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Blood and Snow: The Complete Set
by RaShelle Workman
Every thousand years the Vampire Queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she's chosen Snow White.
Snow isn't an ordinary girl. She doesn't know that yet.
When Snow gets bitten by a Hunter, her life thrown into a whirlwind of change where instead of worrying about what to eat, she has to fight not to drink the blood of fellow high school students. She becomes a revenant - not quite human, not quite vampire.
With the help of an eccentric old Professor, his seven adoptive sons, and her best friend, Snow learns to control her blood craving. Sort of. She drinks a bloodlust tea, but she'd rather drink from her Hunter.
Or, a human.
She also discovers a whole other realm, one filled with fairies, dragons, and magic. And not only does the Vampire Queen want her, but there's a pendant called the Seal of Gabriel created for Snow by the Vampire Queen's twin sister. And Snow's supposed to use it to restore balance to all magical creatures. Including vampires.
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I was provided a copy of this book for an honest review as part of this blog tour.
MY OVERVIEW: I really enjoyed the story-line, but I did have a few problems with it. All the boys were great; I just wish all of them played a bigger role. I also like where Gabe's character went in the story. I didn't really like him, and was glad with how his character changed.
PROS: I really liked Snow's character. I found her very likeable and relatable. I could feel everything she was going through during the change. And the struggle at the end with the huge decision she had to make was great.
CONS: I wish the author had written Snow's stepmother differently. She set it up for her to be an important character, but didn't follow through with it. I also didn't like some of the scenes with the Vampire Queen. I felt like she was supposed to be regal, but she shows up in one scene in a t-shirt and converse sneakers. It just didn't fit with her character.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS: I am very glad that all the novellas in the series were put together into one book. I like novellas when they compliment an existing story, but I am not a fan of them as stand-alone books. I will be reading more of RaShelle Workman's books in the future.
About the Author:
RaShelle Workman is the bestselling author of the Dead Roses series ("Sleeping Roses" is being translated into Turkish, and will be available in print wherever Turkish books are sold in 2014), the Immortal Essence series, and the Blood and Snow series. She's sold over two hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide in the past year, including Japan, Canada, and Europe. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her blog: www.rashelleworkman.com.
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