Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Review @kalayna - Once Bitten by Kalayna Price (Haven #1)

Once Bitten
Haven #1
by Kalayna Price

Goodreads blurb:  Kita Nekai, on the run and the smallest of her shifter clan—a calico cat among lions and tigers—is being hunted. She was expected to accept her role as her father’s successor whether or not her cat was up to the task of leading the clan. She disagreed. Now she’s less than a step ahead of the hunters, bone-tired, cold, and living hand-to-mouth in the city of Haven. And that’s the high point of her day. She’s also drugged, "accidently" turned into a vampire, and sentenced to death for recklessly creating a rogue shifter who tortures its human prey. She’s got seventy-two hours to find the rogue, evade a city full of hunters, prove she’s not responsible for the rogue, and keep the vampire council from killing her. All while sorting out an apprentice mage, a married ex-boyfriend shifter-hunter, and the vampire who made her. 

About the Author:  USA Today Bestselling author Kalayna Price writes the Alex Craft Novels, a new dark urban fantasy series from Roc, and the Novels of Haven from Bell Bridge Books. Her works have been translated into several languages and are available (or have been contracted for release) in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Poland, Russia, and Germany. Kalayna draws her ideas from the world around her, her studies into ancient mythologies, and her obsession with classic folklore. Her stories contain not only the mystical elements of fantasy, but also a dash of romance, a bit of gritty horror, some humor, and a large serving of mystery. Kalayna is a member of SFWA and RWA, and an avid hula-hoop dancer who has been known light her hoop on fire.

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My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!

The cover is very intriguing especially with the “Meow. Purr. Die. Repeat.” which is what grabbed my attention.

This is the first book in the series, and it is the first time I’ve read this author.  This is definitely an adult only book due to the violence.

Kalayna packs the details into her book which is awesome for making the story come alive, but it is also a bit overwhelming because it was information overload for me.  I was also a bit lost in the beginning because I didn’t know this world she is creating.  I was wondering if there are other books set in this world because I didn’t know what Firth was or the rules in this shifter world.

I really like Kita because she is a fighter, but she is also scared.  She left her world because she couldn’t be with who she loved.  She is on a crazy adventure with Hunters looking for her, Vampires that she is not sure what to make of, an Old friend, Rogues, Mages, magic, murder, and mayhem galore.  She tries to make her way in the world as it keeps changing around her. 

I think this series will keep getting better especially as I learn more about the world and get more in sync with Kita and her world.  I think if you like complex paranormal worlds with tons going on that you will enjoy this story because I know I did.  I can’t wait to read the next book and see how much better it gets!

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