Life Blood

Life Blood

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by S. Jean Brenner
     
 

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Jane Doe is a reclusive, seventeen year old high school student dealing with the death of her beloved brother. Her home in Southern California with her mother is a constant reminder of her loss and pain. In hopes of escaping her painful past she moves to North Bend Oregon to live with her father. There she meets a beautiful, reclusive boy named Aidan Summers. Jane

Overview

Jane Doe is a reclusive, seventeen year old high school student dealing with the death of her beloved brother. Her home in Southern California with her mother is a constant reminder of her loss and pain. In hopes of escaping her painful past she moves to North Bend Oregon to live with her father. There she meets a beautiful, reclusive boy named Aidan Summers. Jane is intrigued by his looks as well as his unusual ways of attempting to get her attention. After months of unusual conversation and frustration, an uncertain romance brews between Jane and Aidan, but Aidan has a ghastly secret that can destroy everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044736986
Publisher:
A-Argus Better Book Publishers
Publication date:
01/13/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
290 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

S. Jean Brenner, author and poet, has been writing since a very young age and is a winner of several poetry and short story contests. Her writing puts readers into a world where they will truly love to be; her writing is edgy and catching, yet a comfortable and enjoyable read for everyone.

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Life Blood 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has changed my life forever. Before reading it I thought that the world was a shallow, hollow place, but now I can see the beauty and wonder that it truly holds. This lovely story has stunned and reinvigorated me so much, I can only humbly thank the author for putting her incredible words to paper. I simply adore the way that the author doesn't abide by the common rules of grammar, but instead transcends them! She bravely dismisses grammatical rules and strikes out on her own, like Hemingway before her! It is truly awe inspiring to see how she disregards rules for character development, plot and pacing, to form her own ingeniously crafted story. I have recommended this title for the Noble Prize in Literature. I'm quite sure that it will win and that everyone in the world will be so fortunate as to experience the post-modern style plot elements that defy all logic and boundaries but instead form a new method of writing that will truly take your breath away! I wait with hope for the day that the sequel is released so I can continue enjoying the author's singular style of writing and ironic snub to the rules of literature. Never let rules hold you back, I say. Be who you are and write what you want!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book lost me. Not because it was too hard to read, it just didn't captivate me.
Sinclair_W More than 1 year ago
I found this book on an airplane leaving California going to New York. It helped pass the time, but that's about it. I left it in the seat, maybe someone else can get something out of it also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. Yes it has similarities with twilight but that just because were all stuck in that state of mind. All of us that read or seen twilight have those ideals stuck in our head. But this book lacks the fantasy style fiction for a more realistic style and believable story. All the actions in the book can actually happen. Unlike the sparkles. Also every action in this book is followed by the facts that make you fall in love with a story and it characters. It balances action with suspense. The question you ask your self while you read are answered leaving you wanting more. It gives you what you want without filler.
Anderson64 More than 1 year ago
I mean REALLY loved it. It has so much suspense and adventure but it also has romance that makes me feel so enthralled. I dont know how to describe it besides amazing. I also LOVED all the characters and the writing is incredible. i cant WAIT for the sequels. I have already told my friends about it and they all love it as much as i do!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a preety good story line. I liked it enough Iplan toread the rest of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read, kept my attention.... not too long,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I originally found this author on a quiz writing website promoting her books and bought Life Blood , believing that all published authors were good writers. After reading this book, I was not only bitterly disappointed, but also learned that I was far from right. This book made me cry. It was just that painful to read. To be honest, this is one of the worst pieces of literature I have ever read. There are so many spelling and grammatical errors in this book it made me want to throw it across the room just to stop the torture. I tried so hard to think of the book as "Good" or at the very least, "Not a waste of time." I coerced myself to read until the end of the book, but I was still bitterly disappoint. This story has no credibility. I found that this book seems to lack detail and I had trouble imagining it in my head. There are so many contradictions in this story which I cannot even begin to name, there are just too many to name. This story just seems like another rip off of Twilight and every other vampire story out there. The generic idiotic girl whom everyone loves and a mysterious boy that's hiding a "dangerous" secret. I've seen this type of story so often that by the first chapter I had already known that Aiden had killed Jane's brother. Nothing was very exciting to me, and many events in this story seem like a stretch. I had many "What the heck?!" moments while reading