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Thursday, January 3, 2013

A book the CW should pick up. Blood Bound by @chettsgenie



NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble - mostly the kind with fangs - but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.

Blood Bound

A Gallows Novel

by
Sharon Stevenson




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When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before.

Review
from Amazon


My first thought on closing the novel was that this was a book the CW should pick [up]. It's exactly the sort of thing they produce. "Blood Bound" was reminiscent of "Supernatural" or "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" or other shows that I would know if I were in the demographic to watch them. It was action packed, teen angst (and not in the annoying "Twilight" kind of way) and dealing it all in a way that would be attractive to an older teen or person who enjoys YA or paranormal characters.

Stevenson doesn't take the time to set the stage for us. She very wisely seems to believe that we will go with the flow in what she shows us her world is like. Demon hunters? Why not. Witches? Okay. Fairies? There's a Council? A Council means laws so the paranormal is regulated which opens up a new world that any of us can probably picture. We see them as the characters see them. Shaun and Sarah aren't new to the world and they convey that instant knowledge to us in what they see. Stevenson in no way cheats us of setting with this technique. We are in England today.

"Blood Bound" isn't all heavy plot and dark characters. Humor shines through the narrative in the relationship between Shaun and Sarah. They may be 19-year-old demon hunters but they're also siblings and they battle like siblings. Sarah throws a nasty name at Shaun and Shaun throws one right back. Neither sibling is mean spirited in their taunting, it's all in good fun and their fun lightens the tone for the reader. These characters are there for each other but they don't have to pretend to be happy about it.

In the end, there's really nothing negative to say. I enjoyed this novel.


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I’m the twisted mind behind this series and if you want to know a bit about me, here it is: I spend too much time indoors and probably watch too many horror films. Some of my favourite things are; Alone time (FYI I prefer the title ‘Eccentric Recluse’ to ‘Antisocial Bitch’ but either will do), people who know when to shut up (surprisingly few and far between), having a drink, eating pizza (usually after having too much drink the night before), reading books, adult swim cartoons, bad horror and sci-fi movies, proper good TV shows (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, etc), and last but not least having a laugh with my hilarious other half – this would usually include some of the above.

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