Wednesday, March 14, 2012

QUICK REVIEW: "Blood Magic" (Draven Witch Series #1) - by Zoey Sweete


BLOOD MAGIC” (Draven Witch series #1)
by Zoey Sweete

REVIEWED BY: Books4Tomorrow

OVERVIEW

Half vampire and half witch, whose powers stem from an age old bloodline, Renee Draven is hell bent on destroying the evil that has terrorized her lineage and take back the power that was stolen long ago. As foretold by prophecy, Renee prepares to battle Damaskeos, the evil one that has stolen the lives of her ancestors for centuries and taken their power for his own. She must learn to use her power to protect herself while being haunted by visions of the past.

Racing against time Renee must find Dante Angelo, the one who is to awaken her vampire side and give her the strength to defeat Damaskeos. As she embarks on her dark journey into a world of demons, vampires, werewolves, and those who hunt them, Renee stumbles across William Angelo, the lost soul she was said to bring home and save. Struggling to stay alive, she is torn between her duties and wanting a normal life. Renee must search for the power within herself to save the lives of those she loves and trust the magic that flows through her blood.

Blood Magic takes you on a mystical ride into alternate dimensions and the world of the Draven witches with the supernatural creatures that have sworn to protect them and die for them.

REVIEW

I was enchanted by the cover of this book and couldn’t wait to start reading it. I can’t say that I haven’t read similar plot lines before, but I did find this one quite enjoyable and incredibly entertaining. This was an action-packed, exhilarating read with loads of surprising twists. 
I especially liked the fast pace at which the story moved and nowhere did I get the feeling that the plot was being dragged out. All the characters were very well developed and focus was placed on the strong bonds between Renee and her parents I believe helped shape the person she became by the end of the book and which also gave her the strength and confidence to conquer the dangers she was forced to face.   

What I enjoyed most about “Blood Magic” is that the main character is a powerful female lead who doesn’t need men to fight her battles for her. With her magic and fighting skills she is a force to be reckoned with, yet she also has a vulnerable side to her that invokes empathy from the reader. Her courage, tenacity and strong morals make her a character to be admired. But at the same time, I also felt that she needed to lighten up, get a sense of humor and stop behaving like a brat.

Tons of good and evil supernatural entities are introduced throughout the book, and the suspense keeps building to breaking point as Renee faces off against one malevolent character after another. A good balance was brought to these characters with the Mystics, whom I simultaneously liked and disliked. My absolute favorite character of course was Tristan. I just adored his sense of humor and sarcasm!

“Blood Magic” is the first book in a fabulous new series which promises its readers hours of undiluted reading bliss. The superb writing, magnificent characters and heart-stopping action will have you battling to hold on to the edge of your seat as this book takes your imagination to new dimensions, and which makes it a definite 4 star must-read!  

 



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