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The Becoming (Anna Strong, Vampire Series #1)

The Becoming (Anna Strong, Vampire Series #1)

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by Jeanne C. Stein
     
 

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"This is a really, really good book. Anna is a great character, Stein's plotting is adventurous and original, and I think my readers would have a great time with THE BECOMING. Best of all, Stein is writing a sequel." --New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris

"With plot twists, engaging characters and smart writing, this first installment in a new

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"This is a really, really good book. Anna is a great character, Stein's plotting is adventurous and original, and I think my readers would have a great time with THE BECOMING. Best of all, Stein is writing a sequel." --New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris

"With plot twists, engaging characters and smart writing, this first installment in a new supernatural series has all the marks of a hit. Anna Strong lives up to her name: equally tenacious and vulnerable. She's a heroine with the charm, savvy and intelligence that fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and Kim Harrison will be happy to root for. If this debut novel is any indication, Stein has a fine career ahead of her." --Publishers Weekly

My name is Anna Strong. I was thirty on my last birthday, and I will be thirty when you read this. In fact, physically I will never be older than thirty no matter how many mortal years I have on this earth. I am a vampire. How I became one and the reason for my existence is the reason for this story. I tell it the way it happened so you will learn the truth as I did. It may not be what you expect . . .

Anna Strong is a bounty hunter--tough, confident, at the top of her game. But when she is attacked one night in a parking lot, her life is inexorably changed. She awakens in the hospital to find she has become a vampire and her world is now the unsettling world of the undead. With her mentor, the vampire doctor who treats her, she strives to make sense of it all. But then her home is burned to the ground, and her best friend is kidnapped. Anna suddenly finds herself alone on a quest to save not only her friend, but herself as well . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149375905
Publisher:
ImaJinn Books, Inc.
Publication date:
04/25/2014
Series:
Anna Strong, Vampire Series , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
44,234
File size:
3 MB

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The Becoming (Anna Strong Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
dalnewt More than 1 year ago
The first book in this new vampire series is a disappointing read. There's too much internal dialogue and debate and not enough action. The protagonist unconvincingly wavers between being too tough and too sensitive. She's simply not believable or sympathetic. The plot is a thin, basic tale of a woman accidentally turned vampire. It does not hold reader attention and becomes downright irritating when the heroine flounders into an awkward/ill-defined relationship and flails about trying to locate her abducted partner. The plot's outcome and climax are also underwhelming and unsatisfying. I can't recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not a fan of the first person present tense format used here. I understand it usually adds urgency and excitement but not here. It was a quick read but the story progressed too fast for Anna's relationship to Avery to make any sense. What she saw in him as an attraction was never really explained and her trust in him was inexplicable which made the outcome unsurprising and unexciting. I suppose this is the beginning of a series which explains why a good explanation for what happened is never really revealed but I'm not exactly inspired to find out. None of the characters were interesting enough for me to care about their well being or future exploits. As plots go, this one was a bit humdrum.
sriffle00 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. This series has actually helped me become a more frequent reader. Anna is the bad girl every woman wants to be for at least a day! She is hot, is not afraid of her sexuality and can hold her own with any bad guys she is chasing.  
Les_Livres More than 1 year ago
"...All in all, I know most of what I have said seems negative, but once the book got past the rape and the smut, it really started to pick up and I didn't want to put it down - I was very interested to know what was going to happen next, who was behind certain things, when she was going to realize who she could or couldn't trust - and I'm definitely going to pick up the next in the series! If the rest of them continue the way The Becoming left off, they should be full of action, which is what I expected from a series about a bounty hunter-turned-vampire." For full review, please visit me (Les Livres) on Blogger!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It did a great job of holding my attention and I loved the characters from the good guys to the bad guys. Can't wait to read the next book :)
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SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
Decent story, quick read, I will definitely be reading the rest of the series.
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Funmtnmom More than 1 year ago
No Nook book?  Bummer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, although the review I read indicated these novels would be enjoyed by those who also liked Laurell K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris, I found the novel to be underwhelming.  The character was not one to whom I could relate, and her reaction to "Becoming" a vampire was unbelievable.  I did not trust the protagonist vampire, Dr. Avery, regardless of his attempts to initiate her into vampirism, and quite frankly, was bored throughout most of the book.  Although I've also read the second novel in this series in an effort to give the character more time to fully develop, I stopped about halfway through the book and decided I'd rather read older standards that I prefer, such as Barbara Hambly's "Traveling with the Dead" or "Those Who Hunt the Night."  Those vampires, although they are from an older era, are much more realistic and even empathetic than Anna Strong.  
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jaxon36 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Just wish that it was available for my Nook. Can't wait to receive the next book in the series, which is also not available on Nook.
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avid_readerJJ More than 1 year ago
I had read some of the negative reviews and did not know how this would turn out. However, I could not stop reading it. The book is well worth the read and I am already looking at getting the others in the series.
livray More than 1 year ago
There were several negative reviews that had me avoiding this book. Look this isn't my favorite series I've read but it is a worthy series to spend your $ & time on. I should have known that author Richelle Mead would not recommended a poorly written story... I thought Anna Strong lived up to her name and the plot was fast paced. Before I could finish this book I had #2 & #3 waiting!
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