Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Omega (War of the Alphas, #1) by S.M. Reine

 3 "I'm Mad at You" Stars

Back Cover Blurb -
Ten years ago, Deirdre Tombs died. When she was reborn the next day, Deirdre had become a shapeshifter who can't shift shapes. Nobody knows what animal she's supposed to be. She's definitely not a werewolf. The Alpha, Rylie Gresham, can't force her to transform like other members of her pack.

Now Deirdre is considered an omega, the weakest shapeshifter in the pack--a vulnerable position when Everton Stark demands tribute from Rylie. He wants to be the dominant Alpha. The only Alpha. And he plans to make her pack submit whether they want to or not. Stark can make every shapeshifter obey him by force of will alone.

Every shapeshifter except Deirdre.

The shifter who can't shift is the only hope for Rylie to win the war against Stark. It will take everything Deirdre has to survive undercover in his den. But can an omega's will be stronger than that of a charismatic, deadly Alpha like Everton Stark?

A little ditty to sum up my thoughts of this book…

Urban Fantasy is my addiction, it’s my drug of choice,
When I see a new series, I jump around, dance and rejoice.

When Omega came across my NetGalley feed,
In an instant I knew, it was one I must read.

Words like “shape shifter” and “War” baited the hook,
So I put all my laundry aside and started the book.

Deirdre is different, an Omega is what most people see,
Because she has no idea, as to what her shifter side might be.

Always alone, with a heart full of resent,
She trudges through life, no real goals or intent.

Then comes the day, she meets Everton Stark,
The man who’s bite, is much worse than his bark.

He wants to be alpha and can compel with his voice,
Making shifters do things, without given much choice.

But Riley Gresham is ruling Alpha and heavily skilled,
It will take more than thought needed, for her to be killed.
With a side cast of characters like Niamh, Jacek and Gage,
This is one of those books, that will have you turning the page,

This was a solid 4 star read, until I got to the end,
When that “What the Fuck” moment, decided to happen.

Why, oh why, did you have to end it that way?
I was so distressed, that I took a whole star away.

I’ll not giveaway any spoilers or say things I should not,
But other than the last few pages of the book, I liked it a lot.

I’ll be reading part two, because that end left me needing,
So until next time book lovers, I bid you all Happy Reading.

Overall, this wasn’t a bad start to a new series. It kept me entertained and I was actually curious as to how the story would play out. I never really knew what the author had planned at any given moment and I enjoyed that. Readers of the Urban Fantasy genre will want to read this one and even though it doesn’t have a lot of romance, there is a little of it throughout that should keep the romance readers happy.

I would like to thank NetGalley and Red Iris Books for the ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.

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