[Willow Cross] read online Birthright The Dark Gifts #1 E-pub
I truly enjoyed this book Willow makes her characters come alive and I couldn t help but care about them Birthright was a new and uniue take on vampires and it was very easy to get pulled into this story The setting is vividly described and the characters are explored enough that their reactions and decisions make sense I had a hard time putting this book down It is full of action drama and romance with a splash of horror and suspense I would highly reccomend this book to any lovers of paranormal fiction The only thing I didn t like was a section where a lot of information was introduced at once and things got a little confusing However I was able to catc This book is unlike any other I was impressed from page one This book grabbed my attention and would not let it goliterally I couldn t put it downand found myself reading until 3 in the morning because I had to find out out what happened nextI read numerous books from this genre and did not realize until I read this book how predictable many of books are getting Usually with the first hint of foreshadowing and I have already guessed what will happen next So when it does happen unfortunately I find myself saying I saw that coming This book was nothing like that Just when I thought I new what was going to happen a surprise was right around the corner that I did not see coming After a while I just stopped assuming what was going to happen and just held on for the ride And this book is most definitely a thrill ride The romance was there but it is not what made the story it was just a part of the action that Broad And Alien Is The World kept me on the edge of my seat the entire timeI also love love love how the author changed perpectives often You aren t limited to seeing the story unfold from just one or two characters point of view Instead you get a 360 degree view of everything going on from all of those involved As everything unfolds you feel as if you are really there experiencing everything yourself all at once I absolutely loved that I got to see than one point of view and opinion on the events taking place and was able to relate to than just one characterI can not say much because I will start giving stuff away and ruin the next readers journey through the pagesbut this is not a book that you sit down and just read It is a book that you EXPERIENCE as you place yourself in the plot and are right there fighting along with all of the charctersYou think younowbut you don tso read it and find out I am completely shocked that I hadn t read this book yet I am totally taken with the characters the story everything I love how Willow Cross writes Her writing is fluid and she takes us through a story well Birthright begins with Liz going before the council but then it takes us back to her memory of how she got there Let me tell you it s not easy to pull this off and she did a great job with doing it a few times in the beginning to let us now how Liz got where she was and also where the story was going Loved it and props for pulling that off without a hitchOk Love me some vampires where the story was going Loved it and props for pulling that off without a hitchOk Love me some vampires some witchesAlso I m going to say again that I love fight scenes and there are a few in this book So I was happy with them I have to say that my favorite part of this book is the vampire connection with the vampire and the maker I love this For some it is of a parent and child for some it is a connection of lovers and no one else can come close to the connection that a vampire and their maker have The connected vampires have a psychic connection as well This part of the book is literally the love story for me Even the vampires who are connected as parent and childthe connection is basically the essence of their being I are connected as parent and childthe connection is basically the essence of their being I very impressed with the story Willow Cross has given us here The story in Birthright comes full circle and leaves us satisfied but wanting from the author I highly recommend her books I also finished Oceans of Red and that was great too After reading Birthright by Willow Cross I m uite shocked that this book has such a high rating This story opens up with the main character Liz who finds herself drawn to a handsome stranger Michael at a local fair As you may have guessed Michael turns out to be a vampire feeds on Liz and turns her into a vampire without actually meaning to Soon after Liz arrives in the vampire underground a sort of civil war breaks out between the vampires who are after power Liz learns that she is actually descendant from a family of witches and becomes an integral part of the battle between good and evil Cross story and concepts were in fact interesting but these concepts should have been developed over the course of multiple books ie a trilogy I say this because the book was so fast paced that the reader is constantly presented with these new ideas without really being able to absorb or understand them For example Liz s transition from human to vampire happens within the span of a few hours This in itself is not bothersome however Liz s thought processes are extremely juvenile they are along the lines of I like blood OMG I must be a vampire I m so sad I can t see my family wait this is sort of cool The. For one thousand years Druid prophecies foretold of a young witch destined to alter the fate of both human and immortal alike This witch turned vampire would be capable of harnessing the supernatural abilities of. Re is no depth of emotion or thought you would think accompanies Such A Drastic And a drastic and change Other concepts that occur throughout presented like this as well suddenly time travel is possible suddenly witches can create portals suddenly there a prophecy that Liz should be ueen of the vampires The relationships in the book are just as frustrating after Michael turns Liz they supposedly form a deep connection that happens when any vampire turns a companion For the focal relationship of the story Michael and Liz virtually don t have any interaction The book simply states that their feelings for each other are becoming stronger without really telling us why This book breaks that fundamental rule of show don t tell this book was all tell As I mentioned these would be interesting concepts but they are ultimately unsuccessful because the author failed to take adeuate time to explain them I personally do not recommend this book it was a frustrating read for me This is definitely one of those books that will have you hooked from page one I had a really hard time putting Birthright down which was a really bad thing since I ept reading it right before bed I even had several dreams about it that s how good it is Birthright is definitely different from other paranormal romancevampire type books because it actually focuses on the action instead of the love story Willow s representation of some of the scenes were so descriptive that I had a hard time removing the visualizations from my brain I ept playing some of the scenes over and over so much that I wished and seriously hope that the book becomes a movie just so I could see exactly what she was picturing when she wrote the book You will get what I mean once you get towards the end of the book The VampireDruidWitch combo in this books is amazing I recommend this book for ALL paranormal lovers The Dark Gifts Birthright by Willow Cross In the beginning Liz meets with Michael He bites she turns vamp uite Bram Stoker like for three or four pages They meet up and fall immediately irreparably in love uite Twilight like for the next 15 or so pages Then the good the bad and the ugly rears their ugly little heads and from here on out its different to any Paranormal YA or New Adult book I ve ever read Minerva Gregoria Jenna and about 60 other characters join the cast to make this book totally amazing I was struck with the amount of research that must have gone into writing this book For those of you who follow my reviews you will now that I refrain from making technical judgements This will be the exception Willow has a rare ability for pacing and introducing an array of characters in rapid succession But never does she use this fast level of pacing and her cliff hanger chapter endings to get out of character development By the time you are finished with the book you really hate the bad guys and absolutely love the good guys By this time you also Erken Mij know that I don t rehash the story of the book in a brief synopsis Usually I don t since I feel that the authors blurb or my own will get the reader of this review a good idea of what the book is about in essence In this case I can t do it at all even if I wanted to Her fast pace introduction of evil and saint like characters left me feeling like a child playing hide and seek You don t want to be found out but you can t resist peeking from your hiding place to try and see what is coming next For those romantics out in cyber land do not fear This book is filled with romance and not only the romance between Michael and Liz bit also some other less predictable characters As I read the book I was filled with the idea that this book is aen to watching a master Persian carpet weaver undertake another master peace I loved the fact that almost all things known to go bump in the night were mentioned in this story and that the symbiotic and discordant life styles of these dark creatures were explained logically and believably I give this book a 6 out of 5 star review I will not only recommend you buy it and read it yourself I would proudly gift it to my friends Oh no wait I already gifted it to my friends That s simply how good this book is I can t wait to start on the rest of the books authored by her A 6 5 STAR REVIEW GUYSI need to thank Denise Jones for correcting my spelling and grammar errors and for translating South African English to real English Thank you Denise 1st Line in the Book This was crazy REVIEWWell 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 rideElizabeth 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 tonow 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. Both and in a bloody rise to power would rule with unwavering controlUnwillingly thrust into a world she never dreamed existed Liz Markum is catapulted into an ancient war between rival vampire factions She must. .