Author: L. Marie Horton
Series: The Vella Series
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Publication Date: December 12th, 2013
Two Wars, One Destiny. Seventeen-year-old Edyn Vella always knew that her strange dreams of the future made her unique, but she never knew what they meant. However, when she fails to stop her aunt’s murder by an ominous vampiric creature, Edyn learns that her prophetic visions aren’t the only superhuman ability she possesses.
Following her late aunt’s clues, Edyn finds herself in New York City attempting to save her last surviving relative, the powerful and reclusive billionaire, Ethan Roux. Edyn not only discovers Ethan isn’t exactly human, but that she is at the center of an ancient prophecy and could determine the outcome of an impending war.
As Ethan’s Omega, his only human descendant, she’s thrust into an enigmatic world full of new supernatural creatures where both good and evil vampires and warlocks have waged a centuries-long battle for the fate of humanity. Just as her relationship with the mysterious and handsome Brendan begins to blossom, Edyn’s complicated new life quickly spirals out of control when ancient evil becomes determined on making her one of them. Edyn must discover her inner strength while making the choice between a long life without love and a potentially short life full of it.
The Bellum Prophecy is a dark, suspenseful new novel that explores the loss of innocence while coming of age in the midst of a battle between good and evil. Combining the best elements of vampire legend, the supernatural, and even magic, L. Marie Horton uses exciting action and a cutting-edge story to craft a refreshing new take on young adult fiction.
Can we just talk about the cover? Or rather, can we all just stare at it? When I first saw the cover I was immediately drawn in. The coloring and contrast are perfect, and those eyes!! Wow.
Something about this book was a little Harry Potter meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer to me, well obviously more on the Buffy side. After I finished reading The Bellum Prophecy, I sat there and wondered what it would be like if this was made into a show.
So what did I like? Everything! I liked L. Marie Horton’s use of description for all the action that took place. But most importantly I love Edyn. She’s such a strong independent character. Is there anything I didn’t like? Minor things, the book started off slow and it took me a couple of pages to really get into this book. Another thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was the vampire-human relationship between Edyn and Brendan. I don’t want to say it felt forced but it didn’t seem like it flowed naturally to me.
This was an intriguing book that I’m 100% sure will lead into an intense and captivating series. I can’t wait to read the next book!
“The pain in my chest became intense as my heart felt like it was being ripped apart. The tears were coming so fast that they blinded me. The pit in my stomach was overwhelming as blood and death surrounded me. I couldn’t breathe.”
“I will have my vengeance.”
– Two (2) $25 Amazon gift cards!
L. Marie Horton is an attorney practicing law in Fresno, California. After completing her degrees, she gave the left side of her brain a rest and became devoted to writing fiction. L. Marie is also a photographer, avid speed-reader, and an obsessive fan of movie soundtracks. She has a supportive husband and two fur children, Scottie a.k.a. Daba D and Gunnar a.k.a. da Gun Gun’s.
L. Marie writes YA paranormal romance and fantasy fiction focusing on strong characters trying to overcome extraordinary obstacles in their life. Writing is an extreme passion of hers and she relishes in sharing that passion with her readers.
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