Saturday, August 27, 2011

Review: Descended By Blood

First in Vampire Born trilogy by Angeline Kace.

Goodreads blurb:
YA Paranormal Romance

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.



Personal opinion:
First and foremost, a warning: This review will be full of ooohs and aaahs. And also very much of this !!! That's all. Proceed with reading ;)
Oh my God! This book is a total W-I-N. If I start naming all of the reasons for liking it, it will be a LOOOONG list.
Okay, with this review I'll do a different tehnique. I'll start with what you see first. A.K.A. - the cover. Don't you just love it?? It's mysterious, it's magical, it's reddish! What more do I ask for?
Second, the title. Descended By Blood. It's got so much power in it and it's very captivating. Another point.
Third, the blurb (I'll insert it at the beggining). Boy of her dreams, a kidnapp, dangerous journey. WIN!
Next, the story itself was fresh and fun. Angeline managed to make me laugh, cry, giggle and everything else that comes with a book from the very beggining. I loved the romance, I loved Brooke and Kaitlynn's friendship, which proves that some bonds can last forever and suffer everything and still stay strong.
Now, let me skip to the end a bit here. I did not approve. I mean, Angeline, it's brillantly written and intense and all, but I do not like cliffhangers ;) I mean, it's my fault, not the author's, but I die when I have to wait. *wails* BUT then again, it is another plus, because it means it is THAT good. That you would do anything to get the sequel. Btw, Angeline, can you list me for ARC? ;) *winky winky*
And now, the reason number one why I fell in love with this book soooo much: Croatia
I think you want an explanation now, so, I'm from Croatia, sitting in chair in its capital city, like, right now. So imagine my surprise when I found out that Mirko, Jelena, Lijepa and couple of other characters are from here too?!?
I know you're wondering who the heck are 'Mirko, Jelena, Lijepa and couple of other characters'. I can't tell you everything about them, because it can be considered as a spoiler, but I can say this: Mirko is HOT ;) He is one of those blow-your-mind type of guys.
I liked his sarcasm, his lines, his nickname for Brooke. It was really CUTE *hint hint* - it is on Croatian, I understand it and you don't *sticks out tongue*
There were some sad moments in the book, one in specific. I don't wanna talk about it. :(
Anyway, Brooke is an awesome character. No matter that 'little sectret', she still stays cool and strong and brave. Kaitlynn, I admit, annoyed me a little. Now, the heroine's best friend always annoys me in books. Can't explain why, really can't. But like I said, it's not author's fault. So, I think I covered all major bits.
Oh, that's right! There are palańćinke in this novel. Read it and find out what delicious meal is that ;))
5 stars :)

                                        Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Descended-Blood-Angeline-Kace/dp/0983803714/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314363558&sr=8-1
You can find Angeline on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Angeline_Kace
Goodreads profile: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4641669.Angeline_Kace
 

I really recommend this one.
Read on :)

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