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For one thousand years, Druid prophecies foretold of a young witch destined to alter the fate of both human and immortal alike This witch turned vampire would be capable of harnessing the supernatural abilities of both and, in a bloody rise to power, would rule with unwavering controlUnwillingly thrust into a world she never dreamed existed, Liz Markum is catapulted into an ancient war between rival vampire factions She must choose between those she loves and the ever present darkness attempting to devour her very soulOnly one question remains Will Liz claim her birthright or surrender to the dark gift One choiceOne chanceTwo destinies


10 thoughts on “Birthright

  1. Beauty and the Bookmark ✨ Beauty and the Bookmark ✨ says:

    After reading Birthright, by Willow Cross, I m quite shocked that this book has such a high rating This story opens up with the main character, Liz, who finds herself drawn to a handsome stranger, Michael, at a local fair As you may have guessed, Michael turns out to be a vampire, feeds on Liz, and turns her into a vampire without actually meaning to Soon after Liz arrives in the vampire underground, a sort of civil war breaks out between the vampires who are after power Liz learns that she After reading Birthright, by Willow Cross, I m quite shocked that this book has such a high rating This story opens up with the main character, Liz, who finds herself drawn to a handsome stranger, Michael, at a local fair As you may have guessed, Michael turns out to be a vampire, feeds on Liz, and turns her into a vampire without actually meaning to Soon after Liz arrives in the vampire underground, a sort of civil war breaks out between the vampires who are after power Liz learns that she is actually descendant from a family of witches, and becomes an integral part of the battle between good and evil Cross story and concepts were in fact interesting but these concepts should have been developed over the course of multiple books i.e a trilogy I say this because the book was so fast paced that the reader is constantly presented with these new ideas without really being able to absorb or understand them For example, Liz s transition from human to vampire happens within the span of a few hours This in itself is not bothersome, however Liz s thought processes are extremely juvenile they are along the lines of I like blood, OMG I must be a vampire, I m so sad I can t see my family, wait this is sort of cool There is no depth of emotion or thought that you would think accompanies such a drastic and abrupt change Other concepts that occur throughout are presented like this as well suddenly time travel is possible, suddenly witches can create portals, suddenly there a prophecy that Liz should be queen of the vampires The relationships in the book are just as frustrating after Michael turns Liz, they supposedly form a deep connection that happens when any vampire turns a companion For the focal relationship of the story, Michael and Liz virtually don t have any interaction The book simply states that their feelings for each other are becoming stronger without really telling us why This book breaks that fundamental rule of show, don t tell this book was all tell As I mentioned, these would be interesting concepts, but they are ultimately unsuccessful because the author failed to take adequate time to explain them I personally do not recommend this book it was a frustrating read for me


  2. Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages says:

    OMG What a wonderful story of vampire romance The things you would do for love is all in this book From Micheal and Liz s story of romance and love to Cass love and loss and regain The story is wonderful It talks about the present and past events of each character and how they came about and is basically family in a vampire sire kind of way The main characters had to fight through their problems and I love how Willow incorporated each problem into the story one at a time and yet how e OMG What a wonderful story of vampire romance The things you would do for love is all in this book From Micheal and Liz s story of romance and love to Cass love and loss and regain The story is wonderful It talks about the present and past events of each character and how they came about and is basically family in a vampire sire kind of way The main characters had to fight through their problems and I love how Willow incorporated each problem into the story one at a time and yet how each problem was part of another problem Everything started just because Micheal made the first mistake and the whole chain of events happened I loved the how magic was incorporated into the story as well Just an overall MUST read Thank you Willow, and lots of love


