Louisiana is known for its priestess and voodoo and both show up in What Hatred Breeds by Kimberley Jasper. The Metoyer family is a prominent family some members have the gift. Stella Moreau is a descendant of this family but her gift comes from a powerful dark realm. Stella is a determined woman that is on a mission to destroy lives especially those of Julian and Kayla. Stella wants her son to marry a daughter of a prominent family instead of his choice which is Kayla. It seems everything that Stella tries does not break Julian away from Kayla but makes them stronger. Stella gets desperate and soon sells herself to a darker power to get what she wants. Unbeknownst to Stella, she may have done business with the wrong entity.
Julian and Kayla are newlyweds that are very much in love spite all the obstacles in their way. After the loss of their twins, they have a son JD. When strange things start happening to their family, Julian and Kayla soon realize Stella’s terror is not over. Stella is not aware that Kayla has the gift as well from a power higher than Stella can imagine. The history between the two families goes way back and Stella will have to face the fact that Kayla won’t go down without a fight.
What Hatred Breeds was a page turning book of suspense, excitement and even terror at times. This was a well researched book that fully expressed the fight between good and evil. The emotional stress and spiritual struggle these characters went through will have readers wanting to destroy Stella as much as I did. I applaud this author for sharing a topic that many shy away from but are interested in knowing about. I look forward to reading more of this author’s work.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.