Monday, November 18, 2013

Blood Draw by Melissa Luznicky Garrett (5 stars)

About Blood Draw
(from Goodreads)

After seventeen-year-old Blake Ehlert is brutally attacked and infected with vampire venom, she must choose between imminent death and eternal life. Unable to turn away from true love, Blake ultimately embraces the reality to which she’s been doomed. But life as a teenage vampire proves to be a lot more difficult than even she bargained for.

In BLOOD DRAW, the much-anticipated sequel to BLOOD TYPE, Blake struggles with the relentless warring between her lingering human emotions and cravings for blood. To make matters worse, Blake finds herself caught on the cusp of revolt, led by the Chief of Police and town’s most powerful vampire. In order to protect her human friends and family, as well as the vampires she’s come to love, Blake must take a stand against those sworn to protect their very existence.


Review

It's one thing to deal with normal teenage drama--it's another thing entirely to add to it the trials and tribulations of becoming a vampire. Blake is hungry and constantly trying to keep the rage at bay. Plus, she's in love with one vampire while bonded to the one who sired her.

Unfortunately, her problems are mounting. She needs blood and the man in control of the blood supply, who is also the Chief of Police, is raising prices. There are other alternatives, but all come with a stiff price. Blake decides to make a stand. But who can she trust? And how far up does the treachery go?


I love characters with spunk and spirit, no whiny teenage protagonists for me. Blake doesn't just sit in a corner and bemoan what life has handed her, and who could blame her if she did (at least for a little while). Instead, she comes out fighting.

If you love paranormal stories with a strong female lead, you will love Blood Draw. Just be forewarned, it ends on a cliffhanger. But it's one with lots of promise. Book three is high on my most anticipated books of 2014 list!

Rating: 5 stars

About Melissa Luznicky Garrett
 
Melissa Luznicky Garrett is an author of adult and young adult novels. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, three children, and numerous animals. Melissa is currently hard at work on her next project. Visit Melissa’s blog or connect with her on Facebook.

Take a moment to read my 5-star review of Blood Type here. An excerpt:

But the best part was how well the author blends past and present into a constantly rising crescendo that leads into a breathtaking climax. One that will leave readers clamoring for the next book.

Note: I was fortunate enough to get this book on pre-order, but you can grab it for the great price of $2.99 on Amazon.

3 comments:

Melissa Luznicky Garrett said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-)

Anna Salamatin said...

AWESOME SERIES. I JUST LOVE THE VAMP ROMANCE WORLD!

Tia Bach said...

Can't wait for the next in the series!