  3. Samantha **ParaNormal Romance Party** Samantha **ParaNormal Romance Party** says:

    1st Line in the Book This was crazy REVIEW Well let just say to Mrs Cross, Thank you for writing this great story I understand how many times people will just make assumptions that its another Twilight theme read when they read its about Vampires HECK NO ITS NOT From the moment you begin to read, it throws you into the story You have no idea whats going on and all you can do hold on for the ride Elizabeth Markum is thrust into this world when she is accidentally turned into som 1st Line in the Book This was crazy REVIEW Well let just say to Mrs Cross, Thank you for writing this great story I understand how many times people will just make assumptions that its another Twilight theme read when they read its about Vampires HECK NO ITS NOT From the moment you begin to read, it throws you into the story You have no idea whats going on and all you can do hold on for the ride Elizabeth Markum is thrust into this world when she is accidentally turned into something she never thought existed A vampire All she wanted to do was get to know the mysterious but handsome man she caught staring at her Now she must be brought before the council and judged to see if she is trustworthy and able to adapt into her new life Her maker Michael is shocked when he realizes that he has become Liz s Maker That was the last thing he wanted although he was attracted to her from the moment he saw her Being the Council s best and only executioner, he has gained many enemies So having a weakness is something he cannot afford Especially when a rebellion sprouts against the Council A war is coming.I loved the use of different myths and themes embedded into the story There are witches, vampires, druids, ghosts, demons and greek mythology, just to name a few There are soo many twists and turns in this book It keeps you guessing and on your toes One moment you may think you have it all figured out, then out of nowhere another element is added to the plot There is action and mystery along with a little romance There were many characters that were introduced and played important parts I only wished we could have seencharacter depth in Liz and Micheal I understand that the author wanted to explain what was going on, but at times I had to remind myself that the story s main characters were Liz and Michael and it all revolved around them The different POV did a very well job moving the plot forward and getting to know the other characters, but it left we wondering at times are we getting a new main character for the rest of the story The story begins with Liz and Michael I got soo interested in their characters, when suddenly the story pulls away from them and focuses on others The good thing is towards the end, we getof the H H again Everything else in the book was great This is the first book in the series I loved the storyline and the plot Liz is a great character she is smart, honest and wise but can kick some major A Michael is loyal, protective and fierce but can be loving when it comes to Liz I will definitely be waiting anxiously for the next book There is a long road ahead for Liz, Michael and the rest of the gang as they try to win the war between good vs evil Final Verdict 4.5 Stars


  4. Jennifer Wright Jennifer Wright says:

    I am completely shocked that I hadn t read this book yet I am totally taken with the characters, the story, everything I love how Willow Cross writes Her writing is fluid and she takes us through a story well Birthright begins with Liz going before the council, but then it takes us back to her memory of how she got there Let me tell you, it s not easy to pull this off and she did a great job with doing it a few times in the beginning to let us know how Liz got where she was and also where t I am completely shocked that I hadn t read this book yet I am totally taken with the characters, the story, everything I love how Willow Cross writes Her writing is fluid and she takes us through a story well Birthright begins with Liz going before the council, but then it takes us back to her memory of how she got there Let me tell you, it s not easy to pull this off and she did a great job with doing it a few times in the beginning to let us know how Liz got where she was and also where the story was going Loved it and props for pulling that off without a hitch.Ok Love me some vampires and some witches Also, I m going to say again that I love fight scenes and there are a few in this book So, I was happy with them I have to say that my favorite part of this book is the vampire connection with the vampire and the maker I love this For some it is of a parent and child, for some it is a connection of lovers, and no one else can come close to the connection that a vampire and their maker have The connected vampires have a psychic connection as well This part of the book, is literally the love story for me Even the vampires who are connected as parent and child the connection is basically the essence of their being I m very impressed with the story Willow Cross has given us here The story in Birthright comes full circle and leaves us satisfied, but wantingfrom the author I highly recommend her books I also finished Oceans of Red and that was great too


