"Book Two of the Alpha Colony series is much too short"
In a world of genetically manipulated humans that
shape-shift into animals, Dyuana is the leader of a rebel
sect of wereleopards. They live in close proximity to a
pride of werelions, headed by the incredibly attractive
Maddox. Dy and Maddox have a past. Maddox still wants to
be in a relationship with Dy, but Dy disagrees. Since she
is sterile as half leopard/half lion, she cannot give the
pride leader the necessary heirs or the standing that is
required for being the mate of a pride leader. Therefore,
she pushes him away, even though her heart breaks.
When a threat to both wereleopards and werelions emerges,
Maddox and Dy must work closely together to ensue the safety
of their people. But, can Dy continue to deny her feelings
From the first page, this book is hot. The tension between
Maddox and Dy starts early and continues throughout this
short story. Dy's feelings for Maddox are easy to relate to
and I found her intriguingly agreeable. Of course, Maddox
represents everything male. Unfortunately, I believe Dy
doesn't act consistently at the end, her traits changing to
fit into the length of the story.
Although I enjoyed Maddox and Dy together, the rest of the
story falls short. The threat that the shape shifters face
is disjointed and presented oddly. Also, the story moves
incredibly fast and ends abruptly. I believe this book was
simply too long to be a short story. I think with a higher
page count, the story could have been fleshed out better and
held the possibility of being a really fantastic book.
Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted March 23, 2010