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on Feb. 21, 2012 :
(I was given this book for free by the author on a read-to-review basis)
Henry is a warlock, and having just reached his 18th birthday he has now fully come into his magical powers. This is even more important to Henry than other warlocks, as Henry's father is warlock king, and Henry is prince, and thus a key member of The Council - a government structure consisting of Warlock, werewolf, and vampire royal families.
Venna has been Henry's best friend since childhood. Growing up they have always been together, but Venna has no idea that she is a witch, and Henry has had to keep his magical side hidden from her for as long as he has known her at the request of his mother.
Now just days away from her own 18th birthday, and due to gain her full powers, Venna is beginning to have dreams that are so real she wakes up bleeding from injuries sustained whilst in the dream. scared and confused, she looks to Henry for help working out what is going on with her, but Henry's mother has a secret to tell him. She has placed a memory charm on Venna so that she remembers nothing of her mothers death which she was witness to nine years ago. Now the memory charm is wearing off, and Venna will find herself reliving those memories that were repressed.
Now Henry and Venna are finally admitting that their feelings for one another are not purely plantonic, but when Henry has to drop the bombshell that Venna is really a witch and that he has kept this from her, will she ever be able to forgive him?
More troubles are in store for everyone though when Venna's father, a soulless warlock, puts together a band of warlocks, vampires, and werewolves in a bid to overthrown The Supernatural Council, and the heirs find themselves left to deal with the problem alone.
I really enjoyed this book, it was written nicely, was well paced, and held the attention. Henry and Venna were sweet together, but the romance aspect didn't overtake the story, and ideas surrounding the supernatural creatures idea of government were interesting. There were a few inconsistences in the plotline if you thought about it for long enough, but nothing to detract from the story.
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(reviewed within a week of purchase)