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Riptide: Betrayal of Blood

(The Maura DeLuca Trilogy #3)

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Maura has never felt so alone in her life…nor has her existence ever been so overshadowed by peril …
Not only do both her parents—her distant but loving mother and recently- returned father—remain absent from her life, but due to the hideous error in judgement executed in collusion with her best friend, Valdamir, and adoptive sister, Susie, Maura has been cut off from the
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Published June 27th 2016 by Claudette Melanson
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Just when Maura needs her family most, she is given a sobering dose of tough love for a horrendous mistake she made as an uninformed “almost” vampire. Sure, her father, the King of Vampires meant well, but he has unknowingly left her overwhelmed, under-protected and terrified, not knowing what to expect or what is expected of her. Ron is still missing and her heart is feels like it has been caught in a vise. Little did she know, within her new vampire family, someone is plotting her demise, some ...more
Sharon Lopez
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I quickly finished this book just as with the first two books in this series. I rapidly recovered from my sadness about the series ending as I read there will be other books involving Maura and her family. With so many unanswered questions swimming around in my head, I am glad that the author has decided to continue writing about Maura's life. I adore this group of characters the author has brought into my life, each brings something different to the story producing a multitude of emotions insid ...more
Catherine Behrent
Great story, liked that I didn't figure all of lt out . loved the twists and turns. If you enjoy vampire books you will enjoy this .
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow loved all three

Chose 5 star because I had to read books 2 and 3 before I could go to sleep. When will next series be available. ?
Jennifer Zamboni
Wowee! What an addition to the Maura series! This one was especially intense & action packed. There are lots of awesome characters to meet, & a couple visits from some old friends.

Maura is really thrown for a loop. More, unwelcome, physical changes assail her. The cause takes some time to determine. The author makes you really feel for this girl. Plus, someone wants to hurt her, irreparably.

Luckily, she gets a brand new pack of friends to back her up. I'm especially fond of Milicent (who I can'
Kimberly Vanderbloom
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I need to go over a few things before I start my review. This book is my most anticipated book of the year. I have seriously been counting down the days until it came out. I was so excited in fact that I figure I had to read it in style and purchased a magenta Kindle. It is the first book I have read on it and sat in the package for over a week before I cracked it open. I feel like this series needs to be read in purple and reds. Now that I have expressed my excitement I shall move forward with ...more
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This entire trilogy was quite literally breathtaking! This book didn't disappoint me at all. I was definitely kept on the edge of my seat! I loved how most of the questions I was dying to know got answered. The promise of another trilogy let's me know that the unanswered questions will come to light.
I absolutely adored how she used an excerpt from Sherri Wingler's Wings of Darkness. I actually had to check and make sure I didn't switch to the wrong book lol.
I can definitely say with all
Jenn Sut
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The third book in this great paranormal series lives up to the first two. It is well written and the pace is perfect. Maura has grown into a caring & Kind woman. She has so much to deal with that I am happy she had Millicent to lean on. The book continues Maura's story and introduces new characters. It is a very detailed book so I read it at a medium pace as not to miss anything. I highly recommend this series to fans of paranormal YA books. it is a well developed and character driven series tha ...more
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star, paranormal
This trilogy is one of those that you want to read from beginning to end without stopping.

The storyline is fantastic and flows seamlessly from one book to the next. The plot is well thought out, with great twists and turns throughout, and I loved the multi-dimensional characters.

I really enjoyed theses books, and am looking forward to reading the first book of the follow-up trilogy, The DeLuca Vampires.

A well-written supernatural series for readers of all ages.
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Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the series and my favorite! I’m really glad the author decided to keep going with maura’s story . This is a coming of age story and I loved how she blossomed. She was so sweet and thoughtful. I loved val he was my favorite side character. He was hilarious. The storyline was great. The fight seen awesome! However, my favorite part was seeing the lovers be reunited.

B2B Sandra
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Vampire family's battle against the odds

I really enjoyed the final book in this series.
Maura has stopped turning into a vampire and its a race against time to find Ron her bonded mate before its to late. Also adding to the stress is one of vampires in the Coven is hunting her. Hopefully with the help of her extended vampire family she can beat the odds
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Trilogy, vampiric good read. Very good.
Shannon Benjamin-Boote
I absolutely love where book 3 of the Maura DeLuca Trilogy - Riptide: Betrayal of Blood took me. The best out of the three, Claudette Melanson’s writing stepped it up another notch. While I was sad to have to stay dangling from Undertow’s (book 2) cliffhanger, I am glad I held on because Maura’s clumsy yet endearing attempts to do the right thing, atone for her wrongs, and find a way to make everyone happy had me hooked. I am glad to read that Melanson will have additional stories to hopefully t ...more
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Namrata Ganti
Jul 13, 2016 rated it liked it
This is the third and final book in this arc of the Maura DeLuca series and I have waited a long time to read this book. I absolutely loved the first two and the pace that they set was something that made me want to rush through this book. The story is continued very well and the author manages to maintain the same amount of suspense. A whole new array of characters are introduced and some are very delightful. It is rather interesting to get to know Maura's family and we once again meet Val, so ...more
Peter Dickerson
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Riptide is Book 3 in the series. I read Books 1 and 2 earlier. I enjoyed them very much. I enjoyed this book very much as well.

The central character Maura is very likeable and funny. Maura is dealing with some serious issues. She is a princess. She is a born Vampire. She is changing to become immortal.

Claudette has written the trilogy in a really nice style. It is a great balance of serious Vampire mythology, and Maura's humour and good nature with dealing with all the serious events that are
Victoria B
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First I must say I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a completely honest review. Riptide is the third book in the Maura DeLuca trilogy and by far my favorite of the three. I loved books 1 and 2 but this one had me on an emotional roller coaster wanting to reach into my kindle and choke the crap out of one very evil vampire. This book picks up where book 2 ended and introduces us to a whole new group of Maura's extended family, some great lovable people and some not so nice, plus ...more
Judy Thomas
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it :)
Ingrid Foster
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, the third in Ms. Melanson's Maura DeLuca YA vampire series...captivating, compelling and extremely hard to put down. Honestly, I think the best part of the story was the fight scene at the end and then the continuation of the love story that has captured my heart.

I highly recommend this book, and this series, to lovers of great YA fantasy, especially vampire tales with a unique twist.
InD'tale Magazine

The third book in “The Maura DeLuca Trilogy” this YA book completes this arc and opens the door to the next part of the series, as Maura’s transformation to Vampire Princess undergoes a few unexpected glitches.

Read full review in the 2016 September issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Claudette Melanson writes dark fantasy in Kitchener, Ontario with seven bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters, Beckett, Sansa, Daenerys, & Caramel. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English, BS in English Education and an MA in Literature. Harboring a deep admiration of vampires since the age of five left her with the desire to eventually become one, and now fuels the ...more

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