Tuesday, July 16, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Legend of the Blue Eyes by B Kristen McMichael


Thanks to Book Monster Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of The Legend of the Blue Eyes by B Kristin McMichael. Happy reading!

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Summary:

Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood. On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather. There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side—her mother’s family or her father’s—and for once in her life, decide her own fate.

Title:  The Legend of the Blue Eyes
Series:  The Blue Eyes Trilogy
Book #: 1
Author:  B Kristin McMichael
Approximate Book Length:  257 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:

So this book was a pretty neat read. It was a cool spin on vampires (and more) as they’re all called night humans. It definitely gives you a new perspective on the supernatural races and it’s done in very good world building making for a vivid picture.

The plot itself was good and keeps you interested all the way through, but I will say that with so much going on there were parts that felt rushed while others dragged a bit. The characters are strong and likeable, though their depth and development fell a little flat and I would’ve liked to see more.

Naturally with most books these days, much to my enjoyment, there is love in the story. However, it’s got a twist. There isn’t a triangle, but more of a box, as her guardians are all pretty much in love with her but can’t have her to themselves. I usually like the whole destined love or love at first site kind of connections, but I have to say that these felt a little too easy and I would have liked to see a little more buildup in this department.

Being that there are so many layers to the plot, you’re left anxiously waiting for book 2 to come out, and that’s where I am now. It’s a different kind of tale that I look forward to seeing evolve in the rest of the trilogy!

Bottom Line:

The Legend of the Blue Eyes is an intriguing tale that will give you yet another new take on the creatures that go bump in the night. It’s funny, exciting, sweet, and endearing and should not be missed!

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About the Author
Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin McMichael currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in Biology working as a scientist. In her free time she is hard at work on multiple novels; as each day passes, she has more ideas for both current and future novels.

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The Legend of the Blue Eyes

Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood.

On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.

There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side—her mother’s family or her father’s—and for once in her life, decide her own fate.


The Legend of the Blue Eyes

Arianna Grace is about to turn seventeen, and her life has been very complicated lately. She is the leader of four clans of night humans: dearg-dul, baku, tengu, and lycan. While the four clans seem to get along better with each other, there is internal conflict on both sides of her family, not to mention the three boys vying for her attention. Devin is set on keeping her safe above all else. Turner’s goal is to make her happy. And Andrew wants her for himself. At some point Arianna will have to choose between them, but first she needs to survive the plots against her.

Edward Lucan is making a chase for the power to lead the baku clans and is playing his cards by using his nephew Andrew to lure Arianna into a trap. Unfortunately for Lucan, Andrew has his own plans. He has spent the last year waiting for Arianna to see him as more than a friend, and he now finds it necessary to make a move for her affection, despite his uncle.

In the dearg-dul estate, Arianna discovers that the ambitious Lord Seeger has been laying his own strategies for power and is slowly poisoning her. After getting away with her grandfather’s murder, he is setting his sights on her. Luckily for Arianna, her team is on to all of the plans and is making their own counter strategies. Will it be enough to keep Arianna safe? Several people close to Arianna have been keeping secrets. If Arianna is to take power and control of the night, she will need to know the truth. Will someone finally tell her what it really means to become the legend everyone is waiting for, before it is too late to turn back?


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