I received this book at no cost from the publisherby Julie Plec
Published by Harlequin Enterprises, Limited on January 27th 2015
Genres: Fiction, General, Paranormal, Romance
Welcome to my tour stop for The Originals: The Rise created by Julie Plec.
From the creator of The Originals, the hit spin-off television show of The Vampire Diaries, come three never-before-released prequel stories featuring The Original vampire family.
This tour runs January 12th-30th and it will consist of reviews, special content and spotlights. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
Author: Julie Plec
Series: The Originals, book 1/3
Release date: Tuesday, January 27
Price: $12.95 U.S. / $14.95 CAN.
Imprint: Harlequin HQN
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?
- An exclusive Originals cast poster to all who pre-order and complete the form using the above link!
I read The Vampire Diaries ages ago and watched the television adaptation off and on over the seasons. I was most intrigued about a spin off for Elijah, Klaus, Rebekah and meeting Vivianne. So I did a quick binge of The Originals and detoured to New Orleans. This story did not disappoint. If you aren’t familiar with any of the characters, this story does a nice job of catching you up on the characters but you might get a bit lost at certain points. So you have all of the guilty pleasure of the Mikaelson family.
Elijah always had my heart but this features more of Klaus and I found that very interesting as he thinks he finds his true love with Vivianne, a half-witch, werewolf hybrid. As paranormal historical fiction, this is a winner and I really enjoyed the writing style of Plec. You can tell she can set a scene and the dialogue sings. It is a quick read and best suited for teens. Overall, it is a must read for fans of the shows.
Julie Plec is the co-creator & executive producer of The Vampire Diaries & the creator of The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals. Plec got her start as a writer and producer on the ABC Family series Kyle XY. She also collaborated on the CW drama The Tomorrow People. Her screenplay adaptation The Tiger’s Curse is in development at Paramount, and she will produce the feature @emma with Darko Entertainment. Past feature production credits include Scream 2 and Scream 3.
15 prize packs including: A copy of The Originals: The Rise and a copy of The Originals season 1 on DVD.
Ends Feb. 4, 2015
This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.
aparajita basu says
I’m tackling this next and good to know it hold up to the expectations
Great Review 🙂
Aparajita @Le’ Grande Codex
I’m so glad you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!
I read several Vampire Academy books, but just realized this is a different series! Will have to check it out!