Blood Series #1
Author: Danielle Rose
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Fantasy // Paranormal // Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
Cover Art: Gwenn Danae of Upon A Daydreamer
Published by OfTomes Publishing, the Blood Books trilogy follows the harrowing journey of Avah Taylor, a mortal witch in the midst of a centuries-old war against the immortal vampire species. Avah’s intense journey is fueled by blood, jealousy, betrayal, murder and revenge.
There’s no wrath like that of a witch scorned.
As one of the only spirit users in her coven, Avah has been chosen to wield The Power, the ultimate weapon against the immortal vampire species witches have been at war with for centuries.
But on the night of her birth rite, Avah’s coven is attacked. Forced to seek refuge among the very beings she’s sworn to kill, Avah vows revenge on those who took her former life from her.
As Avah slowly transitions into a life of blood and war, she realises everything she’s been told is a lie.
I was kindly sent an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I have to give it to Wendy Higgings because her blurb is spot on. This book is as intense as its intriguing. & I mean intense as in, it was difficult to put down the book during some parts. I think that says a lot about how good the storyline is.
The characters felt important. You got the feeling that everyone was of importance & had a purpose. They’re not just thrown into the story without a second thought. Avah, is one of those protagonists that from the first page you don’t necessarily dislike them, but at the same time, they don’t blow you away. Though as her character starts to develop alongside the story, she started to grow on me. My guess is that it’s intentional from the author’s side & I have to say that it’s a clever move.
If you’re not an avid fantasy reader, you might have some trouble with the language. It’s a lot of talking about different elements, powers, rituals etc. Personally, I think it’s interesting & adds to my overall impression of this particular fictional world but, I can see why it would be too much for someone who’s not that… ”into” the whole fantasy, witchcraft, vampires genre.
Yes, there are a couple of moments where you can predict what will happen, but they are so few that it can be overlooked. Overall, I think it’s a beautifully written book with characters that really capture your heart & attention.
You can buy Blood Rose here:
Kindle Edition from the US // Paperback Edition from the US // Kindle Edition from the UK // Paperback Edition from the UK // Kindle Edition from Canada // Paperback Edition from Canada // Kindle Edition from Australia
Blood Series #2
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As her coven’s chosen one, destined to receive a power that could kill her, Avah was forced to make the ultimate sacrifice when she gave up her mortal life to become a vampire, the witches’ greatest enemy. But just when she begins to adjust to her new life, even as she falls in love with her sire, the high priestess of her new coven is seized by Rogue vampires. Guided by Avah’s visions of the past, present, and future, Avah and the other vampires set out to rescue their priestess, but their journey leads Avah to the discovery that the conspiracy behind her power runs deeper than she ever imagined. As her visions grow increasingly terrifying, Avah begins to wonder if she may not have a future at all.
Meet the Author
Danielle Rose holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. Currently residing in the Midwest, where she spends her days dreaming of warmer temperatures. When she’s not writing, she enjoys pretending she lives in California, spending an embarrassing amount of time at Hobby Lobby, and binge-watching Netflix. Visit Danielle on the Web: www.Danielle-Rose.com.
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