July 25, 2012

It's a Vampiric World Out There • Descended by Blood

Descended by Blood book cover
Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace
Series: Vampire Born #1
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: August 26, 2011
Source: Author (Thanks!) || e-book
[I received this book from the author. This in no way affects the contents of my review.]

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. In 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.

Vampire books either work for me or they don’t - and I’m glad to report that DESCENDED BY BLOOD totally worked!

I wasn’t Brooke’s biggest fan. She seemed very one dimensional, and she was a bit too fond of lamenting over her circumstances. On a positive note though, she’s protective and loyal to her friends. The boys were both average for me, though I prefer Mirko over Jaren. I think it was his dark side, the very sexy flirtations and the protectiveness that won me over.

The vampire lore was handled well - it was very smart and new to me. This is pretty much what kept me reading all the way to the end - which was actually quite abrupt and totally unexpected.

DESCENDED BY BLOOD may not be my favorite vampire read, but it was interesting enough to keep my attention - and it definitely got me curious about the next book.


  1. I haven't read many vampire books since I read Twilight. Somehow I didn't get addicted to them. I love your 150 word reviews, too. I should try to cut back on what I have to say sometimes. Leave more imagining for the reader.

  2. Lots of mixed reviews on this book. Glad to hear what you thought. It sounds like an OK.


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