donderdag 29 september 2011

K.J. Wignall - Blood

Title : Blood
Series : Mercian Trilogy #1
Release date : September 27th, 2011
Publisher : Egmont USA
Genre : Young Adult / Paranormal

The story begins when Will wakes up from a hibernation sleep and needs to feed. Almost 800 years ago, he has been bitten by someone he didn’t know and turned into a vampire. His master left him all alone without any guidance, rules or answers.

Now he wakes up in the 21st century and his body needs nutrition, so he looks for a victim who can be missed in the world and finds Jez, a man in an abandon building. Before Will can take Jez’s life, the man tells him to find the girl. Not knowing what he means, Will takes Jez notebook and leaves the old warehouse. When he reads the notebook and finds a lot of riddles and a drawing of a young woman. Is this the girl Jez was talking about?

Blood by K.J. Wignall is the first novel in the Mercian Trilogy and I have to say I found the story very interesting. This author is new to me and because of the many vampire stories out there I’m a little sceptic, but I had nothing to worry about.

This story is about a “sixteen” year old boy, who has been a vampire for almost 800 years. All he ever wanted to do is to find the one who turned him and gets some answers. After a hibernation sleep of twenty years he wakes up in the 21st century, where he finds a young woman Eloise. It appears she isn’t afraid of what he is and is even determined to help him on his journey.

They are not alone when café owners Chris and Rachel join their quest. It seems the couple were always interested in the paranormal and this is just a way to find out more.

The characters are fabulous, Will is not the typical vampire, he only kills when the needs to and of course takes a life that could be missed. Eloise is an orphan and was raised by her uncle and aunt, but is bored with her life and decides to drop out of school and starts living on the streets. Neither of them could have known their destiny.

This story is well written, the history behind Will’s turning, his journey from then till now has been explained so readers understand his background.

This book has captured me from the start and that tells a lot about a book. I’m curious to see where this is going, so I’ll watch out for the next novel.


Aurian zei

Is it YA? With such young characters?

Lady Caella zei

Yes, this is a Young Adult novel. Some of the characters are very young.

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