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Posted April 13, 2012
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Jenny's Review: Another cover that helped me visualize the MC is Blood Born. The entire time I was reading I can actually picture the girl in the cover as Ava. This story has a unique twist to the paranormal books out there and I enjoyed reading it. The characters are very well written and I loved Chance and his protective stance around Ava. Especially since he’s the one who helped her out of the coffin. WOW, I have heard my fair share of vampire stories but this one is new to me. Being buried alive is not something I would ever want to experience, maybe if Chance were there to rescue me I would consider it. Humph, maybe. Aldric is a little strange to me and mysterious but fits right into the story. The author painted a great picture to display his world of paranormal creatures and I loved reading every minute of it.
Imagine waking up inside of a coffin with no recollection of how you ended up there in the first place. Scary huh? Well that’s what happened to Ava. She doesn’t remember her past or even who her parents were and the only person who can tell her isn’t spilling a word. Her creator, Aldric is teaching Ava how to fight and how to live this new life as a vampire. Her hero, Chance has her back every step of the way but he’s hiding something and refuses to tell her. I can’t say any more otherwise I will spill the beans and I do not want to do that.
I conclude that Blood Born is a MUST READ for 2012, I highly recommend it.
Yara's Review: It's great when you get asked to host a blog tour, there is just the one thing you worry about. Will I love the author's book I just agreed to host a tour for? So its always great to read the book and end up loving it, so you don't have to go email the author back and cancel. So its makes the blog tour process a walk in the part when the the participants also like it. Jamie did a great job with his debut Blood Born and making paranormal and vampires his own. In a genre so popular and flooded with stories that deal with Vampires, I'm always amazed when a new author can create something that hasn't been written before.
In Blood Born we follow Avaline "Ava" Blue, Ava wakes up in a coffin. She is buried alive and pretty much freaking out. Then Chance is there rescuing her from that wooden box. What a hero right? Well Chance is also their for more than just rescuing Ava out of the group. He is there ego help Ava understand what she has become. Ava is now half-human and half-vampire. Ava will meet her maker which is Alric and let's just scything won't be easy between them. Ava wants to be different. She might not know who or what she was before waking up in that coffin, but she is determine to be who she wants now in the future. What is Ava to do when her human hero Chance has been kidnapped? This is all I will spill. If I give you more, I will spoil the story and that's not my style.
Jamie is definitely a debut author to read this year. You will be craving book 2, like a vampire needs blood.
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Posted February 28, 2013
This story has potential
Disclaimer: I met this author once, and was intrigued by the story. He did not ask me to review but I thought I would.
Brief overview: Ava wakes up in a coffin and finds out she is vampire--half vampire. With the help of an enigmatic boy she learns to deal with her condition. Along the way she makes friends and enemies...which sums it up.
The biggest thing I liked--was the potential of this writer and story. I liked how fast it read. I gave it a four star--because I can tell this will be a writer to watch. As a YA, I felt the language and the story fit well. There are some great descriptions and characterization. I fully expect good things from this writer.
But there are glitches. I tried not to let that affect how I reviewed the story. I am numbering them:
1. This is not the authors fault (so I didn't rate this accordingly), but I bought this book on nook and the formatting was terrible. There were gaps in sentences, there were whole blank pages and adjusting the font size didn't help. It made it awkward and frustrating to read. I really hope the publisher has corrected this because it drove me nuts and it is one of the reasons it took me so long to finish this book.
2. I have to admit the two things that bothered me story wise were this: She didn't know her past and no one wanted to tell her anything. Which as a reader drove me crazy. Second, Chance, the boy who helps her brings her home and says to stay at his house. His mom is ok with that and she goes to a new school with out signing into the office. I think it would've been cool to have conflict of Where was she going to stay and how about being questioned at school? Plus I wondered why didn the older vampire who was there at her awakening take charge of her? Granted---he starts training her later on.
So those are the two things I had issue with, BUT, as I said the story--the writing has this amazing potential and I liked the POV. I also gave it to my teen to read and she agreed with me on this assessment. (Hey, if you're going to read YA, a good test subject is your teen!)
I will be interested to see where he goes with this series.
Posted April 25, 2012
Posted April 14, 2012
I am so happy that I got a chance to read this book. Not only did it leave me extremely happy but I loved the ending!
What hooked me about this book are the characters. Written stunningly well, the reader is able to easily slip into the shoes of the characters. I like that Ava and Chance are characters that are written to their age. They sound and act like teenagers.They have aspects to them that make the reader feel as if they can know them like a real person.
The love interest in this book isn't really a love yet but it is developing. I love that these characters carefully rely on each other for information as well as trust each other. Through the hardships, their friendship grows in to something greater. A love that I know will be strong in the end.
Now, the ending! OMG! I mean really! Did he have to end it that way?
*That is all*
Blood Born is an explosive read from start to finish. Different from other vamp books, the set up for the story line hooks you right away. Blood Born is terrific!