Friday, June 21, 2013

Review- The Descendant - The Descendant Vampire Series #1

As you know, I am just starting out in the wonderful world of blogging, and what a fun journey in such a short time!!  I was blessed to have stumbled upon a post from one of my favorite authors on her Facebook page, that hooked me into a group of Indie Authors giving out books to those interested in reviewing for them.  I digress, I was able to be placed in contact with several authors and have been gifted 4 books so far to review. I finished one yesterday and that's what brings us here today .

So here you have it, my very first book review!

The Descendant - The Descendant Vampire Series #1
Author: Kelley Grealis

Allison Carmichael wakes from a car wreck with no memory of the past three years. She doesn’t recall her husband’s death or how she alienated her friends, and she definitely doesn’t remember anything about her new boyfriend Vincent Drake – a charismatic man with a penchant for rare and unique possessions. In fact, the only things familiar to Allison are her seemingly common ailments – insomnia, lack of appetite, erratic body temperature – which have gone undiagnosed and are worsening. 

But Vincent knows exactly who, and what, Allison is – a mortal descendant of the first vampire. He is a vampire who has watched over Allison and her ancestors since the biblical times of Cain and Abel ensuring their secret is kept. Once he realizes Allison’s symptoms are accelerating and transforming her, he’ll stop at nothing to have her.

Allison discovers that she is a descendant and the first of her kind to exhibit signs of vampirism. She must decide between risking her mortal death if she cannot control her symptoms or fully transforming into a vampire and damning her soul for eternity. A decision made even more difficult when Allison discovers that Vincent has manipulated her life, and everyone in it, so that he can have the one thing no one else in the world has – the first descendant-turned-vampire.

THE DESCENDANT – A Vampire Tale of Biblical Proportions

This book was a pleasure to read!
I do have to let you know up front, if you have a problem with Biblical based fiction, this may not be the book for you.
I loved the book, the beginning has a slow build that did seem to take a little longer than necessary to get through. For that reason, the start of the story was slightly difficult to relate to. However once it got going there was never a dull moment!
We find our heroine at an emotional crossroads searching for answers and fresh out of tragedy, she's suddenly thrown into a world she couldn't have possibly imagined. She seems to acclimate rather quickly, almost too quickly, and too soon we find the story has finished.  I wanted more!!
I love the different take on the history of the siblings and vampirism. It's refreshing to read something different that still stays true to the genre yet can still be entertaining.
If you like a strong female lead, coming into her own while struggling to find her place, then this is most assuredly a good read.
I certainly can't wait to read the next installment!
If you would like to purchase a copy, the ebook is on sale right now for only $0.99 !

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you for reviewing The Descendant & posting this blog. I truly appreciate your support! I can't wait to share The Search, book 2 in the series, with you & all of the readers!

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