Monday, September 10, 2012

Review: "Katrina, the Beginning" by Elizabeth Loraine

"Katrina, the Beginning"
Author: Elizabeth Loraine
Series: Royal Blood Chronicles #1
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9781452778180
Source: Tour Host in exchange for a honest review.
Published: August 19, 2010
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Buy Links: Amazon

Goodreads Blurb:
The High Regent has called members of each royal vampire family to council. Katrina Von Dracek wonders what this will mean to her.

Does the council really intend to start a new covern in the Americans or is there something else?

All Katrina's vampire senses tell her evil is around them and that she will be the one called upon to save them all.

My Review:
I absolutely love paranormal reads! Now give one (YA or otherwise) that has various original aspects (and handsome male characters) to it and I’m hooked. This is the first book in The Royal Blood Chronicles series (it takes place in the 1800's) and I have a good feeling it will get better and better as the series goes on. There are great characters with individuality, charm and realism. It’s full of adventure, suspense, surprises and a touch of romance (of the vampire kind). Teens as well as adults will enjoy this original paranormal read.
Kat and her father have a group of seven brothers called Watchers that have served them loyally for years. Kat suddenly has an intense interest in one brother Quinn. Unsure yet comfortable with the feelings; they both choose to pursue one another and Quinn gives up his position as Kat’s Watcher (for a relationship is not allowed between a Watcher and their charge). During a trip/stay while a new High Regent was being chosen and another stepping down, Kat meets Damian and becomes confused at the feelings he ignites within her. Taking the advice of some newly found friends after she shared her dilemma, she discovers that one she has feelings for is true while the other is nothing other than bloodlust. It's a wonderful thing to watch Kat mature on the pages. At 18 years old, she shows true promise of a leader and has very little that she fears.
Kat and her companions make various discoveries and save many lives. Shock, surprise and deceit are overcome by all. Now they are on a mission to save all of their kind and the world from one evil female’s cruel clutches. If anyone can complete the task and save the world, Kat and her crew are definitely the ones to do it!
I look forward to the next in the series and what else will unfold and reveal itself in Kat’s (and her companions) life.

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