Thursday, September 1, 2011

Birthright By Willow Cross ~Review~

1st Line in the Book---> “This was crazy.”

Well let just say to Mrs. Cross, Thank you for writing this great story!!! I understand how many times people will just make assumptions that its another 'Twilight' theme read when they read its about Vampires. HECK NO ITS NOT!!! From the moment you begin to read, it throws you into the story! You have no idea whats going on and all you can do hold on for the ride!!

Elizabeth Markum is thrust into this world when she is accidentally turned into something she never thought existed! A vampire! All she wanted to do was get to know the mysterious but handsome man she caught staring at her. Now she must be brought before the council and judged to see if she is trustworthy and able to adapt into her new life.

Her maker Michael is shocked when he realizes that he has become Liz's Maker. That was the last thing he wanted although he was attracted to her from the moment he saw her. Being the Council's best and only executioner, he has gained many enemies. So having a weakness is something he cannot afford. Especially when a rebellion sprouts against the Council. A war is coming.

I loved the use of different myths and themes embedded into the story. There are witches, vampires, druids, ghosts, demons and greek mythology, just to name a few! There are soo many twists and turns in this book. It keeps you guessing and on your toes. One moment you may think you have it all figured out, then out of nowhere …another element is added to the plot! There is action and mystery along with a little romance.

There were many characters that were introduced and played important parts. I only wished we could have seen more character depth in Liz and Micheal. I understand that the author wanted to explain what was going on, but at times I had to remind myself that the story's main characters were Liz and Michael and it all revolved around them. The different POV did a very well job moving the plot forward and getting to know the other characters, but it left we wondering at times.... are we getting a new main character for the rest of the story??? The story begins with Liz and Michael. I got soo interested in their characters, when suddenly the story pulls away from them and focuses on others. The good thing is towards the end, we get more of the H/H again!! Everything else in the book was great!!

This is the first book in the series! I loved the storyline and the plot. Liz is a great character she is smart, honest and wise but can kick some major A**!! Michael is loyal, protective and fierce but can be loving when it comes to Liz. I will definitely be waiting anxiously for the next book!! There is a long road ahead for Liz, Michael and the rest of the gang as they try to win the war between good vs evil!!

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  1. Great review. I have never heard of this book or the author, but I believe I will give her a try. This sounds exciting. I love a book that has twists and keeps you on your toes. Great review guys, added to wishlist. Also want to say congrats on the blog. It looks amazing. I would have chosen this design LOL! Great post again :)

  2. Willow is a dear dear friend of mine and has been for over 15 years. Her stories are amazing and i love her to death ( no pun intended. If you go this weekend you can get a download of the book for free to read over the long weekend! Follow this link


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