Friday, February 27, 2015

97: The Warloch's Pack by V.L. Holt~Book Review


Synopsis

Step into a Tale of a Modern Girl and Boy Mingled with Historical Romance

Newspaper Girl Jane Burrows is a hard-working likeable teen who is satisfied with her small town life far from urban cares. She lives with her mom and beagle on a quiet street in rural Oregon. She has a best friend, wheels, and a smartphone that keeps her in touch with current events. A senior in high school struggling to help her mom, Jane has other things on her mind besides romance.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Jane’s ordered world changes when a new boy moves in just a few doors down. William McLeod isn’t your typical senior. He has the build of an MMA fighter, the skills of a parkour expert, and can quote Jane Austen’s fiction no problem. He’s also pretty evasive when it comes to the simplest of questions. Where is he from? What does his dad do? Why does he keep following Jane around like a puppy dog in training?

William Has a Secret 

There is that other thing too. The thing where he keeps dying in battle and resurrecting. William descends from an ancient Warrior race, created to be invincible in battle. It’s kind of a secret, until he’s faced with a life or death situation involving the cute girl he just met.

History Repeats Itself 

Zarastrid is the leader of a powerful group of immortal Warlochs. In ancient times, he and his brothers had a wonderful idea. Create a race of Warriors to fight their battles for them. Zarastrid finds a Christian woman suitable for the task, but quickly discovers he can’t stay away from her. The Warriors created would be deadly, powerful and fearless. There was only one problem; it turned out that their loyalty couldn’t be guaranteed.

Zarastrid Wants Revenge 

The Warlochs are hunting down every last descendant of the Warrior race. The Lochspawn monsters reign with blood and horror, wreaking devastation wherever they land. A rogue Lochspawn has tracked William to Jane’s small town, and William must make a choice. Preserve one of his last lives in order to save Jane’s frail existence? Or hoard his precious remaining lives and watch his future go up in flames?


Reviewed by: Kathryn Jenkins

97: The Warloch’s Pact captures you from page one. Zarastrid opens us up to the past creating the ground work for the future our main characters walk in. He shows his emotions in cold dark complexity, but even he is not above falling for a woman that is captivating as Agnes.

The events between Agnes and the Coven lead to the present story, which influences Jane and William. William is a warrior created through science experimentation and is being hunted.  Jane as far as she knows is a normal high school kid with a cooky friend name Crady that is a bit overwhelming at times. 

The relationships between the characters make this an intriguing read. Holt does a wonderful job tying the characters together through time as she jumps from past to present. You find yourself pulled between routing for Jane and William to Zesterid and his heart ache. 

Holt by far does a magnificent job bringing her debut novel into a class of its own. The character building and emotional turmoil leaves you craving for more. I am looking forward to when book two hits the stores.


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About the Author

V. L. Holt adores escaping housewifery by reading all kinds of books, from non-fiction how to declutter-type books to paranormal romance to historical regency to sweet fiction and memoirs. But her favorite mode of escapism is writing-though she doubts she will ever undertake to write a bestselling decluttering book.

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