September 10, 2014

REVIEW: The Witchling Grows Up (Family Pendragon Book #1) By, Mary Moriarty

4 stars
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Dylan Pendragon is not what she appears to be. She looks like a twenty something, hippy, new-age follower… When in fact she is a ninety year old witchling from one of the oldest families connected with witch craft. 

She has yet to get any powers so to speak. But she is destined to be the most powerful witch of them all… 
And she is a virgin. 

Justice is a seven thousand years old Vampire. He is the oldest friend to his former king of their kind, Cormac O’ Heachthanna. There are three things that vampires love. Blood, fighting and sex and not necessarily in that order. Justice lost his wife about six thousand years ago so he has devoted his life to keeping man kind safe… and he has had no sex in that many years. 

The Dark One has one thing on his mind. Capture Dylan Pendragon and take what he thinks is his… her virginity and her power which will blossom like a rose once she is taken. He will do anything to get her and that power or die trying. 

In the course of one night under a full moon two become connected and set into motion events that can’t be stopped that will ultimately bring victory for some or one and the rest will be cast into a void less underworld. 

Can Justice show Dylan he wants to protect her without touching her? Will he listen to his heart where love that has been dormant for so long is waiting to be released? 

Will Dylan allow Justice to protect her so she can figure out how to get her powers and be strong enough to fight the Dark One? Or will she fall and be the sacrifice that the Dark One intends her to be. 

This is the first installment in the Family Pendragon series and I am already waiting on the edge of my seat for more. This series was interesting with a new take on paranormal creatures. There are multiple creatures but this series follows a witch and a vampire that has come to protect her.

Dylan is 90 year old witch that has yet to come into her powers. Dylan might be 90 years old but she is still naïve to many things. Relationships and boys to be more specific. Everyone tells her she will be a very powerful witch and the Dark One is trying to steal her powers but those powers have yet to show up. She is coming to terms with the possibility of not being able to fight the Dark One.

Justice has been a warrior for thousands of years. He has also been alone. The Goddess has given Justice the task of protecting and loving Dylan. When he travels to England to meet her he knows that he has met his mate. Now he just has to get her other protect, her dragon, to let him spend time with her. Once that starts her powers start her emerge. As does love and desire.

This was a great start to a serial series. The prologue was an entire story told in a chapter all by itself. There was a lot of information and background dumping on the reader which made me feel a little overwhelmed but I was quickly lost in this story. Dylan and Justice are falling in love as the Dark One plots to take away her virginity and her life. I mean who wouldn’t love this story.

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