The first book in an urban fantasy series about loyalty, power, and the rules of survival Vampires are the only guardians Vance Ehecatl has ever known since he was abandoned by his shapeshifter family He is grateful to them for generously providing for all of his needs and for offering him a home in the powerful empire of Midnight But when an act of violence forces VancThe first book in an urban fantasy series about loyalty, power, and the rules of survival Vampires are the only guardians Vance Ehecatl has ever known since he was abandoned by his shapeshifter family He is grateful to them for generously providing for all of his needs and for offering him a home in the powerful empire of Midnight But when an act of violence forces Vance from his sheltered life, he s startled to meet Malachi Obsidian, a fellow shapeshifter with conflicting ideas about Midnight and its leader, Mistress Jeshickah Malachi claims Vance is a bloodwitch, who Jeshickah and her trainers, Jaguar and Taro, are trying to control Vance doesn t know anything about the rare and destructive magic Malachi says he possesses, and he can t believe Jeshickah would use it to hurt others But when his friends begin falling ill, Vance starts to realize his perfect world may not be as flawless as it seems Now Vance must decide who to trust the vampires he s always relied upon, or the shapeshifters who despise them.Praise for Bloodwitch, Book 1 in the Maeve ra trilogy Edgy world building, with cultures and societies based loosely on real history, is compelling This book is highly recommended for Atwater Rhodes fans and urban fantasy or alternate reality readers VOYA A satisfying read SLJ Plenty of fun ahead for the author s many fans Kirkus Atwater Rhodes made a splash with her first novel, In the Forests of the Night 1999 Since then she has continued writing lush fantasies of fully realized, well conceived worlds, and the first volume in the new Maeve ra series is no exception Booklist
Bloodwitch The first book in an urban fantasy series about loyalty power and the rules of survival Vampires are the only guardians Vance Ehecatl has ever known since he was abandoned by his shapeshifter family

  • Title: Bloodwitch
  • Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • ISBN: 9780385743037
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Bloodwitch”

    1. Before reading:Oh my gosh! Jaguar is in her new series!? I remember Midnight Predator being one of my favorite books during middle school becauseof Jaguar. I can't wait to read this book!After reading:Welle book wasn't bad, but this author just doesn't appeal to me as much as she did when I was in middle school. I am undecided on whether or not I will continue to read anymore books by her.

    2. I dived headfirst into Amelia Atwater-Rhodes newest series, The Maeve'ra Trilogy, with Bloodwitch. And ironically, it seems to be a combination of both her previous series. We see familiar terms like Midnight, the Obsidians naturally, this did bring a little bit of confusion for me, but I was still able to enjoy it a little, but there was still some confusion going on as well!This time, we follow a fourteen year old boy named Vance who's a quetzal, which is basically a small bird. He was abandon [...]

    3. Awesome book like all of the books she writes. But a word of advice to people looking to read one of atwater's books. Don't start with her most recent book, of corse your going to be confused, it's like joining a conversation 3/4 of the way though. Read her first book "Tiger Tiger in the night"This book was wonderfully written right into the history that all her other books have brought us though. As always you get to see a different view of characters she has talked about from several of her pr [...]

    4. Going back to when I read the Kiesha’ra omnibus, I had just learned that Amelia Atwater-Rhodes was going to come out with a new series called the Maeve’ra. “Oh,” I think, “Maybe this will get into the falcons’ backstory and history.” Well… not so much.Bloodwitch actually expands on the fall of Midnight as we somewhat glimpsed in the prologue for Promises to Keep. Which is okay, I guess? The history of Midnight and the vampire slave trade isn’t one of my particular favorite plot [...]

    5. This is the second Atwater-Rhodes book that I’ve read and I’m not really impressed, which I find unfortunate since I know a lot of people who adore her work. I want to be one of those people, but clearly it’s not working out. Bloodwitch is the start a of a new series, with some connections to her other books, but I figured it was a safe enough start and it would be easier to fall into the world. Unfortunately I had more issues with this one than I did when I read Poison Tree which is book [...]

