Review: The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright
Author: Jennifer Malone Wright
Publisher: Jennichad Books
Published: April 1, 2011
paperback, 280 pages
Source: From Author
Summary (from Goodreads):
Long ago, a prophecy was foreseen. A child would be born, a child who held the power to destroy the world. Now, it is up to Alexander Lucas, a one-hundred-year-old vampire, to keep the baby girl safe from his arch enemy Malcolm. In order to save her, Alexander must raise the child as his own. Will he be able to resist his vampire tendencies to care for a human baby? With the help of the wisest of the supernatural, an organization called The Great Council, Alexander must face many battles to ensure the safety of this very special child.
The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright is a paranormal book that centers on a vampire named, Alexander. Alexander struggles with his existence. He doesn't want to die but he doesn't want to be a vampire either. He prays to God daily to help him. God answers him in the form of a baby. Jaiden is a newborn that Alexander finds one night. She is very special and the key to something big. Jaiden is placed in Alexander's care for protection against anything/anyone that would harm her including the ruthless vamp, Malcolm.
This story is full of all sorts of supernatural creatures. For example Alexander has a guardian angel who is more like a best friend and Jaiden's nanny is a powerful witch. Together they do their best to protect the baby. However when Malcolm gets wind of Jaiden's existence, he does everything in his power to take Jaiden away from Alexander. However when one of Alex's friends escapes from Malcom's clutches a whole sinister plot is unveiled leaving the council no choice but to use Jaiden as bait.
Alexander Lucas is an interesting character because of his devotion to God. He is very devout in his prayers. He also goes through a bit of depression in the beginning of this novel. He just can't understand why God allows him to exist. However Jaiden changes him. She not only makes him feel again but also brings people into his life that changes as well. Before you start thinking this book is just a sappy story about a vampire and his baby, let me tell you it's not. There is also the kick butt, fighting evil part of this novel as well. Wright did a great job of balancing this story with sap and excitement. Overall it's a a good book. I definitely would like to see what happens next with Jaiden and Alexander.
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