Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dark Child (Covens Rising): Episode 1 by Adina West

Dark Child (Covens Rising): Episode 1 

Written by: Adina West
Series: Dark Child
Sequence in Series: 6 (Covens Rising: Episode 1)
Publisher: Momentum
Publication Date: July 10, 2014
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Urban Fantasy | Paranormal
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Kat Chanter isn’t your ordinary girl. And she isn’t your ordinary vampire, either. The ruthless Directorate would go to any lengths to have her power including murder. And when that leads to a war between races, Kat’s fate becomes the ultimate prize

Kat is done with being on the run, or so she hopes. A new pathology job in Paris is her big chance to start afresh, far from the Taberin Directorate who want her dead. Sure, adjusting to life as a half-vampire, half-human hybrid in transition poses its own challenges, but it’s nothing Kat can’t handle until the past starts to catch up with her.

When she’s approached by one Taberin male from her past, she can explain it away. But add in another territorial Taberin with a newfound conscience and it’s starting to get crowded on Kat’s Montmartre window ledge. Past experience tells Kat to be cautious, especially in her vulnerable state. But how can she tell friend from foe?

Perfect for fans of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, Dark Child (Covens Rising) is the highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling urban fantasy novel Dark Child (The Awakening). This title is the first novella-length episode of Dark Child (Covens Rising), which will conclude with Episode 5. Please visit for further information.

Dark Child (Covens Rising): Episode 1My Review:
Dark Child (Covens Rising): Episode 1 by Adina West

Dark Child is a complex tale of the ½ human children of the vampire, Taberin. When requesting this book from Netgalley, I believed it to be the first in this series by the Episode 1 denotation. I was mistaken. This is the 6th book in the series and just part 1 of the Dark Child (Coven Rising) story.

Overall, I see a strong potential for this plot and the characters. The writing is smooth and the characters are extremely intriguing. The story changes to multiple POV, giving you a glimpse into each Dark Child. I have to admit, I played a lot of catch up and most definitely would of enjoyed this story more if I had more background on what was going on. I will have to check out the early books in this series, this story did not stand alone.

Creative wise, West novella gives you a great glimpse into what is happening with the Taberin. I'm sure for the fans of this series it is a teaser leaving you wanting more...for me, I was left with lots of questions and a desire to delve deeper into the Dark Child series.

I received this ARC copy of Dark Child (Coven Rising): Episode 1 from Momentum in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication July 3, 2014.

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