Roseblood by Emily Shore
Release Date: 08/07/2012
Publisher: Argo Navis
Format: Paperback, 292 pages
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For Reina Caraway, being human does have its drawbacks when she is born in Le Couvènte, a Northern California city made up entirely of vampires and werewolves. While she feels like an outsider (and sometimes dessert) in her high school, Reina also struggles at home with the mixed blood of her family. With her vampire brother and father and werewolf brother and mother, daily life becomes a dangerous challenge.On her shoulders is the promise of an ancient prophecy foretelling she will be the future Queen of Le Couvènte, Reina grapples with her evolving humanity by day and by night—paralyzing nightmares of the murders occurring all around Le Couvènte. When a vampire is found drained on the outskirts of the city, it is up to Reina and her dreams to help the Council discover the murderer’s identity.Reina also attracts the attention of the most powerful vampire in her high school; Skip White. However, what she feels for him is complicated by the presence of her vampire childhood guardian, Raoul Kelley. Then…Reina’s true nature and purpose unfolds through the revelation of her growing abilities. Suddenly she discovers she can manipulate water, fly, and hear the tiny speck of a raindrop fall from far away. When the deaths continue to grow closer to Reina’s inner circle, she realizes she must have the courage to not only accept her purpose but to embrace it.
*A review copy was provided by the author for reviewing purposes*
Thank you to Emily Shore!
Reina Caraway is a human in a town where it's all bloodsucker and werewolves. So she can literally become dog bits or the food bank in a second. Her dad is a vampire and her mom is a werewolf. In her whole family, only she is a human. At her school, she sometimes feels like an outsider and/or dessert.
There was a prophecy about her where it says she will rule Le Couvente. Ooh, no pressure.
In this story, she likes two boys (no surprise there, there are always two boys). Skip (Stefan) White and Raoul Kelley. I still have no idea how to pronounce Raoul. I rooted for Raoul :) One look at Skip and I'm all out in mother hen mode. I was like, "Nuh-uh. You get away from my gurl. You don't touch her. You don't look at her. And you better not think about her." Yep.. I was pretty weird, wasn't I?
There were murders happening all around town, but I find that the story wasn't very focused on finding the murder. It was more (actually, too much) around the whole Reina-Skip-Raoul fiasco. Not that I minded, but it would be better if there was more to the whole solving-the-crime thing. At the end, they do find the murder, though. Can't say I'm too surprised who he/she is. I already guessed who it was from the first few chapters :) Either it was a no-brainer or I'm a genius.
Overall, I liked the whole thing. It was a very romantic story. Watching Reina decided between the two boys were kind of hard though :(