Thursday, October 18, 2012

[Review] Birthright by Willow Cross

Title: Birthright (The Dark Gifts)

Author: Willow Cross

Publisher: Self Published

Pages: 226



For one-thousand years, Druid prophecies foretold of a young witch destined to alter the fate of both human and immortal alike. This witch-turned-vampire would be capable of harnessing the supernatural abilities of both and, in a bloody rise to power, would rule with unwavering control. Unwillingly thrust into a world she never dreamed existed, Liz Markum is catapulted into an ancient war between rival vampire factions. She must choose between those she loves and the ever-present darkness attempting to devour her very soul. Only one question remains: Will Liz claim her birthright or surrender to the dark gift? One choice. One chance. Two destinies.
My Review:  I was really excited to be a part of this book tour.  I am a huge fan of paranormal books.  Birthright did not disappoint.  Our main character, Liz, is a witch who is accidentally turned into a vampire.   She and her make have to go before the vampire counsel so their fates can be decided, as they have possibly broken vampire law.   Once Liz is deemed as not breaking any laws, she learns that she has an important role in an upcoming war. 
The writing is well done, with good pacing.  There is enough action to keep you reading.  I liked that this book wasn't about teenagers - and I really liked that the vampires weren't sparkly and cliched.  I loved Athena and Jenna.  The side characters are very well developed, which I think lends to a great book.  Willow does an excellent job of world-building and writing a book that I want to read more of. 
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About Willow Cross

Willow Cross resides in Arkansas with her husband, two children still young enough to live at home, an enormous cat named Bitsy, and a neurotic dog named Tank. Her home has been known to host the occasional ghost and several of her friends profess to be witches. Although she dearly loves Vampires and Werewolves, they are never invited for dinner.

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