Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl Series #1)

Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl Series #1)

by Aileen Erin

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Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl Series #1) by Aileen Erin

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.

THE ALPHA GIRL SERIES

1. BECOMING ALPHA
2. AVOIDING ALPHA
3. ALPHA DIVIDED
4. BRUJA
5. ALPHA UNLEASHED
6. SHATTERED PACK
7. BEING ALPHA -- Releases July 17, 2018!
8. LUNAR COURT -- Releases June 11, 2019!

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989405010
Publisher: Ink Monster, LLC
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Series: Alpha Girl Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 269
Sales rank: 2,251
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd—from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW). She reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.

Aileen is the author of the hugely popular werewolf YA Alpha Girl 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, coming in March 2017.

She's also the author of Cipher, the first in the dystopian metahuman Shadow Ravens series, which includes Quanta, Quanta Rewind and the forthcoming Quanta Reset written by Lola Dodge. Aileen Erin is the founder and CEO of Ink Monster, building worlds filled with girl power and happy endings.

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Becoming Alpha 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 164 reviews.
dksreads More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Good story, action ROMANCE! Tessa is a great heroine, smart, sassy, and holds her own even when she's in over her head. The werewolves, especially Dastien the love interest, are SEXY! And, there's a lot of humor. The author has created a fun world to hang out in. Can't wait for the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read in a long time, such quick detail that i could picture everything in my mind. 
lucieparis2011 More than 1 year ago
It's lively, fast pace and full of variety. I had a great time! Visions, telepathy, spells, werewolves, vampires, fighting scenes and a beautiful love story ... Wow! I really enjoyed myself! A perfect novel to promote on Halloween day, since the author uses many supernatural elements to populate her narrative. And even if there are werewolves and vampires, it has nothing to do with "Twilight". Maybe a little with the atmosphere of Alyxandra Harvey in her academy for Hunters in "The Drake Chronicles."  The plot is well done. It won me over from the start and push me to turn the pages because I wanted to know how Tessa going to get bitten and become a wolf. This is perhaps the most frustrating part because the bite comes to worst moments ... When the reader begins to melt for the hero! I liked the main and secondary characters. They are funny, touching in their overreaction are fun and sweet.  Imogen is an exceptional pest.  The male are always in competition to mark their territories and Tessa is a young woman as I like them. A festy, hot tempered heroin who will let no one step on her toes and who dare defend her ideas, beliefs. As for the plot, it is original in the way the author presents and enliven it by varying the romantic aspect, the fighting scenes and twists. Frankly, it's been awhile since I had so much fun. The characters are worth the read, the plot makes you want to turn the pages. It's lively, fast pace and full of variety.  I had a great time! Lucie newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr
IProbablyReadTooMuch More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Got hooked on the first one, and ended up preordering both 2 and 3. It was a really good read, fun and quick (hard not to be when you just get sucked in). I even reread this one before the 2nd came out... and may or may not be planning on doing same before the 3rd.  I was a little weary since a lot of books like this are high school age (Im not.... Think young at heart but my license says otherwise) but it was actually a lot better than I expected. The main characters just hook you, and the connection between Tessa and Dastien …. Well, yea. I have reread the book a couple times and plan on it again.  The world the author created is a lot of fun to hang out in!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by farmost the best bolk ive ever read abd iv rad alot of good books. Aileen Erin should be tremendously applauded and i recomend this to anyone who has glance at it. Its intruiging and the love between her and Dastien is incredible an nakes you wish for something like that one day. If youre in for a passionate,thrill filled, just pure amazing book, then this absoltely positively it. I hope someone dares enjoy amuch as i have seeing as how im on the third book and i just started this week. Wednesday even :) enjoy this;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tessa's life sucked. Sure, her father's job brought famous heartthrob actors through their door, she had great parents, an adored brother, the great house...and, oh yeah, the visions. Turns out that wearing gloves all the time to protect yourself from the touch and the resultant revelation of others' thoughts didn't win you any fashion-forward awards. All it got you was the label of freak. So when Tessa's father accepts a job at a school in Texas, Tessa doesn't have any emotional ties to severe in L. A. But she does have an unusual vision of a super hot guy, but this time something's different - because he sees her, too. When super hot guy turns up as a graduate and instructor at the private school which now employs her father, she wonders why everyone warns her away from its students...why SH Guy starts turning up everywhere she goes...and why, the first time she accepts a party invitation from a new classmate, a kiss turns into a horrifying and life altering event. I just happened across this as an inexpensive NOOK Daily Find and bought it because of the werewolf thing, but ended up really enjoying it. And I only have to wait until May for book 2, Avoiding Alpha!
Anonymous 6 days ago
Good read
Anonymous 25 days ago
