Blood Rules

Blood Rules

by Christine Cody

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After the man named Gabriel came to the Bloodlands, Mariah Lyander was forced to face her true nature, and the horrible things she had done. To redeem herself, she embarks on a quest to find a rumored cure for her were-creatures hoping to recover her own humanity-and Gabriel's love.

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ISBN-13: 9780441020768
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: A Novel of the Bloodlands Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Christine Cody is the author of the three-book supernatural post-apocalyptic Western Bloodlands series.

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Blood Rules 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
JosephLYoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting story about life following the human caused apocalypse where science created monsters and traditional monsters (Vampires, Werecreatures, etc.) band together to protect themselves from human directed extermination efforts. The allegiances formed and the strength of non-traditional associations when facing common threats is an activity well worth exploring. I think some people may say that the demonstrated behavior is typical of a human and even monster's behavior have common roots with humanity. Barring that, it is just a good story and even if the monsters have super strength and accentuated senses, it is still possible to feel compassion for them as they are hunted and eliminated and even cheer for their maybe temporary victories. The question of whether we all or monsters or really human is still unanswered.
pollywannabook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyThere aren¿t many books who attempt to straddle multiple genres at the same time, and fewer still that actually succeed. Christine Cody¿s Bloodlands trilogy is proving to be one of the rare exceptions that manages to blend paranormal, western, romance, and post-apocalyptic genres together in a way that takes the best from each and shows just how good mixing can be.BLOOD RULES, the second book in the trilogy, picks up shortly after the ending of BLOODLANDS. Mariah and Gabriel are stuck in an uncomfortable situation mixed with guilt, desire, confusion, and resentment. It¿s a very tenuous relationship that really comes to life through the shifting POV¿s from each character. I only wish more of the story had stayed focused on them and more progress had been made towards a resolution or otherwise a complete break between them.Once again the worldbuilding in the Bloodlands series continues to impress and astound. We get to movie beyond the little shapeshifter community we met in BLOODLANDS and venture out into the ravaged post-apocalyptic America. New horrors are revealed like the asylums where shifters are experimented on and studied, we learn about indentured water slaves who sell themselves for the precious liquid, and travel to the necropolis where individuals who were disfigured and wracked by the diseases that rose up when the world broke live in isolation from the `Healthies¿. But as impressive as the worldbuilding continues to be, what I appreciated most about BLOOD RULES is the mythology development. Werewolves, vampires, mutated creatures, and all manor of shifters from deer to Gila monsters aren¿t just explained away by vague references to magic or freak side effects of the planetary changes. There is a fascinating explanation for their origins that looks to only get more fascinating in the next book.Second books in trilogies are hard. They often serve as little more than setups to the final book and don¿t really stand on their own as complete stories. For the most part, BLOOD RULES avoids this pitfall, but it is necessary to have read BLOODLANDS to fully understand and appreciate what happens in this book. It doesn¿t have the same impact as the debut primarily because of the multiple point of views introduced in BLOOD RULES and the fact that in expanding the world and mythology, the intimacy that was developed between the characters is somewhat diminished. Despite those minor complaints, I¿m already saddled up and ready to revisit this world when the final book in the Bloodlands Trilogy called IN BLOOD WE TRUST is published on September 27, 2011.Sexual Content:A scene of sensuality
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in. Looks around. "So this is what it was like." He can still smell the scent of blood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend raven not the one here but he says that you where his friend .goldstar of goldclan killed him will you help me get revenage by stealing silverfur at gade rs 1 i want him to pay!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She widens her eyes sanding jer s could be seen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"May. I. Join!" She hissed fiercely, her pitch black fur on end. The scarlet red tufts of fur bristled. The stich like pattern that looked as if her mouth was sown together quivered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is brought in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ha im not scourge hes on vk pads out to sunclan fooled ya walks away laughing
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Unwasted_Words More than 1 year ago
Gabriel and Mariah are having relationship issues. Their bond isn't enough to overcome Abby's death. The peace Gabriel is able to give Mariah isn't working, her changes uncontrollable and Gab's bloodlust is becoming less and less manageable. They need a solution to their darker natures. A cure. So the paranormal duo set out on a quest to the hubs to find a cure. But what they find is so much more transforming and terrifying then anyone could have imagined. Christine Cody returns with Blood Rules the second installment of her Bloodlands series and hits a stumble in her stride. While I thought Bloodlands was interesting for the mix of genres Blood Rules gets bogged down by an overly taylored world. Sure the whole wild west meets a dystopian post apocalyptic sci-fi world sounds cool and was for a while but it just got to be too much. Everything was so stylized it was starting to sound like a bad science fiction flick. There were these complex descriptions of future technology that bored me. Way too much filler. The whole book felt flat. There was quite a bit of action toward the end but it was too little too late by then. With an increasingly strange world and even stranger storyline Blood Rules is the kind of book you put down and have a hard time picking it back up.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Her werewolf has increasingly tried to take control of Mariah Lysander. At the same her vampire bond mate Gabriel loathes Mariah for killing his beloved Abby though the latter challenged the former for her place in the secret werewolf community hierarchy. So fearing she is becoming out of control and knowing how her mate feels about her, Mariah leaves the safe were-species habitat. Mariah hopes to control the beast. She travels the American wasteland where water is the most precious commodity. At the same time she enters a dead zone necropolis of the diseased and meets 562, a former government Shredder Johnson Stamp who stalks the Were and Vamps with one mission: kill them. This exhilarating return to the post-apocalyptic American Bloodlands is a super action-packed entry as readers will ponder just who the monsters are. Angst-laden with Mariah feeling guilty for some of her deeds and Subject 562 seeking redemption of sorts, fans will enjoy this exciting thriller. Rotating perspective mostly between Mariah, Gabriel and Stamp, readers will see how the trio agree that Christine Cody's color of choice is a gory landscape from sea to bloody sea. Harriet Klausner