Monday, July 18, 2011

An Immortal Legacy Review

I was eager to read this new novel from first time author, Ashley Blalock.  An Immortal Legacy is a paranormal vampire romance written by a Christian.   I was interested to see how these two seemingly opposing theologies could exist in the same novel.

Our heroine, Brooke Hansen receives an inheritance from a great-grandfather she never knew existed.  This is the beginning of discoveries that change her understanding of the world around her. As the existence of creatures she only read about are confirmed, so is her role in the war between good and evil. 

Ms. Blalock tells a compelling story with twists and turns that kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next.  I have only read a few other books with vampires as the primary characters, and they all seem to have a unique take on the lore.  Ms. Blalock was no different.  In fact, I enjoyed the culture she created for her characters.  The foundation was believable and the characters were fun.

I look forward to reading more from this young author and watching her storytelling abilities grow as she dedicates herself more to the craft of writing.  I think high-schoolers would particularly enjoy the fast paced, easy to read style of this book.  But I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys paranormal fiction.