Book Name: The Becoming: Anna Strong #1
Author: Jeanne Stein
Premise: The first Anna Strong adventure.
Thirty year old Anna Strong is a bounty hunter– tough, confident, at the top of her game. But when she is attacked one night in a parking lot, her life is inexorably changed. She awakens in the hospital to find she has become Vampire and her destiny is no longer with the living, but among the undead. With her mentor, the vampire doctor who treated her in the hospital, she strives to make sense of it all. But then her home is burned to the ground, and her business partner and best friend is kidnapped. Anna suddenly finds herself alone on a quest to save more than her missing friend, but herself as well. Premise from Jeanne Stein’s website.
Reason I read: I picked it up at the library because I thought the cover was awesome and that from the back summary it would be good. There was good sex, heat and danger. But…
What I like about the book: I like vamps in the sunlight. I like the idea, and the setting. The writing was good, and was easy to follow along. It was alright read.
What I disliked: I really did not care for this book. Several things stood out to me, and I just had trouble getting into the book. First off Anna’s loyalty to her so called boyfriend Max. He is hardly in the book. He gets mentioned a lot but does not show up but maybe twice in the whole book; in the beginning and the end. She doesn’t even tell him about the rape. Yet she has all this loyalty to her partner, David but none to Max? Second the attraction and ‘love love’ of Avery. She gets so infatuated with him, sleeps with not more than a mere 48 hours after her rape. The beginning was rocky, and slow. Not to mention no ping of guilt that she just slept with someone other than her boyfriend.
Rating: 2 out of 5. I just didn’t care for it, but that doesn’t mean that it is not a good idea.