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Kingdom of Embers

(Kingdom Journals #1)

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“He wouldn’t understand. He didn’t live in a pretend world. In truth, he did. Most beings, pure humans, walked around thinking they were the only type of people that existed.” –Alena

As a creature forbidden by both vampire and witch cultures, Alena traverses the country with her mother in search of an unknown entity. When Alena finds Hunter everything changes. Their bond ma
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Published February 2nd 2017 by True Bird Publishing LLC
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Leah Green
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received Kingdom of Embers as an ARC. I was pleasantly surprised. Alena is a unique 17 year old girl. She just wants to be a normal teenager her senior year. But it is hard to be normal when you are anything but. She lives in a world with Vampires and Witches. A world where her mother is queen. In the City of Angels nothing is as it seems. Alena struggles to fit in. Between her human friends, boys, an absentee father, and juggling with her own identity crisis she has a ton on her plate. She tr ...more
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Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alice
It's no secret that I adore Tricia Copeland's writing skills, I completely fell head over heels for Being Me series.. this book though has topped them all!
I love Alena!! I don't want to say too much as I don't want to give anything away, I'm just demanding that you all need to read it!
I love the character developments, detailed, yet not overpoweringly so.
The writing is unique, it flows well.. it hooks you from the start, making sure you finish it in one sitting..
The storyline is incredible, it w
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Wendy Rinebold
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Being left hanging is not always frustrating!

The Kingdom Of Embers by Tricia Copeland is a YA fantasy novel. Its book 1 in The Kingdom Journals series and ends in a cliffhanger. Appropriate for all ages.

Alena is a forbidden being. She is a witch/vampire hybrid allowing her the strength of both species. She doesn’t know her father and lives with her mother who is a leader in the vampire community. Alena starts her senior year at a new school and runs into problems with a bully. Her pale skin and
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Sionna
*I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, but all thoughts and opinions are my own*

What the heck is this book? I am so torn about liking since, but I think I'll lean towards the no side, unfortunately.

I totally loved the new look at doing vampires and witches. Eating raw or low-processed foods was so interesting, but then towards the end we see that blood is still a factor yet Alena didn't ask about it ever even thought it is a huge part of vampire folklore. We also weren't really told abo
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On My Kindle BR
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: onmykindlebr
I received a free copy of this book with the option of leaving an honest review.

I found Alena's character intriguing; half-witch and half-vampire, she has magical abilities and shares many of the same traits as vampires. She has vampiric tendencies which she keeps at bay using aromatherapy and a special diet. Her character alone gives the plot an original twist that makes it stand out from the rest of the YA vampire novels available.

Copeland also introduces readers to other enigmatic characters:
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Ash †Reviews of a FearStreetZombie†
I received this book in return for an honest review.

Tricia Copeland is a lull master. Not in a bad way either but in a sense if calm and then literally you blink and all hell has broke loose. Lol

I loved this book. More than I thought I would to be honest because Alena was good. But almost too good. You know the kind,the ones we all roll our eyes at and just "ugh". Lol
But there is more than meets the eye with Alena...and you really don't want to mess with her. If you do, it's your funeral.

Kingd
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Tia Bach
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's hard to have a fresh spin on vampires, but Kingdom of Embers offers just that. Whatever you think you know about vampire lore, toss it out. Alena is a vampire-witch hybrid, and even she doesn't completely understand those rules, mainly because her mother hasn't shared much yet.

As Alena searches for answers, she begins to realize how much she has to learn about her role in the Universe. She connects with a childhood friend, who is also more than he originally appeared, and challenges those
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Carole-Lesley Rowland
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book via Voracious readers in return for a honest review.
I really enjoyed this book, the characters are developed and well created. The storyline is excellent and the writing flows extremely well.
Erin
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
FANTASTIC new take on vampires and witches (tough to do these days)! More detailed review to follow after finished devouring the next two!
Critter
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
On her senior year of high school, Alena is forced to change schools once again. Now having to make new friends and adjust to her new school, she also struggles against her family’s secrets and her own nature. Alena was born as a forbidden creature. Her mother is a vampire and her father is a witch. A tense truce lies over both creatures that could be easily shattered at any moment.

