The Vampire War (Dark World: The Vampire Wish #5) by Michelle Madow @MichelleMadow #bookreview #fantasy #paranormal


Title: The Vampire War

Author: Michelle Madow

Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing

Publication Date: December 22, 2017

Page Count: 217

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

Find the Holy Grail. Win the war. Save the world.

A lot has changed for Annika since being kidnapped by vampires to become a blood slave in their hidden kingdom of the Vale. Not only has she learned she’s a Nephilim—a race that’s supposedly extinct—but she’s found herself on a dangerous quest for the Holy Grail. Luckily, she has the vampire Prince Jacen by her side, and the two of them feel ready for anything—especially now that they trust each other more than ever.

But finding the Grail is only the beginning. Because when Annika learns that a demon is leading a pack of wolves to war against the vampires, she must stop him before it’s too late. If she can’t, he’ll open a Gate to Hell… and the world as she knows it will be lost forever.

Get ready for an action-packed, adventure-filled ride in the EPIC conclusion to The Vampire Wish series!

My review:

The Vampire War by Michelle Madow is the fifth and last book in the young adult paranormal/fantasy series The Vampire Wish. The series began with Annika out skiing with her family when they were attacked by vampires with Annika being the only survivor. The vampires then took Annika hostage to the hidden vampire kingdom of the Vale where she was kept as a human blood slave to provide food for the vampires. It’s in this kingdom where Annika met Jacen who was also taken by the vampires against his will but unlike Annika who still remains human Jacen was turned against his wishes and now fights his desire to kill for blood.

Since the beginning of the story in the first book so much has happened in this fast paced adventure that I don’t want to go into too many details and spoil the story for readers. As with other Michelle Madow books there is always plenty of jaw dropping moments included to keep a reader on the edge of their seat as the story unfolds over the course of the series. Some of the things included in this series though are of course the vampire kingdom the story begun in but the world has been expanded to learn of other kingdoms along with werewolves outside the borders, witches who bring their sorcery into the mix along with now touching upon Nephilim.

Most of the story has centered around the two main characters thus far of Annika and Jacen with them alternating their own points of view but there have also been chapters told from other key characters at different times during the books. As fast paced as they are the story is always easy to follow along with as more and more action is brought in to heighten the story. And even with being quick reads the world and character building is just enough to feel that you get to know exactly what is going on at each turn of the page.

This has definitely been a series to hold my interest and always take me by surprise with each installment along the way and I’d certainly recommend checking it out to fans of this genre. I would definitely suggest though to start back at the beginning with the Vampire Wish otherwise a reader would probably be lost if jumping into the later books as it’s one that has picked up where each left off and built upon that excitement. And now at the end of this series we get glimpses into a new series coming in 2018 featuring some of the characters from these books.

I received a free advance copy of this book directly from the author, thank you to Michelle Madow for allowing me to read early.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /  Amazon

Other books in The Vampire Wish series:

About the author:
Michelle Madow is a USA Today bestselling author of fast paced fantasy novels that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

She grew up in Maryland and now lives in Florida. Some of her favorite things are: reading, traveling, pizza, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

Visit her website,, to get books of Michelle’s for FREE!


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