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I have to admit that I have been trying to finish this first review of the first book for over a week now. I have been writing a little.. saving... and then returning to write a lil' more. Why? Well, the honest truth is that I have loved this series so much that I have been unable to put the continuing books of this series. However, I have been trying very hard to review the book as soon as I finish it but Elizabeth Loraine has done a wonderful job at ending each book in a manner that makes you dive into the next book with the wonder at what will possibly happen next.
This is my first series that I have read of Elizabeth Loraine's books. I was very impressed with her story telling. I really enjoyed the fact that Katrina, The Beginning took place in the 1800s. It was nice to experience the mannerisms, fashion attire, and social events that the Royals are able to take part in.Read more ›
I was really intrigued by the concept of a royal family of vampires and I really wanted to see how the author would portray them and what their world would be like.
And while the concept was a good one I do wish there would have been just a little more world building involved. I never did get a good idea in which time period this book took place. We get a feel that it is set around the 1700's when immigrants were first going to the America's but nothing is ever said for sure. I did enjoy the descriptions of the gowns and balls and the mansions that they lived in. It had an almost Renaissance feel to it. Something that I think anyone who loves historical fiction would appreciate for sure.
The character building was pretty good, although there were a few things that bothered me, like the insta in love, insta out of love scenes but, that is pretty common any more in the YA genre so it didn't distract too much from the story.
This book did have a lot of action in it but it also had a few slow spots as well that dragged just a little.
Overall, this was a fun read and a good first book in a series. It will be very interesting to see where the author takes the storyline and the lives of the characters from here.
I would definitely give the next book in the series a chance.
I rate this one 3 Stars!
Katrina is being told from the POV of a young seventeen year old royal vampire, of course her name is "Katrina" as the title of the book represents.
Taking place in the 1800's, an era by the way that I absolutely loved in history.. The elegant fashions, old school manners, (so lacking now a days) and the many huge grand social balls or events that always seem to take place in the upper circle. And with her family being of royal blood, comes one of the luxuries of having you own staff/servants who tend to their every wish or need. (although their staff was treated like family)
Katrina and her family also have "Watchers" who keep them safe and trained them expertly in the arts of battle.
The Vox Brothers, seven in all were very loyal and trust worthy... Avery, Cedrik, Gregor, Gunter, Simon, Thomas and Quinn. (Unfortunately Cedrik and Gregor were killed in battle)
Katrina face sadness, love, (first time) adventure and enemies all within this great book. She knows that she has a purpose in life, and therefore she knows she must do everything possible to strengthen herself physically as well as her gifts. (Gunter helps her achieve this as her trainer) Gunter also help train Katrina's friends/companions Letta, Rosa and El.
The daily routine of her life, from bathing , feedings all the way to her training was such a new take in some ways.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved the book and the plot. However, I felt like it ended too soon and in the middle of something important that should have stayed in the first book and not gone into the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by A.B.
Katrina, the Beginning follows seventeen year old Katrina, a princess who also happens to be a vampire. Read more
I wanted so bad to like this book! It came highly recommended from a good friend. However I struggled through this book from the beginning. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Heidi Hudson
Hmmmm. Well, for starters, it's a little to tame for my tastes. I didn't realize it was a YA book and that was my mistake. Read more
I enjoyed the book but hated the ending. I was aware it was a series but usually they end and this doesn't seem to. It just leaves you to wonder. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DKBRICK
The first novel in an extensive series, this book opens up a new world of vampires guarded by a selected group of humans. This story is full of characters and intrigue. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rae Sontheyon (@Hey, It Was Free!)