Thursday, July 23, 2015

Book Review: The Rise - The Originals Series


Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're immortal, promises are hard to keep.

Arriving in New Orleans in 1722, Original vampire siblings Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson believe they've escaped their dangerous past. But the city is lawless, a haven for witches and werewolves unwilling to share territory. The siblings are at their mercy…especially after Klaus meets the beautiful and mysterious Vivianne. Her impending marriage is key to ending the war between the supernatural factions—and Klaus's attraction to her could destroy the uneasy alliance. As Elijah works toward securing a piece of the city for his family, and Rebekah fights her unexpected feelings for a French captain, will Klaus's volatile desires bring their world crashing down—and tear them apart for good?
My Review
Mom got me this book at Easter. I had been asking for it for a while and was so psyched to actually have it! I can't wait to review the book. It is written by Julie Plec and it is 352 pages long.
The Originals have been in New Orleans for nine years and still none will accept them, after the "misunderstanding" that took place when they first got there. While at a truce party between the witches and werewolves, Klaus lays eyes upon the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Her name is Vivianne; and what he doesn't know is that she is both a werewolf and a witch. The party was the engagement that brought the truce together. So, while Elijah looks for a safe place for him and his family to stay, Rebecca goes in search of the army needed to protect them from the werewolf/witch alliance. What neither of them realize, is that Klaus has no intention of keeping the peace. The peace was broken when Vivianne chose to see Klaus as more than an Original. Vivianne was then forced to make a big decision that would impact not just her, but Klaus as well. What will Vivianne choose? How will the Originals survive the alliance?
I loved this book. It was still really different from the show, though. The descriptions were very detailed, as well. I cant wait to sink my teeth into the second book, LOL!
Here are some examples of the differences:
1. Hailey is in the show, but Vivianne replaces her in the book.
2. In the book, Rebecca falls in love and leaves her brothers behind, which doesn't happen in the show.
3. There are a lot of unfamiliar names in the book.  

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