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Blood Rose

(Blood Books #1)

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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  458 ratings  ·  147 reviews
When Avah Taylor’s family relocates to the remote mountains of Shasta, California, she thinks she can finally hide the secrets of her family’s ancestry, a history that has marked Avah as an outcast her entire life.

But after only mere months of living in northern California, Avah’s given a death sentence. As one of the only Spirit users in her coven, she has been chosen to
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Published June 21st 2017 by OfTomes Publishing (first published August 13th 2015)
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Emmeline (The Book Herald)
I received this ARC from the author in return for an honest review.

I'll jump straight into the plot.

Avah is the girl of prophesies.
wielding a Katana and freeing the world of fanged- demons is what she lives for.
But she has powers.
Powers to wield the elements and protect mankind.
On the night of her awakening,
rogue vampires decimates her family, leaving her weak...bleeding...dying.
Until she sees a group of Vampires unlike the rogues, they fight to save her.
With her dying breath she asks to be
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Nina
Aug 19, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
19.08.2018: The ebook is currently free on Amazon!
Martha Sweeney
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-friends
Danielle had me with Vampires! I'm a sucker for them ever since the Underworld movies. This was a wonderful debut novel with a neat twist to the vampire realm where they aren't battling werewolves. Instead, it's about a witch, some vampires - good and bad. I don't want to put any spoilers in the review. :)

This was a quick, easy, but fun read. I enjoyed the story. I saw some of the twists coming, but I didn't mind. I can't wait to read the next book to see if what I think's going to happen will.

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Darque  Dreamer
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blood Rose is fast paced, heart pumping, and intensely magical. This one has witches, vampires, romance, and danger! Rose draws you in with a rich writing style, and a powerful roller coaster ride. Prepare to be drawn in to the fight!

The Plot: Avah has grown up in a family of witches. As a witch herself, and the chosen one for The Power, she is destined to receive the ultimate weapon against the vampires. Witches and vampires have been at war for centuries. But, on the night of the ritual, the c
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Siobhan
The synopsis of Blood Rose grabbed me right away: witches and vampires – of course I was going to jump into this one. I’ve always enjoyed such stories – and ever since I read Discovery of Witches, my love for such stories has increased tenfold. Thus, this was one I needed to read.

I was pulled in throughout this story – I cannot deny that. It was a very easy read, one that pulls you in, leaves you reading it in next to no time at all. You believe you’ve been reading for a few minutes, when in rea
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Monica Hay
Jun 13, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of Blood Rose from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

1.5 stars*

Well, where do I start... I hate giving bad reviews. I really hate it. I LOVE making publishers and authors happy. I'm a writer myself, so giving bad reviews just makes me hurt for the author. But I have to give my honest opinion.

This book had potential. Really, it did. While this book had a lot going for it, it was poorly written. When I say poorly written, I mean that the writing was overall element
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Cheryl
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this was a good first book in this series. The author, Danielle Rose is a good writer. She did infuse life into Avah, Jasik, and the rest of the characters in this book. I got a nice sense of the vampires. Which in this case they were not the evil ones. Just the ones that they fought were the evil ones.

Danielle did a wonderful job of taking me the reader through the progression of Avah's transformation from a witch to a newly formed vampire. The urges, fear, loss, and strength. T
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Jade Klinger
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blood Rose is one of those special novels that is purely addicting. I want to say that it was the first chapter that got me hooked, but honestly it was the first couple of paragraphs. Danielle Rose clearly spent a lot of time and effort into this exquisitely amazing story. She has a particular way of drawing you into the novel that makes you not want to stop. There wasn't ever a time the story was slow, it was more action-packed and fast-paced than anything I've read before. The diversity betwee ...more
Brenda A
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-author
I'm reallllly fighting myself with this one. The author is gifted and knows how to make a story sound good. She really does. But I put this to what I call the "friend test". When my friend asked what the latest book in my hand was, I told her Blood Rose. When she asked what it was about, it became a little more cringe-worthy:

Girl who supposedly hates vampires with all the vehemence of a racist gets attacked and begs a vampire to turn her into a vampire too so she won't die. Then she's surprised
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Lori
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Just wow! I don't even know where to begin. BLOOD ROSE doesn't read like a debut novel. Rose has crafted the perfect tale with equal parts action and romance. Her characters are developed and original. Her world-building is amazing! I could see everything! This is paranormal ROMANCE, so Rose uses the "soul mate" theme often seen in the YA/NA paranormal romance genre, but it's not "insta-love." The main character, Avah, fights her feelings at first. And speaking of Avah, she is a fantastic c ...more
Kisabella
Enjoying read.

