Descended By Blood

Descended By Blood

by Angeline Kace

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Brooke Keller's a high school junior who never spent much time living in one place. She's finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened by a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey to find out who is after her and how to stop them. Thrown into a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Brooke must tap into the side of herself that she never knew existed, at the risk of losing her life in order to save it.

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ISBN-13: 9780983803713
Publisher: Accendo Press LLC
Publication date: 07/28/2011
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

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Descended by Blood: Vampire Born Trilogy, Book 1 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
SupaGurlbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
5x5What a great read! This is not some *copycat* vamp story, it is very refreshing and original! The characters are very lifelike and have depth. You are interested in them from the start. At one point I was like some of these don't speak like teenagers but yeah they are not supposed to :) The story line is very interesting and full of suspense and action. There is a great foundation for a great series! I cannot wait to read more from Angeline she is truly a great author. Also, there is Mirko *umm yeah* I have picked my awesomeness now you go pick it up and see!! GO GET IT !!
mt256 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace is the first book in the Vampire Born series. The main character Brooke Keller has moved around most of her life. She lives with her mom who is very protective over her. She finally has a best friend, Kaitlynn and a hot boyfriend, Jaren. Things are going very well for Brooke until she notices that she's being followed and possibly stalked by a creepy stranger. When the creeper tries to kidnap Brooke in front of Jaren a mystery reveals itself. Brooke exhibits special powers that she can't explain. Frightened and worried Brooke goes on the run with Jared and Kaitlynn only to find that whoever is after her is not far behind.Descended by Blood has an very interesting, action packed plot. This story line includes a love triangle between Jaren, Brooke, Mirko who is the guy sent to protect her. The author has set up a great back story to the history of vamps as well. I also like the depth Kace gives her characters. It really helped to understand the characters and their actions better. One thing that bothers me in books is instant love. I felt that Brooke and Jarens relationship was a bit rushed. Kace explains in her novel that vampires form attachments very quickly so I could understand why it happened so quickly but it still doesn't work for me. Mirko and Brooke's relationship is more my speed. Mirko is immediately attracted to Brooke but there are no instant confessions of love. Another thing I really like in this book is the characters reactions to their situations. It's good and refreshing to see characters not always have such a positive view and to be so accepting of life changing events. To me that seems like a normal reaction. For instance Brooke is mad at her mother for the secrets she kept from her her whole life. I like that some characters can go with the flow but it's also nice to see characters having trouble dealing with situations.Overall this is a good book to read. It's very fast paced and exciting. I definitely want to continue reading this series especially since it ended with a cliff hanger. The next book, Enemy Within, comes out this year.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can tell you that as soon as I started this book I knew I love it! Right from the start, the reader is captivated by a mysterious stalker, attacks from no where, and a girl who just figured out what she is. I adored the plot line of this book. I like how Ms. Kace brought to life the characters through her plot line. It is easy to fall into and very easy to relate to the characters.The characters of the book were amazing,. There are two hot, hot, hotties, who I can't stop thinking about. Both of them are flawed boys that any girl would love to have. I like how well the author is able to weave the reader into a complicated love triangle. Even I had a hard time choosing one guy, I can't even imagine how Brooke is to pick one.What really grabbed me about of this book are the emotions that reader feels. Ms. Kace did a great job in capturing the voice and emotions of a teenager. There is drama within a family, friends, and even more so, within Brooke herself. The growth of the character is another element in the story that I like seeing. She took hold of what she is, came to terms with it and rock it out. In the end, she is kick-butt gal!Descended By Blood is one amazing story! With great characters that grow before your eyes, this is one book you must read. Ms. Kace wrote an book that anyone can get into and every one can fall in love with. Want a book with amazing writing, great characters, and two hotties? Read this book!
l_manning on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brooke is enjoying her life at her new school. Having been moved around very often by her mom, Brooke is excited to finally be somewhere long enough to make friends. When the boy she likes finally goes out with here, it looks likes things are really going great. A close call with a mountain lion puts Brooke and her friend on edge though. When it becomes obvious that someone is after her, Brooke is soon thrown into a world she had no idea existed. She learns vampires are real, and she has a much closer connection to them than she ever knew. Whether this connection will be enough to save her or not is another question entirely.I loved this book! Vampire books and romance books (or vampire books with romance) are not exactly at the top of my list of favorites. I was very pleasantly surprised. I think Brooke could have easily become a sort of mopey character, but happily she avoided that. Her strengths and abilities had to be worked on, which is a welcome change from "special" leads magically being awesome at everything. She had an awesome friend, and all the other characters were interesting too. Like many romances, Brooke's was rather fast, but it never felt too rushed. It made sense in the context of the story.I really liked the vampires in this book. Vampires typically seem very parasitic, drinking blood from their victims by force. This also forces the victims to become vampires. The vampire/non-vampire relationship in this book was much more symbiotic, which makes it much easier to actually like the vampires you're supposed to like. This book had a lot of fun elements. I think it is super enjoyable, and I highly recommend it to everyone!Book provided by author for review.
