- Review: Fate Fixed & Blood Twist
- Series: Erris Coven #1 & @
- Author: Bonnie Erina Wheeler
- No of Pages: 288
- Release Date: July 21st 2011 by CreateSpace
When Lexie Anderson’s mother suddenly announces she is marrying a Romanian immigrant, Lexie willingly leaves behind her busy life in Connecticut for her penance in “The Moose Capital of the World.” Small town living is strange enough, now Lexie must cope with her overbearing stepfamily monitoring her every move. They disappear into the woods at night and keep a strange secret locked in their shed. Her once calm mother is now having violent outbursts and Lexie’s little sister is hearing sinister sounds coming from the forest behind their new home. Lexie’s biggest surprise comes when she discovers the boy she has been dreaming about since her accident is living in Maine. Despite Torin’s questionable reputation, Lexie cannot resist the physical and emotional attraction pulsating between them. Animals and people in town are turning up dead and Lexie learns the strange new world she lives in has real life monsters. Just when she decides she wants to be with Torin forever, she must fight to protect her mother and sister from being harmed by a formidable evil.
From Bonnie Erina Wheeler, the author who brought you Fate Fixed, comes the second installment in the Erris Coven Series, Blood Twist.
Find out what happens to the Erris Coven when Lexie’s BFF Liz comes to town.
Braden Murphy knew he was going to die. There was a twist to his family secret – one that was forced upon him from the time he was a child. For years he envisioned his final days and tried to be strong enough to leave his family. Now that it was time, he was ready to make good on a deadly promise. Except for one unexpected glitch, a raven haired beauty insisted on joining him.
Liz Sanders thought her best friend’s stepfamily was weird, but she never would have guessed they were werewolves. Now Liz must travel with a secretive half-vampire in search of a lycanthropy cure. Landing in a nest full of blood thirsty vampires wasn’t on the agenda, but neither was falling in love.
Braden is tempting, but Liz’s feelings for him are complicated. She wishes he would open up about his past and give her a reason to trust him.
Just when Liz thinks she can let her guard down, she’s forced to confront the evil that has been stalking Braden’s past for years. Death is here and ready to destroy everything they’ve fought to save.
This series was an odd start for me. I really like Lexie but maybe it’s the amount of characters that are introduced in so little time? It was something I really couldn’t put my finger on, but I can say this, I love paranormals and this one did a great job at keeping me entertained. The false start was just a bit of a hiccup and I really enjoyed the first story but even more the second. I would want to warn the younger kids that this does have a bit of sauciness in it. Not a ton but enough to maybe want you to skim a little. Or do the complete opposite and make you enjoy it even more!!
The romance was a little fast for me though but I realize sometimes these things have to happen. Torin and Lexie were dreaming of each other before they actually met so it’s almost like they already knew each other. So I do see how that would encourage romance more than usual. So this portion definitely does not detract from the story.
What I enjoyed about this mostly is that you don’t know who to trust! I love that! I wasn’t able to pinpoint who were the bad guys! And in book two we get to know more about Liz! Lexxie’s fabulous friend who seems so fun but still down to earth at the beginning of Fate Fixed. And now there’s a new romance brewing. It’s just as fun as the first, definitely intriguing and still as much mystery.
My favorite portion is learning more about the Dhampire legends. The twists that Bonnie adds in are fantastic. The lore is really interesting and it doesn’t bog down but makes everything even more tantalizing!
I would still recommend this for the older teens out there. It’s a bit dark and definitely romantic. But overall this series is just plain fun!
About Bonnie Erina Wheeler:
Bonnie Erina Wheeler is a lifelong resident of New England and a University of Connecticut student.
Having grown up in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Bonnie discovered her love of writing early on, but did not begin writing novels until May 2011. As the daughter of author, Glen William Ruane, storytelling and world building is a family affair. Bonnie’s daughter, Miranda E. L. Wheeler and son, Robert D. Wheeler, share in the family’s passion and have both published in the last twelve months.
When not in class or working on her next novel, Bonnie enjoys spending time with her husband, Jerry. Together the two have been writing their own special love story since marrying in April of 1995. Their children Miranda, Justin, and Bobby give them great joy. Their family is made complete with the addition of Petey, a Spanish water dog, they adopted from their local pound.
Bonnie’s plans for the future include writing more novels in the Erris Coven Series, as well as, writing several contemporary young adult novels that have been in development for some time.