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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, & #GIVEAWAY - Awakening: Bloodline by Tiera Rice

Book & Author Details:

Awakening: Bloodline Book One
by Tiera Rice
Publication date: October 12th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal


Antanasia knows better than anyone that being royal comes with lots of expectations. Born into war as a Vampyre Witch, she has to battle the ultimate enemy: her own blood. When she has a terrifying Vision, Antanasia fights harder than ever to prevent it from coming to pass. Will she succeed? Or does she die trying?

Nadia is an average teenager celebrating her nineteenth birthday. But her day turns upside down when she starts developing unusual abilities that make her question everything she knew. Searching for answers to her predicament, she finds herself trusting Nicolae, a stranger with a familiar presence. Why does she feel so drawn to him? Will Nadia find answers to the questions about her past and take on her new role willingly? Or will she choose to remain in the dark and deny her destiny?

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4 out of 5 (very good)

Awakening: Bloodline is a story of two parts - one is told by Nadia, who has just celebrated her 19th birthday in the present day. The other is told by Ananstasia in the past. They are one and the same, but it all becomes clear as the story progresses. Nadia has her friends and mother, but her life is changing and she doesn't know who she can speak to. New characters appear in her life, and she doesn't know what to do with them either. 

This is a fast-paced story, full of promise. I would say that although this is very well written, this book is more of laying down the groundwork for future books. It shows the relationships that Nadia/Ananstasia have, their enemies, their friends. Nadia suddenly has these abilities, but has no idea what to do with them. She also doesn't know who is "good" and "bad". It does end on a cliffhanger, but the surprise given wasn't really a surprise, as the details given in the book sort of gave it away.

This is an intriguing book, and I loved reading it from both points of view. I can't wait to read more and find out what happened to the other characters in the time from Ananstasia to Nadia. Definitely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Tiera Rice was raised in Rockland County, New York and is a realtor in Rockland, Westchester, and Orange Counties. She earned her degree in criminal justice from Temple University, is the founder of Laughter and Lemonade: a project that focuses on motivational posters for those experiencing a chronic illness, and co-founder of #26forTiera: a foundation that provides financial resources to single parents battling life-threatening illnesses.

A creator of poems and short-stories for many years, Tiera challenged herself by leaping into the world of novels. Having recently survived a battle with cancer, Tiera decided to use her writing to entertain and motivate her readers. When not writing or selling houses, Tiera can be found spending time with her friends and family, especially her young daughter, fish, and kitty cat. Her other interests include singing, drawing, and dancing.


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  1. I liked the synopsis and review, thank you.

  2. This sounds like a fun read and dual POV books are my fav - I find you get to know the characters a lot better that way. Great review! :)

  3. Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. sounds like a great book! thanks for the giveaway.