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Descended by Blood

(Vampire Born #1)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  1,451 Ratings  ·  169 Reviews
Brooke Keller is a high school junior who has never spent much time living in one place. She is finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened after killing a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey in an effort to find out who is after her and how to stop them. In a world with powerful an ...more
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Published August 26th 2011 by Accendo Press (first published August 22nd 2011)
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Ashley - The Bookish Brunette
Descended By Blood is ACTION packed- awesome from the very first pages!!! *Gasp* I'm not even sure where to start! The beginning?

Brooke is wicked freaked out and more than a little confused, after a mountain lion in the woods nearly attacked her and her best friend Kaitlynn. What's even more upsetting is she's also sure she saw a MAN beckon this lion back to him after their near attack. (I know right?)

Just her luck that some creepy guy with a weird pet would start following her around when Jaren
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
He pulled away from me and cupped my head, stroking my outer ear lobe with his thumb. “Please choose me” he pleaded.

When I first heard about Descended by Blood, I wanted to read it so bad, so I’d been eagerly awaiting its release. Imagine my excitement when the opportunity to get an advanced readers copy came up but also be involved with the blog tour too…..*Squeeeee* Yep, I was that excited.
So, want to know my thoughts after I read the book? Well, let me tell you this! Angeline DOES NOT disa
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampires, ya
Perhaps I've read too many vampire novels or perhaps I haven't read enough. Either way, I've realized that I'm not too picky when it comes to my beloved bloodsuckers. In fact, just mention the word 'vampire' and an electric thrill shoots through me. But when I read a vampire novel, I do expect certain things to maybe the actual drinking of blood?

As soon as Brooke Keller's life starts to seem perfect—with her devoted best friend, Kaitlynn, and adoring boyfriend, Jaren, in tow—an un
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it

"Will you mess up my bed with me?"

What a wondrous read this turned out to be! Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace has left me at awh as to how to put my thoughts on the computer screen. Descended by Blood takes on a paranormal that I for one am very picky about, vampires. I am a very picky person with vampire books, a lot of vampire books I have read in the past, have not appealed all that much to me. Descended by Blood was great. I loved it. I loved the characters I loved the world that Angelin
Reviewed for On a Book Bender.

I'm really, really wavering on what sort of rating to give this book. While it's not bad by any means, I had heard so much about it by the time I picked it up that my expectations were through the roof. Unfortunately, those expectations weren't met. So, I'm going back and forth. I did enjoy aspects of the book but I was expecting to be blown away and I wasn't.

To start with... Brooke. While I can appreciate that she's been thrown into a situation that she knows nothi
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Descended by Blood is the exciting first book in the A Vampire Born trilogy by author Angeline Kace.

From the opening chapter of the book, the action and suspense get a firm grip on the reader's imagination and doesn't let go. Descended by Blood opens with an intriguing first chapter, showing the reader that main character, Brooke Keller, has a deadly secret, one she isn't even aware of. The secrets to Brooke's past continually unfold throughout the book, keeping the reader on the hook all the w
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, vamps
I really really enjoyed this book. I liked how it sort of twisted and changed throughout and left a really nail biting cliffhanger at the end that made me squeal with the thought of the next book.
Brooke finds out in a really awkward waythats she's half vamp, that someone wants her killed as she's considerd am abomination and has to go on the run whilst learning to control her new powers. Also there's two very hit guys to choose from!
In the beginning I love love loved Jaren! What girl couldn't?
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This debut, the first of the Vampire Born trilogy novels from Angeline Kace, was an absolute smash hit for me. I read this in almost one sitting (would have, were it not for pesky things like responsibilities). I was totally sucked into this new world she created, and just could not get enough. Action packed from the beginning, Angeline Kace masterfully takes us on a journey full of new vampire lore, intense action, love, betrayal and self-discovery. This story is seriously amazing.