Alena was a truly interesting character. She is driven to figure out the mystery behind her birth and who her fathe
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Vicky Quenault
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this book. I wasnt sure at first, as it began a little clumsily, but it quickly got into a stride that was very entertaining. The premise was quite unique, not the usual witch/vampire story, which was a breath of fresh air.
The characters were well developed and very believable.
I did find the ending a little disappointing. It was abrupt and I felt that it was missing something important.
I received a complimentary copy from VRO in return for an honest review.
Barb Wild
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
would love to share this book with my book club. The story is the first in a series and would love to read anything else Tricia Copeland will write. Take a chance. I did!
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Jul 08, 2019 is currently reading it
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L.B.
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! This is a fun YA read that combines supernatural girl hiding in high school, unique species powers, a mysterious background and secret-hiding parents, and then the intrigue of potential bonds and mates, with a little love triangle action. I enjoyed Alena's story and her old timey lifestyle at home mixed with her flirty girl lifestyle at school. The tension is strong once the story gets going; the beginning has a lot of detail, which helps to build up the background even though it gets ...more
Christy
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book hoping for a new take on vampires; a new spin on the mysteries of them living among us. The author does not disappoint. Being a mom of high school daughters myself, I found Ms. Copeland balanced well the element of reality with the elements of magic and mystery surrounding Alena's character as she tries to find her way into adulthood.

As an Aromatherapist, I love reading that Alena was using oils to help Calm her or keep her Focused.

I wanted resolution to the mystery of th
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Kelly Mccurdy
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
~~I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion~~

Where do I even start my review?! Kingdom of Embers has me guessing the whole book on the bond that two students have with eachother. Not only that, but I was wondering when the other shoe was going to drop. Alena is still trying to find out who she wants to be when she turns 18. On her own accords she meets Hunter. Hunter and Alena have a very strange bond between them. They do everything they can to try and figure out what it is that ca
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Jaci
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tricia Copeland has never failed to entertain me. I loved her Being Me Series and Drops of Sunshine.
The Kingdom of Embers; Kingdom Journals Volume 1 was a unique blend of vampires and witches that I never saw coming.
The beginning of the book was a slow start, but once I got into the book I could not put it down. It had that uncommon and mysterious feeling only a book that wraps you in could bring. By the end of the book I was wanting to know more and more of the story and why the characters wer
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Sara
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*This book was provided by the publisher/author for an honest review.*

Kingdom of Embers, the Kingdom Journals Book One, by Tricia Copeland is her first novel in her new supernatural series. Her other series was very emotional and character driven and I was very happy to find that Kingdom of Embers is the same in that regard. Copeland is so good at getting into her character's heads and portraying them as complex creatures with thoughta and feelings and flaws. The supernatural element added and e
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Angie
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
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Melanie Rodriguez
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Christina McMullen
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm always happy to find a new take on vampires and this is no exception. Alena is an intriguing character and I felt a connection despite her being basically the very opposite of who I identified with in my school days. Aside from some rather questionable choices, she's quite likeable. I'm curious to see where this is going.
Laura
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book from the author via Voracious Readers Only. I thought this book was pretty good. It was a little slow at times and then ended quickly (and on a cliff hanger!) but overall the story kept me interested and I’m looking forward to reading the next one to see what is going to happen next.
Brooke
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was a fan of Tricia Copeland before I read her latest book, but now I'm an even bigger fan! This book did not disappoint. The storyline was great as well as the characters. I am very interested to see where she takes the next book and will be eagerly awaiting its release!
Kameron
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unique characters, interesting plot, & overall pleasant read.
Tricia Copeland
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm the author so not sure it is fair to rate my own book but... this story when through a couple of renditions and continues to grow in the follow up I am writing right now. Alena is a extra-ordinary being who is just starting to discover who she is and wants to be when she meets Hunter and then Theron. I hope you love this story and the characters as much as I do!
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Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives with her family Colorado. Her newest release completes the Kingdom Journals Series, a YA urban fantasy series. Other titles include Deepest Scars, a new adult romance, and Lovelock Ones, a sci-fi novel. Her new adult romance Being Me series includes Is This Me?, If I Could Fly, and Being Me. Her first YA paranormal work Drops of Sunshine first appea ...more

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