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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Bellum Prophecy Review and Giveaway

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Release date: December 12th 2013
Purchase: Amazon

Displaying 1393556_398822760221369_1745121084_n.jpgTwo Wars, One Destiny. Seventeen-year-old Edyn Vella always knew that her strange dreams of the future made her unique, but she never knew what they meant. However, when she fails to stop her aunt's murder by an ominous vampiric creature, Edyn learns that her prophetic visions aren't the only superhuman ability she possesses. 

Following her late aunt's clues, Edyn finds herself in New York City attempting to save her last surviving relative, the powerful and reclusive billionaire, Ethan Roux. Edyn not only discovers Ethan isn't exactly human, but that she is at the center of an ancient prophecy and could determine the outcome of an impending war. 

As Ethan's Omega, his only human descendant, she's thrust into an enigmatic world full of new supernatural creatures where both good and evil vampires and warlocks have waged a centuries-long battle for the fate of humanity. Just as her relationship with the mysterious and handsome Brendan begins to blossom, Edyn's complicated new life quickly spirals out of control when ancient evil becomes determined on making her one of them. Edyn must discover her inner strength while making the choice between a long life without love and a potentially short life full of it. 

The Bellum Prophecy is a dark, suspenseful new novel that explores the loss of innocence while coming of age in the midst of a battle between good and evil. Combining the best elements of vampire legend, the supernatural, and even magic, L. Marie Horton uses exciting action and a cutting-edge story to craft a refreshing new take on young adult fiction.


 Although it took me a little while to get into this book once it captured my attention I lost myself in The Bellum Prophecy. There is a strength to Edyn that you recognize from the very beginning of the story. I really appreciated that she wasn't a weak female protagonist or overly feminine.

I really enjoyed the mixture of supernatural and reality Horton brings to her novel. I could easily see fans of Buffy becoming enthralled in Edyn's story. The mystery really pulls you in and has you looking forward to what happens next. 

I must say was happy to have some vampires that weren't all sexy or shimmery in this one. I appreciate a variety of vampire tales and the differences in the vampires that each one carries. I simply enjoyed that it was different from a lot of what is out right now,

I have to admit though that I didn't really like the romance all that much. I prefer the romances I read about be built over time. When it happens to fast it just doesn't ring true to me and I find it irks me a bit,

Overall an enjoyable read.

RATING: 3.5/5


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L. Marie Horton is an attorney practicing law in Fresno, California. After completing her degrees, she gave the left side of her brain a rest and became devoted to writing fiction. L. Marie is also a photographer, avid speed-reader, and an obsessive fan of movie soundtracks. She has a supportive husband and two fur children, Scottie a.k.a. Daba D and Gunnar a.k.a. da Gun Gun’s.
L. Marie writes YA paranormal romance and fantasy fiction focusing on strong characters trying to overcome extraordinary obstacles in their life. Writing is an extreme passion of hers and she relishes in sharing that passion with her readers.

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