Monday, January 26, 2015

Blog Tour 'The Originals: The Rise' by Julie Plec

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour of ‘The Originals: The Rise’ created by Julie Plec.

From the creator of ‘The Originals’, the hit spin-off television show of ‘The Vampire Diaries’, come three never-before-released prequel stories featuring The Original vampire family.

'The Originals: The Rise' will be released on Tuesday, January 27th by Harlequin HQN.

This tour runs January 12th-30th and it will consist of reviews, special content and spotlights. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.


About the Book:

Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're immortal, promises are hard to keep. in New Orleans in 1722, Original vampire siblings Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson believe they've escaped their dangerous past. But the city is lawless, a haven for witches and werewolves unwilling to share territory. The siblings are at their mercy…especially after Klaus meets the beautiful and mysterious Vivianne. Her impending marriage is key to ending the war between the supernatural factions—and Klaus's attraction to her could destroy the uneasy alliance. As Elijah works toward securing a piece of the city for his family, and Rebekah fights her unexpected feelings for a French captain, will Klaus's volatile desires bring their world crashing down—and tear them apart for good?

An exclusive Originals cast poster to all who pre-order and complete the form using the above link!

My Review:


I’ve enjoyed stories about vampires my whole life. And I’ve been a fan of the TV show The Vampire Diaries from the moment the first promo was on TV. I also have a view books of the original books of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ by L.J. Smith and I read almost all of them.
So when I saw the sign-up for the blog tour for the book ‘The Originals: The Rise’ by Julie Plec on Candace’s Book Blog, I immediately signed up. Even though I’m not very far in watching the tv series ‘The Originals’ (I’m still in season one because I just have to much to do) I love the characters of the Original vampire family. So I was thrilled when I heard that I would be a part of the blog tour. Shortly after I received an E-copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. And I couldn’t wait to start reading.

‘The Originals: The Rise’ is based upon the TV series. I was a little scared that this book would not be as good as the series. Just because I really love the TV series, and most times I feel like books based upon TV series aren’t very exciting and well written. But I must say I was definitely surprised when I found out that this book was written very well. From the moment this book started I enjoyed the writing style. Even if you’re not familiar with ‘The Originals’ and the TV show, I think you will definitely like this book.

In ‘The Originals: The Rise’ we read about the three originals Elijah, Klaus and Rebekah. The family arrives in New Orleans in 1722, thinking that they can build a home there. Unfortunately New Orleans is already the home of witches and werewolves, and they are not happy to see the Originals. Even though all three originals are spending their time differently, they all have one thing in common: together always and forever. Elijah is working hard on finding the family a home they can be happy and save from all kinds of enemies. Klaus is seeking trouble in the arms of a woman everyone want’s something from and Rebekah is enjoying her time with a French captain. But soon they learn that the only thing that’s sure in life, is there connection as family and that things can change in an instant.

I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to read but especially very fun to read. I love the Originals and I loved to read about their life in 1722. This book is written through the point of view of all three originals and it made this book definitely more interesting. The character I liked the most was definitely Rebekah. I love how passionately she is and how she stands up for what she believes in.

This book is really fun to read if you like the TV series, but definitely also if you haven’t seen the series but enjoy vampire stories. This book is not too long and definitely not to short. It was a perfect enjoyable read. 

My Rating:


About the Author:


Julie Plec is the co-creator & executive producer of The Vampire Diaries & the creator of The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals. Plec got her start as a writer and producer on the ABC Family series Kyle XY. She also collaborated on the CW drama The Tomorrow People. Her screenplay adaptation The Tiger’s Curse is in development at Paramount, and she will produce the feature @emma with Darko Entertainment. Past feature production credits include Scream 2 and Scream 3.



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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! I think it's fun to learn about the characters prior to the shows. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

    1. You're very welcome! It was such a nice read and I can't wait for the other books in this story sequel.


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