BOOK REVIEW (ARC): The Alpha’s Son by Penny Jessup

The Alpha’s Son by Penny Jessup

Series: The Alpha’s Son #1

Release Date: February 12, 2022

Page Count: 393 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Max Remus couldn’t care less about finding his mate—unlike the rest of his fate-obsessed pack. He totally prefers hanging with his bestie, eating his dad’s steak sandwiches, and drawing in his trusty sketchbook.

But all that is about to change at the Blue Moon Festival—a summer camp where Elite Pack wolves go to find their mates. The festival is a right of passage for every teen werewolf, and this year’s festival will be one to howl home about. The alpha’s son, Jasper Apollo, is attending for the first time.

When Max finds himself inexplicably linked with the exceptionally handsome but totally jerk-faced heir, he’s forced to grapple with the unexpected feelings clawing at his soul.

If Max rejects his destiny, will fate’s bite be worse than its bark?

Netflix’s Young Royals meets Teen Wolf meets Twilight––the first instalment in a thrilling new series, The Alpha’s Son is a heart-wrenching Young Adult, wolf shifter romance; full of yearning, comedy, and adventure.


I liked this book and it was a very engaging read. I went into the story thinking it would  be a standalone, so the cliffhanger ending really surprised me. But it was fun and action filled.

I really liked Max, our protagonist and how he’s very emotional. I couldn’t warm up to Jasper at all, mainly because it was entirely from Max’s POV. Jasper was unnecessarily mean a lot of times. I hope the next book is from his POV and that we’ll get a lot more cute moments.

The Alpha’s son is a queer YA book with werewolves. I wish we had a bit more history regarding the pack lore and mates. It was very interesting, especially the connection to the moon.

Honestly, the ending could’ve been better, all it needed was a tiny bit of communication!!! An HFN ending would’ve made me lot happier. Same with Katie’s story, I love the poly rep but instead of two-timing in the beginning, she should have just been open.

I hope that we get a lot more moments of all of them in the sequel and I’m looking forward to it. I want the sequel so bad but the first book is not even out yet!!!😭

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

Preorder Links : Amazon USAmazon UK

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