Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Review: Legend of the Blue Eyes by B. Kristin McMichael

The Legend of the Blue Eyes
*Cover and Synopsis from Goodreads

Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood.

On Arianna's sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it's further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.

There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side—her mother’s family or her father’s—and for once in her life, decide her own fate.

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

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My Review:

Arianna thinks her boring life is all there is. But on her sixteenth birthday she discovers that there is more to her life than she ever knew, more to the world than she ever knew. Not only does she discover that Vampires and Werewolves exist, but she discovers that she is a vampire. As she is thrown into the world of the night humans, not only does she struggle with the fact that she is a vampire, but that she is the stuff of Legend!

In Legend of the Blue Eyes we are given a new glimpse into the world of the vampire and werewolf, with B. Kristin McMichaels unique spin, branding them night humans. Divided into clans the night humans are at war and Arianna is the only hope of uniting them. I will say that Arianna is an interesting character. Overall I like her, she was sweet, kind natured, strong and a bit pig headed, but I'm not sure there was really anything to make her that memorable. I think she was too quick to trust and definitely too quick to fall in love. I enjoyed the connections that she made, but the fact that it was literally love at first sight kind of bothered me.

Of all the characters in this book, I enjoyed Devin the most. He was tough, deep and complicated. In Legend of the Blue Eyes he is a fierce warrior who has his own secrets and duties to Arianna and the world of the night humans.

There is a lot going on in this story, so it moves a little fast and I felt as if the story was a little rushed. I really wish that more time was spent developing the characters and their relationships. But despite all that, I did enjoy the story. It was quick to read and easy to get lost in, but there were quite a few editing problems, but really nothing so bad that it distracted me from the story being told.

Overall, Legend of the Blue Eyes is a fun read with a new spin on the world of the vampire. I think that this series can really develop into something great and I will definitely keep an eye on what happens in the future for Arianna.

"I thought I'd be fine until we made it back here, but we had some unexpected guests," Devin explained. (kindle, loc. 2479).

I know this moment doesn't look like much, but once you read the book you will totally understand. You see this moment, really shows what kind of character Devin is and just one reason why he is one of my favorite characters in this book.


  1. The cover of this one is so pretty. I'm sorry that it seemed rush and could have been more developed. It does look like an interesting concept and Devin sounds great :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. Jaclyn,

      Thanks! I love the cover! It really was a good story, it just had a few issues, but I will definitely be keeping an eye on any future books about Arianna!