Monday, 24 February 2014


BEASTHOOD (The Hidden Blood Series - Book 1) 
by A.Z. Green

This post is dedicated to a book I spent reading deep into the night, and I can totally say it was worth it! A.Z. Green is a gifted writer, and I can't wait to read more books by her. In my humble opinion, BEASTHOOD is a highly marketable installment, and it will definitely appeal to YA, NA and Adult fans of paranormal and Were. 

I had a great time reading Beasthood by A.Z. Green. I had no idea what to expect from this book before reading it, but after the Prologue and a few chapters I knew it would be an enjoyable journey.

Jaz, the main character, is tormented by a nightmare where she has a miscarriage. All of a sudden, an aunt she’s never known arrives at her place and takes her away. Jaz finds out she’s been kidnapped, and she has to go through terrifying ordeals before her kidnappers inform her of her true identity, and of her twin sister Lora who died after giving birth to a stillborn child.

Jaz learns about a Were world she knew nothing about, and soon she’s pulled into a dangerous game as a possible mate for Nik Driver, the Pack Leader. There is a traitor within their pack who assists the neighbouring rival pack, and no one knows who he/she is. I had several possible suspects throughout the book—my list was changing—but I still didn’t figure out who the traitor is as the author didn’t reveal the one.

A.Z. Green has crafted an impressive manuscript with a cast of memorable and relatable characters. Jaz is without a doubt my favourite character. She’s brave, passionate, hard-to-intimidate, and still vulnerable. Nik Driver is quite a mysterious, but still likable character. There are a few scenes in the book where they argue heatedly, and Jaz is not sure whether she loves him or not, and also trying to deny her feelings for Nik because of Lora. I must say I’ve enjoyed those scenes immensely. The book is also abundant in action scenes and fights, which makes it a real page-turner.

Beasthood is written in the omniscient point of view where the author provides the readers with the thoughts and feeling of the main characters, giving a much broader view of what is happening in each scene. There is a lot of detailed description of the rooms and minor characters, which shows that the author has a clear picture of what and who she writes about. I’m sure Beasthood will appeal to Young Adult and New Adult readers. I look forward to reading the sequel.



A.Z.Green was born in 1989 and raised in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. She met the love of her life aged 16 and moved to London, finally settling down near Brighton. She has written various novels and short stories in her lifetime but has only recently decided to publish. She writes a wide range of genres such as dark fantasy, romance, thriller, historical fiction, dystopian, horror and paranormal. Her books tend to fit better into the New Adult genre as they usually have a more mature theme. Beasthood is her first published novel.

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