Sep 202012
 

Review: Katrina, The Beginning

Review: Katrina, The BeginningKatrina The Beginning (Royal Blood Chronicles #1) by Elizabeth Loraine
Published by: Self published on Jan 3, 2011
Genres: Paranormal, YA
eBook from: Author
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
As a Vampire being hunted was nothing new. Finding out that I had to save those that were hunting us was!

Katrina, a young royal blooded vampire, chronicles her life from the age of seventeen beginning in the 1800’s forward in the series Royal Blood Chronicles. Katrina is thrust into something she never could have imagined growing up in the aristocracy of Europe. Once the fashion of the day, and girlish gossip filled Katrina and her new friends days, but their lives changed the instant their race was threatened and they were chosen as the Five, and the protectors of not only the vampire race, but all the peaceful races of the world!If you are looking for a new, exciting vampire series, with strong female characters you’ve found it in Royal Blood Chronicles. It starts here with Katrina, The Beginning!

I received this book for free for review consideration. All my reviews are based on my honest opinion, regardless of the book source.

This is a very fast moving story about vampires. I was well into the story and happened to notice I was only on page 60. It seemed like I was further in since I was deep in the action.

I loved the unique view of vampires as being evolved in a mostly peaceful race who don’t terrorize humans. The Watchers helped to explain this angle, and helped support the interspecies storylines.

There were a few items that I found a bit “off” though, such as the way Kat so easily switched from being in love with Quinn to Damien. It was so abrupt, and it didn’t seem to phase anyone, not even Quinn. Damien himself was a question. I couldn’t figure out if he was good or bad, and kept waiting for something to happen to help crystalize what side he was on.

I enjoyed the girls that Kat became friends with. They were friendly and fun and so eager to learn everything they could. It seemed that their connection with Kat seemed a bit too easy since she never seemed to spend any time with them, but when they were together it was quite fun.

Overall, this was a fun story that offered a unique twist on vampires. It was quick and full of non-stop action.

3 Stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2012 Ebook Challenge
  • 2012 Self-Published Reading Challenge

  2 Responses to “Review: Katrina, The Beginning”

  1. I’ve had this book on my to-read list for a while. Good to know it is worth the read.
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  2. I read this book! I really liked it too!

    “There were a few items that I found a bit “off” though, such as the way Kat so easily switched from being in love with Quinn to Damien.” Oh my gosh, seriously! But yeah, it was probably coz of the blood exchange, but still.

    And I also can’t decide about Damien… Well, guess I’ll find out when I read the second book :D
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