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  • Posted March 31, 2013

    Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olso

    Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
    *ARC Received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest Review

    When I opened the package from the Publisher containing this book I was immediately intrigued, but wasn't sure that I'd get to it any
    time soon and simply added it to the pile of 'read when/if time allows'. After looking the book up on GoodReads and finding that I had
    other titles by the author and her pseudonym in my TBR list, I decided to bump it up a bit in the queue. I am SO happy that I did.

    Blood Oranges wasn't at all what I was expecting, but it was wonderful. Truly, uniquely, & darkly "real" - only in a fantastical way - and the
     1st person narrative was compelling, gripping, & profound. Add all of that together with the tale itself and the setting, and it was a dark
    urban fantasy meant to ensnare.

    I'm not entirely sure that this book is for everyone, but I loved it! I think maybe I loved it BECAUSE of all of the things others might not
     like... It's blatantly honest in it's delivery. It purposefully makes the reader feel awkward at times. It doesn't adhere to (and in reality,
    entirely disregards!) any and all preconceived notions regarding the genre - the vampires in this book have piranha teeth and shark
    eyes, the werewolves are as far from sexy as you can get, the heroine doesn't want to be a monster hunter and is admittedly a junkie
    and a liar, etc), and the first person narrative is slang filled, non-linear, and very obviously written by someone who is not a writer
    (something Quinn, our heroine, makes sure to remind us about). :)

    Bottom line, if you want to try something different within Urban Fantasy, I highly suggest giving Blood Oranges a shot. I think that this is
    the first book of a series, and I really hope that it is, because I find myself wanting to fall into Quinn's dysfunctional world again some
    day. :)

    LITERAL ADDICTION gives Blood Oranges 4 Skulls.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Refreshing Departure from Para-Rom

    I have been a fan of Caitlin R. Kiernan's work for a long time so was excited when I learned she'd be penning a series under the pseudonym Kathleen Tierney. Blood Oranges is definitely a departure from Kiernan's usual style and I can understand why she'd want to separate the book from her other novels.

    Blood Oranges is a riot to read. Yes the main character is a foul-mouthed, street-kid junkie with issues. Quinn sort of stumbled into the role of becoming a demon hunter but there's no way she can stumble her way out of it, especially now that she has become the creatures she hunts. After being bit by a werewolf and a vampire in the same night Quinn is now some sort of werepyre. She's still herself, only her addiction for junk has now been replaced with an addiction for blood.

    This book has a lot of interesting characters spanning the paranormal genre but this book is most definitely not a paranormal romance. It's actually quite a refreshing read. Also there is a blurb from Amber Benson (Tara from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv series) on the cover, which raised the cool factor for me. If you're a fan of Buffy, or Tarantino films, and prefer your paranormal without all the lovey-dovey you're in for a treat with Blood Oranges.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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