Blog Tour: The Originals: The Rise by Julie Plec (Chrissy’s review, giveaway)

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Welcome to my tour stop for 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.

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


The Originals_The Rise_book 1_coverThe Originals: The Rise
written by Julie Plec
published by HQN Books

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Book Depository, Goodreads

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
I did enjoy The Originals: The Rise. It kept me interested from start to finish.

I’ll admit: I haven’t read or seen The Vampire Diaries. And I haven’t seen the show The Originals. But I didn’t have to in order to enjoy this book. Anyone can jump in with this book and become fully engrossed and hooked.  There are werewolves, witches, and vampires. There is a family feud, a merging of families/species, and unlikely love. There is fighting, war, and romance. The Originals has it all. I love the setting as well. Although I’ve never been to New Orleans, I’ve always been fascinated by the city. The Originals:The Rise also makes me want to read the rest of the series as well as The Vampire Diaries. And I wouldn’t mind watching the television show.


Would I recommend it: Sure!

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.

Arriving 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?

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JuliePlec_AuthorPhotoAbout the author: Julie Plec is the co-creator and executive producer of The Vampire Diaries and 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 it! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

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