fayeflame on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I¿ve been in a reading slump and everything I¿ve heard about Mirko & Jaren are true! So DBB definitely helped get me out of my reading funk.The thing about these novels that make them one of my favorites isn¿t because they are about ¿vampires.¿ It¿s because of the characters in this novel and the story. Sure they may be a vampire by character trait, but how can you resist two guys like Mirko and Jaren. AND try not to be impressed by Brooke¿s witty remarks and stubborn nature. I just know other people will love these characters as much as I do. I also love the story! I feel as though this novel is prominently character driven, yet the story still spellbinds me every time! I was thrilled to see that we still got plenty of BFF, romance, fighting action going on in this one. Kace creates a fun, light, vampire tale. I felt like I almost walked in on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer(In the good old High School days)¿but less chosen one and more vampires lolMy only complaint about this novel, I felt like there were some loose ends. Likes Brooke¿s father¿which I¿m sure we¿ll pick up on him in the next book, I am really excited to see where that is going!
alaiel.kreuz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brooke, I assure you, doesn't have an easy life. Her mother for some reason she can't understand doesn't like to stay too long in a place so she could never have real friends. But now things are a little different. She has spent a couple of years in the same little town, got a BFF and her secret crush is finally available! Life couldn't be better.Until the day she helps her boyfriend, Jaren, to move to his new place... A man that had been following Brooke (something that she knew but feared to tell if it meant moving again) entered the apartment and told her to go with him. Of course Jaren tried to stop the man but the only thing he got was a horrible bruise in the head and then something very odd happened... Brooke went for the man with an incredible speed and strength and killed him.Panic rushed upon her and after calling her mother, who told her to meet and talk at her uncle's house, Brooke discovers that she is far away from been normal and that they've been hiding all these years. Now she has to take Jaren and Kaitlyn (her BFF) and run away to meet with a guy, Mirko, who will protect her.The story is well developed and each character is perfectly defined. Brooke is strong and nice but at the same time lacks confidence. Despite that she ends up with the hot guy who turns out to be... well, I'm not going to spoil anything but I'm 100% Team Mirko! He is just the perfect guy and I'm completely in love with him.The only thing I didn't like to much: why, o why, a girl would think that being a vampire is like being a monster?! Please, tell me. The fact that Brooke kept thinking that (she being a monster) annoyed me a little bit... But, don't get me wrong, this book is a MUST read. When I finished it I couldn't stop pressing the buttons hoping that I would find more hidden pages... I seriously need to read the second book right now!Go and buy it, I promise you will have a terrific time reading it ;)
thebookwormsorg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Descended by Blood was a refreshing new vampire story! It definitely had an awesome and unique twist that sets it apart from the many others out there. I¿m just going to spit it out ¿ I¿m going into this Team Mirko all the way! ;)I really enjoyed the writing style. It was very simple, but detailed enough that there was no losing grip on what¿s going on! I loved the twist on vampire legend and history. It was really interesting, because it was different enough that I was never comparing it to other vampire history that I¿ve read about from other books. I was thoroughly absorbed in learning more about the Pijawika history.Although I loved many aspects of the story, I didn¿t care too much for Brooke, the main character. I felt that there was nothing to relate to her about and sometimes she got on my nerves. I liked Jaren and Mirko much, much more! Mirko was especially a favorite and he¿s one of those guys that is not afraid to hold back what he thinks, but melts your heart¿the bad boy style. Does that make sense?Descended by Blood was fast paced and action packed! I was always on edge of figuring out what and who and how and so on! I think everyone should grab a copy of this book and read it as soon as possible. Great debut by Angeline Kace! I will be keeping my eyes open for her work in the future and, of course, continuing with this series.
vampiregirl76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brooke hasn't had an easy life. Her mom seems to always be moving her around. They have been in small town Virginia for two years and things seem to be going smoothly. She has a great BFF and just snagged the cutest guy in school. Brooke thinks nothing could be more perfect. But when she learns that she is in danger and about her true heritage, everything is thrown up in the air.I haven't been accepting a lot of self-published books lately. But this cover really caught my eye and I ended up really loving it and the characters. I was instantly sucked into the budding relationship between Jaren and Brooke. Of course as they do things take a turn of the paranormal variety. I definitely loved that we don't get the paranormal twist until about nine chapters in. The suspense was wonderful. Descended by Blood was an engaging read, with romance and danger that will have your heart pumping.
