Mayan Blood, Theresa DaLayne – Book Review

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27777361Their empires have fallen, but their mythology lives on…

Zanya Coreandero is a seventeen-year-old orphan with only a single friend and no hope for a normal life. Diagnosed with anxiety and night terrors, no one believes her cuts and bruises are a result of an evil entity, and not a brutal case of self-harm.

With the only home she’s ever known being the isolated institution—where breakfast is a handful of medications, the psychiatry sessions are mandatory, and her every move is watched—the only relief is her red-haired roommate named Tara, who’s more like a little sister than her best friend.

Free will is strong, but destiny is stronger.

When Zanya is kidnapped, she meets a group of gifted Mayan descendants, each with a unique ability. Gone from a nameless castaway to the only hope of mankind, Zanya is forced to make a grueling decision: bond with an enchanted stone and save humanity from rising underworld forces, or watch helplessly as Earth falls victim to a familiar dark deity from her dreams. This time, he’s playing for keeps.

A wicked secret hides behind a handsome face…

When Arwan, a dark-eyed timebender, takes interest in Zanya’s mission, it’s unclear if his intention is to help, or if he’s on a hell-bent mission for revenge. Wary of falling for another guy with major secrets and a tainted past, Zanya fights to keep her distance. If only her heart gave her a choice.

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*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The ideas and opinions are my own and in no way biased.*

This book? Well, this book is awesome! I really like it. It’s greatly written, has a lot of facets, the characters are great and the plot is good!

Again, this is one of those stories which do not fit in one genre. There’s action, fantasy, paranormal and romance. So, yeah, a little bit of everything for everybody. Which, I like. I like books that cater to a large variety of people. Books that cannot be restricted to one genre and which have so much to offer to their readers.

And this story is one of those. I like the story and the pace and the way it flows. The best thing is that there is no waiting around and the plot just moves and moves and moves. It certainly keeps things a whole lot interesting, but at times, it can get a little too much because stuff keeps happening and you don’t have a breather. But, hey, other than a few times when I felt that, I liked that the plot was fast paced. Nothing seems to be forced or stiff. It flows beautifully.

The characters are interesting and grow on you. They’re likable and just grow so much through the course of the story. It is great to read. Like, nobody is the same after the story and everyone has something to take away from the experience. And that is just done greatly.

All in all, this is a great, great read and I would definitely recommend this to others!

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Theresa DaLayne is a north-south-east-western kind of girl with a quirky personality to match her nomad life. Born in California, she migrated to three different cities in Washington State, a tiny island in Alaska, North Carolina, and finally to the suburbs of Ohio where she currently lives with her husband, three kids, vegetarian cat, and her ungrateful fish.

Always on the lookout for a new story, Theresa is a shameless eavesdropper and will take anyone who provides inspiration and mold them into a character without a second thought. She enjoys writing both paranormal and contemporary stories, considering her mind wanders between worlds of fantasy while she’s forced to live in the real world, very much against her will.

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