    6. I'm a bit sorry I didn't like it more.I love the viewpoint of an essentially brainwashed character. I felt the book would follow his gradual awakening - and it does, to an extent, but this arc seems to peter out quickly and I found ensuing events to be confusing. Enemies, allies, friends are all unclear. The level of threat, also unclear. Political alliances are completely disregarded. Some people who are supposed to be terrifying end up being mild (although is this in my head, or was there a ST [...]

    7. Can I remember much of it? No. Did I care for the characters? Hell no. Why three stars? I honestly don't know. Maybe because I read all of it because lately I've grown a pair, and so I'm not longer afraid to list a book as DNF. But I kept reading this anyway. Maybe it's because it's a quick read with different elements. Yeah, that must be the reason. And the writing. Wasn't too bad.

    8. Not her best, but still goodAtwater-Rhodes delivers yet another novel that you can’t put down. However, this is not close to her best book. I didn’t really attach to any of the characters, like I did with the Keisha’ra series. There were several times that I felt like I had missed a book that she was referencing (ie a book between the Keisha’ra and Den of Shadows quartets).This book left me with more questions than answers. I am hoping these are cleared up in the next chapter of the tril [...]

    9. Amelia Atwater Rhodes is one of my favorite authors. I was so excited when I found out she was writing another series. I love her "Den of Shadows" and "Kiesha'ra" series. The "Den of Shadows" series concerns vampires, humans and witches while her "Kiesha'ra" series is about shapeshifters. This new trilogy "The Maeve'ra trilogy combines all of these supernaturals and humans together. The one thing I loved about this book is that characters from both of her previous series make an appearance. Some [...]

    10. As with all of her amazing books this is a new story built upon the backbone of her other amazing books. This one was a little harder to get into than the others of hers that I've read, mostly because I started it after not re-reading her other books for a while. My fault, not hers. The ending of this book has left me a strong hope for the future of these shapeshifters and a worry over Jaguar (I'm attached, what can I say?). I know he's a vampire and a trainer but I think it's possible to be bot [...]

    11. I couldn't finish this. I was huge fan of her earlier books, but this one was a disappointment. It's been probably 10 years since I read one of her books, and I was completely lost. It's in the world of her previous books, but there's no recap or explaining for new readers or those who have been away for awhile. I recognize words here and there but I don't really remember who is connected to whom or what powers each specific group possesses. At first I thought we were going to get more informati [...]

    12. Vance always thought of himself more as a valued companion of the volatile vampires who took him in than as their enslaved prisoner. But when he meets another shapeshifter like himself, he realizes that there's a wider world out there and he may have been wrong to put his trust in vampires. I read this one too fast, though. I'll have to go back and jog my memory if I ever get around to the sequel.

    13. The first chapter really weirded me out- but I'd like to talk about the narrative voice for a minute. Up until about the twelfth page in, I really had the impression that the narrator was a young woman- abused, submissive, beaten down- and it disturbs me that my automatic thought was woman, rather than person. Food for thoughtn aren't typically thought of as submissive in literature

    14. This book was good but a little hard to follow sometimes But it has caught my interest.Will read the next two books adamently still.

    15. This is the new story in the world of this author. The stories have all taken place in the same universe. It took me a while to get into the plot. Once I did I enjoyed the new characters. The plot moved slowly but not boringly. Overall the story was good, I'm glad to continue reading stories from this author I have read since I was 14.

    16. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: There are redeeming qualities. However, they were not enough to hook me or connect me to the plot or characters, and in the end, I couldn’t do it anymore.Opening Sentence: Yesterday, as Lady Brina worked on her latest masterpiece, she shared with me a myth she had recently learned about quetzals.The Review:Vance is a shapeshifter in the possession of vampires. He’s always adored his masters, but people begin to warn him — he has powers [...]

    17. The book started out strong but weakened a bit in the middle and part of it is there isn’t much of a plot. It’s mostly just Vance trying to find out his place in the world and stuff happens around that. I thought there were some logic gaps in the world building but then came to and learned that even though it’s not marked anywhere on the dust jacket, this ties into another series by the same author. That annoyed me and would have been good to know. This might not have been the book I chos [...]