Enjoyed this book a lot. Was too short in my opinion, guess that means I need more Avah and Jasik in my life. Looking forward to the next book and getting some answers regarding Avah and this new Sebastian guy. Can't wait.
Aanchal
Can we just take a minute to appreciate the gorgeous cover? I didn't realise how pretty it was until I got a copy of my own.

Okay, now that that's out of the way, I'll come straight to the point. This book could have been so much better. It definitely had the potential to be something that I would really enjoy. But it just touched the surface that needed to be delved deeper. Most will say that this book is fast paced but to me, it seemed rushed.

I'll start with the pros first -

⦁ I really liked Ava
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Miranda ❤️
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
You can find my original review post @ Miranda's Book Blog

Blood Rose has all of the elements I love in a New Adult Paranormal Romance: Magic, Mayhem, Intriguing Plot Twist, & Romance!

Character Development- I really connected with the main character, Avah. In the beginning, she thinks she knows who she is and what her goals are, however, her situation rapidly changes beyond her control and everything she thought she knew is flipped upside down. I love the way she handled herself and others ar
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Tiffany Heywood
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i really enjoyed bloodrose and cant wait to carry on with the series. Avah and Jasik are definatley some of my favourite characters i met in my whole reading experience.
The writing style grips you easily and helps you fly through the book while savouring and taking in every word. I liked how she kept her facts true on how vampires can only come out at night.
i loved the plot of this book and how she mixed the different supernatural creatures together. I loved the romance and was one of my favouri
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Domoni
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Avah Taylor has trained her whole life for one thing: to hunt and kill vampires. Her coven, like all witches, despise them and want to rid the world of the foul beings. The only witch in her coven with the power of Spirit, which enables her to slightly control all the elements, she must rely on her senses and reflexes more than magic. Chosen to receive The Power, given by the gods to one witch in each generation, she hopes she will be the one to finally destroy all vampires. Every previous gener ...more
Narrative Ink Reviews
Danielle Rose’s debut novel, Blood Rose, is a book everyone absolutely must add to their summer reading lists. Rose bends genres and blends elements of the best of both witch and vampire fiction to create a brilliant debut that not only provides the excitement and gripping suspense readers of paranormal romance and urban fantasy have come to expect but also touches on deeper questions like: what does it mean to be immortal? What is the nature of evil? How are our deepest prejudices formed? The b ...more
Julie Daniels
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blood Rose is such an amazing book in a genre that is somewhat crowded these days. Some authors are great storytellers and some authors are great writers. Danielle Rose is both! Everything is there! Great characters, an interesting, original story, romance, humor, fantasy/magic, and mystery!
It is very apparent right away that the author has put a lot of work into the amazing world that she has created. Its definitely one of the more interesting and original books that I've read about witches a
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Amp
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club, ebooks
Blood Rose by Danielle Rose was an August read for The Book Cove book club. I received this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Blood Rose did not read like a debut to me, not even as a first book in a series. The book was FULL of action and hairpin turns. I felt like I was battling alongside Avah and wanted to be as kickass as she is. The breakneck pace kept me engaged but I felt like Rose expected a bit more than usual from the reader. Knowledge of Pagan rituals and vampire
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Darlene Cruz
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My kind of paranormal read, witches and vampires just dripping with action. Whew . . . fast action speed, Avah a spitfire the chosen one. Decisions must be made and so she did, now the truth unfolds can she accept it? What was instilled in her will it matter in the end? Now that's a good question and getting to the matter of things became the thrill for me. Poor thing torn with a past life and befuddled with the present. One part I had to laugh at, "The willing? Why are they so willing anyway? A ...more
Emily Medina
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was fast paced, get ready for whiplash..not boring at all..just need it a few details but I truly enjoyed it!
iamnotabookworm
It's Monday again and March has just ended. Another month is here. Another new beginning, another chance to start over, just like this story. The main character is in a way forced to leave home and start over in a way far different from what she knew. She had to live and trust strangers because the worst thing happened. She had become what she hunted and loathed the most.


