Tuesday, June 11

Blood-Kissed Sky: Book Review


Blood-Kissed Sky

J. A. London

HarperTeen
December 26th 2012
Young Adult | Paranormal
Vampire
Official Blurb - 
There's nowhere left to hide.

I thought vampires were our enemies - they controlled our lives, isolated our cities, and demanded our blood - until I met Victor. With Victor taking over as the new Lord Valentine, things were supposed to get better. Instead, they're worse than ever.

Day Walkers, a new breed of vampires who can walk in the sun, are terrorizing the city. Blood supplies are low, and if Victor's vampires don't get enough, they will become infected with the Thirst - a disease that will turn them into mindless killers.

To stop it, I must journey across the desolate wasteland to the very place where the sickness began. I can only hope that the answers that await me are enough to save us all... before it's too late.

That ending was really jarring. As in it didn't feel like an ending but an intermission. No cliff hanger or lingering lead. It just sort of cuts out in the middle of a scene. I was left thinking "Wait. . .that is it?" You just reveal a bunch of reality altering stuff and then the bad guy goes off on a laughing spree around the desert. Sort of hard to take him seriously as a bad guy when he is acting like a monkey.

A very safe emotional read especially for a dystopian story. No one gets killed or seriously injured. In fact, very little actually happens. The entire novel is simply a set up for the knowledge session right at the end. Everything else is a goose chase or teaser. Could probably be summed up in a couple of pages. But even so I enjoyed reading it. I imagine that now all of that slightly lame stuff is out of the way we can get back to the good stuff. 

Not as good as A Darkness Before Dawn but I am still interested in more. I am crossing my fingers that there will be more Victor in the next book.   

Content:
Language: Mild
Violence: Mild to Moderate

1 comment:

  1. The cover reminds me of the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. I hate when the last 50 or so pages contain all the action and the book just ends.

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