Blood and Snow- The Complete Set by RaShelle Workman Blog Tour: Review
Every thousand years the Vampire Queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she's chosen Snow White.Snow isn't an ordinary girl. She doesn't know that yet.When Snow gets bitten by a Hunter, her life is thrown into a whirlwind of change where instead of worrying about what to eat, she has to fight not to drink the blood of fellow high school students. She becomes a revenant - not quite human, not quite vampire.With the help of an eccentric old Professor, his seven adoptive sons, and her best friend, Snow learns to control her blood craving. Sort of. She drinks a bloodlust tea, but she'd rather drink from her Hunter.Or, a human.She also discovers a whole other realm, one filled with fairies, dragons, and magic. And not only does the Vampire Queen want her, but there's a pendant called the Seal of Gabriel created for Snow by the Vampire Queen's twin sister. And Snow's supposed to use it to restore balance to all magical creatures. Including vampires.
A review copy was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
My suitemate had recommended this series to me, so when I saw the blog tour, I jumped at the chance to sign up. I was intrigued with the whole novella aspect, and I ended up really enjoying the series.
Snow White is Marked by the Vampire Queen so she can take over a new body, and by the time she turns 16, she is bitten by a Hunter, becoming a revenant, a mix of human and vampire. Snow may think she is a regular revenant, but she has it in her to defeat the awful Vampire Queen. Along with Professor Pops and his seven adoptive sons, they attempt to destroy the Vampire Queen all while trying to control Snow’s bloodlust, which grows stronger every day. Can Snow, along with her 7 handsome men, make peace between all magical creatures?
Snow was a really likeable character. She’s fiercely devoted to all her friends, and when she does something, she does it with all she has in her. She’s very enthusiastic, to say the least. But Snow, especially in the beginning, is a bit naïve about the way she handles tough situations, but it’s only because of her passionate nature.
Here is the part where I talk about the hero, the love interest. But in this case, there were three, which I get because they are 12 novellas. I most certainly had my favorite, but I won’t name names when describing them. You gotta be surprised! One is sweet at first, but there was always something off about him. One love interest I was leery about the whole dang book. I caught up even before Snow did. My favorite man was always there for Snow and just loved her unconditionally like it was his dang job or something. Swooooonnnnn. <3
Cindy, the best friend, comes across a bit ditzy at first, but she ends up having a pivotal role in everything that happens. All of the boy’s are loyal to Snow, and they’d do anything for her. They all have little crushes on Snow, which is just too adorable. Professor Pops is so helpful in Snow’s quest, and he is a father figure for Snow since hers is so absent.
The plot kept surprising me and I honestly couldn’t guess what was going to happen in each novella. I loved all the fairy-tale aspects imbedded within the series. Like I mentioned before, there were three romances. I didn’t especially like how Snow switched between them, but I think it was only because I read the whole series in quick succession, with no break to wait for the next installment in between. I clearly had my favorite man and I was so happy with how everything was resolved!
This book is a great tribute to the Snow White fairytale and is especially unique with the novellas. I most definitely recommend this one!
Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: My dress hung on my arms, so I was barely covered in the front. His fingers found my face, and stroked my cheeks, sending flickers of heat all over. Lowering his head, his lips brushed mine. Soft. I responded with force, opening my mouth. A sound escaped the back of his throat, and his eyes met mine. Then he growled and picked me up, moving me to the bed. He laid me down and climbed on top. His lips met mine with profound force and I let out a mew, something I’d never done before. ß This is my favorite guy! J
Rating: 4/5 Tar Heels!
About the Author:
RaShelle Workman is the bestselling author of the Dead Roses series ("Sleeping Roses" is being translated into Turkish, and will be available in print wherever Turkish books are sold in 2014), the Immortal Essence series, and the Blood and Snow series. She's sold over two hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide in the past year, including Japan, Canada, and Europe. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her blog: www.rashelleworkman.com.Find RaShelle at: