Review of Kelley Grealis- The Descendant
Allison Carmichael wakes from a car wreck with no memory of the
past three years. She doesn’t recall her husband’s death or how she
alienated her friends, and she definitely doesn’t remember anything
about her new boyfriend Vincent Drake – a charismatic man with a
penchant for rare and unique possessions. In fact, the only things
familiar to Allison are her seemingly common ailments – insomnia, lack
of appetite, erratic body temperature – which have gone undiagnosed and
But Vincent knows exactly who, and what,
Allison is – a mortal descendant of the first vampire. He is a vampire
who has watched over Allison and her ancestors since the Biblical times
of Cain and Abel ensuring their secret is kept. Once he realises
Allison’s symptoms are accelerating and transforming her, he’ll stop at
nothing to have her.
Vincent tells Allison that she is a
descendant and the first of her kind to exhibit signs of vampirism. Her
worsening symptoms mean that she must decide between risking her mortal
death if she cannot control her symptoms or fully transforming into a
vampire and damning her soul for eternity. A decision made even more
difficult when Allison discovers that Vincent has manipulated her life,
and everyone in it, so that he can have the one thing no one else in the
world has – the first descendant-turned-vampire.
Review By Natalie
I stumbled across this book when it flashed up on Facebook after being recommended by another author, and decided to take a look, i usually read a couple of reviews before reading a book just to get a general feeling, i was a bit worried when someone had put that it was quite a religious book, as I'm not religious at all i wondered weather i should read it, i guess my love of Vampires won out, and I'm so glad that i read it, the story starts well with you instantly liking the lead characters, as the story developed there were a couple of references to the bible however this was done as a move along point to the story, at no point did i feel i was being preached too, i actually enjoyed the religious aspects and loved how the stories of Adam & Eve, Noah and Kane & Able were intwined into the story.
The story actually felt like more of an opener to the characters as it is by no means complete, i was quite sad when the story came to a end and left me wanting to read more, i cannot wait for the second book to come out I know The search will be just as amazing, the whole book gives a new twist on "Vampyres" (my favourite ever is a certain Sparkly one but we wont go into that) and how they came to be. I would strongly suggest that you read this book, you will not be disappointed... I wasn't.
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