Alphas Novels by Lisi Harrison. Recommended for Middle Grade Reading Level. Alphas is the New York Times bestselling spinoff of The Clique series. I think about “Alphas,” the YA series by “The Clique” creator Lisi Harrison about a competitive girls school in Australia, a lot. Lisi Harrison’s ALPHAS will beat many readers’ expectations. Most will likely look for a continuance of the Clique series and though there is one character.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Alphas by Lisi Harrison. At OCD the losers are tormented.
At Alpha Academy, they’re sent home. Skye Hamilton has scored an invitation to the ultra-exclusive Alphas-only boarding school where beta is spelled LBR. What happens when the country’s best, brightest, and hawtest begin clawing and scratching their way to the top? Paperbackpages.
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Claire I liked this book a little.
I would read the next one but it was a little boring at some parts but it pretty much is a good book, I am now reading …more I liked this book a little. I would read the next one but it was a little boring at some parts but it pretty much is a good book, I am now reading Movers And Fakers witch is the next book in the series.
I like it more. See all 3 questions about Alphas…. Lists with This Book. Dec 06, Donna rated it did not like it Shelves: I am now officially dumber for having read this epic fail of a book. Seriously, what the fuck is the draw?
Yeah, this doesn’t render WTF? The vapid, pea-brained little girls are as shallow as dried puddles with nothing more going for them than good feet and great ideas. Yeah sweethearts, feet can break and ideas are dimes a dozen.
I’m not a fan of targeting talent like that to being with. Everyone needs a contingency plan because, like Murphy said, anything can happen and environments like this don’t offer that. Weight gain is forbidden at Alpha Academy. Well you’re in deep shit if you’re a dancer and gain more muscle. For a book that’s somewhat supposed to be grounded in reality, I just couldn’t suspend my disbelief for most of it. Yes, I understand that there are child prodigies everywhere but these girls are so unfocused it was hard to believe that they’ve made the achievements they have being as flaky and flighty and boy-crazy as they are.
The only girl with a nominally compelling story was Charlie. She actually seemed to be a raw talent, she’s down to earth and pretty normal. Not to mention she doesn’t talk like a massive airhead tool. Bonus points in my book. The situation she’s in sucks ass. And the woman controlling the entire situation, plus the Academy, is a complete cunt.
There’s just no other word for it. And chicks are supposed to want to be her? Superficially, sure, but her life’s as empty as many of these girls’ heads because of it. Apparently that’s supposed to be a worthwhile venture. Lip-kiss this one REALLY pissed me off because that dumb-twat Skye kept saying it, what other kind of kissing are you trying to differentiate from, sweetie?
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There’s one involving a pillow, pillow-sniffed or something like that. I think my brain’s officially blocked them out because I can’t seem to find all of them but reading it, it’s like they’re on every fucking page.
It’s so goddamn annoying I wanted to cry. The language is just trying so hard to be hip and up-to-date and fashionable it’s revolting. You know, when I was a teen, a,phas got by just fine on reading books alohas didn’t sound like a sub-par Clueless spin-off.
Is sounding as dumb as these girls do in this book actually fashionable? Is this ear-bleeding slang-type-speak the next Valley Girl? Honestly, I can tolerate Valley Girl better than I can handle this crap. And the worst part about it OK, who am I kidding, they’re all worst parts was the ending. You know how Pirates of the Caribbean 2 ended? You know they filmed movies two and three together and the end of two looked like someone took a set of scissors to the reel and blindly cut?
That’s what the end of this book was. A shameless shill to buy the next one because where it ends has you wondering what’s going to happen next. And it’s not like a Harry Potter ending where the story within the book is rounded out and leaves only a few pieces hanging so that you’re satisfied enough until the next book comes out? It’s like Harrison wrote one giant manuscript and randomly pointed to a spot in the book as an ending point for this first one, chopping it up like that.
Really, what a waste. I just don’t get the appeal. View all 24 comments. May 28, Sophia Sardothien rated it liked it. Mar 04, Lydia rated it did not like it. I selected this book thinking it would be a fluffy-plotted book. I was right, but I didn’t enjoy it.
The characters had this slang where the words were hyphenated, like “honest-leh”. It made the characters sound stupid. The characters themselves annoyed me. I began reading and my thoughts on Skye were, “She sounds like a bitch. I cannot wait to see her inevitably be pushed off of her pedestal. I got them mixed up easily as there was li I selected this book thinking it would be a fluffy-plotted book.
I got them mixed up easily as there was little character development: Skye is 14 years old and basically described as a slut. Her hobbies involve dancing and kissing.
Or, “lip-kissing”, as Sky calls it. What else would you be kissing? Her character was just so self-righteous and, like the others, had an unsafely large ego. The whole book revolves around how these girls can sneak out and develop relationships with Shira’s sons. The author is saying, “Fuck your education in a prestigious motherfuckingly insane school. You can land a human with the Y-chromosome. As a year-old girl myself, I felt embarrassed. No girls I know act like these characters and don’t have some issues.
They fuck theirselves up. There was only one good character in my eyes. Charlie had potential, but then Shira throws in the whole narc situation.
Now go read a good book. Hopefully one that isn’t full virtual sluts. Jul 20, Gemma rated it liked it. Well, I was looking for slphas fluff read after My Sister’s Keeper. And I found one. This was one of those books where the pros and the cons are equal, so they sort of cancel eachother out. Interesting setting in an almost sci-fi community. I loved all the awesome futuristicness of it. Everyone fit the description of the b word. I kept getting confused as to which character I was reading about, because they were all completely interchangable: Value on women being educated and becoming their best.