Darkest Fear

Darkest Fear

by Cate Tiernan

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Vivi’s animal instincts are her legacy—and may be her downfall—in this start to a romantic fantasy series that will appeal to fans of The Nine Lives of Chloe King.

Vivi has known the truth about her family—and herself—since she was thirteen. But that doesn’t mean she’s accepted it. Being Haguari isn’t something she feels she’ll ever accept. How can she feel like anything but a freak knowing that it’s in her genes to turn into a jaguar?

Now eighteen, Vivi’s ready to break away from the traditions of her heritage. But all of that changes with her parents’ shocking, devastating deaths and the mysteries left behind. Vivi discovers family she never even knew she had, and a life open with possibility. New friends, new loyalties, and even romance all lay ahead—but so do dangers unlike anything Vivi ever could have imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442482470
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Series: Cate Tiernan's Birthright Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 999,465
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Cate Tiernan is the author of the Sweep, Balefire, Immortal Beloved, and Birthright series. She lives with her family in North Carolina.

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Darkest Fear 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Daisy_Moon More than 1 year ago
I loved the book and it was definitely not too long of a read. I personally love books that are longer than the individual books in the Sweep series. The language is easy to read and the story kept my attention. I love the stories Cate Tiernan comes up with! If you liked her other books I believe you will like this one as well. It is 256 pages.
TobyD More than 1 year ago
I must say that I was so happy I picked this book up. I love the way the story flows, and the characters are a good fit to the story. I can't wait until the next in the series comes out... I would say that this series is worth a  read..
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
Birthright took too long for me to read. I am a huge fan of Cate Tiernan. I've read her Sweep series as well as her Immortal Beloved trilogy and loved the first one to bits and really enjoyed the second. However, for both series, the first book(s) weren't that great and now the same is happening to this new trilogy by her. I have a couple of issues with Birthright, the first being how whiny the main protagonist was. She's Haguari, meaning she can turn into a Jaguar. Her family is a descendent of the brazilian Jaguar god and goddess. However Vivi wants nothing to do with her bloodline. This is where much of the book is about; her not accepting her bloodline and the animalistic side of herself. When Vivi's parents are murdered, she moves in with a cousin, she found out about recently, all the way in New Orleans. I loved meeting all the new people that live in her cousin's huge house, all being Haguari, but I really didn't like her every attempt at blocking her heritage or any talk of it. I get her resistance to it, but did it have to take up more than half of the book? By the time she finally starts accepting herself, I've already given up on liking her. Other than that, I felt that the mystery behind the murder of her parents was pushed back a bit too much. I wished the author threw us little pieces of the puzzle here and there but that part of the plot progressed very slowly. However, what Tiernan does well is all the characters she creates for her novels. You just know that it is a book written by her because of how all the friends come together by some culture or heritage (Wicca in Sweep, and magic in Immortal Beloved). I loved reading about the equinox celebration and how the preparations for it went. There is also a love interest that might or might not be Haguari (though those hints weren't that subtle), and I wished we knew more of his backstory because for now he feels flat to me. Overall, Birthright was enjoyable but not the reason why I love Cate Tiernan. I do know though that her first books are usually my least liked of the series so the sequel will be much better and I can't wait for it. 
JetEmberAllison More than 1 year ago
SO I picked this book up thinking "WHY NOT" and I'm so glad I did!!!!!!  I love the story line, the characters are so real it seems like they are breathing next to you.  I also enjoy the mix of straight lesbian and gay characters in the story. It all just make it seem even more real.  I can't wait for book two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ShawnLeeGaskill More than 1 year ago
Love, ,love, LOVED it! Absolutely cannot get enough of this book!! I am a huge fan of Cate Tiernan, and she did not disappoint with "Darkest Fear". I was able to connect with the characters easily and her imagery is as good as ever. The emotion in the book easily translated over and made me feel what Vivi was feeling. I was completely absorbed by the book and finished reading the book in one sitting! Now I just have to impatiently wait for the next book in the Birthright series. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it started slow, but i couldnt put it down! I adore cate tiernan, by far my favorite author
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The book concept is interesting but it drags along the same subject too much. I cut the book in half by jumping a lot of pages and still ended up in the same thing. Main character is too weak and painfully insecure , couldn't like her at all and I tried. I don't like unfinished stories so I really hope the next one is way better cause I love her books The Sweep series is awesome.