Hybrid Aria by Jessica Hall

Rating: 3 out of 5.

“When werewolf hybrid Aria escapes her abusive stepfather, the Alpha of the Blackmoon Pack, she has no idea what kind of trouble she’s gotten herself into. With her little sister Lily by her side, she finds herself in the maw of an enemy’s territory. An enemy that will surely bring about not only her demise, but that of the girl she’s practically raised.

Reid the Alpha of the Bloodmoon Pack was known for being cruel and merciless and had driven Hybrid’s into extinction, now Aria must find a way to keep her secret from coming to light which is easier said than done when he suddenly starts showing an interest in her. But Reid has a secret that Aria is his mate.
Aria tries her best to avoid him at all cost, yet she can’t help but feel drawn to him putting her life at risk. So what happens when he learns the truth and she finds out she is to be his mate, will he hand her back to her stepfather and reject her or will he fight to keep her safe from those who hunt her.”

My Review

This book starts with Aria, a wolf shifter taking care of her sister. She is damaged and living thru a personal nightmare. Eventually, the story evolves, becoming more of a paranormal bully romance with fated mates, hybrids, and hunters. However, as toxic and damaged as everyone was, I didn’t expect the book to get darker with trigger content and some gruesome chapters. Then at the end, we get an update on the future of Aria’s sister and a prelude to the next book. Overall, the author had some exciting tropes but very toxic relationships, which wasn’t even the story’s central focus. It confused me as it became action-packed and about everything else. 

We met Aria right during a crisis; that introduction is a doozy. However, the first chapter drops us back two weeks before, so we get some back story. Aria is a high school dropout, raising her younger sister Lilly and her stepfather, Alpha of the pack, is a cruel man. Aria is a hybrid, part wolf, part vampire. Her boss Zoe at the diner is like a mother to her, and Lilly even thinks she is human. Their life is complicated, and it isn’t perfect. 

Reid is an Alpha who happens to find his mate but doesn’t talk to her yet. I like his no-nonsense attitude, even if he is all Alpha male. However, he seems to have made a deal with the devil, and we shall see where this goes.  

He’s a hero; this book was getting so good. I love how protective and patient the Alpha is with his mate. But the author does have a minor spelling oops in the story( the story is being edited to fix this). The characters’ history and backstories are very intriguing, and I get the inner struggle and drama the author is portraying. Oh, finally, this book gets steamy. However, Reid has some intense mood swings. That man is like a rollercoaster, happy one minute and angry the next. 

Their steamy scenes border on more angry intimacy as they fight for dominance. Honestly, their relationship is not a healthy example, but I admire the strength and animal instincts displayed. This book gets very dark and action-packed as the author takes the story in different directions.

This book jumps twelve years in the future at the epilogue. The epilogue is like a whole different interconnected story, not that the two main parts made any sense, but at least this part deals with another character. Also, the epilogue has a bunch of spelling mistakes ( being edited to fix this issue). 

If you would like to read Hybrid Aria by Jessica Hall, you can find this book on Amazon. As an Amazon Assocaite, I earn on qualifying purchases.

If you like this book, you may enjoy books with these tags and categories Dark Themes, Fated Mates, and Hybrid.


Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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