Saturday, November 24, 2012

Blog Tour: Blood Debt by Nancy Straight (Review)

Blood DebtBlood Debt by Nancy Straight
Release Date: July 15, 2012
Format: ebook, 194 pages
Series: Touched #1
Source: SupaGurl Tours
Description from Goodreads:
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus.

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants.

Blood Debt
I loved Blood Debt!
This story begins in a way that made me want to keep reading, then kept going on to things that made it IMPOSSIBLE for me to stop reading. I didn't take many breaks throughout my reading of this book, which was amusing for some of my good friends on Twitter. I kind of tweeted the heck out of THAT particular experience...
Character Rundown:
Camille: Cami is very down to Earth. She handles everything really well, considering she was thrown into quite possibly the most awkward situation EVER. Plus, she was brave when she needed to be. She's a good, strong MC. She has her flaws, of course, but she had so many good qualities to make up for it.
Drake: Soooo. Drake. He's a good guy. But he's realy not assertive enough, in my opinion. I understand that their society is the way it is, but if he REALLY wants to be with Cami, he should do something about it instead of cowering. In the end, I ended up loving his character, but for a good part of the beginning, I wanted to slap him silly.
Daniel: I. LOVE. DANIEL. No lie, he's my boy. He's funny, he's sweet, and he does what he wants.
Other Characters: There are LOTS of other characters. 5 brothers, 2 parents, 1 opposing male, and 1 evil grandmother, for starters. All of these characters were amusing, and reading them was fun. Especially Gage. I like Gage.
The plot. DO NOT EXPECT ANYTHING. Because Nancy will surprise you. Seriously. I was completely floored AT LEAST twice while reading this. At least. It could have been more. My point here? You're going to be surprised.
Relationships: Drake & Cami: So adorable. Some of my favorite lines of the book come from this relationship. Cami & Daniel: I really hope they stay just friends...because as I said, DANIEL IS MY BOY. He and Cami make really great friends, though. Cami & Gage: I was rooting for them for a while there. Gage can be so incredibly sweet, you know. I seriously like this guy. I hope we get more of him!    

The ending. Such a sweet ending. I'm pretty sure it can be considered a cliffhanger, but that's okay because it has the sweetest last paragraph ever. As I say all the time in my JLA reviews--sometimes other aspects of the book make up for these tyoes of things.

Overall, I vote we all read this book. It's fun, it;s exciting, and the characters make me all kind of happy. Especially Daniel. Hehe ;)


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