Wednesday, March 28, 2012
47) The Becoming by Jeanne C. Stein
Anna Strong is trained for anything--until she's attacked one night, only to awaken in a dark world that exists between the living and the dead. Here, Anna struggles with her love for the two men who inhabit each realm. As her two worlds collide, fate plunges Anna into the ultimate battle between good and evil, where survival is not just for the living.
My Thoughts :
The Anna Strong Chronicles is one of my favourite series and I believe The Becoming was one of the very first books I read in the genre. It was a book that enjoyed so much that I continued reading more about vampires and other things that go bump in the night, so it has a very special place on my bookshelf and in my heart.
One day I came across this first book in the series on sale at Audible and decided to snap it up. It was strange going back to the very beginning of things but it was also very interesting to see how much I actually remembered about the Becoming of Anna Strong. Where as a few things felt familiar there was really a lot I had forgotten and I couldn't stop myself from listening to the story at every opportunity.
This is a spectacular series and one that all lovers of Paranormal Urban Fantasy should read. If you haven't already tried this series then you have a bit to catch up on. Make sure you start at the beginning and enjoy the ride. It is a little bloody and bumpy at times but it an amazing and original story.
Jeanne is one of my favourite authors and Anna is one of my favourite female vamps. I loved revisiting her debut and can't wait for the next book in the series when it comes out in Summer! That will be the eighth book and I am amazed at how far Anna has come and how deep and addictive her story has become. A must read!