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Thursday, August 6, 2015


The Hybrid by Venus Morales
(The Hybrid Series #1)

Publication date: February 9th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult


Ari is the daughter of Ares, the God of War. Half goddess and half Phoenician, she is raised by her father in secrecy until her 18th birthday, when he is forced to return to Olympus. 

She chooses not follow her father, and decides to venture out into the mortal realm. There, Ari crosses paths with the archangel Julius, who bears a message from a seer. Ari must return to the Bayou to her late mother's coven to regain her family crown, she is soon fighting for more than just the crown; she is fighting for her life, and the inner darkness that's consuming her. 

With 7 days to prepare for her trials and 7 days to fight for her life, Ari does the one thing she must do to survive; she forges herself into the weapon she was born to be.


I received a complimentary copy of The hybrid in exchange for an honest review.

Wow! Talking about one very interesting story. The moment I read the blurb I knew immediately that I have to read this book! The Hybrid is a story about Ari - the daughter of the Greek God of War Ares and a Phoenacian queen. Phoenacians are vampire-like creatures who can control fire and have dark versions of themselves inside their body, drk versions who can control their body if they don't control them first.

The book is about Ari's struggles as she get to know more about herself, her past and about the people around her - especially the archangel Julius, who was sent by his seer mother to be with her. The book is on Ari's POV and on the third-person's perspective. This suits me fine because I also wanted to know how Julius and the other characters think.

I liked all the characters in the book. Ari is a strong woman - although I found her a bit emotional in the middle part of the book. I think Ari's chharacter was really cool. But I especially liked Ily and Hera. I just love how funny Ily was. Put her in a scene with Hera and they're just plain entertaining. Hera was a complete opposite of how she is presented in Greek mythology. She was very likable in this book.

Story-wise, The Hybrid is a unique and refreshing take on Fantasy. Greek myth mixed with Christianity, and other lores made a very interesting story. Romance-wise, it was sweet but I wanted something hotter and steamier. I don't want to classify this for Young Adults because of the story but the romance is definitely okay for YA.

I'm giving The Hybrid 4 Fairy Wings. I love the unique plot and the interesting characters so I will definitely read the next book/s in the series. I'm recommending the book to Urban Fantasy readers and to Young Adult readers who also love to read paranormal and fantasy books.


Who am I, you ask? I am a woman who wears many hats. A mother of 3 wonderful boys is my first and for most priority, and from there it trickles down. I’m a wife, a cook, a house cleaner and a mommy to two dogs and a lazy loveable cat. Then there’s my ulternate life.. The writer she is the kid who refuses to grow up. Stuck in a mind state of a teenager, who still has imaginary friends. The two halfs of me get along great!! As long as I let the writer out and listen to my imaginary friends tell me their story, then there’s no conflict. If I keep her caged up too long… Well… You know what they say, when you keep the beast caged up to long, it gets angry. 

The life of a writer is who your born to be, not a job you just take on. It’s who I am.

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  1. Would you mind posting this on Amazon & B&N?

    1. Posted! I apologize for the delay. I was gonna post it long ago but I was MIA for a couple of days.

  2. Great review! This sounds fun and unique and I like how character driven it sounds, too! Glad you liked it! :)

  3. Great review! You got me interested!