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Book Review: Birth of The Bacchae by Stephanie Mirro


Birth of the Bacchae
Immortal Relics Book 1
by Stephanie Mirro
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

Serafina Finch is an archaeology student who discovers a unique Roman amulet. She starts having weird dreams, which she believes is connected to it. Serafina soon finds herself in a dangerous situation because there is others who want the amulet. She is not sure what she has gotten herself into but it’s effecting her and the people close to her. When she learns about her true identity and the history behind the amulet, she’ll have to go against evil to keep it secure.

Birth of the Bacchae is a story that explores the origin of vampires. It is not like other vampire stories and is well-written. It has suspense and mystery, which made it easy to invest in the story and its characters. I look forward to the next book in the series.

*This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

“Vampires, Immortals, Bacchae—they’re all the same. The name may change, but their appetites never do.”

Ever since archaeology student Serafina Finch found an ancient Roman amulet on a dig in Italy, she’s been having dreams. Strange dreams that leave her with an eerie sense of foreboding. But between a busy college schedule and a boyfriend she’s hoping to marry, she doesn’t have time for strange.

Then a mysterious cult takes an obsessive interest in the artifact. Serafina finds her life in chaos as she’s thrown into the supernatural world, where Immortals and witches alike claim ownership of the amulet. Her amulet.

As her connection to the amulet grows, she discovers a dark secret about her past. Serafina realizes she must protect the powerful relic at all costs–even if it means losing one of the people she loves most.

“Invisible. Powerful. Immortal. We are Bacchae.”

BIRTH OF THE BACCHAE is a New Adult Urban Fantasy novel exploring the origins of vampire lore in a modern setting. Where do the stories come from? How were vampires created? Do they still exist today?

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Stephanie Mirro’s lifelong love of ancient mythology led to majoring in the Classics in college, which wasn’t quite as much fun as writing her own mythology stories as she did as a child. But that education, combined with an overactive imagination and being an avid fantasy reader, resulted in a writing career.

Starting her days with coffee and ending them with wine means Stephanie can usually be found juggling household chores, keeping the kids alive, and trying to write, edit, publish, and market the stories that haunt her dreams.

Born and raised in Southern Arizona, Stephanie now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, two kids, and two furbabies. This thing called “seasons” is still magical.

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