Sacred Bloodlines [NOOK Book]

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For as long as Gabe can remember, his life had been plagued by haunting images and tragic events. It seemed like everyone he knew or loved was doomed for a life of misery or death. He was starting to come to the same conclusion everyone else had--he must be cursed. Until one day, in a subway tunnel, everything suddenly changed. A horrific disaster led him to a strange new person named Uri.
Uri introduced Gabe to an exciting new world filled with angels, demons, magic, and best ...

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Sacred Bloodlines

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Overview

For as long as Gabe can remember, his life had been plagued by haunting images and tragic events. It seemed like everyone he knew or loved was doomed for a life of misery or death. He was starting to come to the same conclusion everyone else had--he must be cursed. Until one day, in a subway tunnel, everything suddenly changed. A horrific disaster led him to a strange new person named Uri.
Uri introduced Gabe to an exciting new world filled with angels, demons, magic, and best of all, a beautiful girl named Sophie. This chance at a new life had everything Gabe always longed for: a family, friends, and possibly even love. He soon discovered, though, that this life came at a steep price. One he feared might cost him his life.
*Clean YA friendly read.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044418639
  • Publisher: Wendy Owens
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Series: Sacred Guardians Series, #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,069
  • File size: 592 KB

Meet the Author

Wendy Owens was born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. For several years she created and sold her own artwork.

In 2011 she gave her true love, writing, a try. Her first novel flowed from her in only two weeks time, as though it had been fighting to get out. That moment was when she knew she had found her calling. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead.

When she’s not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups, lovingly nicknamed stinks and chubbs. She also loves to cook and is a film fanatic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Good book but....

    Good book but I found it lacked an ending. Really disappointed in this one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Amazinggg! Once I started it I couldn't put it down!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2014

    okay heres what i got from the story

    Gabe is teenage boy who spends his whole life going from foster home to foster home until one day he meets a mysterious guy atound his age tha tells him the story of heaven and earth and the battle raging between good and evil (god) and (satan) or lucifer. He then discovers that he has a detiny to save the world as a guardian. He discovers a deep betryal and finds love....momentarily this is review of the book before i finished....he encounters mystical ad biblical creaures that are gruesome and seek to kill him Doent this sound kinda like percy jackn and or harry potter a little of both i think...original but at the same time not and the thought processof gabe is really annoying he sounds younger than a sixteen or seventeen yr old boy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    Good story, but definitely needs editing

    I really enjoyed the story but found the poor grammar, mispellings and awkward syntax quite distracting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2015

    For young adults

    This is probably better for young readers. It was relatively slow paced and redundant at times but there is def potential there fpr the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Can not wait to read the next one! So good!

    Can not wait to read the next one! So good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2015

    So i take it none likes it

    From the comimits none of you like and i did not like it ether!!!:(:(:(:(!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    So boring

    Starts off with promise with pretty good description, but dialogue gets worse and worse as it goes on. I gave up at page 40 during the info dump. Very unrealistic in so many ways. When reading you have to take leaps of faith, but the fact he sleeps while riding on the back if a motorcycle for however many hours really took me iut of this one. Only the concept kept me going past that to the info dump.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Amazing!!!!!

    I love your books in the past three days i have almost read all of the guardians books. I love them sooo much thank you.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Great read from start to end

    Really enjoyed this book...will be recimmending to my nieces.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    good book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Entertaining story, but the writing could use some polishing.

    Gabe is a 16 year old who has been in the foster care system since he watched his parents die in front of him at age 5. Now, after witnessing yet another disaster, he is offered an opportunity to meet others like him and learn about his destiny. Accepting this strange offer, he enters an unseen world of angelic guardians and evil demons and despite the strangeness of his new environment, he begins to feel at home for the first time. Can he master his powers and overcome his fears to become the hero everyone believes he is?

    I enjoyed the story and characters, but I was sometimes distracted by awkward writing or poor explanations. Still, I think the series has promise.

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  • Posted July 12, 2014

    The beginning of this book had me a bit confused at first, but o

    The beginning of this book had me a bit confused at first, but once the story got going it sucked me right in.  This action packed book makes for a fun read.  The storyline is unique and I enjoyed it very much.  I think the "love story" part of the book could have been punched-up just a bit, but overall a good read!  I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next.  I'll recommend this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    188 pgs

    188 pgs of draggggggg. Young adult friendly. Couldnt finish book because it was borrrring!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    I really enjoyed the story line. I purchased the other books lis

    I really enjoyed the story line. I purchased the other books listed in this series but soon discovered the 4th book is not available. VERY Disappointed because I won't read a series out of sequence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Bookworm

    Loved this book! Loved the struggle they face!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Recommend

    Enjoyed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    :)

    Wasnt a bad story but not one i would pay for the next four books. I loved that it was very PG thats always a plus.

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  • Posted September 27, 2013

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    Rating 3.5 I haven't read many angel and demon books, and so I

    Rating 3.5

    I haven't read many angel and demon books, and so I was excited to see what Sacred Bloodlines was all about. I wanted to know more about the world Gabe finds out he's a part of and what his decision would ultimately be - whether he chooses to live this new life or go back to his old one. The beginning really pulled me in and was so well done. It was one of my favorite parts of the novel! I really love it when a novel begins with a bang! 

    Right away I really liked and empathized with the main character Gabe. I found him to be an interesting and multifaceted character that I easily rooted for. I didn't like Uri right away, but he grew on me throughout the novel. I think I didn't like Uri at first because I found myself feeling protective of Gabe. With everything Gabe has been through, I didn't want to see him go through more heartache. 

    One of the things I didn't like was the constant need for Uri to tell Gabe he'll get his answers when he takes him to the Manor. I think Uri, knowing as much as he does about Gabe, should know that Gabe doesn't have an easy time with trusting others and could have given him at least the gist of what was happening. He would only tell him he'd have to wait to find out. I don't think I would have left with a complete stranger. 

    Overall, there's plenty of action and excitement, and I flew through it! I really liked the angels and demons aspect of this and thought Wendy Owens created a unique and believable world where these supernatural beings exist. Sacred Bloodlines is a great start to a series, and I'll definitely be reading the rest of the books in it. If you're a fan of fantasy and paranormal, check this series out!

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    I have enjoyed the book. The book is well written. The character

    I have enjoyed the book. The book is well written. The characters are very likable. You can get an instant connection with Gabe the way the book is written. I really like the way the scenes are described. It’s in a 3rd person point of view, like someone is telling a story rather than the character telling the story. I have a preference for books to be in a character’s point of view, but this one is done well. This book kept my interest throughout.
    Most of the books I have read are in a POV of the character(s). The few books I have read written in 3rd person, have always just told the story. One thing I like about this one is that it not only tells the story, but it also tells what Gabe is thinking. I think knowing what Gabe is thinking makes it much better than it would have been without giving that information.
    I was satisfied with how the book ended. I would read more from this series.

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