I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Blood Scion by Nazarea Andrews
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I was just a reporter, trying to stay ahead of my student loans. I knew the rules, and I followed them.
I thought I knew how the world worked—humans lived their petty little lives in the safety of the sun. We loved and fought and—when the sun sank—we scurried behind our walls and lived in fear. That is when the monsters came out to play.
And even in the safety of the sun, we knew who ruled us.
The Houses. And their Scions.
Everyone knows the great Houses and their Scions—they are feared and loved and hated and envied. They are the gods who walk the shadows and rule all of our lives. They are salvation and death.
And somehow, I am one of them.
Let me just start off by saying, Go read the free prequel! It’s not often that a prequel is needed in the understanding of a book, but it really is in this case. In fact, I’m a little surprised that they weren’t just joined together into one book. The prequel is FREE though, so it at least gives readers a chance to check it out without risk.
It’s also a good thing I had read the prequel, because I didn’t much like the beginning of Blood Scion. There’s a lot of frustration and confusion going on, with very little being explained. I was just thrown into the middle of a frantic situation, without a chance to get my bearing. I think it would have been helpful had I been able to see Farley’s life before these vampires had appeared in it. Without that, I wasn’t able to relate to her at all.
Of course, in true Nazarea fashion, the characters end up burrowing under your skin. After a chapter or two, I began to find the plot intriguing, once the characters had a chance to relax into their roles. There’s plenty of promise for the series as a whole. I’m particularly curious to see where the chemistry between Farley and Octavian goes! I love a man who can be both protective and dangerous, chivalrous and possessive.
This book is a stepping stone. The overall tone feels like a crescendo, rather than having its own rise and fall. There wasn’t much of a climax, and no denouement. Which just means that it’s building to something BIG! Can’t wait to find out what it is!
The Scionless House: A Scion Legacy Novella
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THE SCIONLESS HOUSE – BLURB:
Twelve Houses. Twelve vampire lines. We ruled from the shadows, and manipulated the world, and when humans came too close to destruction, we intervened.
Every House has a Scion. A fragile, easily broken human that stood shoulder to shoulder with the house Princes and Princesses.
Except for ours. The Ravens, House Cantelie.
We’ve been without a Scion for almost fifteen years.
But that will change…and her life will be mine to protect.THE SCIONLESS HOUSE – LINKS:
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.
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