Hello Book world, it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted. Long story short – I have the biggest book slump ever.
However, a book I have read recently and enjoyed was Blood Rose, I received an ARC of, and since today is the release day, its time I told you all about this book.
Blood Rose (Blood Series #1)
by Danielle Rose
Genre: Urban fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release date: June 21, 2017
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
Cover art by Gwenn Danae of Upon A Day Dreamer.
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 realizes everything she’s been told is a lie.
Spoiler Free Review
“With each generation, the gods blessed one witch with The Power, the ability to control all parts of nature: earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. This blessing was considered an honor and was thought to be the key to eliminating the immortal species.”
Blood rose is an interesting tale about a girl tied to fate. Spending her whole life knowing her existence was mapped out, Avah, a twenty four year old witch, is preparing to be blessed with The Power, which she shall master before setting off to eliminate the Vampire species.
If only it was that simple.
Blood Rose has plot twists that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat, with the action never fading.
“There was only Jasik. There was only me. There was only blood.”
Avah is a strong character who is quick to adapt to the struggles she faces throughout. Danielle Rose’s writing was intricate and flowed throughout, leaving me gasping as I read the entire novel in one sitting.
The character development was really strong from the beginning, and the world building was really clear was allowed me to get my head around the Magic and tales of both witch and vampire.
“You’re strong, Avah. Stronger than you know. Control it,”
The novel does feature an instant love, which I know doesn’t appeal to some, but I’m hoping there will be an explanation for the bond they felt connecting them together in the second book.
“I will prove that I’m worth your time,”
Overall, Blood Rose is a quick and enjoyable read for those seeking their next fantasy and romance novel.
Buy the Book
§ Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Rose-Books-Danielle/dp/0995679274/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490723052&sr=1-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=websitebooks-20&linkId=5f98146dc3755865de7aed7ef97a8d37
§ IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780995679276
§ Hudson Booksellers: https://www.hudsonbooksellers.com/book/9780995679276
And if that’s not enough, book 2, Blood Magic has just had a cover reveal, which we can all agree is stunning!
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.
About 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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