Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Rachel Vincent – Alpha

Alpha is the sixth and final book in the Faythe Sanders werecat series. It follows on almost immediately from where Shift left off. The pride and their allies are about to go to war against Calvin Malone and his followers, they know that it’s unlikely that they will all survive and there are some tough decisions ahead, especially for Faythe.

Rachel Vincent proved in previous books in the series that she is not afraid to kill off major, popular characters and this book was no exception to that. I had previously guessed one of the characters to be killed but that didn’t lessen the impact of it when it eventually did happen.

Faythe also has to choose between the two men she loves, Marc and Jace. There are plenty of occasions in the book where it could go either way. Personally I wanted her to choose the other one, but nonetheless the decision was made in a satisfying way and I didn’t feel that the reader had been cheated out of a proper decision which could easily have happened.

I had been really looking forward to this book and I was certainly not disappointed by it. The only downside is that this is now the end of the series!

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