“atrina is a young seventeen year old vampire, the main protagonist in this coming of age story. The story begins slowly building in excitement as Katrina buds in confidence. Elizabeth Loraine has spun a tale of action and adventure interwoven with sprinkles of romance. Set in historical times,...”see full review » see other reviews »
“An excellent idea and the characters have great possibilities but something was off with the cemetery of the group’s relationship.”Sailon wrote this review Thursday, December 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved the plot, loved the characters abilities and the idea of strong females, but the dialogue was so plain and flat. The characters are supposed to be vampire royalty in Europe, and that 'feel' was lost as soon as there was 'talking.' This doesn't mean I won't read the rest of the series, though!”Dianne wrote this review Wednesday, December 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“atrina is a young seventeen year old vampire, the main protagonist in this coming of age story. The story begins slowly building in excitement as Katrina buds in confidence. Elizabeth Loraine has spun a tale of action and adventure interwoven with sprinkles of romance. Set in historical times, the reader completely invests in their sword wielding heroine as she navigates through every twist and punch Loraine throws at her hesitating only slightly at the possibilities of love. Katrina is a wonderful example of a young heroine; fearless with a modicum of natural hesitancy, bold with an underlying sense of decency, and beautiful by any Vampiric standards.
I would recommend this read to all young adults who like a fast-paced exciting read. The characters are so relateable you can’t help but develop favorites. I know who I’m rooting for. The author invites her readers to join Katrina and her friends on their adventures. By the end of Book One you will be looking for Book Two.”
The darkness of the cover reinforces the idea that vampires are dark and mysterious. The silhouette of the lady's face makes one unerringly assume that it is the same Katrina that the book was named after.
There was some action and romance in this book. However ... I felt like this book was mainly focused on introducing the characters, not only to the readers but, to each other as well. It was a solid foundation for the remainder of the series. It gave you a sense of who the characters were and where they may be heading in subsequent novels.
Katrina - A headstrong, independent female born and raised to know how to fight well. She becomes sort of a "leader" among her vampiric female friends.
Quinn - Katrina's Watcher and brief love interest.
Damien - Katrina's soul mate ... wait ... do vampires have souls? Would he be her soulless mate?
This was a nice introduction to the Royal Blood Chronicles. I'm curious to see what happens in the next book, The Protectors. ”
“As a vampire, being hunted was nothing new, finding out that I had to protect those hunting us was. Katrina is a young royal blooded vampire from a very old vampire family. She along with young members of each royal vampire family have been called to council. Why? No one knows, but Katrina feels the danger all around them and feels that she will the one called upon to save them all. This fast paced historical saga begins here with Katrina as she begins the journey that will change all their lives forever. It's full of romance, intrigue, danger and betrayal. To succeed the Five must become the many...”Nisareen - So Much To Read So Little Time wrote this review Saturday, March 5, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No