- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2020 KB
- Print Length: 274 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E3GZBXS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 76 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #112,192 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£7.48|
Save £5.10 (68%)
First Bitten (The Alexandra Jones Series #1) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The next thing she knows, Alex is staring at the face of an impossibly handsome and mysterious man. Nathan helps Alex to recover, but not back to the life she knew before. Can Alex, being the only female Vârcolac, escape from being used by the other Vârcolac's for breeding purposes? Will Alex and Nathan be able to be together?
I loved this story! It has an originality to it. For a start, it's set in England. Most stories I've read recently are set in America. Samantha Towle has written a wonderful story. Alexandra is completely terrified to find out what she has become. I could feel her depression as she tries to come to terms with the death of her friend. Nathan is a great male character. He has a strong personality that all alpha males should have. Being a shape-shifter helps too! As this is a series, this first book deals with Alex's attack and subsequent transformation. There were moments in this story that touched me deeply, and I had to resort to using tissues. The ending was poignant and left me wanting to know what Alex was planning to do next! A word of warning: This book contains strong language and, as such, I don't recommend this book for younger readers. However, if you are looking for a great story to read, I highly recommend you read this one. I'm now looking forward to reading the remaining books in this series.
Nathan saves Alex that night and takes her home where he, his father and brother nurse her to health and help her to deal with her changes as well as her grief over losing her previous life and loves.
I found Alex to be a very likable character, the author managed to write her emotional state convincingly without reaching the point where the reader thinks `oh no, not more tears'. She is feisty and a true survivor even prior the opening of this story.
The story was an interesting twist on the vampire/werewolf stories around so much now and although the romance is more a when will they rather than a will they, wont they scenario it's still nicely done. Nice also to see a male character with the more or less stable family (although I sense some maternal revelations to come in later books maybe)
Prepare yourself for an emotional ending and be glad that book 2 is already out because you will not want to wait for it
It sort of feels like a kind of mash up between Twilight and True Blood. It's very angsty and emotion driven.
The book is written in first person present tense, which is relatively unusual and can be a bit to get your head round at first.
Once you get used to the style of writing the flow comes nicely, and the text is largely dialogue based in parts, which gives it a fast-flow kind of feel, even at times where there really isn't much of anything going on, it feels like there is because the speech is fast and smart and has an attitude about it that gives the whole thing a kick.
Alex's internal monologue moments gave, I felt, a wide insight into the character. I felt comfortable with her by the end of it. She felt real to me. I suspect this is because I enjoyed the tone of the novel, the yorkshire-isms greatly appealed to me, being a yorkshire girl, it was accurate and made me smile a lot of the time just with the realisation that 'Oh hey, that's something I would've said, or done, or thought!'
I found a few errors, maybe 7 or 8 in total, nothing consistent and clearly just oversights, a missing word here, a misspelling there. Nothing at all that detracted from the quality of the writing. Overall it's very well written, nicely edited and I have no complaints on that score.
My only real issue is that the story itself, although has a fairly original twang to it, is still rather cliched and of course you know from the start pretty much what's going to happen the entire way through.
That said, I've read and enjoyed plenty of books where this was the case. Knowing what's going to happen doesn't necessarily mean something is bad, it means it's familiar and that's generally why we stick to our favourite genres; because they're familiar to us.
This book was nice to read, I enjoyed it and would recommend it.
I picked this book up this afternoon and quite literally couldn't put it down. Exceptional, beautiful use of language carries you along effortlessly, launching you headlong into the head of Alex as she comes to terms with her unusual situation, battling not only those out to do her harm, but also her growing attraction for Nathan. The sexual tension fairly leeches out of the page and the tumult of emotion, fear and longing is so well written that I defy anyone not to be touched by this love story with a difference. The ending...well lets just say...you've got to read it!
Without a doubt I would recommend this. Just be warned...keep an evening free, you aren't going to be able to stop reading.
I'm off to find Samantha Towle's first book, The Bringer and can't wait for the second in this series.
A truly exceptional read.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews