Sunday, 9 June 2013

Vengeance Born (Light Blade #1) by Kylie Griffin

Vengeance Born (Light Blade #1) - by Kylie Griffin


Her lineage is both a blessing and a curse...

There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not pure bred is virtually powerless. Until an unlikely champion is born... 

Annika, half-blood daughter of the Na'Reish king, longs for more than a tormented life among her father's people. Conceived in hatred and bred as a tool of retribution, she's gifted with a special talent that can heal as well as destroy...

With the Na'Reish vastly outnumbering them, Kalan, a Light Blade warrior, knows the future of humankind depends on him alone. Incursions into human territory and raids for blood-slaves by theNa'Reish horde have increased. As chosen leader, he faces the task of stopping the demons—and convincing the Council of aging Light Blade warriors that change is necessary for survival.

When Annika learns Kalan is a prisoner in her father's dungeon, her dream of escape seems within reach. She agrees to free him in exchange for his protection once they reach human territory. Now, marked for death for helping him, Annika must learn to trust Kalan as they face not only the perilous journey to the border but enemies within the Council—and discover a shocking truth that could throw the human race into a civil war...

My Review:

I won Vengeance Born through Goodreads' First Reads giveaway system and it was one spankin' package! It came within a week (REALLY unusual) and it was signed personally (thanks Kylie!) and came with 3 postcard - so yippee! Congrats Kylie on giving me the best giveaway I've ever won on goodreads!

That aside, I really enjoyed this book. It had me gripped from page one, and the way that it's written in third person meant I could see the POV of all the characters without it taking away form my connection with characters which I feel like third person often does. Normally I'm not a fan of third person, but I can't imagine this book being written any other way.

For those of you out there who have sworn off Paranormal Romance because so many of the books are crappy and it bugs you (yet you have a secret desire to read them because they are fast-paced, gripping, easy predictable books) then this book is one that you read. It's written well with sophisticated language and is slightly more on the sci-fi/fantasy side rather than paranormal (for those of you who want to know the difference, that's a discussion for another day). The characters were gripping and three dimensional and, oh, did I mention how good it felt to hold and smell a book after having only read on my kindle for ages?

Okay, are ya'll ready for the synopsis??

Annika's status of Na'Chi is both a blessing and a curse, one she's lived with her entire life. Not fitting into the Demon world of theNa'Reish and being rejected by humans every day because of her similarity to the Na'Reish hasn't been good for her self esteem, to say the least. But she dreams of escape and, Lady willing, she'll get there one day. Kalan, a Light Blade captured and tortured by the Na'Reish provides the perfect tool to escape, but will their titles define them and their superstitions render them unable to work together? Find out what happens when the two sides mix in an unforgettable adventure and hopefully let it lead you on your own journey.

I give this book a 5/5 and definitely suggest you read this! Good onya Kylie, and thanks for the giveaway!!

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