When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.
The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa's instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.
Warning: This book is warrioristic!
My Rating: 10 of 10
My Cover Thoughts: I absolutely love this cover! The girl is so beautiful and her tattoo that covers her arm is exquisite! I really want to get that tattooed on my arm!
My Thoughts/Review: This book is one that I just could not out down. I could not get enough and when I finished I wanted more because I just needed to know what happened.
So with that being said Alexa is just your ordinary teen who wants to go to school and get out of her house. Her mother makes her train in her spare time and teaches Alexa how to fight to protect her little sister. They move around a lot but that is to keep them safe. From what Alexa does not know because her mother will not share that. Then they move to this small town and Alexa makes friends with Jackson. Jackson is always there when she needs him and he keeps her out of trouble.
Then one night Alexa is home and she is hanging out with her sister when trouble comes knocking on the door. Alexa’s mother tells her to take her sister and run. She is to take her to the hidden spot and wait for further instructions. They run and run until Alexa kills two of the monsters chasing her and her sister. They slow down when they hear something and when they look it is Jackson running toward them to help Alexa protect her sister.
Once at the hidden place Alexa finds out some disturbing news. She is now faced with some tough decisions but the one decision she knows to be true is that she must protect her sister at all costs and she will do it. Jackson is there to protect Alexa and he is also keeping a secret that she will soon find out.
Come along for the ride of a lifetime with Alexa, Nelly, Jackson, Kayden, Tommy and Gavin! Alexa will find things out that will change her and her sister’s future. She is forced to make a decision that is both heart breaking but necessary. What will Alexa choose? Read on to find out!
Memorable Quotes: “Giving up already, Warrior?”
I shook my head. “I don’t give up on anything that’s important… but I need you to lower the gate for me, I have some things I have to go take care of.” I hoped that sounded convincing.
To my surprise, Gavin winked. “Will you be coming back?”
“If I’m lucky.”
“Then, good luck, Warrior. I look forward to your return.” Then, he lowered the gate.
Before I could pull forward, he said, “Don’t forget what you saw here, Alexa.”
At hearing my name, I smiled, though I’m sure there was more sadness in it than anything else. “I won’t forget what I left here.”
Advice: This is a MUST MUST read!
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***********************************************************************************Hello all! I wanted to give you guys a special stop today but I have spent all weekend putting the finishing touches on Half Black soul, trying to make sure I have it perfect for you and what little time I have had left with with my two wonderful girls (ages 3 & 4) so let's do this ... anyone who follows Taneesha's blog today and leaves a comment saying they did will be entered to win an ecopy of Half Black Soul. If you already follow her just leave a comment saying you already follow and please enter you! Also I will share with you the results of the Jackson contest... In case you didn't know, Karla and Nicole (love you two!!!) started a fan club, and we had a "Jackson casting" as I mentioned before I took a little inspiration from a classmate in college for Jackson's character and had trouble coming up with someone I thought looked like him. You guys posted your picks and I had a terrible time trying to choose just one of them but I did and the winner of the ARC that went out last night was Tt with Charlz Chalmers... Adorable isn't he? Thank you Tt! If you are missing out on all the fun here is the link to the fan club where we chat about books and boys, Blood Warriors. Thank you!H.D.