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Heiress of Lies (Bloodtruth #1) (edition 2012)

by Cege Smith, Christine LaPorte (Editor)

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Title:Heiress of Lies (Bloodtruth #1)
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Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Eighteen-year-old Angeline Robart’s father the King of Altera is on his deathbed which has turned the eyes of the kingdom on her. While studying she is called home to be at her father’s side but on the way she is kidnapped by Connor. He is a mysterious rogue who has waited a very long to time to change his destiny.

Now Angeline is facing the consequences of a freak accident that Connor was unable to stop. She is being forced to travel a dangerous path to regain control of both her future and her kingdom. The choice which seems impossible forces her to rely on Connor who is everything that her family has done everything possible to destroy.

Angeline is the last of the Robart bloodline, and she has discovered enemies that she has always believed had been conquered but she now finds out they have only been lying in wait for the time when her father is gone. By uncovering the secrets Angeline discovers even worse is that no one expected her to take the throne in anything but title alone.

Angeline now has a bond with Connor that is growing stronger all the time. She also realizes that they have a lot more in common than she ever thought possible. It also could very well make him an ally that she needs now more than ever.

This is a young adult story that is very interesting. The world building comes alive with every word as it paints a picture of a different time and place. With every secret that is uncovered the story gets more intense and the plot even more compelling. This story has mystery, action and romance and while it does end with a cliff hanger it is sure to leave the reader desperately wanting to read the next book in the trilogy. If the other two books continue to be a engrossing as the first this will prove to be a very interesting trilogy that hopefully has an ending that is good as the start of the series. ( )
  lrhubble | Sep 20, 2014 |
Angeline is to be the queen when her seriously ill father dies. On her way home from the convent she is kidnapped by Connor, a vampire. He is to take her to his Master. Along the way trouble befalls them. Angeline must learn to deal with those troubles so she can return him. I loved Connor. He does not want to be a vampire and is searching for a cure but he will do as his Master wants and bring Angeline to him. Angeline is not the most reticent of victims. Since she has been trained to be queen, she will do what she must to escape and survive to make her way home. I liked her. She is spunky and kick ass. She is not going to let anyone get ahead of her. However, she discovers that much of what she knows is lies. She has to figure out what is true, what is lie. Who she can trust and who cannot be trusted. I do not like that she has to be married to be queen. I also do not like the man, Malin, who has been chosen for her. I have my suspicions what he has done and what he will do. I need the second part of this series to know if I am right. There is a lot of action and adventure in this story and it sets up the series very well. ( )
  Sheila1957 | Jan 31, 2014 |
An interesting take on the war between humans and vampires. I like Angeline, the main character, as she is strong and intelligent. There were a few things that l was not crazy about, but overall it was a good read. ( )
  madamediotte | Jan 30, 2014 |
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Blood never lies, but people do...

With the King of Altera on his deathbed, all eyes are on his only child, eighteen-year-old
Angeline Robart. Called from her studies to return to her father's side, the Crown Princess is kidnapped en route by Connor, a mysterious rogue who has been waiting a long time for the chance to change his destiny.

Facing the consequences of a freak accident that even Connor could not prevent, Angeline is forced to travel a dangerous path to regain control of her fate and her kingdom. Her impossible choice requires her to rely on Connor, who epitomizes everything generations of her family tried to destroy.

As the last of the Robart bloodline, Angeline discovers that enemies she thought long conquered have been lying in wait for just such an opportunity as her father's death to turn events to their advantage. Worse yet, by uncovering those secrets, Angeline must confront the possibility that no one ever expected her to take the throne in anything but title alone.

As her bond with Connor grows stronger, she realizes they have far more in common than she ever expected, and that could make him just the ally she needs.

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Heiress of Lies is the first book in the series about a Princess who gets kidnapped on her way home to see her father who is on his deathbed. Being kidnapped by a vampire is the least of her worries when something bad happens to her that threatens not only her ascension to the throne but everything she thought she knew.

The story is written in third person, following Angeline and Connor. Angeline is the Princess of Altera and the only heir in line for the throne. She was sent to a convent to continue her studies before she would be brought back to take the throne. Because she is not a male heir, she must be married to become queen. Therefore, she is betrothed to the king’s advisor, Malin – a highly respected match amongst the people. When her father becomes deathly ill, she travels back to the kingdom from the convent. Along the way, her caravan is attacked. Angeline is kidnapped by Connor, a vampire – albeit a disgruntled one. Connor never wished to be vampire. He has spent the vast amount of his new existence seeking a cure for it. When the Master of the vampire declares that he will grant any desire to the vampire who brings back Angeline alive, he jumps at chance. But, he’s not the only one interested in Angeline.

Besides following the above storyline, the plot also centers on lies and betrayals. There are secrets from the past that are affecting the characters now. Angeline is special, and she becomes more special as this journey continues. The story leaves off for the next book to pick up. It was fairly short (for my usual length in books) and therefore a quick read. I liked the different twists in the book – deceptions, lies, etc. I would have liked to see a little more reaction of the people/characters during the last two chapters. Obviously there are other books, but a few more paragraphs would have been nice. For example, two characters got maybe a line or two about what happened after a certain event. I think this should have been expanded upon.

Overall I enjoyed the book. If you like paranormal stories (with vampires/fantasy kingdoms), then you might want to try this book. ( )
  Maria1010 | Oct 23, 2013 |
With all of the vampire books available, I was a little hesitant to read another vampire book but this book was awesome. I am very thankful to have been given the chance to read it. (LibraryThing Giveaway) Plus, finding out that Cege Smith is Minnesota author is even more exciting! I fell in love with the characters and can not wait to read the next!
  BrittanyElsen | Jul 8, 2013 |
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