BookishBrunette on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Descended By Blood is ACTION packed- awesome from the very first pages!!! *Gasp* I'm not even sure where to start! The beginning?Brooke is wicked freaked out and more than a little confused, after a mountain lion in the woods nearly attacked her and her best friend Kaitlynn. What's even more upsetting is she's also sure she saw a MAN beckon this lion back to him after their near attack. (I know right?)Just her luck that some creepy guy with a weird pet would start following her around when Jaren FINALLY decides to ask her out! Jaren and Brooke are so super cute together!!! "Jaren tasted sweet like faded strawberry red vines and bliss." ~ Aww, their first kiss! Red vines?? EPIC Win.While settling in at Jaren's apartment, the man from the woods comes to the door and DEMANDS Brooke go with him- to his 'Lady'. Jaren tries to protect her, but the man throws him off like a rag doll! Brooke goes all Matrix on him and KILLS the guy.Brooke calls her mother, tells her what happened and her mom is surprisingly calm when she tells her to go immediately to her Uncle's house and they'll take care of everything. *gasp* Come to find out, Brooke's mother has been keeping a very BIG secret from her...Brooke is HALF VAMPIRE, born from her father's lineage. Jaren freaks out when he hears the news, and tells her that he needs some time to 'think'... but whether he likes it or not, he's in it for the long haul because the vampires that are after Brooke will be after him too.Her mother and uncle decide the best course of action is to put her in the capable hands of Mirko. Sexy, dark, hot, sexy, yummy, delicious, dangerous Mirko...Kaitlynn, Jaren, Mirko and Brooke all get to the compound and Jaren suddenly gets all goobery over some other vamp chick and Brooke is not happy, "If Ms. Georgia [referring to said vamps southern accent]wanted to play games with me, I would knock her tiara off her head so fast , she'd get whiplash." ~Brooke... yeah, she's fiesty and I LOVE it!Mirko is to train Brooke and help her learn to protect herself in case of an emergency situation. Then after an 'incident' forces Brooke to take drastic measures in self-defense against another person inside the compound- they leave to seek training from a very old and respected vampire...They find out Brooke's secret is much bigger than they originally thought it to be... Greed, hate, love, envy, romance... and death. You will not believe the ending of this book, Descended by Blood will leave you BEGGING for more!My Favorite Mirko Moments: "I'm the man of your dreams. You just don't know it yet." ~Mirko... "Will you mess up my bed with me?" ~Mirko... He pulled away from me and cupped my head, stroking my outer ear lobe with his thumb. "Please choose me." he pleaded. ~Mirko...One of the best things about Descended By Blood was how REAL the characters felt to me. Kaitlynn and Brooke could have easily been my best friend and I in high school. They were so much fun and totally the perfect pair...This book is a whirlwind of non-stop awesome! Seriously. The action is furious, the romance is HOT and the friendships are fabulous. Descended By Blood is absolute vamp perfection from Angeline Kace! I cannot WAIT for the second book!!
