OMG, this book was amazing. I started reading this once I was reminded by a friend's post on Instagram that she was also reading the ARC. I went crazy reading this. I unfortunately had to read it on Adobe Editions, so I was slowed down by not being used to the software and having to click every time I wanted a page turn rather than hitting the arrows or better yet scrolling on my phone.
Anyway, what was I saying? Oh, right. Amazing. The plot was fast, questions from Book 1 were answered (and like a hydra, for each answer, 3 more questions sprouted in its place). Caitlin didn't whine as much, she (and readers) get to learn more about vampires, and most awesomely: meet new vampires! And she grows closer to Julian, which I thought was nice because despite his prickly attitude in Velvet, I wanted them to become friends.
It's finally here!!! The Belgrave Legacy in finally here and I'm so excited about it! You can now buy it from all major eBook retailers. How awesome is that?
About the Book
Title: The Belgrave Legacy
Author: Zara Hoffman
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: ZH Press
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
eBook ISBN-13: 978-0-9864279-4-7
eBook Length: 217 pages
A Reluctant Heroine. A Snarky Angel. A Big Mess.
Fawn doesn't believe in magic. But when she is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of an ancient feud, she must learn to control her powers.
Caleb is sick of Hell. But when a simple seduction becomes complicated by real feelings, he is forced to pick between keeping his past or fighting for his future.
Can this young witch navigate a dangerous world with the dark angel assigned to romance and seduce her by her side?
The Belgrave Legacy is an upper-young adult paranormal romance novel with a feminist twist. Filled with magic, witches, angels, demons, Zara Hoffman's "coming of age" story will keep you turning the pages until the very end.
Want to read a bit about the journey to publication? Check out The Belgrave Legacy Blog Series.
You have been warned.
Continue at your own risk.
You may recall me writing a blog post on "Evil" Characters and now I will add another to the collection of TV-inspired character tips. I'll start with Penny Dreadful since I'm positively obsessed with the show. I mean, it combines Eva Green, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Dracula by Bram Stoker, and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, places them in Victorian London, and has them all interact together.
The first season of the show had beautiful character portraits that had the tagline: "there is some thing within us all." The whole concept of the show, apart from its literary roots, is that humans are as monstrous, if not more so, than the monsters we all know from books, plays, movies, and TV. And, as you watch the show, you'll very quickly learn that while there are some "villains" and maybe one or two "heroes," almost everyone is an anti-hero with enough sins to paint the walls of Sir Malcolm Murray's London home with blood—something like this actually happens in Season 2.
For the sake of efficiency, though, I'll only be talking about the 5 characters shown above: Vanessa Ives played by Eva Green (center), Ethan Chandler played by Josh Hartnett (front right), Sir Malcolm Murray played by Timothy Dalton (front left)—who are all original characters (although Sir Malcolm is tied to Mina from Dracula)—Victor Frankenstein played by Harry Treadaway (back right), and Dorian Gray played by Reeve Carney (back left). The last two are obviously from books, and are in fact, the titular characters of their respective novels.
As you can tell from the title, I have finished the latest draft of The Belgrave Legacy by utilizing the comprehensive notes of Jessi Elliott (who is my fabulous Critique Partner who I found online). I finished 4 days earlier than I expected. I am relieved to be ahead of schedule not only because I can pat myself on the back for finishing yet another draft and being one step closer to being ready to publish this novel, but also because I need to write a 5-page story for school and now I won't have to multi-task.
I don't want to go into detail over what changed from the last draft to this one, but you may remember when I tweeted the original draft of this story as a single book rather than a trilogy (starting at a measley 31,226 words). And then, without any feedback, I immediately jumped back in to expand and embellish the story to be more engaging and immersive. I ended up with 50,343 words, but I still knew I needed more work. Which is where Jessi came in and I now end up at the glorious 60,075 words of Draft 3.
I am now looking for another CP to help me revise this story one more time before I submit it to my editor. If you're interested, comment below with your email.
I'm a self-published author (because being a college student wasn't hard enough!) and spend most of my time doing homework. I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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