Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review: Sweet Blood of Mine

GENRE: Paranormal Romance

Published:  April 1st 2012

Rating:   3.5 stars


From Mega Nerd to Super Stud.

Justin Case and women do not mix. Man boobs, a love of Kings and Castles, and being tight with the "nerd" crowd certainly don't win him any points either. After rescuing Katie, his crush, it turns out she might not be the girl he thought she was, while Elyssa, the school's Goth Girl, turns out to be more. Can high school get any more confusing? 

Determined to improve himself, he joins a gym and meets a sexy girl that just oozes a "come hither, Justin" vibe. Until she attacks him in the parking lot, and Justin realizes she's no ordinary girl but a being with supernatural speed and strength. After a narrow escape and an excruciating migraine headache, he wakes up with supernatural abilities all his own: speed, strength, and the ability to seduce every woman he sees. 

While that might sound like the perfect combo for any hormonal teen, Justin is a hopeless romantic who wants his first time to be special. Is that too much to ask for? But he doesn't know what he is or how to stop his carnal urges. One thing is clear: If he doesn't find answers there are other more sinister supernaturals who would like nothing better than to make him their eternal plaything and do far worse than kill him.


3.5 stars for John Corwin :)

I got this book as part of  Goodreads group We ♥ YA Books! r2r program. I've already had it in my tbr list because I so love the cover.

I have to say it is a really good book. I was struggling between 3 or 4 stars because I believe it was kind of slow paced for my taste. 
The real action begins at approximately 60%. The beginning is nice though, it provides a great background to get to know the characters but then again... somehow it was too much for me.

On the other hand, the book is full of great characters and the author manage to create an original world where several types of creatures collide in one entertaining story. Vampires, dhampirs, demons, sorcerers, shapeshifters, you ask for it and you find it in this book!

Personally I found Elysa to be so strong and has an amazing personality. Justin is great, but his name is weird, I mean the guy's name is Justin Case. I found myself spliting it in my mind everytime I read it: Just-in-case. -.- 

 In his defense I have to say he is so funny! I could totally picture him with his "Lord of the rings" backpack and being all so nerdy lol. And then suddenlyhe starts transforming into a stud and as the story progresses, he changes so much and becomes the knight in a shining armor he was destined to be (but way sexier than what he was at the beginning lol)

The felican was a very interesting character itself. Justin's dad on the contrary, wasn't developed enough. I believe he should have had more attention since he has a very important role in the story.

Let's see what happens in the next book of the series. This was a promising start :)


No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
In accordance with FTC guidelines/regulations for bloggers and endorsements, please note that all the books reviewed on this blog were either purchased by me or provided to me by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review and nothing else. In case of reviews for Blog Tours - while the company may have received some payment for their services, I as a host do not accept any payment and gain nothing in return for the review other than the book itself.

Book covers & Summary of the books are copied from Goodreads. No Copyright infringement Intended.
My reviews are my honest opinion and remain uninfluenced.