  5. Bella Doerres Bella Doerres says:

    It was one kiss from a stranger Liz couldn t believe she gave in so easily She realized she wasn t herself That one kiss and what happened with it was to change her life forever She found herself wandering, trying to escape from Michael What had he done to her, and why was she feeling this way Things in her body were changing and she was running, running from Michael through the night Inside her mind it was like she could hear his thoughts Must find her As the sun rose her skin burned It was one kiss from a stranger Liz couldn t believe she gave in so easily She realized she wasn t herself That one kiss and what happened with it was to change her life forever She found herself wandering, trying to escape from Michael What had he done to her, and why was she feeling this way Things in her body were changing and she was running, running from Michael through the night Inside her mind it was like she could hear his thoughts Must find her As the sun rose her skin burned Seeing a cabin she grabs the door and finds that her new found strength shatters the door She is now inside and she realizes she will never be the same again Being found by Michael angered her in her mind she realizes that everything he was repulsed her But at the same time she liked him The beginning of Birthright grips you in its intensity and just when you think the worst will happen to Liz and Michael things change Thenhappens Liz is introduced into a world she never knew existed a world of Vampires If this wasn t enough to throw her life into a spin she realizes she is falling in love with the man she hates, Michael They are destined to change what has been to what will be You will have to read Birthright to find out what becomes of them as they fight through a vampire war that can change all humanity It is an adventure that takes a young girl from her humanness to queen of the vampires


  6. Wanda Hartzenberg Wanda Hartzenberg says:

    The Dark Gifts Birthright by Willow Cross In the beginning Liz meets with Michael He bites, she turns vamp Quite Bram Stoker like for three or four pages They meet up and fall immediately irreparably in love Quite Twilight like for the next 15 or so pages Then the good the bad and the ugly rears their ugly little heads and from here on out its different to any Paranormal YA or New Adult book I ve ever read Minerva, Gregoria, Jenna and about 60 other characters join the cast to make th The Dark Gifts Birthright by Willow Cross In the beginning Liz meets with Michael He bites, she turns vamp Quite Bram Stoker like for three or four pages They meet up and fall immediately irreparably in love Quite Twilight like for the next 15 or so pages Then the good the bad and the ugly rears their ugly little heads and from here on out its different to any Paranormal YA or New Adult book I ve ever read Minerva, Gregoria, Jenna and about 60 other characters join the cast to make this book totally amazing I was struck with the amount of research that must have gone into writing this book For those of you who follow my reviews you will know that I refrain from making technical judgements This will be the exception Willow has a rare ability for pacing and introducing an array of characters in rapid succession But never does she use this fast level of pacing and her cliff hanger chapter endings to get out of character development By the time you are finished with the book you really hate the bad guys and absolutely love the good guys By this time you also know that I don t rehash the story of the book in a brief synopsis Usually I don t since I feel that the authors blurb or my own will get the reader of this review a good idea of what the book is about in essence In this case I can t do it at all even if I wanted to Her fast pace, introduction of evil and saint like characters left me feeling like a child playing hide and seek You don t want to be found out but you can t resist peeking from your hiding place to try and see what is coming next For those romantics out in cyber land do not fear This book is filled with romance and not only the romance between Michael and Liz bit also some other less predictable characters As I read the book I was filled with the idea that this book is a ken to watching a master Persian carpet weaver undertake another master peace I loved the fact that almost all things known to go bump in the night were mentioned in this story and that the symbiotic and discordant life styles of these dark creatures were explained logically and believably I give this book a 6 out of 5 star review I will not only recommend you buy it and read it yourself, I would proudly gift it to my friends Oh no wait I already gifted it to my friends That s simply how good this book is I can t wait to start on the rest of the books authored by her A 6 5 STAR REVIEW GUYSI need to thank Denise Jones for correcting my spelling and grammar errors and for translating South African English to real English Thank you Denise.


