Review: Origins (Alphas, #0.5) by Ilona Andrews

Origins Book Cover Origins
Alphas #0.5
Ilona Andrews
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy - Novella
April 19th 2016


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.



** Read in Angels of Darkness **

I enjoyed this short story. It’s darker then what I’m used to from the Andrews team. It was very interesting and the world is vast. I would love more, maybe a series, but at this time the Andrews team has no plans on writing more in this world/series. 

The heroine, she is thrown into a difficult situation and she coupes with it rather well, maybe to well. I enjoyed all the characters introduced. I just felt we needed more. We barely scratch the surface of this new world and the characters.

Alphas: Origins is an intense, stressful, and fast-paced adventure.

Rated 3.5 Stars

Challenge(s): Pick Your Genre (Paranormal) | New To You (Series) (2016)

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons

I can’t remember if I read this one before or not. I’m going to have to grab it and see. It is sad that the series never went anywhere. Oh well, I’ll still read anything Ilona Andrews writes. 🙂

anna @ herding cats & burning soup

Hmm I don’t know that I have that one. I’ll have to look!

Jen Twimom

I have this one on my must read list, but the series never went anywhere, so I’m not all that apt to start, get hooked, and then nothing more! I think reading something a little more dark from these authors would be interesting.