Wednesday, 17 August 2011

book review (Bonded by Blood)

Some Cravings are too powerful to resist....

    Prod dets
Bonded By Blood
Series: Sweetblood series, book 1
Pub: 2011, Harlequin
Author: Laurie London
Cat: paranormal romance
Format: paperback (full); 384 pp w/ 29 chapters
Whose: Dominic & Mackenzie
Age Range: adult

Deep within the forest of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy – Guardian enforcers who safeguard humanity, and Darkblood rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors. Now Guardian team leader Dominic Serrano will be forced to choose between the vengeance he craves and the woman he can’t live without...
No one can protect movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw from the evil that has stalked her family for generations – vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossible sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.
For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him – and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her...

     my Thoughts (review)
Being that I can’t describe it any better than her in her ‘Dear Readers’, part at the front of the book. So here it is...
Far beneath the streets of the city, in an unknown part of Underground Seattle, a team of vampire Guardians fights to protect humans from Darkbloods – vicious members of their race who kill their ancestors and sell the blood on the black market. The rarest, called Sweetblood, commands the highest price.

So that’s what the series is about, or so it seems, and it was really good, well written. This book is about Dominic being hurt and having the only blood around being a sweetblood he ends up nearly killing her, and then possessed with her thoughts, a bond that he thought was a myth. As she gets hunted down by the darkbloods he is out of his mind to protect her, even when she offers him something almost too good to resist.
The description, the way it’s written, hell even the characters are great and well done, I loved it as I started but it ended up turning a little boring. Not that the book was boring, just seemed to drag a little, and because I had started drifting it made the finally, the main blow, you could say, it didn’t get my heart pounding like all the other books that I have read. But that could just be because she needed that info, and it was the first, so they might not have to go through that all again. But who knows, I’d have to read it to see.
Though saying that it’s very like the Sookie Stackhouse novels, more info, then you wanted to have, or remember. Anyway I’m rambling about nothing.
The book was really good, and as far as the boredom went I couldn’t seem to put the thing down, still I needed to know what happened, how they ended up at the end and all that. Who lived? Who died? And who was the informant?
But I did love it, like her idea, her interpretation, thoughts, one what vampires are and who they have live for so long.
This book to me had a very deep feel of the midnight breed series but not, like the way it’s written, maybe, or something in it made me get the feel of that, but unlike the other series these vampires have things in them that make them interesting enough to want to read more.

[tb], Embraced by blood, hidden by Blood, Tempted by Blood,