Book Reviews

As promised we will be posting book reviews by fans,  here's some by yours truly (Meg) :)

Vendetta- Review

Vendetta is the first instalment in the Amaranthine Blood series by Elise Valente.

Book description:
“The odd scent she’d picked up earlier, combined with this girl’s unnatural speed, suddenly clicked in her mind. Rage flooded her when she realized what it meant.

They've turned her, she thought as she followed the girl into the woods. They turned a child and set her loose to hunt her. Sick.”

When the immortals have an eternity, the games they play become more macabre. It’s Sanaan’s job, and personal mission, to see the game’s masters annihilated. After all, they are the same people who destroyed her life and all her hopes for the future, creating a monster with an obsessive need for revenge.

Vendetta is the first book in Amaranthine Blood series—the tale of a vampire whose only desire is to annihilate the Xul, once and for all. Sanaan thinks she’s got it under control, until the arrival of a stranger finds her precariously balancing on a knife’s edge between change and a descent into darkness. And there’s more going on in the fight than she ever knew—things that could change the course of the world’s fate forever.

When my friend told me about this book I was a bit skeptical, not because I didn't think it wouldn't be good but because I've been staying away from vampire novels. I had read to many of them when I was in my Twilight faze :/. Honestly now I'm very very glad that I gave the book a chance, if I hadn't I would have been really missing out.

Vendetta was definitely different from any other vampire book I have read. As I have previously stated I have read a lot of them! While I read this book I thought it had the Underworld, Moonlight vibe going on, for those of you who have no idea what Moonlight is, its a vampire show that used to play on t.v, it was epic!!. Anyways back to the topic at hand, this book was beautifully written, it was both intriguing, sorrowful and vengefully delightful. Her characters have a way of sneaking into your heart and messing with your emotions. You can not help your self but to love all of her characters, well minus the bad guys, you will automatically hate them!!

You will be so bloodthirsty after reading the first book that you will rush to buy the second one if you haven't already. You will have a craving to know what will take place in the second novel, how the bond between certain characters will forge more depth and how the battle between good and evil will end. Honestly its been a while since  I've actually liked a female vampire in any series who's as spirited as Sanaan. She is so unbelievably epic and so kick ass!! Her mood swings entertains the crap out of me, I laughed so much. I really loved her snarky comments she would make, she is quite the handful that one, but love her never the less.

One of the other iconic characters that you will love or will swoon over is Damon, he's so...I don't even know if there are words to explain how Fangtastic he truly is. There are no words in the universe to explain he's kindness, or his sweetness or his uber sexiness!! You will just melt into a puddle thanks to him hahah.
I give Elise's book five stars, for a world wind of epic vampness!!Don't miss out on this book really read it!!! Look for her second book Insurrection and on that note keep a watch out for the third instalment coming out this year either by the end of March or early April.


Wow! I have never read a vampire book, like this one! It was great, very well written. The entire book kept my attention, the feeling of wanting more. Right in the beginning of the book, you are drawn into the story. I found myself asking questions like “Why is this happening?” “Who is this, who is that person?” I even think that I kept saying OMG!!! A few times! 

One thing I liked is that story is being told in 2 different POV’s at the beginning. That was really interesting, because eventually the stories are being combined! I like how the main character Sanaan, kicks some ass! She isn’t like the other girls in other vampire books, she actually gets in there and kicks some major ass, even though she has her problems(but we all do) You can relate to her pain. But when she meets Damon, she learns that she can open up to him. Can't wait to read the next book!


Mythology is a very creative twist on the supernatural world, written by Helen Boswell.

Book description:
Hope Gentry doesn’t believe in Fate. Born with an unusual power to see the dark memories of those around her, Hope just wants to be a normal teenager. But on the first day of her senior year of high school, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to a transfer student named Micah Condie. At first glance, Micah seems like a boy that most girls would dream about. But when Hope's powers allow her to discover Micah's darkest secret, she quickly becomes entangled in the lives of mythical entities she never dreamed existed. Was this her destiny all along? And will her powers help her survive the evil of the Demon Impiorum?

Mythology isn’t just for English class anymore.

I've heard so many of my friends talk about this book but I never knew what it was about. What pushed me to read it was my friend Nicole, she couldn't stop telling me how wonderfully amazing this book was. She also told me I was really going to love Micah, which she told me was on twitter. So because of her my curiosity got the best of me and I bought the book. I can officially say I am very thankful that I did.
Mythology is so unique and different from so many mythological or supernatural books I have read, and I read a lot of those. It's hard for me to even put into words how much I truly love this phenomenal book. It is truly one of a kind. I will for warn new readers like I was warned that you may experience mini heart attacks and the casual fainting!

Helen's character will completely compel you to keep reading until you think your eyes will fall out hahah! This book is so compelling , spellbinding and witty that you won't be able to get enough. This good vs evil, demons vs angels spin will overload your mind with new thoughts and opinions. My opinions on demons have changed thanks to the book, yours will too!

First off we meet Hope which automatically from the get go you come to know that she isn't like a regular teen. She has a special gift that she's not even to sure about. She's socially awkward , shy and normally keeps to her self unless she's with her friends. Her personally changes once the strange and slightly elusive Micah transfers to her school. He's the new hottie in school that all the girl gossip about. Right away Hope feels drawn to him, there is this strange sense of peace that surrounds him that Hope has been in desperate need of. While she may be drawn to the new boy he hasn't been blind to her either. He's very intrigued by her strange ways. Unfortunately he has some dark secrets of his own that he's not fully aware of. They are match made In heaven right?! :p Along the way we encounter some exciting and fascinating character that do influence the progression of the story but I won't devolve on those I'll let you be pleasantly surprised :). Another character we meet early on in Jonathan, he seems very withdrawn and otherworldly. You will later discover why he has his little corks ^_^, you will slowly start to love his character and his witty remarks.

All in all this book was beautifully written, Helen Is a very special and talented writer. You will truly be enchanted by this work of art, I was hence why it was hard for me to put into words how amazing this book truly is, you'll have to read it to understand what I'm talking about. I give this book 5 stars. I'll definitely be reading it again ^_^.
Helen is also currently working on the second installment of the series so keep an eye out for more, demons, more love and more heart stopping drama!!

Where do I start with this review? First off I have to say that I absolutely LOVED this book!!!! Within the first few chapters the author already has you connecting with the characters. Later on when you learn more about what Hope has been through, I can kinda relate to her situation very well. Now Micah, now that is one male character that I wish was real! He is so damn sweet, and you can tell that he really does love Hope.

This book kept me on my toes the whole time, I could not wait to get to the next page to find out what happens next. I will recommend this book to all of my friends!

Counting down until I can read the next book!!!!

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