Guessing from the title, you wouldn't think this is a paranormal story but the cover does say that it is. With that ball of li
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Queens of the Pyre
We received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Witches AND vampires at war? Have to say, this is a new one for us! Very creative concept behind this story, and while it wasn’t executed in the way we were expecting, we still totally enjoyed the unique approach to combining both witch and vampire lore. Also, the main character wields magic AND a katana?... You had us at katana.



Our interest in this book was definitely sparked by the “witchy” elements in both the summary and the
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Sophiesticated ✨
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review.
Plot:
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book, which started out with a fast-paced plot, extremely well-crafted scenes, and over-the-top amazing descriptions that immediately captured my interest. But from there it kind of went slightly downhill. I am personally not the biggest fan of paranormal books because I often find MOST of them are too cliche or repetitive. That was what, in part, went down with Blood Rose. How the book sta
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The Cove
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angela's review:
Blood Rose by Danielle Rose was an August read for The Book Cove book club. I received this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: There's no wrath like that of a witch scorned. Avah Taylor has been given a death sentence: as one of the only spirit users in her coven, Avah has been chosen to wield The Power, the ultimate weapon against the immortal vampire species witches have been at war with for centuries. The Power, given by the gods to one witch of
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Paige Green
Rating: 2/5

Genre: YA Fantasy

Pages: 334

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I received a free copy of this book from OfTomes Publishing specifically for review purposes. All opinons are my own.

As one of the only spirit users in her coven, Avah has been chosen to wield The Power, the ultimate weapon against the immortal vampire species witches have been at war with for centuries.

But on the night of her birth rite, Avah’s coven is attacked. Forced to seek refuge among the very beings she’s sworn to kill, Avah vows revenge
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Dallas
*I was given an advanced reading copy of this book in return for my honest opinion.

Summary:
Avah Taylor is a young witch, born with the power of Spirit, trained as a warrior, and chosen as the one witch in her generation to be gifted with The Power, which prophecy says will be the key to ending the fighting between witches and vampires. Although most witches to receive The Power die young, Avah has vowed to end the centuries old war.

Destiny, however, has other plans.

On the night Avah is to r
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Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
Danielle Rose combines witches and vampires into a unique paranormal romance. Fantastic characters and a fast paced read. I devoured Avah's story in just 2 nights. Blood Rose is a great kick off to the series. I can't wait to see where the story/series goes.
Molly
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Danielle Rose breathes new life into a familiar genre in her new adult debut, Blood Rose, the first of the Blood Books series. Following the story of Avah Taylor, a witch chosen to receive the mysterious “Power,” and the unfortunate consequences of a centuries-old war, Blood Books hits the ground running with a balance of exciting, well-written action scenes and romance.

I started reading the book the as soon as I got it, and the next thing I knew, I was three chapters in, and it was 2am. The exp
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Tamara
Apr 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review, the fact that she sent it will not sway my opinion in any way.*


I’d like to start this review off on a positive note. I have to say that Danielle writes beautifully, the reason this book got a three star rating and not two was based on the fact that her writing was just so darn good. It’s what kept me going until the end.

And now for the actual book. I’ve honestly been avoiding writing a review on this book… Don’t get me wron
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Nicole
Witches and Vampires have been at war for centuries. Avah Taylor is born a hereditary witch and has affinity for Spirit. Because Spirit is not as strong as elements such as Air and Fire, she learns hand to hand combat and advanced weaponry training to fight off vampires. Avah is chosen to host The Power which is used to fight an unfair war against the immortal creatures. Each generation has one witch who wields Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. The Chosen One gives their life to the cause and ...more
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Dubbed a "triple threat" by readers, Danielle Rose dabbles in many genres, including romance, fantasy, and suspense. The USA Today bestselling author holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.

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