Sunday, April 16, 2017

Review: ALPHA (Mackenzie Grey #3) by Karina Espinosa

Book Blurb:

It’s hard being a Princess.

Mackenzie Grey never felt as vulnerable as she does now—but that won’t stop her from getting what she wants: revenge. Kenz and her friends journey to a new land where everyone has a motive and everyone is a suspect.

The Lunas find their voices after the massacre but question still stands—who is the real enemy? If Mackenzie wants to free herself, she will need to free them all; and it won’t be easy. As she approaches her 24th birthday—in the middle of a web of lies, deception, and murder—Kenz has to weave her way to the truth before she’s next on the chopping block.

With her companions, Mackenzie will make her final stand and change the course of the Lycan world forever…

My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Ghosts, Mystery, Royal-Court, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Werewolves--

Book 3 in the series picks up right where book one ended, with Mackenzie and her boys fighting for justice for the slaying of the Luna's, even while facing the wrath of the king. The King of all werewolves, who just so happens to be Mackenzie's father, who never knew she existed. When the three of them are forced to travel to Scotland to face punishment for their crimes, Mackenzie refuses to back down, wanting Luna's to be equal in every way. This will be a battle that changes everything.

Do not read this book without reading the first two, the story will not make sense and you will miss out on the world building and plot building that happens. And the first 2 books were so entertaining, so you would just miss out in general on a good reads. Mackenzie is back, just as opinionated, sarcastic and potty-mouthed as ever. I don't think I have ever seen a character so full of good intentions that just spiral out of control like she is able to. It was also interesting to see how she deals with her emotional wounds from the abuse she received in the last story. This book was such a good, twisty, engaging read that I absolutely flew through in one sitting. The world the author built is so complex and full of werewolves, vampires, witches, oracles, Fey, crazy Amazonian werewolves, and all other supernatural beasties, I could not help but want more. Even if Mackenzie's story ends, there are so many other characters that I would love to have spin off stories about.

The way the book ended this could easily be the end of the series (like I originally thought it was) because enough was wrapped up to not leave me hanging and it was surprisingly upbeat (which is odd since Mackenzie spends most of her time in danger or being berated by others or herself). I can't wait to see how the author will have the entire series wrapped up, because man, it has been quite the journey for Mackenzie. All I can say it that I hope she picks a mate (and we all know who she needs to be with-a particular frustratingly attractive guy who gave his trust, loyalty and submission to her in front of everyone- just saying) and how she and Amy will be able to recover. I look forward to what will come.

I received this title in return for my honest review.

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