    18. SNAPSHOT:In 1803, fourteen-year-old Vance, an exotic bird shapeshifter, narrates this tale set in the heart of the empire Midnight—a world ruled by immortal vampires, protecting the loyal and making examples of those who cross them.These vampires lack true bite. The infamous Mistress of Midnight, Jeshickah, whips a servant and treats people like horses she can breed, but is not shown to be as cruel as her legend. The shapeshifting, as well, is of little relevance beyond adding a tone of magic [...]

    19. Bloodwitch is the first book in a spin-off trilogy to both the Den of Shadows and Kiesha’ra series. The main character, Vance, is a 14-year-old shape-shifter who turns into a quetzal. If you don’t know what a quetzal is, it’s a type of bird found in Mexico. It’s like a bird of paradise. It’s green and red and white. It has long tail feathers, also called plumes. Such an adorable bird. Not your typical shape-shifter. Vance has been living in Midnight, in Lady Brina’s green house. He [...]

    20. Abandoned by his parents at birth, Vance Ehecatl has been raised by powerful vampires at Midnight, a vampire empire ruled by Lady Jeshickah. Vance is a shape-shifter who transforms into a quetzal, a colorful bird, and for as long as he can remember, he has been protected from the outside world and given all the comforts he could want. He is completely loyal to Midnight until he meets Malachi Obsidian, a shape-shifter who hates the vampire empire. Malachi reveals to Vance that he is a bloodwitch [...]

    21. I'm giving this book max 2.5; It has some interesting world ideas and characters but lacks fluidity and both character and plot development. It was ultimately going to read differently than most first person novels since the character was extremely sheltered and his knowledge set was kept to the small world he grew up in, but the first person pov was so disjointed and piecemeal that the author has you just as confused as the main character. Which can be a good mark towards the purpose of the wri [...]

    22. Any new book by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is always a reason to celebrate. Her vampire books are to die for (Pun unintended). And her Kiesha'ra booksher series about warring shapeshifterswas also a great series (FYI Book 3 FALCONDANCE dazzles with its descriptive power). So what would this booke first in a new series liked?BLOODWITCH has to do with Vance, a shapeshifter who has been raised all his life by vampires who regular readers of Atwater Rhodes's vampire books will recognize. When an incident [...]

    23. “According to the Mayan people, the [quetzal] used to be all green, from the crest on its head to the tip of the male’s two-foot-long tail feathers…according to legend, the resplendent quetzal cannot survive in a cage.”Vance is a Quetzal. After losing his parents, he is adopted into a coven of vampires, and held there as a favored courtier. After a violent death of another courtier and friend, Vance runs away, finding Malachi in the forest. Malachi is a shape-shifter and educates Vance o [...]

    24. It's interesting going back to the beginning of Midnight with this series. I loved Jaguar in Midngith Predator, so it was nice to see him again. Jeshika played in interesting role as both part of the main crew yet often being off to the side until the end of the story. Vance is very slow to start analyzing his world, though I suppose that's somewhat understandable given it is what he was raised to consider "normal" until his surroundings started changing again. It will be interesting to see if w [...]

    25. Whoa whoa whoa. You can't just start a story in a fantasy world without building it.DNF because it was wayyyy too confusing! First a painter. Then a shapeshifter. Oops, Mayan lore, not the medieval setting "Lady Brina" suggests. Then vampires.? How is that relevant? And wait where are they anyways? In a greenhouse somewhere, but where is somewhere? What is the year? Hold it, a different shapeshifter? Is this one Mayan too? Whoa my gosh witches? I don't even care what they look like, why would yo [...]

    26. OUT's ReviewI don’t know how to describe this book. It is definitely different from what I am used to reading but I am still confused of what I’ve read. Bloodwitch has interesting characters but unfortunately I had a hard time understanding them. Shapeshifters, vampires and other sorts of creatures are part of this world. A world where vampires rules. Yet their powers are still unknown to me. I still do not know how and why they rule.As I read some of the fans reactions, it seems like Bloodw [...]

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