Hereditary

Beatrice Harrow Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
Series: Beatrice Harrow Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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Publisher's Summary

“What is the most powerful force in the world?” 

Beatrice Harrow was raised in seclusion, separated from the Read Kingdom and protected from the mysterious mechanisms of the other four races, but they are not as blind to her as she is to them. Even before she steps foot inside the Academy, they know her name and they know the truth about her birth. She is one of the Tainted: a mixed-breed creature with the blood of a monster, clinging to legitimacy by the genes of her human father. She is more beautiful, more powerful, and more despised than any other being in the Read Kingdom.

Her life was never going to be easy, but when fate throws her together with Cale, the troublemaking son of her father’s sworn enemy, and Hazen, the intimidating crown prince of the Read Kingdom, she quickly discovers that her problems haven’t even begun.  

In a world built on status, there are lines that can never be crossed.  

In a time of peace, it is inevitable that war will whisper on the wind once again.  

In a land of mixed blood, a Tainted Creature can either be killed … or they can be recruited.

©2013 Jane Washington (P)2018 Jane Washington

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unexpectedly dark but riveting

This book has much of what I love about Jane Washingtons work. Lovable protagonist, interesting potential lovers and a intriguing world for the characters to explore.

This book also has some dark themes I was not expecting. There is a clear theme so sexual abuse in this book in many forms. The book handled the subject well imho.

I'd recommend this book overall however. I don't think I put it down once.

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Trigger Warning+Spoilers

I love this book don’t get me wrong, it was very well written and the narrator is amazing. But, if you have a strong aversion to rape- this is not the book for you. The scene isn’t described in great detail, but it may be enough to dissuaded some readers.

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MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING (&SPOILER)

Overall the book is amazing. The story was alive for me and I felt connected to the characters, however, there is one portion of this book that I think needs to be addressed:

The. Rape. Scene.

It’s intense, and while it’s not the most detailed one I’ve ever read, so far it’s the most painful one that I’ve personally encountered and it brought me back to some really dark places of my mind.

100% there should be a clip of audio warning for that particular chapter:
End of chapter 12(14), events are implied but not gone into detail. Chapter 15(17)is the extreme danger zone!‼️

My chapters are offset by 2 which is why the 14 and 17 are there. Ch. 12 and 15 are listed as ch. 14 and 17.

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Just like the CW...

If you like watching shows on the CW, this book may be for you. Overall, it seemed that the main thrust of the story was, "Look at all these gorgeous guys falling helplessly into desire for this beautiful girl. Huh."

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Poor quality

The story seems interesting. However I can’t stand to listen to it because the recording is so bad. It’s choppy and disjointed. Which often makes you lost track of what the narrator is even saying

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Wonderful

I absolutely LOVE this narrator!! I’ve never read/listened to a book like this. It was a great story with wonderful characters. I cannot wait for the second one to come out on audio.

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The WHAT!?!?!?!?

Let's break it down. The story was good with a very intriguing plot...But, well. First of all, Beatrice is so incredibly naive. It's just unrealistic. The character and world building was good overall though.
The magic system is just very confusing and the ease Beatrice has with it is also unrealistic. Overall, I just didn't like Beatrice all that much, but it's probably just me. The rest though, it's just amazing. Except for the narration, but you get use to it and it gets real easy to listen to after several hours.

So, in conclusion. Good story, slightly unrealistic protagonist, unclear antagonist, weird magic system, decentish narration, and some pretty touching moments. And there's a rape scene where the aftermath is just skipped over entirely.

So................ Pretty good book with some rough edges.

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Couldn't stop listening...

Loved listening along with this book and couldn't take my headphones off. Started listening while working, cooking dinner, doing dishes, cleaning the house, in the bath, and finished before bedtime! Fantastic characters and loved the story so much that I just could not put it down!

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disappointed

the story was jumbled and I struggled to finish, hoping it would improve over time but was disappointed. painfully weak heroine was annoying.

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Stunning!!

I've loved this series so hard and to hear Be's voice was an incredible experience!! Jane Washington is beyond brilliant and her storytelling unparalleled!! I absolutely adore her!