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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Review - "The Legend of the Blue Eyes" - B. Kristin McMichael



Publication Date: March 15,  2013 
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Supernatural, Fantasy



Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood.

On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.

There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side—her mother’s family or her father’s—and for once in her life, decide her own fate

Cover and Description from :    Goodreads

Tanya's Review:

Arianna is just like any typical teenager going through life worrying about school and all of the typical teenage girl things.  She does struggle with the death of her parents who died when she was five and since then has lived with her Aunt and Uncle who will not speak of them.

Arianna starts receiving notes stating that they knew her parents and she is happy to finally start getting answers.  That is going good until she turns 16 and changes into a vampire (actuality she is half Dearg-dul and half Baku); something she didn’t realize existed.  Now not only is she having to deal with her new life style, learning that she is the key that will end the wars between all of the clans while making a couple of strong relationships along the way.




Right from the beginning I was pulled into the story and never once did I falter in my reading so much so I read it within one day!  Arianna is forced to deal with a lot in such a short time and with all of this I could see how she is such a strong girl. 

Of course like most YA books these days there is a love story included, however there is a small twist when Arianna learns she will have a keeper from all four clans and the guys who love her (Devin, Turner and then Andrew) understand that they will never be the only one.

The story line is great, everything move along swiftly but in a manner where you didn’t feel like you were missing anything or that it was moving along too fast.  All I can say is that I can’t wait for the next book!

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