From the get-go I loved Tessa as a character. She is strong willed and assertive - not like so many of the heroines I’ve read that are the ‘sweet and innocent’ types who usually get by just by being unrealistically perfect. Tessa is real, and her relationship with Sebastian (though fictional) is so reciprocal and full of emotions it makes me almost jealous. The book has a certain real-ness to it that makes it easy to slip into, the dialogue isn’t stunted or mechanical, and the events flow naturally.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This is by far my favorite book. My mom said that I should read it, so I gave it a try. I finished it that night. It’s so good! Keep making great books!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
This book made me feel lots of things: anger, amusement, jealousy, and joy. The parts I loved reading the most were when I felt a little hesitant to read the next line because I knew what was going to happen next. I felt like I was actually living in the story and it made think ten times better. This is hands down my new favorite book series.
JustTheTruth 6 months ago
This novel was simply phenomenal! The author did an excellent job in creating an intriguing story with many twists and turns that always kept me interested in the novel and the story line. I also appreciated the high school aspect in the novel, but also loved how it seemed to be in the backdrop of the story. In addition, the character development was amazing. Tessa's spunk and fire gave something unique to the novel that I enjoyed. Moreover, I found her character incredibly easy to relate to and easy to get into the head of. However, Dastien and the other characters also were well developed and I could love them easily as well. My favorite part of the novel was the overall story though. I could not get enough of the romance but felt as though it went at a reasonable pace for the story, and loved the suspense. Overall, this novel is an astonishing story I would recommend to anyone.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I like it
Anonymous 10 months ago
Total page turner!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised but I loved it can't wait to read the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love love this series. I can't seem to put these books down until the end ???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and the rest of the series!!!
Tammy Lee Bradley More than 1 year ago
I don't usually read the book synopsis or reviews before I read a book but for some reason, I did with this one. I noticed there were an equal number of 5 star and 2 star reviews so I was intrigued. After reading it, I have to laugh at the 2 star reviews. If you are reading a story about witchcraft, vampires, werewolves, and a 17 year old girl that can receive visions, it might be a tad silly. You may want to consider reading nonfiction if that stuff bothers you. Personally, I think I will like this entire series. It is more enjoyable than Twilight since I never cared for mopey Bella and Tessa is a much more likable lead character. The pacing of the story is pretty good since Tessa has a lot to come to grips with over short period of time. There is just enough action and romance to keep me interested in reading more. As for things I didn't like, some of Tessa's thoughts about Dastien are really corny ie: Holy hotness, Batman. Someone call the fire department. This guy was out of control. And there's an automatic one star deduction for the use of the word amazeballs in a any novel. Period. While I made the comparison myself, I didn't care for the direct mentions of Twilight series and Rob Pattinson in the book. If it had been swoon worthy, sexy beast Jacob, I may have forgiven this. Okay, I digressed there for a moment. Up next in the series is Avoiding Alpha, I look forward to learning more about Tessa's family ties to witchcraft, her new best friend Meredith -- I sense there is more to her story, and her relationship with Dastien Laurent. Favorite Quote: Bookstores were my kind of place. All those shiny books, lightly touched by only a couple of people. Each one held a different world, a different life to disappear into. - Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin
SherryF More than 1 year ago
Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin has all the elements for a great young adult story, danger, betrayal, supernatural creatures of all kinds, romance, confusion, a fight to the death, and I’d follow her flip flopping footsteps all day long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could'nt put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It us a good read love the mash up of werewolf and witch
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Becoming Alpha - Alpha Girls Book 1 Author: Aileen Erin Publisher: Monster Ink LLC Published: 12-17- 2013 Pages: 406 Genre: Paranormal Sub-Genre: Fantasy; Urban; Coming of Age ISBN: 978098940501 ASIN: B00EQFUNSE Reviewed For NetGalley and Monster Ink Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: Stars 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 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 one of “them” 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. Alibe’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. 17 year old Tessa is leaving another school following bullying and harassment. The next stop was a very unusual school were being different is the norm. This is definitely geared toward to the teen and young adult audience. I found the writing and characters all the way back to high school and the feeling of insecurity and try to fit in. Although I was never treated as badly as Tessa; I have not forgotten the cattiness and snobbery of some of the other students. I felt her latest school had many of the same problems. Prepare to return to the speech patterns and thought processes of high school.. My rating of "Becoming Alpha" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tessa is a straightforward, young woman who is going through a lot. Her strength and smart mouth just draw you in and before you know it, you're scooped right in to her world. Can't wait to read more!