Hello! I'm so excited because today I am part of the Blood Jewel Blog Tour, thanks to These Paper Worlds Book Blog Tours. I will be providing not just a review for Blood Jewel, but also for the first book, Blood of Anteros, so I hope you enjoy both of them. Thanks for stopping by! :)
Synopsis Via Goodreads
I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained.
Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.
Let me just say for starters...this was wonderful. Honestly, at first I did not what to except. What I instantly did like was Curry, and his words, and then I realize that this story is all from his POV and that was interesting at first, and I really l came to like it; what it's like to be an old Vampire (oh yeah he's a vampire!) and his newfound feelings for someone else, a human in fact, a young woman named Chansey. This was a wonderful well put story. To me, I felt like there were really no cliches in this vampire read. It was uniquely different; refreshing even. This story has those good feeling scenes, where you know when you are first falling for somebody. There is this instant attraction between Curry and Chansey, and we read how they develop into something more, something like love. There is actually something really intriguing to their love connection, and it's something not to miss, believe me. Of course there are mild obstacles that threaten their love, but does it threaten their relationship? Well, it's something you have to find out.When I finished this story, I felt pretty content, and to me, it was a perfect ending, and it's one of those that makes you quickly want to read the second book :)
My Rating: 4.7/5
My Audience Rating: PG-13
Synopsis Via Goodreads
With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...
When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.
Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?
As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?
Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.
After a brief Marsala POV, we go straight back to Curry and Chansey. From that first chapter though from Mansala, we learn more about her, and what her plans are that are no doubt going to be one of the main conflicts that occur in the story. Now, back to Curry and Chansey. With them, the story really begins where it left off from Book 1. The story was good here, and I felt there was the right amount of conflict and bliss. The love between Curry and Chansey is forever stronger, and when they finally become the same last name, they are in their own little world. There are some great and well done scenes that don't disappoint. But, when reality kicks the door open, there are some dilemmas on the table, and some include a possible change, evil doings from Mansala being transported through an evil way, a 'Blood Jewel', and then there's a surprise; one that no one saw coming! This is a great story in this series, and by the end, I immediately wanted to read more. If you have not read this novel yet, you must, and if you have not read this series, you have to start now, as it's wonderfully different, and as said before, refreshing!
My Rating: 4.2/5
My Audience Rating: PG-13
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