by Ilona Andrews
Series: Alphas #0.5
Genres: Urban Fantasy
From Ilona Andrews—#1 New York Times bestselling author of Magic Shifts and the Kate Daniels novels—comes a stark, seductive tale of a world torn asunder by supernatural gifts and irresistible passions...
Karina Tucker is driving a van of children home from a field trip when an unplanned detour to a seemingly ordinary rest stop changes her life. There, she witnesses a world beyond humanity’s sight, of frightful powers and chaos, where she is in death’s grip... before an irresistibly dangerous male saves her—only to take her captive.
For she is a rare commodity in the shadowy realm she’s entered.
Karina soon finds herself caught in a violent civil war where those with inhuman powers strive to destroy each other without mercy. And it becomes all too clear that she must make a choice: submit and become a pawn, or take hold of her own destiny and fight for survival against impossible odds.
Alphas: Origins originally appeared in Angels of Darkness
Origins by Ilona Andrews has sat on my Kindle since its release in April 2016 and was originally published it in the anthology, Angels of Darkness. Since I usually listen to Andrews, this got lost in the shuffle and in my quest for reads discovered it on my Kindle!
Origins offered a unique story with parallel universes, aliens and kick-ass shifters in a good vs evil situation. Andrews always impresses me with their vivid imagination and unique world-building. This novella is a prequel to the Alphas series with a paranormal romance vibe to it.
The story offers a romance, plenty of action and a satisfactory ending regarding our characters while setting things up for a series. Andrews delivered a dark tale that pulled me in with its science-fiction elements, off-world premise with unique magic and characters.
While this is a novella it had all the elements of a full-length story, and I devoured it in a single sitting. I found the war ridden planet and Karina’s new digs interesting. The whole Matrix vibe was cool and left me craving more.
I wish it had been full length to allow the relationship to develop. There were a few chuckles about superheroes and watching Karina Tucker give attitude to a man three times her size was hilarious. We see transformation and growth from our heroine. We also bear witness to the changes she brings to those around her.
Since Origins, was published in 2016, my question is this, “Why aren’t there any books in the Alphas series? If you know anything please pass along info in the comments below.”Origins by Ilona Andrews was an off-world prequel that left me craving more of the Alphas world. #ebook #paranormal #urban Click To Tweet
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