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Kingdom of Embers

(Kingdom Journals #1)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  506 ratings  ·  98 reviews
Her pale skin and weird diet make her a target at school. If only they knew the truth about her feeding habits…

Seventeen-year-old Alena Scott is tired of pretending to be something she’s not. As an outlawed vampire-witch hybrid, she’s forced to abide by the oppressive secrecy imposed by her Vampire Chancellor mother. But she’ll have to ignore the rules when she comes face-
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Published February 2nd 2017 by True Bird Publishing LLC
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Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘I am Alena Scott, daughter of the Queen of Vampires, hybrid witch, and Child of Light’

Author Tricia Copeland is originally from Georgia but now lives in Denver, Colorado and pens Young Adult novels with a paranormal tilt. Her books to date include Drop of Sunshine, Lovelock Ones, and two series – the Being Me series of five books and The Kingdom Journals of four books of which, KINGDOM OF EMBERS is Book 1.

Setting a stage for a story that deals with vampire concepts with homespun everyday roots
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good read. I would have liked if some details were more fleshed out however it had a good plot.
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:
Dominique H.
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was a little hesitant going into this book because I had very little idea of what to expect. I worried that it was going to be a book with a character that is too powerful for their own good and that it would drown out any possibility of being drawn into the story. However, I found that this was not the case. While somewhat juvenile in nature (definitely suited for teens and definitely appropriate for mid
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.

Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kingdom of Embers is the first book in Tricia Copeland’s Kingdom Journals series. From the start, the author changes the popular opinion of vampires and witches. Alena Scott is not your typical vampire, she is a forbidden hybrid. Being half vampire and half witch, Alena is forced to hide her real identity. Her mother’s job keeps her moving until she is about to eighteen. Frustrated with the lack of answers from her mom about whom her dad is Alena takes risks to find answers. She makes friends wi ...more
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book. There is no foul language. Violence does not going to gory details. The story is well constructed. The story does end in a cliffhanger. Leaving you wanting the next book.

The narrator does a wonderful job and really suits the book. She brings the characters alive with their own individual unique voice.

I just love this story.
Marilyn Rowe
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Kingdom of Embers a great twist on vampires and witches I look forward to reading the rest of the series
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book was so amazing! I loved the twist on vampire and witch folklore and having a half witch half vampire was even better. I enjoyed the romance and friendships that she made during this book. It had a slow beginning but once I was past that I could not stop reading it. I really hope everyone likes this book as much as I did.
Leah Green
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
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!
Emalee Mathers
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book. Had my attention from start to finish could barely put it down
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.
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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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
Elysian Fields
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable story that has many layers. I liked the characters and their development. It was great to turn the pages and peel back the mysteries right along with the characters. This is a new and fresh take on the vsmpire/hunter/shifter themes and it's done well. I will be reading the others at a later date.
Grymm Gevierre
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tricia Copeland has a good grasp on crafting a diverse and creative universe. It’s clear she’s a fan of the genre she writes in, that knowledge and passion are clear in her story. There were a few editing issues in the story, but nothing that really took away from the plot, flow, or characters (some of it could have been due to the format I was using, though).

Alena is our main character here. The story starts off creating strong characters and setting the stage, then it turns toward the more fa
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.
Kirsty Green
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well written YA fantasy about vampires and witches. This book keeps you fully immersed from beginning to end. I would definitely recommend.
Kristine Gonzalez
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it

So when you first start reading this you hope it’s not another typical vampire and/or witch book. Thankfully it was not! You get so engrossed in the story and do not want to put it down. When I was introduced to the main character Alena i was a little annoyed with her attitude but you have to remember she’s a teenager. For that Tricia Copeland was able to emulate the teenage personality so well You feel like you’re in high school with her. As the other characters are introduced you fall deeper a
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
Erin Drewke
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I could never put down this book! The characters were complex enough that I was always waiting to discover more of their history. I cant wait to read the next book! Voracious Readers Only
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Tricia, and I can tell you that it won't
be the last. A brilliant book with a great balance of magic, mystery and reality that drew me in and refused to let me go! A great plot that kept me totally enthralled the entire way through. The characters re portrayed in a really brilliant and interesting way that left me wanting to know more about them, what will their current role will emerge into? I highly recommend this book to anyone.
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!
*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
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
Kira Brighton
Oct 06, 2019 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: won-in-giveaway
*Received free e-copy via Goodreads*

The beginning dragged a lot, and nothing about it particularly grabbed me, so I DNF'd @ 7%.
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tricia Copeland is a new author to me. Kingdom of Embers is the first book in the Kingdom Journals, a YA Urban Fantasy Series. The story has witches, and vampires. The main character, Alena, is half witch, and half vampire. She is a strong, and beautiful character. The cast of supporting characters is impressive, and intriguing. The world building is complex, and original. Amy Deuchler does a great job with the narration. She has a beautiful voice, and the characters are easy to distinguish. The ...more
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author via Voracious Readers Only.

I didn’t know much about this book before going into it but I was pleasantly surprised and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. It had an interesting take on vampires and witches and I can’t wait to find out more.
Meara Fisher
Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book; it has great characters, a good plot, and an interesting world. However, there were style issues and my copy had formatting issues.
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An avid runner and Georgia native, Tricia now lives with her family and four-legged friends in Colorado. She believes that magic infuses every aspect of our lives, whether it is the magic of falling in love, discovering a new passion, a beautiful sunset, or a book that transports us to another world. You can find all her titles from contemporary romance and fantasy, to dystopian fiction at www.tri ...more

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