Book Review: Bloodmark by Aurora Whittet

aurorawhittet_bloodmark_978-1-940014-01-2Release date: 1st November 2013

Publisher: Wise Ink Publishing

Source: Netgalley

Rating: ★★★★★


Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves—she was able to shift to wolf form at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and as a result, she is forced to live in seclusion in Ireland’s countryside. Ashling’s reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed and defies the ancient laws. When her pack’s oldest rivals begin hunting her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine—far from everything she’s ever known.

In Maine, she crosses paths with the dark and rebellious Grey Donavan, and something ignites within her soul. There’s just one problem: Grey is human. Their instant connection turns into a passionate romance, and Ashling begins to believe she can create her own life outside of wolf laws. When she begins to uncover long-buried pack secrets—secrets that threaten to destroy all she holds dear—Ashling’s courage and tenacity are tested. Will she choose her deep and enduring love for Grey, or will she follow Old Mother’s path to her destiny?


The Review

I recently started reading a lot more books about wolves and I absolutely love them but this particular series gave the wolves a lot more purpose for their existence and their relation to old mother as they called her. just to put it into context Old mother represents their creator who guides them and protects them.

Ashling is the daughter of King and Queen Boru, but she is no ordinary wolf, she is special and the fact that she might be part of a prophecy that her people have been waiting for centuries puts her life in danger and to protect her she is taken away from her home and her loved ones to a place where her families ancient enemies cannot find her.

Soon Ashling is living a new life as a teenager in Maine where she meets Grey. From the first moment she meets Grey her heart and soul comes alive and even though she knows Grey is human and they can never be together she is drawn to him. But there are so many more secrets and discoveries that she will uncover through her journey and a lot she must learn if she is to survive as the crimson queen in the prophecy.

What did like? I really enjoyed this story as it gave more context and meaning to why the wolves live in secluded areas and how they age and relate with one another. I loved reading about Ashling, a bit rebellious but which 16year old isn’t. I liked her free spirit as she gave the story a lot more life and character. Grey I thought was adorable and sweet, a bit rebellious too but he seemed a bit more sensible, maybe a bit creepy.  The author does a fabulous job of setting the scenes for the story the family history and how even in their own world marriages are done as business opportunities. I really can’t wait to read book 2 because I can just feel that this will be an amazing series.

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