Another review of a Danielle Rose book. This is the first in the Blood War trilogy (which you can pick up for $.99 on Amazon still- prices go up soon!).
As stated in my last review, you can find more info on Danielle Rose here.
Book 1 in the Blood War trilogy
Synopsis (taken from Amazon): ”
Avah Taylor has been given a death sentence: 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. The Power, given by the gods to one witch of each generation, is considered a great honor, but every witch before has died trying to master this all-too-powerful gift, one that the shell of a mortal can’t contain for long.
On the night of her birth rite, Avah’s coven is attacked, and Avah is left for dead. Confronted with a terrible choice, Avah must decide to either die or save herself by becoming like her enemies. Forced to seek refuge among the very beings she has 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 and battles her own feelings for a man she is supposed to hate, she realizes everything she’s been told is a lie.”
This first book is fantastic. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and it kept me wanting to read more.
Avah is such a great character. Danielle Rose does a great job creating a kick ass heroine who has some flaws and vulnerabilities without being a complete damsel in distress. I find that such an endearing quality for characters to have – there are still flawed people (or vampires in this case), but they rise above their fear when the time comes instead of hiding behind their love interest the entire time.
Speaking of love interests. Without spoiling too much, the love interest is yet another very well developed character. The love does come quickly, but it is described in such a compelling and beliveable way, that it never felt like the “insta love” nonsense we see in some books.
Overall, the characters were well developed and the plot moved at a quick pacs. The world building is great – I could see the places vividly in my imagination, and that’s one of my favorite parts about the book.
I definitely suggest if you enjoy paranormal romance, that you go pick up the kindle version of the Blood War trilogy quickly, while it is still on sale. It’s worth the time to read, I promise!
I was twenty-four years old when I was told my life was no longer truly mine.
BLOOD ROSE RATING: 5/5☆
The next book in the series is titled Blood Magic. I will be reviewing as soon as I finish reading. I also realized today, I forgot to review another book I read a while back that I think is worth checking out – that review *MIGHT* go up tomorrow.
I hope you have a great 4th of July weekend. I will talk to you soon!!