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Katrina, The Beginning (Royal Blood Chronicle Series #1)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great book!

The Royal Blood Chronicles is a treat for anyone to read. It's 324 pages whip by and leaves you begging for more at the end. The characters come to life in your imagination and you feel like your right there with them through their journey. A must read for any vampi...
The Royal Blood Chronicles is a treat for anyone to read. It's 324 pages whip by and leaves you begging for more at the end. The characters come to life in your imagination and you feel like your right there with them through their journey. A must read for any vampire fan!

posted by 2409003 on December 11, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I loved the classic feel to this novel, nothing like Twilight or

I loved the classic feel to this novel, nothing like Twilight or any other modern day Vampire novels. Because this was set in the 1800's, the time period felt right as the kind of creatures that they are. I don't know how to really explain it, but this novel didn't exac...
I loved the classic feel to this novel, nothing like Twilight or any other modern day Vampire novels. Because this was set in the 1800's, the time period felt right as the kind of creatures that they are. I don't know how to really explain it, but this novel didn't exactly pull me in. I was kind of putting along with it, you know, going with the flow. I loved how strong of a character Katrina is, and yes, I understand that the girls and her are usually by themselves (before this situation) are full gossipy etc etc I found them all very annoying. I wanted to skip some of the parts with all the girls in it. And the way her father is to her friends when she asks for a favour, is the kind of cool-father that everyone wishes and it just makes me want to go "pssshhhtt, whatever *eye roll* because of how he acts. Like it was like that back in the 1800's. Even now, fathers won't be like that, she based this on an unrealistic dream of most girls. A lot of things were going on throughout the novel, and this book did feel like a chronicle of her life, but it was evident that it was. I love how this story is very unique, which is mostly hard to do when having Vampires as the subject matter. It was good because we see the classic Vampires of the 1800's, but we also see a little twist on that to make it unique and something that now-a-days, we don't find. Sometimes, characters seemed to either jump up into the story out of nowhere, or just suddenly dissapear. Yet the story continues with the characters as they were there all along. Katrina is the kind of girl that anyone can get along with, we instantly feel connected to her. Although we notice her formality in her speech then compared to us, we still come ot know and love her as well as try to help her on the way (even though we know she can't really hear us)

posted by What_She_Read on July 12, 2012

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    I loved the classic feel to this novel, nothing like Twilight or

    I loved the classic feel to this novel, nothing like Twilight or any other modern day Vampire novels. Because this was set in the 1800's, the time period felt right as the kind of creatures that they are. I don't know how to really explain it, but this novel didn't exactly pull me in. I was kind of putting along with it, you know, going with the flow. I loved how strong of a character Katrina is, and yes, I understand that the girls and her are usually by themselves (before this situation) are full gossipy etc etc I found them all very annoying. I wanted to skip some of the parts with all the girls in it. And the way her father is to her friends when she asks for a favour, is the kind of cool-father that everyone wishes and it just makes me want to go "pssshhhtt, whatever *eye roll* because of how he acts. Like it was like that back in the 1800's. Even now, fathers won't be like that, she based this on an unrealistic dream of most girls. A lot of things were going on throughout the novel, and this book did feel like a chronicle of her life, but it was evident that it was. I love how this story is very unique, which is mostly hard to do when having Vampires as the subject matter. It was good because we see the classic Vampires of the 1800's, but we also see a little twist on that to make it unique and something that now-a-days, we don't find. Sometimes, characters seemed to either jump up into the story out of nowhere, or just suddenly dissapear. Yet the story continues with the characters as they were there all along. Katrina is the kind of girl that anyone can get along with, we instantly feel connected to her. Although we notice her formality in her speech then compared to us, we still come ot know and love her as well as try to help her on the way (even though we know she can't really hear us)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    I can't get the book to open

    I down loaded the book and it shows in my library bot will not open.......I want the book but now what?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2011

    okay

    sorry just wasnt crazy about this book ... i found myself skipping. it got better as you got closer to the end going to check out the reviews for the second book to see if it gets better

    sorry

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    A Solid Start

    Cover

    The darkness of the cover reinforces the idea that vampires are dark and mysterious. The silhouette of the lady's face makes one unerringly assume that it is the same Katrina that the book was named after.

    Plot

    There was some action and romance in this book. However ... I felt like this book was mainly focused on introducing the characters, not only to the readers but, to each other as well. It was a solid foundation for the remainder of the series. It gave you a sense of who the characters were and where they may be heading in subsequent novels.

    Main Characters

    Katrina - A headstrong, independent female born and raised to know how to fight well. She becomes sort of a "leader" among her vampiric female friends.

    Quinn - Katrina's Watcher and brief love interest.

    Damien - Katrina's soul mate ... wait ... do vampires have souls? Would he be her soulless mate?

    Overall

    This was a nice introduction to the Royal Blood Chronicles. I'm curious to see what happens in the next book, The Protectors.

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