I was just a reporter, trying to stay ahead of my student loans. I knew the rules, and I followed them.I thought I knew how the world worked—humans lived their petty little lives in the safety of the sun. We loved and fought and—when the sun sank—we scurried behind our walls and lived in fear. That is when the monsters came out to play. And even in the safety of the sun, we knew who ruled us. The Houses. And their Scions. Everyone knows the great Houses and their Scions—they are feared and loved and hated and envied. They are the gods who walk the shadows and rule all of our lives. They are salvation and death. And somehow, I am one of them.
*ARC supplied for my honest review
After reading The Scionless House I was really looking forward to learning more about this mysterious vampiric world Nazarea Andrews created. The Blood Scion definitely didn't disappoint.
The story picks up from where the novella left off (You don't need to read the novella but I recommend you do) We meet a young lady by the name of Farley Hart who is propositioned by two vampires, Octavian and Sulla, both of whom are blood princes for their house. From here the story moves quickly we find out about the connection between Farley and the vampire house, and what exactly they want from Farley.
The chemistry between Farley and Octavian is electric. The combination of Farley's snark and impulsiveness matches well with O's level headedness and control. Their relationship, although forbidden, is instant.
I also like the relationship budding between Sulla and Farley. There is something like a big brother thing happening but at times there seems to be more. I look forward to seeing how that progresses in the next book.
A couple of things that I would have loved:
1) Book was way to short for my liking, which I felt as a result a lot of things happened in so short of time. I would have loved for it to be longer and develop the characters and story a bit more.
2) I would have loved the romance between Farley and O to be more drawn out. What I mean when I say this, I like to have romances where there are frequent encounters throughout the story so it leaves the reader wanting more and wondering when they will get to see each other. One of the best examples of this is Pride and Prejudice. Mind you I have never read the book but the BBC tv series is one of my all time favourite tv shows. The moments that Mr Darcy and Elizabeth shared, whether it was a look, sharing a dance or a chance encounter in the woods, it left the viewer wanting more of these two and to see what happens next.
Sorry I get a bit carried away when I start talking about that show!
Overall I really did enjoy The Blood Scion. I can't wait to see what adventures our favourite scion and vampires get up to next!
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