  7. Joyce Joyce says:

    This book is unlike any other I was impressed from page one This book grabbed my attention and would not let it go.literally I couldn t put it downand found myself reading until 3 in the morning because I had to find out out what happened next.I read numerous books from this genre and did not realize, until I read this book, how predictable many of books are getting Usually with the first hint of foreshadowing and I have already guessed what will happen next So when it does happen, unf This book is unlike any other I was impressed from page one This book grabbed my attention and would not let it go.literally I couldn t put it downand found myself reading until 3 in the morning because I had to find out out what happened next.I read numerous books from this genre and did not realize, until I read this book, how predictable many of books are getting Usually with the first hint of foreshadowing and I have already guessed what will happen next So when it does happen, unfortunately I find myself saying I saw that coming This book was nothing like that Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, a surprise was right around the corner that I did not see coming After a while I just stopped assuming what was going to happen, and just held on for the ride And this book is most definitely a thrill ride The romance was there, but it is not what made the story, it was just a part of the action that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.I also love, love, love, how the author changed perpectives often You aren t limited to seeing the story unfold from just one or two characters point of view Instead you get a 360 degree view of everything going on from all of those involved As everything unfolds, you feel as if you are really there experiencing everything yourself all at once I absolutely loved that I got to seethan one point of view and opinion on the events taking place and was able to relate tothan just one character.I can not say muchbecause I will start giving stuff away and ruin the next readers journey through the pages.but this is not a book that you sit down and just read It is a book that you EXPERIENCE as you place yourself in the plot and are right there fighting along with all of the charcters.You think you know..but you don t.so read it and find out


  8. Danielle Danielle says:

    The Dark Gifts Birthright, an Ebook by Willow CrossBirthright by Author Willow Cross is the first book in a series entitled The Dark Gifts and after just getting through with reading it I already find myself waiting in anticipation for book 2.Right from the very first chapter Birthright had me captivated its characters are solid and endearing the Author has done an astounding job of making is easy to escape into their world and their journey where they will keep you happily captive for hours o The Dark Gifts Birthright, an Ebook by Willow CrossBirthright by Author Willow Cross is the first book in a series entitled The Dark Gifts and after just getting through with reading it I already find myself waiting in anticipation for book 2.Right from the very first chapter Birthright had me captivated its characters are solid and endearing the Author has done an astounding job of making is easy to escape into their world and their journey where they will keep you happily captive for hours on end.This book has everything a fan of the paranormal could ask for with a delicious combination of vampires, Ghosts, Witches a fangalicious twist on Mythology there is a perfect combination of love and action that is mezmerising.Willow has a magical way with words that will have you falling in love with the Characters in her book and leave you craving forI give birthright 5 stars out of 5 and it is my recommendation that Birthright go directly to the TOP of you re must read list Danielle


  9. Brittany Brittany says:

    This is definitely one of those books that will have you hooked from page one I had a really hard time putting Birthright down, which was a really bad thing since I kept reading it right before bed I even had several dreams about it, that s how good it is Birthright is definitely different from other paranormal romance vampire type books because it actually focuses on the action instead of the love story Willow s representation of some of the scenes were so descriptive that I had a hard ti This is definitely one of those books that will have you hooked from page one I had a really hard time putting Birthright down, which was a really bad thing since I kept reading it right before bed I even had several dreams about it, that s how good it is Birthright is definitely different from other paranormal romance vampire type books because it actually focuses on the action instead of the love story Willow s representation of some of the scenes were so descriptive that I had a hard time removing the visualizations from my brain I kept playing some of the scenes over and over so much that I wished and seriously hope that the book becomes a movie just so I could see exactly what she was picturing when she wrote the book You will get what I mean once you get towards the end of the book The Vampire Druid Witch combo in this books is amazing I recommend this book for ALL paranormal lovers


  10. Amanda Amanda says:

    I truly enjoyed this book Willow makes her characters come alive and I couldn t help but care about them Birthright was a new and unique take on vampires and it was very easy to get pulled into this story The setting is vividly described and the characters are explored enough that their reactions and decisions make sense I had a hard time putting this book down It is full of action, drama, and romance with a splash of horror and suspense I would highly reccomend this book to any lovers o I truly enjoyed this book Willow makes her characters come alive and I couldn t help but care about them Birthright was a new and unique take on vampires and it was very easy to get pulled into this story The setting is vividly described and the characters are explored enough that their reactions and decisions make sense I had a hard time putting this book down It is full of action, drama, and romance with a splash of horror and suspense I would highly reccomend this book to any lovers of paranormal fiction The only thing I didn t like was a section where a lot of information was introduced at once and things got a little confusing However, I was able to catch up quickly and continue with the story I very much look forward to readingabout these characters and the world Willow Cross has created I happily give The Dark Gifts Birthright 5 5 stars