jasmyn9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brooke Keller isn't your typical high school student. After a lifetime of moving from place to place, she has finally found a spot where she feels at home and belongs. But when strange things start happening, she's afraid to tell her mother and find out they have to move again. Now by strange things, I mean really strange. She "talks" to a mountain lion that attacks her on a hike and realizes that a man is stalking her - trying to kill her. After the attempt at her life, her mother finds out of course, and then a whole new set of strange things begin. She finds out that she is a vampire, and it turns out that she is a very special one. She teams up with a group that is determined to keep her alive and help her adjust to her new life.Brooke was a good character. She was sufficiently "freaked out" by the strange turn of events her life had taken. She is at once disgusted at her new way of life, and wanting to embrace her new powerful self. She adjusts quickly, but in a way that makes the story real and involving. She finds herself torn between her old life and her new one - torn between her high school love and the vampire hunk that is trying to help her. The attempts on her life continue and she has the choice to embrace her new life and powers or be killed. A wonderful, quick read that I recommend to fans of urban fantasy.3.5/5
Fictional_Candy More than 1 year ago
I’ve had this book on my kindle for I don’t know how long. A long time. It’s always been one of those, “I will get to it when I can” books, even though I’ve seen rave reviews about it from other bloggers I follow. Then an opportunity came up to review the second book in this series, and so I had to start on the first one. I’ll be honest – I’d estimate that in the first third of this book or so I had thought about DNF’ing it. There were some parts that seemed a bit cheesy, and I thought it read a bit younger than I really was in the mood for. But I hung in there. And I am SO glad I did. This book morphed into this fantastic urban fantasy tale with a ton of action, a love triangle, and relationships strong enough to build houses on. So the slow start really became irrelevant to me. I’m even writing my review early, which is something I never do, so I can make sure I remember where book one ends and book two begins.  Brooke is a highschool aged girl. Everything seems to be going her way. She’s dating Jaren, who is one of the most popular guys in school. And her best friend, Kaitlynn, is now dating Jaren’s best friend, David. It’s like the dream team of dating when you are in highschool, right? And then Brooke notices someone is kind of stalking her. Ok… there is no kind of about it, he is after her. And one night, the stalker shows up at Jaren’s door and demands Brooke come with him. This is a catalyst to change her entire life.  That night she finds out she is part Pijawika, which is a Croatian vampire basically. There are different types of Vampires, and a whole class system. Then she meets other people, and even discovers she has some supernatural abilities. She isn't thrilled about this information, which I thought was unusual.  If it were me I would have been ecstatic. e Brooke’s adventure, for lack of a better word, of being on the run from whomever is hunting her turned this book into a kick ass story. Her mentor of sorts, Mirko, is charming and tenacious, with a bit of a smart ass side. And there develops a love triangle with her, Jaren, and Mirko. I won’t tell you how that turns out, but for the record – I think she made the right decision in the end. I can only hope the decision stick.  The story travels through several states, and there is so much that happens in a short amount of time. I really loved watching Brooke develop and learn about her Pijawika side and history. If you like books with a bad ass heroine, tons of secrets and lies, and a bit of romance, then this would definitely be a good pick for you.
Lori_Zalewski More than 1 year ago
Find this review and more at Lusty Penguin Reviews! Angeline Kace enthralls and entertains in the first installment of the Vampire Born Trilogy, Descended by Blood, a young adult paranormal romance. The author does a brilliant job of building her own unique world of Pijawika, Zao Duh, and Drustvo, three races relating to vampires. Brooke Keller is your average teenager enjoying school, her friends, and her boyfriend, Jaren Matthews. But, Brooke’s life changes forever when she discovers that she is part vampire. Stunned by the news that Brooke is a vampire, Jaren breaks up with her. Nevertheless, Jaren takes Brooke to meet Mirko, a Zao Duh, assigned to protect Brooke. Despite the fact that Mirko sees that Jaren still has strong feelings for Brooke, Mirko makes it plain to everyone that he is interested in Brooke too. With all of the changes in her life, Brooke finds it difficult to determine who she wants to be with, Jaren or Mirko. I sympathized with Brooke as she struggles with relationships and with all of the physical changes within herself, fearing she is becoming a monster. Along with the love triangle, Kace consummately develops Brooke’s relationship with her best friend, Kaitlynn. Kaitlynn stands by Brooke without hesitation when it is revealed that Brooke is part vampire, which makes her a fabulous friend. Fully drawn into the Kace’s unique paranormal world in Descended by Blood, I was completed captivated by the memorable characters, the multiple storylines, and innovative plot twists that ensnared me in this story right up to the shocking cliffhanger ending that left me anxious to read the next story. I received an eBook copy of the book for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So this book is poorly written it has a great idea and could be amazing, but the language and actual structure is very childish. It makes me cringe to read most of it. I doubt I that I will read another book by this author not because the idea was bad but please honey use more sophisticated sentence structure!! Please!!
