Saturday, March 5, 2011

BLB Blog Tour Review Danann Frost Falls From Grace by Joanne Valiukas




Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 573 KB
Publisher: Joanne Valiukas (September 22, 2010)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B004443YGA
Lending: Enabled
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Book Courtesy of Joanne Valiuka and Book Lovin' Bitches Tour

Goodreads Summary:
Danann Frost is thousands of years old, yet young for her kind. She is a creature of the Light, an Angel, one of the Seraphim; a race of beings that live beyond our world. She has been cast out of paradise and Fallen from Grace, all for the love of a Dark One - a vampire. The only problem is, Seth did not want her and told her to go and not come back. Danann has made a life for herself amongst the vampires of this world and they protect her fragile nature. She and the vampire Asher live on the fringes of the human world; love and loyalty cannot separate them but trouble and vengeance are on their way. After two hundred years of enduring the crippling punishments of her Fall, Seth walks back into her life but he is bitter and angry and out for revenge. Thank God he is after someone else...or is he? Can Danann escape the dark intentions of her once-beloved for whom she Fell from Grace, or has she put all those that she holds dear in danger? Journey with Danann as she takes the path to taking back her Light and ascending to be Angel once more. Will the Archangel Uriel surrender her Light or will Danann be doomed to walk in darkness forever?

Review:
Seth who is a vampire(Dark One) longs to find love and happiness after many years of boredom stumbles across a woman at the Lake (Ireland) and becomes instantly entranced by her little does he know she is an Angel.

I loved the forbidden love between the Angel and Vampire- and the consquences for that love. This book grabbed me and I couldn't read it fast enough.

What I thought was interesting was the switching from 3rd to 1st person though at first it confused me but after a page or so, I fell comfortably back into the story. I believe this is the first book I ever read written that way and to me it was very unique.

I liked as well the transition from 1800's Ireland to Modern day Melbourne, it flowed very well.The characters were also well written, though I found myself getting a bit frustrated with Seth for a bit for his bitterness towards Danann.

Overall I loved this book and am eagerly waiting for the sequel because I want to know what happens next- oops almost gave away the ending of this book.

Would I recommend? Yes I believe this is nicely done debut for Joanne and I can't wait for the next book.



My Rating 4 out 5 stars


Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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6 comments:

aobibliophile™ said...

hi Donna! how's it going? Joanne's debut book is amazing and i'm glad you liked it too. c",)

BLHmistress said...

Oh yes I enjoyed it very much , though I cut it close getting my review up because Real Life and family visiting.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Yay! Glad you enjoyed it! I couldn't get enough of this one am I'm also looking forward to the sequel!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads

BLHmistress said...

I feel bad because I had to wait to last day to get this written and posted. But RL tends to interfere when you least expect it.

BooksforCompany said...

This seems very popular! l got a copy after they very kindly sent out copies for review. REALLY need to get to it!

BLHmistress said...

I can't wait to see what you think of it, I had a friend that didn't like it at all. I guess we all have different tastes but I did enjoy it lot.

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