Monday, April 4, 2011

Review: Drinking Death by Mara Lee

Drinking Death (Blood Princess Chronicles, #1) by Mara Lee

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 3



The Blood Princess Chronicles: Book One

And out of the darkness one will rise. One will breed true. One will rule.

Annaleigh Savage wants none of the prophecy and none of the madness that comes from the throne being forced upon her. She has run far and fast and tried to redefine her life completely … and yet … they still come. As the last Blood Princess it is her duty to take her seat upon the Blood Throne. But what happens when the Princess of the Blood decides that the Blood Throne just doesn't suit her? A battle of wills will ensue unlike any seen before. And in this game of life and death, death seems to win every time.

Yadkny's Review

Annaleigh is a horrible waitress at a dead-end job, but she wouldn’t trade it for the life she used to have, the life she’s still trying to run away from. Annaleigh is vampire royalty and not just any royal but the only Blood Princess. Her Coven expects her to breed in order to secure an heir and continue the line of royalty. Their expectations also extend to etiquette, appearance, and politics. None of which Annaleigh is interested in, nor does she want to have anything to do with especially when it limits certain freedoms. The Coven however won’t listen and will bring her back by force if necessary. Annaleigh is more than capable of taking care of herself, but a couple of mortals have made her vulnerable to attack because of her feelings for them. Now Annaleigh has to make a decision that will ultimately affect the rest of her life or death.

I was completely intrigued by the synopsis of this book. I love reading when an author has decided to take a creative risk by adding elements to a story like Coven politics in order to create a world that the reader has never experienced before and won’t soon forget. During the course of reading the story however, I found myself wanting to skim through sections just to get to the good stuff. The relationship between Zane and Annaleigh didn’t feel genuine and I was really looking for that connection between the characters and I, which unfortunately didn’t grab me until the second half. The dialogue is witty and relatable. There are a few twists towards the later half of the story that recaptured my attention and it leaves an ending that has me searching out the release date on the next book. I won’t give up on this series because I believe in its potential and my curiosity on how everything is going to turn out needs to be satisfied.

3 Tea Cups!


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