Following her late aunt's clues, Edyn finds herself in New York City attempting to save her last surviving relative, the powerful and reclusive billionaire, Ethan Roux. Edyn not only discovers Ethan isn't exactly human, but that she is at the center of an ancient prophecy and could determine the outcome of an impending war.
As Ethan's Omega, his only human descendant, she's thrust into an enigmatic world full of new supernatural creatures where both good and evil vampires and warlocks have waged a centuries-long battle for the fate of humanity. Just as her relationship with the mysterious and handsome Brendan begins to blossom, Edyn's complicated new life quickly spirals out of control when ancient evil becomes determined on making her one of them. Edyn must discover her inner strength while making the choice between a long life without love and a potentially short life full of it.
The Bellum Prophecy is a dark, suspenseful new novel that explores the loss of innocence while coming of age in the midst of a battle between good and evil. Combining the best elements of vampire legend, the supernatural, and even magic, L. Marie Horton uses exciting action and a cutting-edge story to craft a refreshing new take on young adult fiction.
- I always like a “new” and “original” vampire book. No more sparkly, sexy vamps – something that stands out from the normal vampire dribble. This book was unique and could stand on its own.
- I really like Edyn, I love MC that are not perfect, that make mistakes and sometimes shine without trying. She had a neat background, living with her “aunt” after her parents passed away. She was raised well, but sheltered. She started to have visions as a child and has come to find out that they are real.
- Ethan and his whole gang were fun, vampires and paladins fighting souped-up vampires (I saw them like the extreme vamps from Warm Bodies). Along with Edyn’s visions, she also finds out that she was other “powers” she never knew she had.
- The setting was cool, travel from a college, to New York City and then to France. I love when books can really transport you.
- The world-building was well done. I liked how the human race flowed into the story and how we are intermixed with vampires and never really noticed. Us humans, we are not very perceptive to the world around us ;)
- The romance just did not work completely for me. It was a little insta-love. I really probably would not have had any issues with it if they would not have said they were in love after three dates. Please say “I really care about you” or “I like you a lot and want to keep seeing you” or even “I feel like I am falling in love with you.” But I love you, head over heels, completely and forever after three dates is just a little much for me.
- I think the POV took a bit of the action away from the book. If it was third person I think we could have a better view of the action and fighting scenes in the book. They just seemed a bit short and lacking with a first person POV.