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Thursday, March 15, 2012

BBReview: "Blood Calling" By Joshua Grover-David Patterson

From Goodreads.com
Genre: Young Adult -Paranormal
Publishing Date: September 9th, 2011
Page Count: 270
Source: Sent to me by the author
Format: E-Book

Description from Goodreads.com:
When Lucy Leary turned 18, her life fell apart. She crashed her car, her best friend abandoned her, her parents divorced, and her grandfather passed away, leaving her a single possession: A vampire slaying kit with a note that said, "THEY'RE REAL. FIGHT THEM."

Now Lucy must stop the oldest, most dangerous vampire in history, before it can kill her family.

Review:
Blood Calling isn't your typical YA vampire novel. It's focus is not on romance, which for me was a first. It is actually kind of refreshing to read a novel with little romance, because then you just focus on the actual story. There is a small hint of romance, but they never make it the focus. Blood Calling is also a pretty short read. Not so much in the length of the novel, but because it is so interesting and makes you WANT to keep reading you end up finishing it pretty fast. I finished it in a day.

I couldn't really find  anything about this novel that is "super amazing" or "so different from other books", but it is still a really good and has a new spin on what the purpose of vampires are. Blood Calling is just a good quality vampire novel. I am 99% sure that it will either get better through the series, or that each book will be just as good as the first, but i am 100% sure that i will continue reading the other installments to come.

Overall:
I really liked Blood Calling. It didn't focus on the romance aspect of the novel, like most do, and instead just let you relax and enjoy the story. I will admit that, to me, there wasn't really a "WOW!" factor, but it was still really good. It is an easy read and if you like it you read it really fast. I read it in a day and was wanting to read the second one immediately. I suggest anyone into vampires read this.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5

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