galore.
I love how there are many other characters who get screen time as well, and they are not just there to compliment Jessica, they all have their own specialties that help Jessica save the day. I especially love Rourke, who starts out as a mysterious and definitely dangerous shifter in book one, and who you slowly get to know. He might lose some of the mystery, but in return you learn just how dangerous he can be.
Did I not really know what to expect from this series and Jessica when I read Full Blooded, three books in I know Amanda Carlson will always make sure you get taken on a non-stop thrill ride with lots of action, danger and adventure along the way.
I can tell you I'm already looking forward to book 4 in this series, and if you haven't tried this series yet: get yourself to a store and buy the first book.
To tempt you even further, here's a repost of my review of Cold Blooded:
Cold Blooded (Jessica McClain #3)
by Amanda Carlson
What is it about:
Jessica arrives back in town to find her best friend missing and the most powerful witch in the country is blaming her for it. But before they can move to save her, the group is attacked.
On the run, Jessica and Rourke head to the mountains. Several surprises await them, but in order to save her father they are forced to leave for New Orleans early.
Arriving on the Vampire Queen's doorstep unexpectedly, and bringing trouble on their heels, the Sects are thrown into an all out war. The vicious
skirmish ends up forcing the vamps and Jessica to fight on the same team.
The Vamp Queen ends up owing Jessica, but what Jessica doesn't realize is just how soon she'll have to cash it in...
What did I think of it:
This series is getting better and better.
Did I have my doubts about liking Jessica at the start of Full Blooded, I love her now. She's a cool and fun heroine even though she still seems a bit too powerful at times. I also really loved that Rourke had a bigger role in this book compared to the previous book. I think Jessica and Rourke make a perfect team and I very much enjoyed getting to know Rourke better. The scenes between Jessica and Rourke were my favorites I will confess.
The story is intense and full of action. Just when you think Jessica gets a chance to take stock of the situation and recover she and her friends are thrown into danger again. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book.
I like how not only Jessica is growing into her powers over the course of this series, but how other characters are developing and changing as well. Apart from Tyler (Jessica's brother, who I just don't like for some reason) I really like the team Jessica has surrounded herself with, and I'm curious what will happen next for them.
The ending was another major cliffhanger, but while this annoyed me a bit in the first book, I didn't mind it in Cold Blooded. It tells me the next book will be another cool, action-packed adventure and it hinted deliciously at the things and dangers yet to come.
Why should you read it:
It's a thrilling and cool Urban fantasy read