Book Review: Origins by Sean Hayden

Review of Origins

by Sean Hayden

Ashlyn Thorn was born different.  She was born with all the characteristics of a vampire, but in a world where vampires, elves, and werewolves work, play, and die side by side with normal humans, everyone knows vampires aren’t born, they’re made.  The only thing she ever wanted is to know her true Origins.  Ashlyn’s tale takes her on a quest to find out what makes her different and to find out the truth, but with every question she gets answered, she uncovers more uncertainties.  To make things worse she makes enemies of the most powerful vampires of the city who consider her powers to dangerous to let go unchecked.  She is saved by the government only to be trained and used to serve their purposes, and Ashlyn finds herself torn between two worlds.  She can either be a monster, or help fight the monsters.

Origins is one of those books you don’t want to put down. I’ve read it more than once, and love it more each time. Sean Hayden has a knack for drawing you in and keeping the action going.

With wonderfully developed characters and a unique twist on vampires this story is a must read for young and old, boy or girl. The main character Ashlyn Thorn pulls you into her life as she learns about herself; who she is, what she is. Her character grows, makes mistakes and learns. The other characters, vampires, elves, weres fill the story with everything you need. I can’t decide which is my favorite and look forward to seeing more of them all. Origins is a riveting story you don’t want to miss.

Born in the suburbs of Chicago, Sean Haydeen moved to the frigid arctic climes of southeast Florida as a small child.  The son of a fireman and a proofreader (that’s what they had before spellcheck) he fell in love with reading at a young age.  When he hit the age of 35 he wrote his first novel, an urban fantasy about vampires and demons entitled Origins.   Unsatisfied with one novel, he penned the sequel Deceptions and both titles of the Demonkin Series will be available from Echelon Press soon.





Origins will be released in eBook form by Echelon Press Feb 15th!

NOW AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE FORMATS ON OMNILITSmashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble for 2.99!

Don’t forget to get a copy!


About jlwylie

Stay at home mom of 2 boys, avid reader and writer. Published by Untold Press

6 thoughts on “Book Review: Origins by Sean Hayden

  1. shaydenfl says:

    Thanks for the awesome review!

  2. GREAT review; can’t wait to check this book — and series — out!

  3. jlwylie says:

    You’re welcome Sean! Great great book! Thanks to all for stopping by!

  4. That was a great review. Thanks for the inside to this book and best wishes to the author.
    Anna del C. Dye
    Author of “The Silent Warrior Trilogy”

  5. I’m loving it so far!


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