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Description Brooke Keller’s a high school junior who never spent much time living in one place. She’s finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened by a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her.
Brooke begins a dangerous journey to find out who is after her and how to stop them. Thrown into a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Brooke must tap into the side of herself that she never knew existed, at the risk of losing her life in order to save it. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books?
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Our customer reviews Since the sparkling vampires, quite a few have tried to reinvent those blood suckers, but not with that much success. It’s easy to go overboard, make up something totally crazy and then not be able to sell it to the readers.
It takes skill angrline bring something of your own to a mythology, that’s been around for so long and make it believable. I’m glad to say, Kace did it and did it well. The important characters in the book are the main character Brooke, her friend Kaitlynn and Brooke’s boyfriend Jaren and crush Mirko.
Yes, there’s a love triangle, and lots of times they make me roll my eyes, but I was actually ok with the one here. Kaitlynn is an awesome friend to Brooke and I’m glad she appreciates her as much as she should.
I would have wished some more growth in Brooke’s character, when she now remained descendec the same. Kace is a very smooth storyteller and able to create easily imaginable surroundings and characters without having the reader swamped with too many details or descriptions.
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There was some problems with her action scenes though; when something fast paced happened, it was a bit hazy and some reactions angelime bit weird. There’s a quality in some books, that just makes them different in a good way. Maybe it’s the way the story glood told, choice of words, pace or something else – I can’t really pinpoint it, but ‘Descended of Blood’ has it.
I like a lot of indie authors, but there’s just a handful that I make a point of recommending to anyone willing to listen and Kace made that list. So if you love to read paranormal romance, do pick up this book. You won’t regret it.
I’m so team Mirko. I think the fact that I have two teenagers of my own and get to deal with the daily dramas that ensue, that most of the time the last thing I want to do is read about more teenage angst in a book. However, when I saw this cover and read the synopsis I knew it was a must read. Brooke bt a year-old high school junior who has never lived in one place more than a couple of years at a time.
So when it seems her Mom has finally settled and is staying in VA, she is ecstatic. She begins a relationship with the star Lacrosse player, Jaren, something that she never before thought possible. Then her world is turned upside down and will never be the same. There wasn’t a dull moment in the book and the plot progressed beautifully from beginning to end. Brooke’s character was very well written and showed tremendous growth from the beginning of the book to the end, but given everything that she went through that was definitely expected.
There were many times that I had to remind myself that I was reading a year-old character. I know the reasoning behind writing them, but sometimes the author can take it a little overboard.
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I did NOT think that was the case with this book. We get just the right balance and it offers up a little more suspense and anticipation for the reader.
My only drawbacks for the story lie in the fact that I would have liked just a little more detail or back story. Parts of the book left me wanting more and I think the full potential of the scene or story were not fully realized. The other drawback is the abrupt ending. This, however, is strictly my own issue because I just really don’t like even the hint of a cliffhanger, lol. Brooke Keller has spent her life starting over moving from town to town.
When she finally settles in one place long enough to really build a life, she is suddenly attacked by both a mountain lion and a fanged man! Brooke soon learns her mother has kept a very important secret from her, and she embarks on a journey to find the one responsible for her attacks. Quickly exploring a side of herself she never even knew existed, Brooke is required to risk her life as well as those she loves the most. First of all, I love this cover! I love the subtle colors and the dark, edgy hair and the enigmatic feel of it all.
It is a perfect introduction to what is held within the book. Kace develops each character and the overall story at a perfect pace. There is plenty of mystery and action so that it isn’t all girly, love-triangle, teenage angst like a lot of the YA vampire books out there.
Don’t be alarmed about the love-triangle, it is very much in the background of the main flow of things.
There’s a little romance, but it really is all about Brooke finding out who she really is and setting out to learn more about herself and what is after her. I think Mirko and Lijepa are my favorite characters. I just wish we had more explanation about how Mirko was made, and I wish there was more of Lijepa, period. Mirko definitely wins over Jaren for me. He obviously has the normal guy “primal” side, but he also has a sensitive, understanding side. And, well, he can kick some booty too. Brooke is no weak heroine either, thank goodness!
She is scared and confused, but she knows how to stand up for herself, even in the face of strong, angry vampires. She sets a wonderful example with her determination and self-sufficiency, something that has been rather hard to find in a lot of YA novels. Gosh, I don’t know what else to say about this great read! I just can’t believe she left us hanging like that! I definitely can’t wait for the next installment of the series Brooke is wicked freaked out and more than a little confused, after a mountain lion in the woods nearly attacked her and her best friend Kaitlynn.
What’s even more upsetting is she’s also sure she saw a MAN beckon this lion back to him after their near attack. Jaren and Brooke are so super cute together!!! Jaren tries to protect her, but the man throws him off like a rag doll!
Brooke calls her mother, tells her what happened and her mom is surprisingly calm when she tells her to go immediately to her Uncle’s house and they’ll take care of everything.
Jaren freaks out when he hears the news, and tells her that he needs some time to ‘think’ Her mother and uncle decide the best course of action is to put her in the capable hands of Mirko. Sexy, dark, hot, sexy, yummy, delicious, dangerous Mirko Kaitlynn, Jaren, Mirko and Brooke all get to the compound and Jaren suddenly gets all goobery over some other vamp chick and Brooke is not happy, “If Ms. Georgia [referring to said vamps southern accent]wanted to play games with me, I would knock her tiara off her head so fastshe’d get whiplash.
Mirko is to train Brooke and help her learn to protect herself in case of an emergency situation.
Then after an ‘incident’ forces Brooke to take drastic measures in self-defense against another person inside the compound- they leave to seek training from a very old and respected vampire They find out Brooke’s secret is much bigger than they originally thought it to be Greed, hate, love, envy, romance My Favorite Mirko Moments: You just don’t know it yet.
He pulled away from me and cupped my head, stroking my outer ear lobe with his thumb. Kaitlynn and Brooke could have easily been my best friend and I in high school.
They were so much fun and totally the perfect pair This book is a whirlwind of non-stop awesome! The action is furious, the romance is HOT and the friendships are fabulous. Descended By Blood is absolute vamp perfection from Angeline Kace! I cannot WAIT for the second book!! From the opening chapter of the book, the action and suspense get a firm grip on the reader’s imagination and doesn’t let go. Descended by Blood opens with an intriguing first chapter, showing the reader that main character, Brooke Keller, has a deadly secret, one she isn’t even aware of.
The secrets to Brooke’s past continually unfold throughout the book, keeping the reader on the hook all the way to the last sentence. Descended by Blood is filled with characters from both sides of the spectrum. Brooke is instantly endearing, you just can’t help but like the girl. Even with all the obstacles she faces, she never comes across as whiny or annoying. Her best friend, Kaitlyn, is another character that I was drawn to. She was pretty much the perfect best friend.
Always a shoulder for Brooke, always accepting. The “bad guys” are basically heartless and terrifying, with little regard for collateral damage.