Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dracian Legacy (Dracian #1)

Dracian Legacy (Dracian, # 1)
Dracian Legacy
Author: Priya Kanaparti
Older YA Book
Paranormal Romance
5 out of 5 Stars


Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance.

Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.

Things prove to become difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by the Goarders, humans who sold their souls, a Proxy Succubi, and the leader of the Telalians, who has been searching for her as well.

With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.

My Review

Where to begin?  Ok, this book was awesome. I loved the story idea. It was so creative and original and refreshing to read about something new and exciting The Dracians. Priya has outdone herself with her first book. In no way does this book speak "new author". Priya writes with experience and it shows with her story of Dracian Legacy. Priya's characters are so loveable, and entertaining. The way she writes brings a realness about them, and its easy to become attacted to a character. My favorite thing about this book is the thoughts Ren has, she is hilarious. Everyone can relate to the things to what she is thinking. To describe Ren as a character would be loyal, courageous, self-sacrificing, and headstrong. Dean I believe is the most misunderstood character. He surprised me at every corner even with his stupid male ego. Axel is a mystery. Just when you think you've got him figured out, we find another secret. I think we will learn a lot more about him in Dracian Legacy #2.

"You look super cute when you get all worked up.
If it weren't for that razor-sharp tongue of yours,
I'd suck that cuteness right out of you."  -Dean

 In her book we meet Temperence, aka Ren, who is an ordinary teenage girl, so it seems. Having lost her parents a year ago, we see the rebuilding of Ren's life without them. Her brother, Joshua, is her guardian and to me is the example of the brother we all want or wished we had. Ren meets Alexander, aka Axel, while visiting her parents gravesite. That night is when Ren's world is knocked of its axis. Creatures called Goarders, aka bad monsters, attack Ren and Axel, leaving Axel to make a big decision, tell Ren about who he really is and his world called Dracia. From that day on, Axel is all Ren can think about, and realizes she has an intense pull for him. Dean, one of Ren's best friends and certified "asshat", sees Ren's attraction towards Axel and decides now is time to make a move. Thus creating our love triangle. Both guys pull feelings from Ren and has to choose. Just when Ren gets her man, revealtions come out. Ren is not what she thinks she is and neither are the people she loves and cares about most. Ren has to learn to protect herself from the evils of Dracia and now become the savior they all need her to be, oh and graduate high school as well. When the battle comes, Ren will have to survive ultimate love and loss and say goodbye to her old life.

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    Dracian Legacy Blogger Tour Dates:
    Finding Bliss @ - Blog Tour Opening - Being a full time mom
    Brit Reads Indie                @ - AXEL POV
    Ever and Ever Sight @ - Book Review  
    Mythical Books @ - Book Review
    Fuonlyknew @ - Book Review & Character Interview w/ Ren /Axel /Dean
    A Diary Of A Book Addict @ - Book
    Crazy Book Chicks @ - Teaser, Character Interview - Tyler, 2 Book Reviews
    Just a booklover @ – Review and Character Interview - Dean
    Say it with Books @ - Review/Character Interview – WHO?
    The Book Diaries @ - Book Review
    Writefully So… @  - Author Interview            
    Books Forget me Knot @ - Book Review
    Kidbits @ – Songs that inspired the story- Playlist
    Fantasy Books @ - Prologue
    I read Indie @ - Author Interview - Top 10
    The Library Haunt @ - Book Review
    The Book Goddess @ - Book Review
    Read 2 Review @ - Promo Post
    Little Hyuts @ - Book Review and Teaser              
    Page Turner Book Tours @ - Promo Post
    Gathering Leaves @ - Book Review             
    GMTA UK @ - Promo Post
    Micalea Smeltzer @ - Book Review
    GMTA Paranormal/Young Adult/New Adult - Promo Post
    K-Books @ - Book Review
    Ramblings of a Book Junkie @ - Chapter 1 Part 1
    Passionate Book Divas @ - C.I by C Interview – Axel Interviews Dean and Book review
    Books Over Boys @ - Deleted Scene - Axel and Ren before wedding
    Words Escape Me @ - Rotten Eggs - Excerpt
    Belle of the Literati @ - Book Review
    Books, Books, & More Books @ - Book Review
    Official Author Blog of Elisabeth Wheatley @ - Book Review
    A Life Among the Pages @ - Action - Excerpt
    Lucky Books @ - Teaser, Promo Post, and Maybe fan art
    Books Over Boys @ - Book Review
    The writerly Exploits of Mara Valderran @ - Author Interview
    My Pathway to Books @ - Book Review
    Emma Hart's Blog @ – Deleted Scene Chapter 21
    Tiffany Loves Books @ - Book Review
    Active Amateur Chef @       - Book Review
    Beth Ann Masarik @ - Romance – Excerpt
    The Book Goddess @ - Character Interview – WHO?
    My Guilty Obsession @ - Chapter 1- Part 2
    Musings of a Writing Reader @       - Guest Post - Making of 3 main characters
    Just a booklover @ - DEAN POV
    The Journal Jabber Radio @ - Author Interview
    Whispers at Moonlight @ - Book Review
    Cece's Reading and Writing Safari @ - Character Interview – Ren, Axel, and Dean
    Sab The Book Eater @ - Book Review
    Young Adult and Teen Readers @ - Book Review
    Joie De Lire @ - Deleted Scene – Chapter 25
    Reviewing What I read @ - Book Review
    Book Reviews and More @ - Book Review
    Devyn's Thoughts About Books @ - Author Interview
    Juliana Haygert @ - Author Interview
    Bookwyrming Thoughts @ - Book Review
    K-Books @ - Blog Tour Closing, Deleted Scene - Chapter 18


    1 comment:

    1. Thank you sooo much for having me on your blog and for the wonderful review! Really, I can't say it enough! Thank yoU!