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.
I was really excited to read this book, it had been on my to-read list forever, but I kept putting it off. The description made it sound like it was something I’d love, but this book is not my new favourite.
Keira is a young adult searching for anything that can help her figure out her powers and her family’s past. Although I can’t tell you how old she is, I can tell you she can get into a bar no problem. Her friend Lily, who has no powers of her own, shadows her constantly, but not in a bad way. The characters were a little awkward at first, and the story kept moving too quickly and losing me. I feel like the wrong things were described, an example being when Keira mowed down four people with her powers in less than a paragraph, but Lucians house was described for almost half a page, and the most of the characters were just talking at each other, dumping information onto one another. I constantly felt like I was missing a big part of the book when I started it, like it started in the middle.
The story progresses and my feelings towards it don’t change, and they didn’t change, until about three quarters of the way into the book, when although I wanted to know more, I also wanted the story to be over. Why does having powers mean you can do literally anything you want? I feel like I was being told things, rather than being showed them. Keira can cast spells on people and places without a second thought, but when asked to protect the house, she’s appalled. The characters, even though I know they have powers and that’s not realistic, don’t seem like they could be real. They act strange and throw tantrums and just do whatever Keira says. People are apparently using chamber pots? Why was that even brought up? The relationships between characters confused me, like day one they met and then day two they were instantly in love and in the perfect relationship? I really tried to like this book but it just wasn’t for me.
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