Disclosure: Life as Leels (owner of Leels Loves Books) received a free ebook copy of this book in exchange for my review.
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves--she was able to shift to a wolf at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and she is sent to live in Ireland's secluded countryside. Ashling's reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed, defying the ancient laws. When her pack's oldest rivals begin to hunt her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine, far from everything she's known.
When she crosses paths with dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, something ignites within her soul. There's just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins to believe she can create her own life outside of wolf laws. When she uncovers long-buried pack secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear, Ashling's courage and tenacity are tested. Will she choose her deep and enduring love for Grey or will she follow Old Mother's path to her destiny?
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I very much enjoyed this book. It had a very familiar feel about it – like I had read or watched something similar – but I still have not been able to put my finger on what it was that I am thinking of. It semi-resembles Twilight but Bloodmark is very werewolf based. No vampires… per se.
The book is based on a werewolf teenager who has been kept in hidden, although she doesn’t fully know that or know why.
She is kept as an outsider of her family (and her pack) and a lot of the traditions are very old fashioned (or worse).
She is given the opportunity to live in the modern world and I think I really got sucked in at this point because things were so different for her and we got to learn more about the author’s depiction of how werewolves function.
I lost a lot of sleep over this book. I stayed up all night one night reading and finished it the next night leaving me with way less than 8 hours in a combined of 48 hours!
If you like the paranormal world of werewolves and the such; you will thoroughly enjoy Bloodmark.
About the Author
Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is just the latest in a string of acclaimed works. Her first official writing endeavor became The Bloodmark Saga, featuring a werewolf princess-turned-ruler who falls in love with a human boy. Her first novel in the Bloodmark Saga, Bloodmark, came out in 2013, followed by Bloodrealms in 2014 and the final book Bloodmoon in 2016.