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Thrall {Daughters of Lilith #1} -Review

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Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published May 16th 2012
By: Secret Tree Press (first published May 1st 2012)
ASIN:B008464TEK

Goodreads Summary

Braedyn is a normal girl just trying to survive high school with her two devoted friends, Royal and Cassie. Together they’re doing a pretty good job of shrugging off the slings and arrows cast their way by the popular crowd when a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door. Suddenly Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time.

But as her sixteenth birthday approaches, Braedyn discovers humankind is at war with the Lilitu, an ancient race of enticing demons that prey on human souls. Her father is a member of the Guard fighting against the Lilitu – and so are the new neighbors, including her crush, Lucas.

As her world starts to unravel at the seams, Braedyn learns the right answers aren’t always clear or easy. And as for “good” and “evil” – it all depends on how we choose to act.

Inspired by the ancient Mesopotamian myths of Lilith and her offspring, Thrall explores first love, strong friendships, and taking on adult responsibilities against the backdrop of powerful supernatural forces and life-and-death stakes.

My Review

The story of Lilith has always been captivating to me so I jumped on the chance to read a book that is inspired by the myths of Lilith.

Some of the myths of Lilith have her listed as a demon or an animal but my favorite and what I consider to be the most likely myth of this controversial being is that she was created at the same time as Adam and was his first wife, before Eve. Now, I am not quite sure where the legend of this goes but from what I understand she left the garden of Eden to mate with an archangel.

If you are at all spiritual or interested in theology you would likely find the story of Lilith interesting as well because there are so many of them.

I have often thought that Lilith may have been the “forbidden fruit” that Adam and Eve eat of after being deceived by the serpent.

Now, without further adieu here is my review of Thrall.

The first thing I noticed about this book, long before I opened it was the fact that it is so unique because of the character, Lilith, in which it is built on.

Once I opened the book and began to read I was captivated from the very first pages and taken in and desperate for the story to not end while eager to get through it and find out what happens. This story has a little bit of everything from a love that is really going to be a struggle to mythological reference and of course some pretty awesome characters who I immediately fell in love with.

The relationship that Braedyn has with her dad is quite precious and the fact that this book depicts her first time falling in love is also really sweet, though quite the challenge.

The blurb actually isn’t what had me agree to read this copy offered to me by the Author, it was the history around Lilith that had me immediately agreeing to read this story and the Author takes it to places  that are not only her own but in many ways could be quite plausible when we think about the lengths all people go to in order to defend their faith, their family history and of course their own existence.

While creating a story that is completely her own she also stays true to several of the myths of Lilith and any children she had. Placing a demonic figure in the forefront of a story without tearing her down but rather defending her is a gutsy move even for the paranormal/romance genre and I am extremely pleased with the outcome.

I am excited to read the second book in the series as well as the third book which is coming out this month!

The Series

Incubus” (Book Two of the Daughters of Lilith Novels)

Braedyn Murphy used to think nothing important ever happened in her sleepy town of Puerto Escondido. But that was before she learned she was a descendent of Lilith, the mother of all demons. Now Braedyn fights to protect humanity from the Lilitu – the beautiful, souls-stealing daughters of Lilith.

As she fights the Lilitu, Braedyn must also fight her growing love for her boyfriend Lucas – because even a simple kiss could end his life. Their only ray of hope is an angel’s offer to make Braedyn human, but it’s an offer she can’t accept until the world is safe from the Lilitu.

Braedyn knows she’s a key player in this ancient war… but she’s not ready to believe she just might be humanity’s best hope of surviving the final battle for Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Sacrifice” (Daughters of Lilith: Book 3)

Just when Braedyn Murphy thought she understood the danger descending on Puerto Escondido, a new threat arrives. A cult devoted to Lilith has taken up residence in the little town, and when Cassie gets tangled up its intrigue, Braedyn realizes she might have to chose between protecting her friends and stopping Lilith from reclaiming this earth.

With her duties to the Guard wearing on her, Braedyn turns to Lucas for solace. Together they wonder if now is the time to claim their one night together—knowing that one night is all they may ever have.

Darker forces have their own plans for Braedyn and the Guard. Braedyn knew this fight could be brutal—but how much can one girl be asked to sacrifice in order to save the world?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Jennifer Quintenz is an award-winning film and television writer, author, and graphic novelist. She has written for Twentieth Television, Intrepid Pictures, and Archaia Studios Press. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

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