A few months ago I reviewed Blood Tree by Scarlett Dawn. It’s now been released in one book with a bonus short story told from Susan’s point of view! I have to say if you are looking for an unputdownable book for your weekend read, this is it.
I received this book via the author, Scarlett Dawn. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.
Series: Blood Tree,
Published by Self Publish on 2015-10-27
Length: 284 pages
Reviewing eARC Rating:
Where there is Dark, there is Light.
The two halves make a whole.
Or do they battle for dominance?
Kenna Julius is your average teenage girl. She has a bossy mom, a new boyfriend in school, and she never dreams of enchanted lands or fairy tale castles.
She lives in the real world.
Or so she thought...
Juliet Julius watched her daughter grow into a fierce young woman. She protected her. She guarded her. She sacrificed all she had to give.
Now it’s Juliet’s turn to live.
But she may have a sinister problem of her own...
Susan Julius has loved one man her entire life. He's brilliant, strong, and powerful. And he has never given her any indication he feels the same way.
Though, situations are about to change.
One will be deadly. The other will awaken desire...
Blood Tree: Silver Edition by Scarlett Dawn is a fantastic new world about the light and dark fae and a mother/daughter duo who must learn to navigate that world. This special edition of the series contains Kenna’s and Juliet’s story along with a bonus short story told from their mutual friend Susan’s point of view.
The story begins with Kenna, Juliet’s daughter. She thought her mother was crazy with all her rules and paranoia until one night Juliet sends Kenna away with the instructions to follow the music and the white roses to safety. Yet there was music and a path of white roses that led Kenna right into the realm of the light fae! At the age of 13, she didn’t know that this was where she descended from. I like Kenna, even if she is a bit misguided. She knows who she is and what she believes and no one is going to tell her differently. She loves, she hates, and she follows all the rules laid out by her mom and the light fae with no question, but maybe a bit of impatience 😉
Part two of the story is Juliet’s story. It explains why she is an outsider and who Kenna’s father is. Juliet is a strong character and easily likable. She was raised a Light Elf, followed all the rules, until the night of her Blood Tree. Celebrating she has a one night stand, unfortunately that one night stand happened to be a Dark Elf. So Juliet’s life is upturned. She is forced to leave the only life she’s known by her parents who she thought she could turn to. She is now going to live in the human realm as a single mother AND she has to keep the father a secret. Juliet is a devoted mother, whose sole focus is protecting her daughter and ensuring she is Light.
The last story is Susan’s. She grew up with Juliet, she was her best friend until the night she took her out to party and she wound up getting pregnant by a dark elf. She owed Juliet and Juliet cashes in when her daughter Kenna stumbles into the light realm. Susan quickly becomes Kenna’s friend as well, loving her as she did her mother. Susan is spunky and a rock to the two lead ladies so I really enjoyed reading her story.
The plot of this series focuses on the Juliet and Kenna. They are unique to the fae and their love for each other knows no boundaries. Juliet will do anything to protect her daughter even going into self-imposed exile. Kenna will do whatever she needs to keep her mother happy and safe. In addition to the mother-daughter dynamic, there is quite a bit of steamy romance. Kenna has Julius, the leader of the light fae. Juliet has Kenna’s father (sorry no spoilers from me!), and Susan has her own crush.
Overall I really enjoyed this book! It’s a fast read with a page-turning pace. I enjoyed all three ladies’ points of view. And the world-building…phenomenal! However please keep in mind that this is new adult paranormal romance and there are quite a few steamy scenes. So sorry! No kiddos please 😀 If you enjoy new adult, fantasy, paranormal romance, than this is the book for you!