Blood Destiny Series #1-5 by Helen Harper

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Synopsis on Book 1 of the series, Bloodfire : 
Mack might be, to all intents and purposes, a normal looking human, but she lives with a pack of shapeshifters in Cornwall in rural England after being dumped there by her mother when she was just a young child. She desperately wants to be accepted by her surrogate family, not least because a lot of them hate her for merely being human, but for some reason her blood just won’t allow the transformation to occur.

With a terrible temper to match her fiery red hair, Mack is extraordinarily useful in a fight, and when her pack alpha is brutally and abruptly murdered, she swears vengeance. Unfortunately, his murder also draws in the Brethren – the leaders of the shapeshifter world – who will slaughter everyone in Mack’s small rural pack if they discover her true identity. Unfortunately Corrigan, the green-eyed muscle-bound Lord Alpha of the Brethren, doesn’t let much slip by him…

For the complete Blood Destiny Series with their respective synopsis, click below : 

Book 1 : 11     Book 2 : 2   Book 3 : 3

Book 4 : 4    Book 5 5

PURCHASE LINKS : 

For Book 1 : AMAZON barnes & noble itunes

For Book 2 : AMAZON barnes & noble itunes

For Book 3 : AMAZON barnes & noble itunes

For Book 4 : AMAZON barnes & noble  itunes

For Book 5 : AMAZON barnes & noble itunes

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Nancy

OVERALL RATING : 🌟🌟🌟

I started this series the day before my weekend getaway… and since the first book had me hooked, I decided to bring the entire series with me and commit myself to reading this over the weekend! And though it took me more than the weekend to finish them all, cause as much as I just want to keep reading, I wasn’t allowed to, lol, I am happy that I am able to finally read the entire series! This being the last of them all.

I really did love the storyline, it was somewhat different and I was also liking the heroine Mack Smith or Mack or Mackenzie or whatever nicknames she was given… which, by the way, was cute to start with but just redundantly irritating further along the series since she just couldn’t leave it alone….

The series started off with the mystery of the brutal murder of John, the alpha of the shape shifters pack that Mac or Mack considers her family after her mother literally dumped her with them. But she always felt like she didn’t belong, being the only human amongst the shape shifters. And now, the person she considers her father and mentor is killed and she swears vengeance. Mack, though she appears human, she has attributes that is beyond a mere human… she is fast and the best fighter in the pack of shape shifters…. But she also has a tempter that matches her fiery red hair.

To cut it short, the series started with Mack not knowing her identity, who she is, what she is and her feeling lost with not belonging. But at the end of the third book of the series, she finally transitioned into what she is….. at last! Although it took that long to finally get there, there were already hints as to what she was on the on the first and 2nd book seeing that she can throw fire with her hands, etc….

So now, from everybody not wanting her, turned to everybody wanting her. Meaning the mages think she’s one of them since she can do magic, the shape shifters thinks she’s one of them for her dragon blood and she grow up with them as family… and the fairies think Mack should be with them. But Mack being Mack, temper and all, just wants to be left alone and I guess remain neutral… while helping solve all supernatural problem that is. Though I think it wasn’t fair to say that the shape shifters didn’t want her before she fully came out to what she is, since Corrigan has always been asking Mack to join them.

I love paranormal books, specially with a bit or romance and a lot of action and thrills…. With this series, there was only that hint of a romance though to begin with, that is, of course, with the Lord Alpha of the shape shifters, Corrigan…. But, that was all there was, a hint… That is until the 4th book…. but even then it was short lived. But not to worry, at the end of the series, they both have their HEA.

There is a whole lot of running here… with Mack… which, to me, got exhausting!

As I had mentioned above, I did like the heroine at the beginning of the series… but on the sequel thereafter, I mostly just want to shut her up. Her story is troublesome enough for her to be trouble too… Yes, she has fiery hot temper because of her dragon blood and she can’t seem to help it, but I kept hoping she’ll learn to control it and somehow grow up… At some point she was able to control her temper but when it comes to the people that is helping her, she still trusts no one …and gives them the attitude…. specially poor Corrigan. But I guess her character was meant to be that way… to the end! 😉

That said, Mack does have her moments, but her irritating temper really dominates her overall character….

The mystery and suspense that surrounds per book on the series were quite interesting and the main reason that kept me reading… the action scenes or fight scenes and climatic moments though not stunning, wasn’t bad either, I did enjoy those parts.

There are other characters in the series that I had grown to like…. Like those that had me laughing, like Alex, a surfer looking mage, and Sulos, the hot Seelie fae who constantly flirts…. I also liked Corrigan, who sees through Mack’s temper… boy, he had to be the most patient alpha. But there wasn’t really much to read about Corrigan either. So there’s that.

The series ending was mighty disappointing…. I was expecting something different or more…. It’s funny though, the whole time I was reading this series, I kept thinking of the expression “no man is an island” because of Mack’s irritating ways and character… and on the last page, lo and behold, the same was quoted but for a whole different reason.

The entire series mystery that is Mack was just rounded off… that only left me with a lot of questions.

Normally, I would have quit reading this series after book 2 or 3 cause I have no patience when it comes to irritating lead characters but like I said, the mystery per sequel was enough to get me going. If I were to rate this individually : Mack would be 3 stars…. Storyline would be 4 stars… suspense/action between 3.5 to 4 stars…. romance would be 2.5 to 3 stars.

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