Thank you to Ana Lucía Arroyave for stopping by
and sharing her review of Bloodlines
Bloodlines by Lindsay Anne Kendal was published in the UK by Book Guild Publishing on 27 May, 2010. It is currently available from Amazon UK. The print edition is 320 pages.
Bloodlines is the first book in a planned trilogy.
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Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family. Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather’s last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for ever more. Fear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira’s future and she must face her enemies, even if this could mean losing her life. She cannot escape her destiny.
Part Buffy-style horror, part tender romance, Bloodlines will have fans of the genre on tenterhooks waiting for the next instalment of this gripping and hell-raising tale.
Ana Lucía Arroyave’s Review:
I really enjoyed this book. I was hooked from the beginning because I didn’t know what Keira was or what her gift was, until I was given a hint in the first chapter.
Keira is looking for answers about her past and why she is hearing voices, but soon she realizes that maybe this wasn’t the wisest decision.
I really liked that there was a big group of characters – all of them playing an important part to the story. I connected with each one of them. At some points the dynamic of the group reminded me of “The Secret Circle” by L.J. Smith – in that they care deeply for each other.
At first I thought my favorite character would be Lucian – he is such a gentleman – but halfway through the book I completely fell for Tyler. He is funny and easygoing, among other things. I won’t reveal more as I don’t want to spoil the book for you.
Every chapter was full with mystery and made me want to know more and try to figure out everything that was going on. I didn’t know what to expect.
There were some slow chapters and some parts I didn’t think were key to the story. And I was a little confused by the way they spoke. I wasn’t sure at first, if the characters were British or if the story was set in the United States or England, but once I figured it out everything began to flow in the right direction.
Definitely the last third of the book was the most exciting. At the end I was nearly screaming out in frustration because it leaves you wanting more, and many questions were unanswered. I, personally, can’t wait for the next installment.
I laughed, and the story brought me to tears at some point. (I definitely didn’t see that one coming.) I felt like I was reading something similar to the TV show Supernatural – it reminds me a lot of this show and you gotta love Supernatural, don’t you? So definitely give Bloodlines a try and stick with it to the end because you won’t be disappointed.
Ana Lucía Arroyave gives this book