this story and had to put the book down for a while before giving it another chance because I was so frustrated with the poor writing. Life Blood has truly opened my eyes and made me realize that not all published authors are necessarily good writers. To me, published books are sacred and are a true test of skill to an aspiring author. I believe that this story belongs on one of the many quiz websites on the internet and nothing more. It was truly a waste of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know who this author is, but she's definitely going places. Phenomenal writing, clarity, and talent. Quite an imaginationation piece. Each of her characters all have distinctive personalities. She really cares about her characters; it really shows through in the writing. Very captivating story; it has all sorts of twists and turns; it is quite entertaining. The world better watch out, 'cause there's another superstar under way.
MissKitty9 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! I just got the second one in the mail and cant wait to get started on it. This story is FULL of mystery and suspense. I saw NO reason not to rate this 5 stars! Excellent! I hope the second one is just as good. :)
Kristin-Nitescu More than 1 year ago
First of all i would like to say Life Blood was AMAZING! First day i got it i starting reading as soon as possible and finished it that night. This story easily caught my attention and got me hooked till the very end. I loved her characters because not only can i find parts of me in Jane, i liked the mysterious part of Aidan. Also, Brenner accomplished not giving too much away for the ending which surprised me! I recommend Life Blood if your looking for a great book to read (:
LizzyLOL More than 1 year ago
id just like to say first that this book is wonderful, i havent even read it all and im hooked. i love how the characters are so captavating, you just always want to know more about them with each experiecne they take. the way S. Jean Brenner writes is wonderful, the way she captures each scene, she sets the scene but also leaves you up to your imagination. just a wonderful book i cant wait to read the rest. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot was well developed and unpredictable. The characters were charming and unforgettable and even made me laugh on occasion. This book surprised me. For one i am not a teen im a bit older and for 2, im a guy yet still i highly enjoyed this book. After reading these reviews i see that i am clearly not the only one. I will have to agree with the majority here and rate this book easily 5 stars!! I will definately be reading the sequel. :)
DodgersFan More than 1 year ago
First I would like to start off by saying that this book was amazing It made me cry and laugh...Once I starting reading it i couldnt stop, I was so addicted to it I finished it in 3 days...Everything about Life Blood was mind blowing..I couldn't believe how an author like S.Jean Brenner could write such an awsome and well written story that was put together so nicely... I cant wait until the sequel and I hope the sequel is a good as the first one. I wish for the best Jean Brenner and I hope you come out with a movie. And become very successful Your Fan~ Edith Noriega
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book at the signing at Borders and am already finished with it. I wasn't sure what to expect from a new, upcoming author, but the book was truly fantastic! It is only volume one of a series and am already sick of waiting for the rest of the story. I fell in love with the characters and i cant stop thinking about the book...its just that captivating and amazing. I recommend this to anybody...give a new author a chance!
AndyYC More than 1 year ago
Life Blood is an incredible work, it is not only packed with mystery but suspence and action. All of which we all enjoy to read about. Suspence keeps the mind alert and it gives you a desire to keep flipping the pages. These things are hard to achieve in a book, and anyone who accomplishes to do one is great, but S. Jean Brenner accomplished them all, which put her on top of everyone else. She is truly an author that I will be wanting to read more from. Her creativity and point of view is something I look forward to reading in her following continuation of Life Blood. She is truly someone I look up to for advice and inspiration. She is a true and amazing author.
BlackRain More than 1 year ago
This book is great. The author is amazing and i am a HUGE fan! I cant wait to read the sequel and even the third book, there are rumors shes writing. I am addicted to this book and have read it like 5 times now and will keep reading it until the sequel is out. Just wow!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No freaking way---I couldn't even get through the sample. Grammatical errors, spelling errors, stilted dialogue, one dimensional narrative--I'd rather read the side of a cereal box.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is a very interesting, vivid, book. I liked it because it had mystery, as well as a bit of romance. I totally recommend it for others who are looking for suspenseful books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
why is this book so expensive when it sucks? there are a lot of spelling and grammar errors. stupid ones too. plus the plot sounds just like a parody of twilight created to make the book sound better.
LeighKay17 More than 1 year ago
This book, is AMAZING. It's SO much more interesting than Twilight, it has mystery and a great romance. People just have to give this book a chance. Once they do, they'll fall in love, just like I did! The cover is really pretty and the author herself is an incredibly awesome person. Read the book! 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Read, Passes time Greatly!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can honestly say that this book is both relatable and entertaining. Over all, very well written and great story line! Recommended for all!