Tessa has a gift, though she would call it a curse. When she touches people or the objects people have used, she is bombarded with visions. She goes through life avoiding touching anything that has been handled by others. Labelled as a freak, she moves with her family from California to Texas in the hopes of giving her a fresh start, but the town they have moved to is also home to a pack of werewolves.
After escaping a disastrous party, she gets her first kiss from Dastien, and then Dastien's wolf decides to claim her with a bite. Suddenly all her problems are multiplied ten fold with pack politics piling on top of schoolwork and being a new werewolf, and as an alpha strong enough to rival the other alphas in the pack she is definitely causing a stir.
Becoming Alpha is pretty damned good. It didn't always click and it occasionally felt a little rushed but overall it was very good young adult paranormal fantasy. The author tells the story with such enthusiasm that it's easy to forgive the occasional misstep.
Many thanks to Ink Monster LLC and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC