Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bloodmark - Book 1 in the Bloodmark Saga Trilogy by Aurora Whittet

Review of Bloodrealms (book 2) - Here.
Review of Bloodmoon (book 3) - coming Dec. 6th

Synopsis -

Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves--she was able to shift to a wolf at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and she is sent to live in Ireland's secluded countryside. Ashling's reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed, defying the ancient laws. When her pack's oldest rivals begin to hunt her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine, far from everything she's known.

When she crosses paths with dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, something ignites within her soul. There's just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins to believe she can create her own life outside of wolf laws. When she uncovers long-buried pack secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear, Ashling's courage and tenacity are tested. Will she choose her deep and enduring love for Grey or will she follow Old Mother's path to her destiny?

Review - 

This is a YA trilogy reminiscent of the Twilight series. The main character - Ashling - is a werewolf princess who has been separated from her pack from a young age. She lives with her mother in an isolated cottage with only rare visits from a favourite brother. WHY? Well that slowly becomes clear over the course of the story line, but it is obvious she is in danger from almost the start.

An older wolf - Baran - forcefully takes her on a wild dash to safety. He takes her far away from her home and family in Ireland to his home one the shores of York Harbor, Maine. Here she has to learn to blend in, eat human food, attend school and pretend to be the average American teenager - not an easy task.  Then Grey walks into her life, a human she is irresistibly drawn to from first meeting.  Her protector bans her from seeing him, but the pull is too great. Unfortunately Grey's father is a Bloodsucker, a member of a group dedicated to killing werewolves.

A dangerous noose slowly tightens around Ashling as she tries to stay under the radar and pass as human, while werewolves with evil intentions try to find her and Bloodsuckers come ever closer.

A great series best read right from the start. I would recommend it for the more mature end of the YA age group as it can be dark and any adults like me who still love a great YA series.

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Meet the Author

Great behind the scenes author interview - HERE!

Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is just the latest in a string of acclaimed works. Her first official writing endeavor became The Bloodmark Saga, featuring a werewolf princess-turned-ruler who falls in love with a human boy. Her first novel in the Bloodmark Saga, Bloodmark, came out in 2013, followed by Bloodrealms in 2014 and the final book Bloodmoon in 2016.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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