Sunday, July 8, 2012

Review - Blood Guilt

The first of a new vampire romance series, a sequel to the Awakened by Blood trilogy.

Mihaela, a fearless vampire hunter secretly haunted by loneliness and childhood tragedy, finds it difficult to adjust to the new world order where vampires are not always the bad guys. She's taking a much needed vacation in Scotland when she sees a little boy being chased through the streets of Edinburgh. Rescuing him brings bigger problems - two vampires from her past: Gavril, who killed her family; and the reclusive and troubled Maximilian, gifted Renaissance artist and one-time overlord of the most powerful undead community in the world. Maximilian once saved her life and now needs that favor returned.

The earth moves for Mihaela in more ways than one. From Scotland to Budapest and Malta, she races against time to prevent a disastrous, vampire-induced earthquake and save an innocent yet powerful child – all while fighting a dreadful attraction to Maximilian, her only ally, whom she can’t afford to trust. For Maximilian, the hunter becomes a symbol of renewed existence, as he struggles to accept his past and rediscovers his appetite for blood and sex - and maybe even happiness.

My review:

I loved the Awakened by Blood trilogy when I read it last year. And I was excited when I when I found out about this sequel. And I was not disappointed. This is a great new story with an interesting new plot line and twists.

Blood Guilt takes off after the events of the last book in the trilogy but can be read as a standalone easily. You would miss out on some of the history and previous events but they only background to the story here.

Mihaela was an interesting secondary character in the first series. So I really enjoyed seeing her get her own story and finding out more about her character. Maximilian was also introduced in the last series. Here we get to find out more about him as well.

The setting is well done and the story is interesting and action packed. It really keeps you moving and you feel like you are on the same race against time as the characters.

I really enjoyed this new book in the world previously created and liked getting to know more about this previously introduced characters. It was also fun to get to see other characters from the previous series and see what they are up to now. It helps to satisfy my curiosity because I always want to know what happens to them next.

If you like paranormal stories, that include romance, action and adventure. Then this is one you want to pick up and read. You wont be disappointed. And you will join the rest of us in anxiously awaiting the next book.

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