Depraved Blood is the first book of the Young Bloodsuckers Series.  There are so many out there trying to write the next Twilight, and this is a welcome departure from that.

This book is heavy, everything from the story setting, the character storyline, to the subject matter. The story takes you on somewhat of an emotional roller coaster. There was one scene in particular that was hard to read.  One of the main characters of the book is Constantinos, and he was my favorite.  He is by no means the good guy, but he was my favorite because his character was so multidimensional.  He is dark, but at times you could see a hint of vulnerability.

The author is imaginative, and that’s good at a time when books can be carbon copies of each other.  I love the fact that this story deviates from the norm.  There were a few editing errors but not enough to be distracting.  The biggest problem I had with the book was the number of character stories.  There is so much going on in the span of a fairly short novel; I really wish the book had been laid out a little differently.

My decision is still out on this one.  Whether you love it or hate it though, it is a book that will spark emotion and opinion!

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From Amazon.com

This first entry in “The Young Bloodsuckers Series” is the story of three desperate, lost souls—a teenage brother and sister and a man on the verge of a breakdown—whose lives are forever changed by two ancient yet boyish vampires, one good and the other evil. Raw and moody, told with an unabashed, mature voice that breaks through the insipid twilight with taboo depravity.

One Response to “Review: Depraved Blood”
  1. JG Montero says:

    Thanks for the review. I’m always looking for out of the norm vampire novels. SO MUCH TWILIGHT/ANNE RICE WANNA-BE CRAP OUT THERE.

    My cousin read it in January and strongly recommended it. So it was on my “to read list,” and your review moved it to the top of that list. I stayed up till 4am finishing it.

    I was immediately struck by the fact that it was not a light, tween soap opera (THANK GOD!) It had depth and it was for adults, although some of the characters are teens. It was a page-turner from beginning to end, with so many shocks along the way. Before I knew it, I realize I was reading an existential story about the fine line between good and evil. And it was fun! Some of the banter in the road trip was downright hilarious. I really loved it. So much so that I can’t stop thinking about it this morning.

    BTW: My cousin was looking through the edition I downloaded a few days ago and she noticed it had been revised compared to the edition she downloaded in January; typos had been corrected, etc.

    It’s not for everyone. Some people will be offended by it (GOOD! LOL). But I am recommending it to all my friends.

    Love your site, btw. :)

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