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Karen Glista ✓ 1 CHARACTERS

CHARACTERS ¾ Chasing the Red Queen â Donja Bellanger suffering after the death of her father finds herself in dire straits when her mom takes a new husband Forced not only to move to a strange city but to share a room with her glamorous new stepsister Makayla Hampton her life spirals out of control Makayla lures her from goth to glam straight intM on edge As Torin battles his heart desires and feelings he thought buried and gone one thing is clear they have as much if not to fear of each other than the predator who would have her life Is love enough Can she accept him for what he is and better yet can he control his hungry hungry eyes A beautiful love story with relentless action elite battles and steamy moments unforgettabl. Rating 45This novel introduces Donja Bellanger the main character Donja’s father has recently passed away and she’s coming to grips with her mom’s new marriage The reader is brought on an emotional journey as Donja leaves her home to move to a new city and share a room with Makayla HamptonThe reader follows Donja as she joins an exclusive group; wherein she meets Torin Mancini The eight hundred year old being becomes entranced by her and when a predator picks up her scent it’s his job to protect her A particularly refreshing element in this novel is Donja’s relationship with her stepsister Mikayla While the majority of contemporary literature put an emphasis on sibling rivalry and uite frankly rivalry between women in general Karen Glista takes a different stance While the two siblings are wary of each other at first they soon develop a close and unbreakable bondAnother aspect of the novel that makes it uniue and interesting is its historical accuracy The author uses the Chippewa tribe as an essential aspect of the novel which is a tribe that used to occupy Lake Huron The author uses this ancient bloodline to add complexity to Donja’s character who is apparently a descendant of this bloodline Donja’s heritage is what attracts her predator and stalker so muchThere are however aspects of the novel that were very typical of YA literature There is for example the main character’s “special” bloodline Like in many other YA novels Twilight Divergent etc there is something particular about the main character that either puts her in danger or saves her altogether


Donja Bellanger suffering after the death of her father finds herself in dire straits when her mom takes a new husband Forced not only to move to a strange city but to share a room with her glamorous new stepsister Makayla Hampton her life spirals out of control Makayla lures her from goth to glam straight into an exclusive club not only for wealthy elites but Immortal Descendants Do. This is a pacey paranormal action and adventure story with a number of aspects that I liked but also a few that I didn’t Donja Bellanger is an unhappy goth girl about to turn 18 and things are not going very well for her Her mother is remarrying and while her soon to be stepfather seems to be nice enough they’ll be moving far away from her childhood home to a new house in Sault Ste Marie She doesn’t want to leave her best friend and she’s not over her boyfriend cheating on her Her new step sister Makayla doesn’t show any signs of liking her and then she discovers they’ll be sharing a roomShe soon discovers she’s not so bad and shortly after moving to their new home Donja goes out with Makayla and her boyfriend to an upmarket club Sault Ste Marie has had some gruesome murders of young women recently and one of the investigators Torin Mancini knows about them than he is able to let on The moment he lays eyes on Donja he is drawn to her in a way that he hasn’t been in a long long timeThis is an interesting twist on the usual vampire mythology Iridescents are much like vampires with the need to feed on blood but they’re able to be out in daylight and things like garlic and silver don’t kill them The Iridescents from this area of North America also have a lust for the blood of the Chippewa people which brought in a nice ethnic diversity to the story Donja’s age bothered me a little bit but as the story unfolds and the history of Donja’s family becomes apparent I found it less disconcerting It also helped that Donja’s mother’s reaction to her behaviour was uite realisticDonja and Torin’s instalove didn’t work for me though I can suspend my disbelief around a couple getting together really uickly when there is a lot of meaningful interaction between the two of them Donja and Makayla’s interaction was meaningful in a shorter space of time than Donja’s was with Torin The Iridescents is a male dominated hierarchy and the women seem to be of no importance that to provide blood sex and offspring The story is filled with action epic battles and surprises The unravelling of the plot kept me engaged and reading The part I liked least was the romance but fortunately there was so much to keep me entertained Book received in exchange for an honest review

REVIEW Chasing the Red Queen

Chasing the Red QueenNja crosses paths with Torin Mancini and he’s too damn handsome to be real Torin who has concealed his identity as a powerful ancient sprit for eight hundred years sets his eyes on Donja; there’s something about her blood something he can’t walk away from He’s not alone A deadly predator has picked up her scent Stalked she reaches out to Torin but the lure of her blood has hi. Not what I expected Not at all But that is in the most positive way Vampire stories are normally much alike each other but this one surprised me I liked it a lot Well written story with a nice storyline and plot I like that the characters and how they developA passionate and emotional read with new twists Enjoyable and recommendable It is a mysteryparanormalromance novel that has a lot in it Not usually what I read but this one I can recommend to others and I will come back to this author The story has sites to it It is weaved into each other in such a captivating and enjoyable wayThere are passion drama danger passion hot scenes and lots of chemistry in this amazing story