I love the fa
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Brooke is enjoying her life at her new school. Having been moved around very often by her mom, Brooke is excited to finally be somewhere long enough to make friends. When the boy she likes finally goes out with here, it looks likes things are really going great. A close call with a mountain lion puts Brooke and her friend on edge though. When it becomes obvious that someone is after her, Brooke is soon thrown into a world she had no idea existed. She learns vampires are real, and she has a much ...more
Eddie Mullins
Oct 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Brooke Keller's a high school junior who never spent much time living in one place. She's finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened by a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey to find out who is after her and how to stop them. Thrown into a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Brooke must tap into the side of herself that she never knew existed, at the risk of losing her life in order to save it." ...more
Heather Robbins
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great read! This is not some *copycat* vamp story, it is very refreshing and original! The characters are very lifelike and have depth. You are interested in them from the start. At one point I was like some of these don't speak like teenagers but yeah they are not supposed to :)

The story line is very interesting and full of suspense and action. There is a great foundation for a great series! I cannot wait to read more from Angeline she is truly a great author. Also, there is Mirko *u
C.N. Watkins
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
oh my gosh, where to start? This book was phenomenal. It kept me dying to turn the next page. It was unlike any other vampire book I have read which was really refreshing.

must read. on to book #2 (:
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
WOW What a way to end a book! Talk about major cliffhanger!!! And the book hasn’t even come out yet! YIKES! How am I ever going to find out what she tells Jaren at the end! WOW! That was harsh

The book was pretty great though – I think I was more excited about the Pijawika (Vampire) coming to Utah – about a 20 min drive from my house! *Squeals!*

ANYWAYS – So – the book was pretty exciting – I almost can’t remember how it starts – because once they get to Utah – lol – A LOT happens!

SO we start
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My Cover Thoughts: I absolutely love the cover. It is of a girl looking out at something. She is not sure what she is seeing but she is deep in thought.

My Thoughts/Review: Brooke is your normal teenage high school girl. She has a best friend that she shares everything with and is excited it is their Junior year and soon they will be out of school and on to college where they can be free. See Brooke has moved around more times than she can count so she is excited that she has stayed so long wher
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Just so everyone is prepared going into this review…. I loved this book, therefore there will be gushing. Consider yourself warned!

I picked Descended by Blood up as a free Amazon download. Honestly, I can’t turn down free, so downloading the book was a no brainer on my part. Then, as with a lot of my ‘freebies,’ I let it sit on my Kindle for a while before I opened it up and started reading it. Soon I started to see all the chatter surrounding this book. Not just from random tweets and posts, an
Aug 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
I found this book very vague. Likewise, this book reminds me of another vampire book I've read with poor writing. But at least, i found it way better than the other book. However, is it that i'm not a fan of vampires that makes me rate this book low or not. But perhaps not, maybe it is the writing that disturbs me. It was too frustrating for me and on the first chapter i just wanted to give up on reading it.

Brooke's life starts off with her being a typical teenage girl. A best friend who she can
I picked this book up when it was free on Kindle, because really, the premise sounded pretty good. Admittedly, I’ve read a lot of books about vampires, and I have to admit, I always worry a little when picking up another one, because they can end up being much of a much-ness.

However, this one was kind of refreshing, because of Angeline Kace’s take on vampire lore – instead of having straight out vampires made by other vampires, there are two types. The Pijawikas, or born vampires, and the Zhao D
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-read
My summary:

Although Brooke hasn’t spent a lot of time in one place, she has lived in Virginia for two years. For the first time, she has a BFF and a potential boyfriend. That boyfriend is Jaren the boy she has had a crush on for the whole two years she’s lived there. Her life could be perfect except that a strange man is following her and then tries to kidnap her. Her self-defense gets a little over the top and Brooke kills the man. Why doesn’t her mom want her calling the police? How did she de
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing

First and foremost, a warning: This review will be full of ooohs and aaahs. And also very much of this !!! That's all. Proceed with reading ;)
Oh my God! This book. If I start naming all of the reasons for liking it, it will be a LOOOONG list.
Okay, with this review I'll do a different tehnique. I'll start with what you see first. A.K.A. - the cover. Don't you just love it?? It's mysterious, it's magical, it's reddish! What more do I ask for?
Second, the title. Descended By Blood. It's got so much
Xulieta NeveraDeLibros
English review:
Brooke es una chica que nunca ha saboreado el amor ni una gran amistad debido a que su madre, con la que vive, no ha parado de mudarse de estado en estado hasta ahora.

La felicidad llega por fin cuando parece que su madre acepta quedarse en un sitio por más tiempo y Brooke experimenta lo que todo adolescente normal, una gran amiga que se convierte en su mejor confidente y mejor amiga, Kaitlynn, y un chico guapísimo que se fija en ella llenan
Cassie McCown
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Descended by Blood (Vampire Born #1)
By: Angeline Kace
ISBN: 9780983803713
Published August 26, 2011 by Accendo Press
Available format: Paperbook, ebook

My Rating: ★★★★★

Brooke Keller has spent her life starting over moving from town to town. When she finally settles in one place long enough to really build a life, she is suddenly attacked by both a mountain lion and a fanged man! Brooke soon learns her mother has kept a very important secret from her, and she embarks on a journey to find the one resp
Amy Fournier
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect when starting this book. I haven't been really into stories about vampires lately, but I am so glad I read this one. It's not just your typical vampire story. I was pulled in right from the beginning of the book, and it progressed wonderfully right through to the cliffhanger ending. It was an adrenaline rush from the start. The story moves fast and brings you from one thing to the next. The characters developed nicely and you really get a feel for them. I liked seein ...more
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Why I read the book: I was missing the vampire genre. It had been a while since I had read anything that featured vampires as the main characters in the story. Angeline’s book seemed to be something I was looking for to kick start my ventures back into the vampire coven.

What I liked: Angeline’s characters were well developed. There is Brooke, Jaren, and Mirko. They make up the love triangle. I never really liked geometry much but I love a well written triangle. Angeline writes the love interests
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves kick ass books!!!
This book starts out action packed. Brooke (main character) & her best friend Kaitlyn are almost attacked in the woods by a mountain lion. The weird, crazy, strange thing about the attack. The man she saw standing in the woods is the one who made this lion attack them.
As freaky as this was. This was not the only attempt the man took in trying to get Brooke.
Brooke has been crushing super hard on Jaren. And finally, finally they are an item.
The creepy man in the woods, comes back to find Br
Alaiel Kreuz
Jun 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Brooke, I assure you, doesn't have an easy life. Her mother for some reason she can't understand doesn't like to stay too long in a place so she could never have real friends. But now things are a little different. She has spent a couple of years in the same little town, got a BFF and her secret crush is finally available! Life couldn't be better.

Until the day she helps her boyfriend, Jaren, to move to his new place... A man that had been following Brooke (something that she knew but feared to t
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is not your typical vampire story. These vampires can go out during the day and actually are born into what they are. They are called Pijawikas and Brooke finds out that she is half Pijawikas and half human. Just when her life was going along perfectly.

After finding out her true nature, Brooke, her best friend Kaitlynn and her boyfriend Jaren are all whisked away into hiding. She soon finds out that the Pijawikas people look at her as an abomination due to being a half breed and actually wi
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
Review originally posted at The Starry-Eyed Revue.

Before I proceed, I’d like to note that this was really more of a 3.5 star read for me. I can see the potential future novels have in this series, and so I wanted to rate it higher, but I’m rating this particular book, not the potential it garners.

The best thing about this novel? The inclusion of a hot Russian guy. The worst thing? The parallels I kept drawing between this novel and the Vampire Academy series (see aforementioned hot Russian guy).
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Brooke Keller finally has been in one town long enough to have BFF Kaitlynn in her life and a date with cutie Jaren. After years of moving from one town to the next with her mom, this is huge that she has managed to stay in one place this long. Just when she thinks she might actually be able to lead a normal teenage life, in walks trouble. Unfortunately trouble is a shady-trench-coat-wearing-dude stalking Brooke. Once the guy tries and fails to kidnap Brooke, she learns she is not just a normal ...more
Oct 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book was SO close to going on my 'Abandoned' shelf, but I forced myself to finish it because I don't like to give up on books.

The first nine chapters were EXTREMELY slow; "blah, blah, blah, Jaren is my huge crush and I want him to notice me," Brooke whines to Kaitlynn. Personally, I don't think that it was necessary to use NINE chapters in order to develop Brooke & Jaren's relationship. I also didn't see Jaren as an important character -- it seemed like he was just there to end the book
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