Blood Pheonix Imprinted by Alisha Costanzo
Posted by brriske
Her renegade fight was just the beginning. The queen is recruiting new soldiers. Ria’s going on vicious missions with her battle buddy. And her explosive abilities are malfunctioning at inopportune moments.
So now, Ria must forgo her selfish desires to compartmentalize her life, but what’s she to do when she can’t save everyone she wants to. One girl may not be capable of taking down an empire. Good thing Ria’s got help.
This book is the 3rd in the Broken World series and ends in a cliffhanger. I did not read the first 2 books in the series. As a result, this book was difficult to understand. The story was well written, with a lot of action, but there were a lot of characters and references to events that happened in previous books. The past actions were only mentioned and not explained, making the story hard to follow unless the previous 2 books were read.
>I did understand the Ria is a newly made vampire in some kind of vamp camp led by a sadistic ruler. Ria is in a dangerous love triangle involving the ruler’s consort, her trainer and a leprechaun. Ria is the reincarnation of her trainer’s love, 7 times over. Eventually Gene and Ria follow the passion and sleep with each other. I didn’t get if the relationship was due to Ria or her past lives. Ria also has a tether to a leprechaun. They are in love. There are scenes in the book where Ria sleeps with at least 2 of the 3 men in the same day. How can this be love? Ria fights for her humanity in the face of being a vampire. I would think a love triangle would be a no-no for her. The men all seem aware of the others, as well.
>What Ria is exactly is a mystery. She is a vampire with power over the elements. Made by the queen’s consort, she sleeps with him also. The book is a good paranormal mystery, but not a good romance. I am a reviewer for Romance Author’s that Rock. This book is appropriate for an adult audience. I am giving the story 4 stars.