At some point, I thought nothing would be worse than being hospitalized because my boyfriend beat me to within an inch of my life. My biggest fear at the time was accidentally falling back in his tracks and not making it out alive. Who knew that life could get more twisted than that?
I had always known that other than human species existed. I knew about the vampires, the wolfs, the faeries, and everything else, but I also thought that we only co-existed with each other. I only knew that we inhabited the same planet; I had no idea that there was anything deeper going on. Then I met Caislyn and Seth. Now, not only have I been notified that I am FAR from being human, but that I am part of some huge prophecy that most people want mine and Caislyn’s heads on a silver platter for. There are so many secrets and mysteries that we have to solve and we only have so much time. The Brotherhood has Cais’s parents and all we know is that their disappearances are somehow linked to us and that stupid prophecy that everyone is freaking out about. Now, we’re making deals with demons and doing things that are so much worse than an abusive lycan boyfriend.
I have to learn to control the powers that I will need to use to save my life someday while trying to figure out where exactly Caislyn’s parents are. On top of all that, stalker vamp Seth can’t stop staring at me, but worse? I can’t stop staring back. Oh Gods, what the Hell have I gotten myself into?
Birthrights is a surprisingly different and amazing take on the “other than human” ordeal. I completely recommend reading this story and traveling alongside Jaxon , Caislyn, and Seth on their journey to the ends of the Earth to save the people they love, and themselves. Join them as they uncover the secrets about their past and their future.
DESCRIPTION: Book One of the Awakening Trilogy
In the middle of the night Caislyn Vadoma auto-sketches a scene in which her parents are kidnapped from the family bookstore. She awakens in the morning to find that her sketch, a rare glimpse into the future, has already become reality.
Jasmine DeLaney leaves her life behind when an abusive boyfriend puts her in the hospital. She becomes Jaxon, an art consultant in a new town, always looking over her shoulder for the danger she knows will catch up to her eventually.
As Caislyn scrambles for clues to her parents' whereabouts, she casts a spell that leads her to Jaxon. From the moment they meet, the girls are immersed in a world of chaos and secrets. Finding out they are part of a very dangerous prophecy not only has them on the run, but discovering their own hidden pasts as well.
While trying to come to grips with who they are, how they fit into this prophecy, and where Caislyn's parents are the girls must also face the fact that the stalker vampire who appears to be helping them, may just be putting them in more danger.
*A note from the author of Birthrights, Christine M. Butler:
I just wanted to point out, for those of you who don't know, that Bella is my daughter. That being said, I chose to include her book talk for Birthrights when she gave it to me (after FINALLY reading my book) because she is also one of my harshest critics. Birthrights, along with the other books in the trilogy, are currently undergoing professional editing. This having been done after Bella smacked me upside the head with my own book and asked how I spelled a particular word... and then quickly pointed out that it was wrong in my book. Let me assure you, spell check does not catch everything! :) I appreciated Bella's opinion of the book, and with this note added in, thought it was appropriate to share with the rest of you.
As a child, I didn't expect to know anybody for long. I was a foster child and I was tossed from one family to the next quite a bit. Until I met Mr. Fielding, I never considered anyone to be a part of my real family; he ended up being the closest thing I would ever have to a dad. He was also my friend. Mr. Fielding died a few weeks ago in the car accident that should have also killed me, however, there wasn't a single a scratch on me, and I felt no pain as the car going sixty miles per hour ran head on into a tree. The words that he whispered to me before he died, "you are invincible," made absolutely no sense to me at the time, but now they are permanently etched into my mind.
I'm not sure how it could have happened, but with the help of my friend Milo and my girlfriend Oh, I have discovered that I truly am invincible. Fire no longer burns my skin. Bullets no longer have the ability to penetrate my body. As if that isn't seemingly impossible enough, I can also transfer my invincibility to anyone in a time of need. All I need is a name and a fave, and with three words, I can both move my power as well as take it back.
My friends and I, we have tested the power. We have looked for weaknesses and found none. We have looked to see what we can and cannot do. With what seemed like zero limitations, we set out to save lives when we could.It went well for a while, until the time came that I had to start choosing who to save and who to let die, and my girlfriend began to change in a way that was far beyond anything Milo and I could comprehend. Now, I need answers, and I need them fast before Death catches up with us.
In the book, Thirteen Days to Midnight, author Patrick Carman hooks his readers right away with his uncanny ability to combine suspense, thrills, and a bit of romance. Go check it out! I completely believe that you too will be attached to the characters from the very first page.
BACK OF THE BOOK:You are indestructible. These are the words that transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding... and it changes everything. After all, there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear, experiencing the thrill of walking through fire, or saving your friend from a beating in front of the whole school.
Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save others at risk of death. But with every heroic act, the power grows into the specter of a curse. How to decide who lives and who dies? And why does darkness seem to be chasing them? Jacob only has thirteen days to figure out how to harness this terrifying power... and the answer is chilling: What if he has to kill the one he loves to save her?
In the context of a dark, unconventional superhero story, Patrick Carman has envisioned a high concept tale of intrigue, romance, friendship and adventure that probes deep into what teens face as they enter young adult years: navigating increasingly complex choices with greater consequences, as well as the gray areas blurring the definitions of right and wrong.