The Becoming (Anna Strong Series #1)

The Becoming - Jeanne C. Stein The Becoming as actually a good book, and has a strong female protagonist. Anna Strong is a private investigator and she and her partner David are trying to Donaldson a man who jumped bail in San Diego. They track him to a bar and think that they will have no problem him hauling him back to jail in time to appear in court the next day. Unfortunately for them, Donaldson is not the human they expected. He very quickly knocks David unconscious and then rapes Anna in the back of her car. Anna awakes days later to discover that she has been raped. David argues with Avery, Anna's doctor about her being released but in the end he consents and she returns home. Once home she realizes that she is hungry and attempts to eat some lasagna but the smell immediately nauseates her and she is forced to throw. Suddenly, out of the blue, Avery shows up at her door and informs her that she is a vampire and wants to know if she has any questions. At first Anna is disbelieving until she notices that she can read his thoughts, her reflection starts to disappear in the mirror, and her body is healing at a rapid rate.Life for Anna as a new vampire is not easy. Though she is granted immortality, a mystery quickly develops where her house is burned down, her best friend is kidnapped, and there is an attempt on her life. Anna is desperate to find and save David even as Avery, her vampire mentor encourages her to forget about him an move on because David is mortal. Anna is tempted because Avery quickly becomes her safe space, protector, and her love but she cannot let go of her ties to David.Though The Becoming is just over 200 pages, the story is well rounded and extremely fast paced. In the Anna Strong series, vampires are able to walk in the sun because they have evolved, though they still need to drink blood from humans in order to survive. They are able to communicate telepathically however this communication can be interrupted by things like White noise and radio waves. Vampires also fear vampire hunters who believe that they are a threat to humans and when it comes to certain vampires, they are absolutely right.Read More