Friday, April 27, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway: An Oath of the Blood (Island Shifters #1) by Valerie Zambito

On the island of Massa, heroes are born not made. The idyllic lives of four young shifters living in the exiled land of Pyraan are shattered when a tour of legion duty gives witness to a brutal enemy invasion. Born with magical prowess none has seen in over three hundred years, the friends become pivotal in a race against time to save a people they hardly know, but are sworn to protect.

The journey exacts a terrible price from Beck, Kiernan, Rogan and Airron as they battle demons, both real and personal, to save the island. But, whatever the chances, the shifters will fight.

The blood oath will have it no other way.

My Thoughts:
Island Shifters: An Oath of the Blood was the first shifter book I had read. From the synopsis and the main character's ages, it seemed like it was going to be a young adult book, but it wasn't. Since I'm not used to reading adult books, it started off a little slow, and it took me a while to read. I'm glad I stuck it out and finished it because it was definitely worth it. Once I got into the story, it sucked me into the pages and I didn't want to leave. The plot, although a little confusing at first because I knew nothing about shifters, was well written. The characters were also well developed. My favorite character was Bajan. I liked how loyal he was, not only to Kiernan, but to the rest of the group of Savitars as well. I also thought it was cool how Kiernan and Bajan communicated telepathically. The final battle was heartbreaking. I cried when one of the characters died. I must admit, I wish the final battle would have been a little longer. An Oath of the Blood was a great book that I definitely suggest checking out. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I recommend this book for fans of shifter, paranormal, or fantasy novels.

I give An Oath of the Blood: 4/5.

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, and was in no way compensated for this review.


I will be giving away two copies of An Oath of the Blood, courtesy of the author. Interested in winning? If you have any questions about the giveaway, feel free to email me:


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  • The winners will be picked on 5/27 at midnight EST
  • Winners will have 48 hours to respond before I pick another winner.
Good Luck and Have fun!


  1. Sounds like a great series and I'm glad I found out about it through your blog and Facebook page. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  2. GFC: JulieJ
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    Great book for a giveaway~

  3. EMAIL:
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    Can't wait to win! I need a new book to read! (-:

  4. I liked your page and I'm following your blog. The book looks like a winner to me.

  5. email:
    FB and GFC: Heather Badgwell

    Thanks so much for this chance!

  6. Done and done :)
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  7. I do so love all things shifter. Delphina (Miyares) delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

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  9. HI! Great giveaway!
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  10. Email:
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    Thank you for the giveaway awesome book btw (:

  11. Sounds really good.
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  12. Contest is closed. Thank you to all who entered.