Spoiler Free – The pretty little field of buttercups you can run through
Blood Rose was a quick, easy read that was action packed. It was a crazy roller coaster that left me breathless at times. This book is great for anyone looking for something to read but not feeling overly motivated to read because the story will suck you in quickly and keep you there until you’re finished – it does the motivating for you. I read it in a day and I can’t wait to read the second one! I recommend this book to anyone over the age of 14 with the warning that there are a few, much more mature scenes that not everyone will find suitable for themselves. I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars, for sure.
Spoilers – The creepy forest full of monsters just at the edge of the field – enter if you dare
Blood Rose follows a young woman named Avah who is not only a witch by birth but Chosen to receive a special power. This, however, can be a bit confusing at times and I partially consider this is because Avah hasn’t quite figured out what everything will mean for her in the end any more than the reader will.
The book moved rapidly through the story and, while I enjoyed this most of the time, it became exhausting at others. I kept looking for a place to take a break and catch my breath but couldn’t find one. Still, I prefer that to a boring, slow-paced read that I would use for those nights where I couldn’t sleep very well. As I mentioned before, I read the book in a day because it was impossible to put down. There was always something happening. One moment, Avah is in the woods fighting vampires that seem different than the others she claims to have fought (I believe her, though, based on her skills at fighting them), then she is at the Chosen ceremony receiving her powers, then she’s being attacked and dying and asking to be made a vampire, then she’s whisked away to a vampire coven and fighting some crazy, spontaneous war. It was a lot all at once and not once was there a moment of boring prose describing normal events.
I felt like Avah moved a lot faster with Jasik than the average person would – especially given everything that had happened to her in the few days that this novel takes place in (or at least it felt like a few days though I believe there were time skips in there where she was training or doing other tedious tasks.) However, I can’t blame her too much because I love Jasik. I want one for myself and plan on learning how to make book characters come to life so that I can have him to myself.
The most intriguing part was the end vision in which the Hunters end up dead followed by the mysterious appearance of a vampire that seems just like Avah. It left me with a lot of questions – which I loved because it means I will not hesitate to read the second book when it becomes available.
So, if you’re in a reading slump or don’t have a lot of time for reading but still want to, pick this book up. It is worth it.
I really like this book!..I feel for Vladimir, he is a great kid going through a great deal..things get soo weird but he is a badass and I love him!
As you all know, our bookclubs last book was Eighth Grade Bites. The book was alright. I thought it was a fun read but felt a little clichè. Overall, the characters were personable. I liked the many vampire references that were featured in this book. I give this series starter a 3.5/5.
Bloodlines by Lindsay Anne Kendle was our bookclub's recent read. I found Bloodlines to be extremely enjoyable. The characters were likable and well written. I especially loved Lily because she kept Kiera grounded. Another thing I found unique about this story was that the book made you feel every emotion. Lastly, I enjoyed was how action packed and fast paced this read was.
Despite my likeness of the book, I did find several faults. The first error I encountered was that the story felt it lacked editing. There were parts in the story that had noticeable grammatical errors. Also, I found a lot of not necessary scenes that were mentioned in the plot. Lastly, certain parts of Bloodlines felt too predictable. Usually, I am oblivious to plot twists but I found this book easy to foretell.
Overall, I greatly enjoyed this read and would highly recommend to fans of Supernatural (TV show) because of the many similarities they share. I cannot wait to read more of Lindsay Anne Kendal's work.
I loved this book!!!..it had action and had me at edge of my seat!..I felt like I knew Keira and I would love to have a Lily and a Tyler in my corner!!!
I loved the book; it was a bit fast paced needed a few details but I'd rather have fast paced than boring long explanations..will read sequel for sure!
The last book for the month of August that The Book Cove read was Danielle Rose's Blood Rose, graciously supplied to us. Thank you, Danielle Rose, for the book it was a great read.
It's been a while since I've read any kind of vampire book (at least three-four years) so I started reading this with a grain of salt. The book was quite enjoyable and a very quick read (I managed to read it in one night). My only problem with the book is that it felt like a sequel. It felt like there were bits and pieces missing that would have been relevant for me to understand what was going on at times. It took a while to find out the main character's name, Avah, (the book is in first person, not my favorite point of view specifically for this reason), and it just felt like I should have known what was supposed to be going around her and the people she was with because they were introduced as if this was knowledge the reader was already supposed to know. Avah seemed a little wishy-washy one second condemning all vampires and not trying to embrace her new vampiric status and the next being all gung-ho about it. Granted I wouldn't have been able to do the same in her place had I been turned into the undead and basically what I and my family of witches had been trying to get rid of for ages and ages.
I think what I enjoyed the most, aside from the amazing quickness of reading it, were all the names for the characters. I thought the character names were great and unique and not what I was expecting. I'd enjoy reading the second book just to see if the theme of 'sequel-feel' would still be in the second book or just to see if I understand Avah more as a character.
Overall I'd rate the book as a 2.5 out of 5 because it felt like a sequel. I will re-read it again to go back to the parts that confused me and edit my scoring (if it changes). I look forward to reading more of Danielle Rose's Avah character but for now I'm happy enough to leave it where it is.