The Dark Blood Brotherhood-First Bite by L.B. Shire
Publisher: The Wild Horse Press
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, YA
Length: Short Story (47 pgs)
Age Recommendation: 14+
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis
Madaline ‘Maddie’ Reed spends her restless and lonely nights exploring the eerie forest that borders her relatives manor. It is here in the unnerving shadows and darkness of these woods the fight for her life begins, and one kiss will change her fate forever.
Ashtine is an orphan taken in by the Dark Blood Brotherhood and trained to be a bounty hunter; he tracks and kills rogue wolves that hunt unsuspecting mortals who dare wander into the forests. This is where he finds Maddie. With one bite, he changes the course of his destiny. With one kiss, the course of his life.
This story packs a lot of plot into its forty seven pages and the author did a great job setting, up both the characters and some of the plot in the first five pages or so.
It’s part love story, part paranormal and you feel yourself cheering for both the Maddie and Ashtine who seem perfect for one another. I think the author did a wonderful job with the setting, the forest, the woods, and this added to the storyline. While it did have some clichés, overall I think it’s a good pick for a teenager who enjoys historical paranormal stories.
I enjoyed it enough, that I’ll probably be checking out more stories in the Dark Blood Brotherhood series.