Sunday, 28 August 2011

A review for Descended by Blood (A Vampire Born Trilogy #1) by Angeline Kace

Posted by Donna
Published Date: August 26th, 2011
Finished Date: August 7th, 2011
Publishers: Accendo Press
Source: For Review from Author
Format: Kindle
Pages: 263
The Blurb from Goodreads: Brooke Keller is a high school junior who has never spent much time living in one place. She is finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened after killing a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey in an effort to find out who is after her and how to stop them. In a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Brooke must tap into the side of her that she never knew existed at the risk of losing her life in order to save it.
The Review: He pulled away from me and cupped my head, stroking my outer ear lobe with his thumb. “Please choose me” he pleaded.
When I first heard about Descended by Blood, I wanted to read it so bad, so I’d been eagerly awaiting its release. Imagine my excitement when the opportunity to get an advanced readers copy came up but also be involved with the blog tour too…..*Squeeeee* Yep, I was that excited. So, want to know my thoughts after I read the book? Well, let me tell you this! Angeline DOES NOT disappoint….it was bloody FANTASTIC!

Brooke Keller is a high school student who moves from town to town because her mother doesn’t let them stay in one place for too long. With Brooke happily settled in Virginia, she is trying to bag the guy of her dreams; the handsome and popular Jaren, but when her life is turned upside down by a mysterious man with fangs, Brooke is thrown into a world she never knew existed and is suddenly faced with deadly situations and two boys battling for her heart.

This novel was just what I needed to get me back into the Vampire scene. I hadn’t read much Vampire books lately but from the first page of this book, I was hooked. Angeline knows how to draw you into a story that keeps you captivated from start to end. Not only does she manage to deliver a new and exciting take on Vampires but she also delivers with her unique and action packed story line. When reading the book, you can tell how much hard work has gone into the book and I for one think Angeline deserves a round of applause for her awesome work.

Our heroine ‘Brooke’ is one kick ass girl! She is strong, determined and confident. From the opening chapter, you see the kind of character she is and although she has a hard time standing up for herself to start with, that soon quickly changes once she becomes familiar with what is she. Jaren, I really enjoyed him as a character. He appealed to me to start with but that quickly changed when he dumps Brooke with the snap of his fingers, only soon to change his mind again. I hate men like that and I’m so glad we have Mirko, to drool over. Yes, I said drool! Mirko is one HOT guy! There’s not even any competition to who Brooke should be with. Mirko is tall, dark and gorgeous, who knows what he wants and he is determined to have Brooke and my god, she is a silly girl if she doesn’t pick him. ;)

The story line itself is fast paced, intense and exciting. Its action packed and with the new take on Vampire’s and with two very hot guys to obsess about there is not a dull moment. My only real complaint about the book was I sometimes felt the relationship between Brooke and Jaren was a little forced and happened far too quickly for my liking and for that, I didn’t really connect with their relationship. But now, Brooke and Mirko’s relationship was another story. Their relationship was at a good steady pace, one I felt connected with and enjoyed more. That’s probably because I’m team Mirko and I definitely think is Ms Kace is a Team Mirko fan deep down too ;)

Overall, Angeline has started off with a bang for her new series and I for one, will look forward to her future works. Her next book ‘Enemy Within’ cannot come soon enough!

A HUGE thank you to the author for providing me an ARC copy of this book.


Bookish Brunette said...

It was TOTALLY bloody fantastic!!! I LOVED Descended by Blood! WIN!

haleyeliseread said...

loved this book <3 omg..Mirko quote!!! LOVE IT (: Great review Donna as always (:

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