Friday, May 2, 2014

Reveiw(DNF): The Bellum Prophecy by L. Marie Horton

Title - The Bellum Prophecy
Author - L. Marie Horton
Release Date - Dec. 12th. 2013
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Two 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.

My Rating: 1 star (DNF=Did not finish)

Review -
I wanted to like this book, I really did and I stuck it out through more than 50% of the book but I was just so amused by the story and not in a good way. This book has so many weird things going on and I just didn't understand the point, first of all it's nearly impossible from what I read to tell the age of any of the characters which always annoys me. I thought the main character was at least 18 or 19, no she's 17 and because of that it is so unrealistic. She works for the police, for a detective and does real work, apparently because she lies about her age but still this doesn't seem very realistic and yes a number of books do this and pull it off but to me it was like the character was trying too hard to convince us she was a bad ass and she failed. It was like, Wow, she drives a motorcycle and struts around like she owns the place she must be a badass. On top of this we have all these different guys and I didn't get far enough to see if multiple were supposed to be love interests or not and I don't really care, but again I don't know how old they were, I assume they were close to Eydns age but one for example has some mysterious job were he travels allot? Confusing. Now this particular thing I assume is probably explained later in the book, I got the feeling that he was some kind of supernatural something or worked for a supernatural something? But I don't know. Then we have a book that is supposed to be paranormal and vampirey but it didn't feel like that, Edyn accepts things so fast and it's like they don't affect her. Then there are parts that are overly dramatic and then nothing is talked about for so long, it's like the first 20 pages of the book is her aunt dying, her preventing the assassination of her only living relative and then a 100 pages of her dating some guy she just met who may or may not be related to all this paranormal stuff and then some small half a page explanations that apparently satisfy the main character but do nothing for me!
I guess the main thing that turned me off was Edyn, I couldn't relate to her, I thought she was maybe a bit full of herself and the characters voice is all off. One minute shes a confused love and grief torn teenager and then shes a middle aged detective, at least that is what it felt like to me. I was constantly rolling my eyes and just going crazy.
There was one thing I loved/enjoyed and that was the mythology of the vampires and warlocks, from what I saw it was very original and intriguing it just wasn't quiet enough to keep my interested in finishing the book. If the first half had been a little more focused on that I might have stuck it out.
Overall: I think it's probably a good book I just lost interest. I kept waiting for the action to start and it didn't and then all this "detective" stuff showed up and I didn't want to wait for it to play out and tie in with the rest of the story, it just kinda came to the point where I decided I could have allot more fun reading something else. So, in conclusion the only reason I gave it only 1 star is because I didn't finish it and it wasn't because it wasn't so much because it was such a bad book as it was I got bored. I don't think I will finish it, at least not anytime soon but if you're into vampires check it out maybe you will have more luck with it than I.

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