Just stopping by, or a review of Blood Rose and a cover reveal for its sequel, Blood Magic


 

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Bloo Rose (Blood Series #1)

By: Danielle Rose

Publisher: OfTomes Publishing

Publication Date: June 21st, 2017

Format: eARC

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 realizes everything she’s been told is a lie.

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Blood Rose was a solid three star read for me. It was quality entertainment that wasn’t entirely fluff while giving me a satisfying upper YA/New Adult romance. Avah is a stubborn heroine who doesn’t back down from a challenge and meets her love interest, Jasik, toe to toe. Her feelings over her sudden change in lifestyle are understandable, her actions spurred by a mix of defiance, self preservation, and the loss her family.

This book has plenty of action, and these scenes are well done and coherent. Avah holds her own in a fight and utilizes her new found powers in a logical fashion. As for the love story, it’s steamy, but I wouldn’t say I found myself caught up in it. It is very much instalove, and very little is done to hide that fact. So while some of the scenes of Avah and Jasik together made me accept them as a couple, I never really felt their chemistry. Hopefully, this will be rectified throughout the rest of the series.

Blood Rose explores a new take on witches and vampirism, human history and magic. Avah’s magic is very elemental, and found that that worked well with the concept of the story. It didn’t seem out of place. The idea of rituals and spirit plays a large role in this world’s magic and I enjoyed the introduction the reader the gets to this practice before the book really kicks off. As for the vampires, their culture took a little while to understand, but the reader can quickly catch on to the rules they play by within this world.

If  you are looking for a quick and entertaining read that feels familiar but with a little something extra, try Blood Rose. It’s a quick read and a great book to read for fun.

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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Avah Taylor thought she had already faced the worst.

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.

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Blood Magic will be available August 1st, 2017

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Disclaimer: The synopsis and cover picture were pulled from the book’s Goodreads page. Neither belong to us. The author image, info, and more were provided by Bare Naked Words. A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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