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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Alexia Purdy¿s Reign of Blood takes vampire tales into a whole n

Alexia Purdy’s Reign of Blood takes vampire tales into a whole new reality. There were times when I just did not want to put it down regardless of the fact that I was heading to work or getting off the train at my stop.

In Reign of Blood, 17 year old April Tate – al...
Alexia Purdy’s Reign of Blood takes vampire tales into a whole new reality. There were times when I just did not want to put it down regardless of the fact that I was heading to work or getting off the train at my stop.

In Reign of Blood, 17 year old April Tate – along with her mother and little brother -- is alone in the world. They are seemingly the only humans left in a world that has been ravaged by a epidemic that has either killed everyone else or turned them into vampires. It’s a little like the tales of zombie epidemics, but I truly love the twist through which they have become blood drinkers – not brain/body eaters.

Set in the post-apocalyptic city of what was once Las Vegas, April and her family has managed to find secure shelter and create a way of life for themselves – that is until one fateful day when her family is abducted. April’s retaliatory search for her family brings her face to face with a new breed of vampire unlike the ones she has come to know.

It is while she is with this new breed that April has to come to terms with how her world has changed – including a possible love story for the almost fearless young woman.

I absolutely LOVED this first in the Reign of Blood series. I have never been to Las Vegas but Purdy is so skilled at describing the world that I never once had to wonder what it was like. There were a few things that I saw coming – but hey, you read enough books by the same author and you start to understand their writing – and knowing it was probably going to happen only made me anticipate the coming pages more. I can’t wait to pick up Disarming (book 2).

posted by A-Year-In-Books on July 13, 2013

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Fail

Started out fantastic then it got so campy an into teen fantasy novel stereotypes that i was just disgusted.

posted by 8338756 on May 6, 2014

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  • Posted May 10, 2014

    The book started out well enough, and I liked the descriptions o

    The book started out well enough, and I liked the descriptions of the ruins of Vegas and the whole end-of-the-world vibe it had going. However, there were aspects to the main character, April, that I found hard to believe. Yes, she kicked butt, but I don't know how since her survival instincts seemed to be completely overrun by her emotions. And I have to agree with one of the other reviewers; as the story progressed, it got more and more stereotypical and it lost me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Such potential

    Great setting, great end of the world idea, WHERE was the character development?! Such a great "Bad Guy" and arch nemesis Hive and they were completely undeveloped. Such potential from some great. I hope the author reworks this story someday. There is soooooo much more to the story than you wrote!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Wrotten grammar but good story line

    If you don't mind terrible grammar then go ahead and read. I got so lost in the poorly written work that it was hard to tell what was going on at times. Doesn't anybody edit anymore? I read some other work of herd that was better than this and was disappointed with this one. A vegas native myself I was intrigued with her setting. I wouldn't recommend it if you are squemish either. Not for youth.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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