Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Author: Elisabeth Wheatley
Series: Fanged Princess (Book 1)
Publisher: Chengalera Press
Release Date: 20 Jan 2013
I will not let my brother suffer the same loss…
Hadassah’s father, the Vampire King, punished her harshly for her choice to love a human. Now her brother, the only person in the world who still matters to her, has fallen for a human girl. Determined to keep the girl safe, the three of them flee from their home in New England and find themselves cornered with their father’s minions closing in. If they want to escape, their only hope may be to join forces with the mortal enemies of their kind…
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is another one I've had on my pile for ages, It was almost at the top and I had a free half hour, I noticed that it was only 77 pages so I decided to read it then as I knew I could finish it.
I always find it incredible when authors manage to get a story in with such short space. For me 77 pages is more of a short story. As you may know I am an aspiring author and I find it impossible to tell a story in that space. It's actually a very hard skill to have, and not everyone can do it. I am pleased to say here that Elisabeth Wheatley definitely has it!
This book has a proper beginning, middle and end, the story has a clear plot and I must add, an enjoyable. There is character development, action, romance, and escape attempts. For such a short book it certainly packs a punch.
Haddie wants to help her brother and his human girlfriend, as the children of the King they aren't supossed to associate themselves with humans and the King certainly doesn't want anything to develop from it, knowing she is now in trouble, Haddie convinces her brother and his girlfriend to run away with her, in order to keep the girlfriend safe. They risk capture, torture and possible death if they get caught. But it seems that true love really is worth it.
The characters coome to life brilliantly, they are 3-Dimensional and you get a real sense of who they are and why they are doing what they are doing. Each shows a unique personality.
I liked the idea of the story and read it in one go, It did hook me in and made me want to know more. I was actually a bit sad when it was over.
With all the vampire books we've had over the last couple of years it was nice to have something showing them from a different angle. Well done Elisabeth on a great story.
Posted by barmybex at 23:46