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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Review: Blood Born

Title: Blood Born
Series: Blood Prophecy # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Jamie Manning
Publisher: Pendrell Publishing
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Book: E-ARC sent by publisher

"Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for sixteen-year-old Ava Blue. When Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up, tells her that she’s half vampire, Ava’s world really turns upside down.

Half vamp? Ava can’t believe it...she doesn't even know what that means! Not until Aldric, a thousand-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it’s true--and that he’s the one who turned her. Then Ava truly begins to believe what she is. Now, she has to deal with a sudden and powerful bloodlust, the desire to see Aldric dead, and her growing crush for Chance. Ava knows she's a monster now, she can feel it; and her life is over.

But redemption isn’t lost. Aldric is giving her a chance to regain her humanity. The price? Kill a hundred vampires, or remain a bloodsucker forever.

So Ava sets out to get her life back. But killing vampires begins a battle that could destroy everything she is working toward. In the end, Ava's decisions will forever change her life and the lives of those she loves."

 I am so happy that I got a chance to read this book. Not only did it leave me extremely happy but I loved the ending!

What hooked me about this book are the characters. Written stunningly well,  the reader is able to easily slip into the shoes of the characters. I like that Ava and Chance are characters that are written to their age. They sound and act like teenagers.They have aspects to them that make the reader feel as if they can know them like a real person.

The love interest in this book isn't really a love yet but it is developing. I love that these characters carefully rely on each other for information as well as trust each other. Through the hardships, their friendship grows in to something greater. A love that I know will be strong in the end.

Now, the ending! OMG! I mean really! Did he have to end it that way?
*That is all*

Blood Born is an explosive read from start to finish. Different from other vamp books, the set up for the story line hooks you right away. Blood Born is terrific!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Great review! I really can't wait to read this one, it sounds like my kind of read. Thank you for sharing! :)

  2. Haha now I'm super curious on this ending! >.< I haven't read much about this book before it sounds awesome!

  3. Ooo, vampires! Blood lust! Love interests! SOLD. :D Sounds like a winner, Savannah.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  4. This is the first I've heard of this one! Thanks for the review, now it'll be on my TBR list, for sure!

  5. Great review! Can't wait to read this! Cliffhanger though?! That's gonna kill me! Haha! :-)

    The tour for this book was awesome :-)


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