Friday, September 2, 2011

Descended by Blood - By Angeline Kace

Author: Angeline Kace
Release Date: 8/26/11

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. Thrown into 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.

There is no black & white emotions in this book. There's heart ache, passion, tension, fear and terror rolled up into the start of an amazing journey!

After finally settling in a town long enough to learn all her classmates names, Brooke is finally feeling a spark of hope! Her long time crush, Jaren, is finally single and actually wants to spend time with Brooke. Though their relationship does move slightly fast, it never once felt forced or awkward. So when Brooke is suddenly attacked, and kills a man, Jaren sees her through it. Going with her to her uncles, and also discovering what lies within Brooke.

This is where I loved how the book was laid out! Jaren wasn't ok with everything right away, he was taken back by it all and is struggle with his feelings, like a REAL person. He's trying to cope, be strong and is now having to tag along with Brooke he keep himself safe.

Enter Mirko....Yes, he's a total swoon worthy hottie, but at the same time I didn't completely fall for him in the beginning. He's a cocky little shit and knows how to work what he's got, but there's just something that I didn't like at first. Maybe it was his lack of compassion towards Brooke's feelings...I'm not really sure, but at some point I wanted to smack his pretty little face. (and then maybe kiss & make it better)

With someone trying to kill Brooke, and all those she loves, she must prepare herself for the battle of a lifetime. Fine tuning she "special skills" with one of the best out there, and combat training with Sir Smartass, have become her daily routine. She knows she must be prepared to defend herself, but inside she is feeling torn and confused.
Yet, with all these mixed emotions Brooke isn't your cookie cutter heroine who is able to turn her feelings off and on. Her raw passion to keep those she loves safe seems to over power her turmoil inside so that she can focus on the task at hand. Now I'm not saying temptation isn't there and what not, but when she needs to kick ass, she does!

All in all I absolutely love Descended by Blood! The plot, the hunks, the kick ass females, this book had it all. Angeline was able to form such a fabulous ending, that it left me with my mouth hanging WIDE open! I mean, come on, don't do that to me!
But with that said, I can tell this trilogy will be captivating, entertaining and steamy!


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