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{August 26, 2011}   Releasing Today: Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace (Vampire Born #1)
From Goodreads: 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. _______________________________________________

Kace’s debut novel, Descended by Blood, is an exceptional story that held me captive from start to finish.  The novel begins as a traditional high school drama, complete with a young, budding relationship between Brooke and Jaren, but everything quickly spirals out of control as Brooke learns the truth about her heritage.  Kace has written an extremely engaging, fast paced novel with multiple twists and turns, creating a riveting read that kept me up late into the night to finish it all in one sitting; it was so good I couldn’t put it down!  The novel honestly had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation.

I absolutely loved the character development within the story, and I truly felt like I personally knew the characters.  The relationships were believable, and I highly enjoyed the love triangle that developed within the story.  Both Jaren and Mirko, Brooke’s love interests, are dreamy in their own right, and just like Brooke, I honestly can’t choose between the two.  This is perhaps the first time I haven’t been able to choose a side within a novel, and I think that is a testament to Kace’s sheer writing and characterization abilities.

I am extremely excited to read the sequel, Enemy Within, especially as Kace leaves the reader hanging at the conclusion of her epic novel, Descended by Blood.  Five stars.

5 starsI received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Check out the book trailer below:

See the trailer for book TWO: Enemy Within HERE!

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