Release date - 18th October 2017
Book length - 281 pages
Publisher - Self-Published
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Clare Daly for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Ireland, 1847. Seventeen-year-old EVELYN MOONEY has just burnt a man to death with her bare hands. Now she has to run, keeping it a secret from her brother MICHAEL, until she can figure it out. Together they flee their famine stricken homeland, crossing the Atlantic to New York and into the household of Russian aristocrat VLADIMIR DERMATOV. But their new master has a secret of his own and when his dead brother makes a miraculous return, the stage is set for a reunion unlike any other.
For SASHA is now a vampire, seeking retribution on the brother that left him in the hands of a monster. Their fates will be decided in the mansions of Fifth Avenue and far below them, for a dark force lurks beneath the city who would bring them all together.
OUR DESTINY IS BLOOD by Clare Daly is a deeply layered, engrossing tale that blends history and fantasy seamlessly together with characters that readers will really connect with.
In Ireland it's 1847 and famine has taken over the land, killing mercilessly. Evelyn and her brother Michael have already lost their mother and are now waiting for their father to follow her into the afterworld. And their despicable landlord is itching to throw them out onto the road. But Evelyn has a secret power that will change the course of her life and Michael's as it takes them across the ocean to New York where someone important is waiting for her. But America is nothing like their homeland and in the darkness lies a hidden world that battle monsters that would haunt your dreams ...
OUR DESTINY IS BLOOD by Clare Daly is a compelling story about family, loss, and inner-spirit at a time in history where cruelty is the order of the day - from the famine in Ireland to slaves in the USA, the author doesn't try to hide the horror of humanity but rather places it beside the horror of another world where a powerful demon demands power and obedience. Evelyn, Micheal, and Sasha, really got under my skin and I devoured every page of this energetically-paced story as I was desperate to know what was going to happen. The settings and descriptions are top notch and Clare Daly has a way with words which allows you to step into a different time and place and experience it for yourself.
I thoroughly enjoyed OUR DESTINY IS BLOOD and I look forward to more from this unlikely family.
Clare Daly was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1974. She has been working as a film publicist for over twenty years in the Irish film industry, including time spent at Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Studios and Twentieth Century Fox.
She can usually be found with her head in a John Connolly Charlie Parker novel or revisiting any of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. In the classics, she adores Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Other favourites include Misery and 11.22.63 (Stephen King), Mystic River (Dennis Lehane), The Girl With All The Gifts (M.R. Carey) and Out of Sight (Elmore Leonard).
Our Destiny Is Blood is her first novel, with the next instalment in the series coming in Spring of 2018.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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