Completely bittersweet...How do you describe something coming to an end that you aren't ready to let go of?Alpha was for me one of the best and worst reads of the year. I happily spent a few hours devouring my last few moments with the South Central pride. As soon as it was over though, I wanted to reach for the next installment. Surely, this couldn't be it? There are so many paths for this family to take, and I want to be there to watch the journey.One can only hope that whispered rumors of a spin-off series would actually come to pass. Rachel Vincent described this book as Faythe's last hurrah, and she was in fact sent off in style. For that I am grateful.