Blood Memories (Vampire Memories Series #1)

Blood Memories (Vampire Memories Series #1)

by Barb Hendee

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ISBN-13: 9781440630156
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Series: Vampire Memories , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 303,146
File size: 418 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Barb Hendee grew up just north of Seattle, Washington. She completed her master's degree in composition theory at the University of Idaho and then taught college English for ten years in Colorado. She and her husband, J.C., are coauthors of the bestselling Noble Dead Saga. They live in a quirky little town near Portland, Oregon with two geriatric and quite demanding cats. Visit Barb's Web site at

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Blood Memories (Vampire Memories Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
dalnewt More than 1 year ago
I usually dislike stories with flashbacks outside of the linear time line, and this book made liberal use of flashbacks. The surviving characters are interesting and the situation has the potential to make a decent vampire series. The story is written in the first person viewpoint of a somewhat closeted vampire girl. So, If you really like vampires and don't mind the feminine perspective, then you might enjoy this tale which recounts the heroine's life story and the challenges she faces when circumstances change drastically. (Note, despite the feminine perspective, there's plenty of violence/killing throughout the book plus the stories of a telepath and other vampires are included.)
Daphne68 More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book last night and for a short book it was definately well worth the read. I thought it was cleverly written and the plot flowed nicely so that you were not only wrapped into the life of the main character but the issues that she was faced with. Admittedly I think this is more of a ladies book rather than a guys book. I also enjoyed the relationship that she had with William and I think this book although dark has a bright spot in it. I would recommend this book for those who are looking for a short book that is filled with adventure and a person (vampire) trying to develop a sense of self and how to function in our world.
Sassenach More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. By all means, this book is not the greatest I've ever read, but it was a good and interesting story. I found myself drawn to all the characters and their own stories. Before I knew it, I've finished the book. This book is great for a rainy day easy read.
Mandi227 More than 1 year ago
Hendee's characters are amazing. At points in the book you really start to feel what they are feeling. There are some suprising twists thrown in to a thoughtful and structured plot. I look foreward to reading the future books in the series, which is one of the best compliments a reader can tell an author in my opinion. She is a fresh breeze to a genre that took off and was beginning to get stale. Simply fabulous and enjoyable reading.
BookWormNY More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up this book, I loved it in just the first few pages. Even though the first chapter was great, it really didnt have anything to do with the rest of the book, except of course leading it into the following stories. This is one of my all time favorite books and im really excited for the next book to come out.
Eneri009 More than 1 year ago
Little unsure at the beginning but after the first few pages I was hooked. I couldn't put it down. It's a bit slow in the beginning but keep going. In my opinion u will not regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Youthful looking beauty Eleisha Clevon seems vulnerable and helpless, but in reality she is a survivor being two hundred plus years old vampire. She easily lures human predators into being alone with her before ripping open their throats to dine on their blood. When she eats a mortal¿s blood she also sees their lives mentally flash passed her. Eleisha also is the prime caretaker for a senile vampire.----------- After being seen by cops when the vampire Edward killed himself, Eleisha accompanied by William flees Portland for Seattle. They move into the home of Maggie also a vampire. Meanwhile a vampire who has gone rogue is killing vampires with Eleisha and her friends on the undead death list.------------- BLOOD MEMORIES is a terrific vampire stand alone thriller that fans will enjoy but ironically when compared to the classic Barb and J.C. Hendee¿s Noble Dean saga it somewhat pales in fairness few supernatural novels attain that quality level. The story is filled with action, but also contains a strong cast who insure vampirism in the Northwest seems real as readers learn the back-story of several of them through the characters practicing mental telepathy. The heroine especially is an intriguing person she detests killing humans although she knows she must yet limits her attacks to the dregs of society. Still it is serial killing villain murdering his own kind who makes this a fine tale that the vampire crowd will appreciate.----------- Harriet Klausner
etznab on LibraryThing 30 days ago
I read this book a few months ago and am now struggling to write a review. It just didn't make much of an impression. It was a mildly entertaining vampire book and not much else.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing 30 days ago
I enjoyed reading "Blood Memories" by Barb Hendee. This is definitely an urban fantasy vice romance novel (at least so far and there is at least one more novel to come) as there is no one special relationship that the story focuses on. Instead, it's an interesting look at a young woman turned vampire to be a caretaker but not given any information on her existance. The story is told mostly in first person from her POV and it's strangely fascinating to read about how she lives and how she learned to continue her existance. The story of how she came to be is told in a kind of flashback and as she learns more from the few others of her kind she knows, her ideas of how to live change and grow.A more cerebral type of vampire story, but compelling nonetheless.
MuranoBlue on LibraryThing 30 days ago
Oh, thank God! A vampire story that's not a Harelquin romance with fangs. The plot unfolds organically from the point of a view of a vampire for whom life didn't change much by dying. Until suddenly new possibilities thrust themself into her mind and she discovers most of what she thought she knew wasn't true at all. I'm hoping there is another installment to her story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it from beginning to end.
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