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Thanks 2nd person who commented. You just gave me all spoilers and no surprises
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lizasarusrex More than 1 year ago
What is the book about? Brooke is an average teenage girl who moves from high school to high school because her mother moves them constantly. Her life is finally coming together, with a best friend, Kaitlynn and a new boyfriend she's been crushing on Jaren. One day Booke and Kaitlynn are almost attacked by a lion but miraculously Brooke is able to command him to leave them alone. Brooke thinks someone may have sent the lion to attack them. Who could do such a thing, and did they know that Brooke would be able to stop the lion? Besides there close call with the lion her life is finally becoming constant and normal until her and her boyfriend Jaren are attacked by a Pijawika, otherwise known as a vampire. When she explains to her mother all that she knows she finds out that she is a Melez or a half-breed. As a melez she has to stay in hiding because a Pijawika and a human are not supposed to pro-create. It seems though her secret is already out and someone is after her! Who could possibly want her and for what reason? What did I think? Well I will first say that the end of this book was a huge cliff hanger!! Angeline Kace you need to hurry and finish that second book, the first chapter preview just wasn't enough! I thought this was a good book. You don't really expect the twists and turns this book takes. I liked the relationship Brooke and Kaitlynn had, they're best friends but they care so much for each other as if they were sisters. This book was a perfect length, not too long and not too short. I will be looking for Ms. Kace's second book the second it hits stores.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
My Summary: Brooke has been on the move her whole life. She's never really understood why her mom moved them around so much. Then, just as she starts to settle in to her new town, things get dangerous. Could this danger be what her mom has been avoiding all these years? Brooke has wanted Jaren's attention for a long time and just as they are settling into a relationship, Jaren is attacked by a vampire who is coming for Brooke. She manages to kill the vampire using skills that come naturally. Which leaves her to question, what the heck is happening to her? Brooke, Jaren, and best friend Kaitlyn set out to find the answers to her new found powers and to find out who is after her. Along the journey she is introduced to Mirko, who helps her to control and use her new skills. He may also hold not only the answers to her questions, but the key to her heart as well. My Take: This was one action packed story that help my attention all the way through. Brooke was a solid heroine with kick butt abilities. I appreciated how the story developed. It was solid and steady. As for characters, I liked Brooke pretty much from the start. On occasion, the female leads can annoy me, but Brooke rang true as likable and strong. I really like her friend Kaitlyn. She made me laugh. I loved how she stood by Brooke, who really needed someone constant in her life. Brooke had so much change in her life that the stability of her friendship with Kaitlyn was important. Now, my thoughts on the boys. I mean really...what is Brooke thinking? Why is she even questioning who she should be with? I never liked Jaren. He's so back and forth with his commitment to Brooke, I found it annoying. Mirko on the other hand, *fans self* he's the total package. Not only is he honest with Brooke, but he's developed true feelings for her. He also respects her abilities and decisions. So my challenge to you is this, can you handle a book with a hot hero and a kick butt heroine? Can you survive the action packed adventure that Angeline Kace takes you on? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then this is the perfect read for you!
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LynnRush More than 1 year ago
Wow. This was a super fast read. I totally loved this book. Lots of tension, creative story, and intriguing characters. It's not just another vampire novel. The twists are different and unique. It does have a flavor of Vampire Academy to it, which is fine by me because I loved that series. Looking forward to reading Angeline Kace's future books!
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Marcie77 More than 1 year ago
Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace is the first book in the Vampire Born series. The main character Brooke Keller has moved around most of her life. She lives with her mom who is very protective over her. She finally has a best friend, Kaitlynn and a hot boyfriend, Jaren. Things are going very well for Brooke until she notices that she's being followed and possibly stalked by a creepy stranger. When the creeper tries to kidnap Brooke in front of Jaren a mystery reveals itself. Brooke exhibits special powers that she can't explain. Frightened and worried Brooke goes on the run with Jared and Kaitlynn only to find that whoever is after her is not far behind. Descended by Blood has an very interesting, action packed plot. This story line includes a love triangle between Jaren, Brooke, Mirko who is the guy sent to protect her. The author has set up a great back story to the history of vamps as well. I also like the depth Kace gives her characters. It really helped to understand the characters and their actions better. One thing that bothers me in books is instant love. I felt that Brooke and Jarens relationship was a bit rushed. Kace explains in her novel that vampires form attachments very quickly so I could understand why it happened so quickly but it still doesn't work for me. Mirko and Brooke's relationship is more my speed. Mirko is immediately attracted to Brooke but there are no instant confessions of love. Another thing I really like in this book is the characters reactions to their situations. It's good and refreshing to see characters not always have such a positive view and to be so accepting of life changing events. To me that seems like a normal reaction. For instance Brooke is mad at her mother for the secrets she kept from her her whole life. I like that some characters can go with the flow but it's also nice to see characters having trouble dealing with situations. Overall this is a good book to read. It's very fast paced and exciting. I definitely want to continue reading this series especially since it ended with a cliff hanger. The next book, Enemy Within, comes out this year.