Bloodline: Book One of the Forgotten Origins Trilogy

Bloodline: Book One of the Forgotten Origins Trilogy

by Tara Ellis

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ISBN-13: 9781492169673
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/08/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Author Tara Ellis lives in a small town in beautiful Washington State in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys the quiet lifestyle with her husband, two teenage kids and several dogs. Having been a firefighter/EMT and working in the medical field for many years, she now teaches CPR and concentrates on family, photography and writing young adult novels.

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Bloodline: Book One of the Forgotten Origins Trilogy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ScifiandScary More than 1 year ago
It pleased me that the writer gave us a YA female character that was completely comfortable with things like hunting and fishing, yet doesn’t self-identify at any point as a tomboy. Those skills/activities were simply part of her life. The story was interesting, the fast-pace perfectly fit it, and I loved that there were no massive info-dumps. She gave me the information I needed to know, I wasn’t drawn into yet another love triangle, and while there was a male character (two actually), Alex is definitely the focal point. Now, there are some similarities to the 5th wave, so if you liked that book, I would definitely give this one a try. Both Alex and Cassie are driven by the urge to save their brother, both are racing against time and running from aliens. However, I repeat, NO love triangle in this one! Also, Bloodline doesn’t quite have the epic us-against-the-world feel to it. It doesn’t need to. It is a small-scale battle (at least this book is) with a satisfying conclusion, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Enjoyed it enough I might pick up the second book in the trilogy, and if you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know THAT rarely happens. Overall, this was a very satisfying read with a main character I couldn’t help but instantly like and root for. I also loved that the little brother also made some believable contributions, and the reader is reminded that little kids are sharper than they’re given credit for a lot of the time. It is an great stand-alone book, and an excellent introduction into a series. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite In Bloodline: Forgotten Origin Trilogy, Book 1 by Tara Ellis, Alex and her younger brother Jake are lying on the hillside in the park, watching the stars along with their mother and most of the rest of the town, waiting for the greatest meteor display in 5000 years. Her dad loved this stuff and had been talking about this display for years; in fact he talked of them watching it in Egypt, but that had been before he died. The shower is spectacular, although one seems to pass by pretty close, and then Alex's mom comes down with a terrible cold. Not only Alex's mom, but most of the town.  As people get over of their colds they are not the same, and Alex starts finding clues left behind by her father. She turns to Chris, a 75% Cherokee by blood boy in her school, as he didn't get sick either. Alex is 50% Egyptian by blood. Bloodline: Forgotten Origin Trilogy Book 1 follows Alex and Chris as they try to figure out her father's clues and what is going on with their friends and family. Author Tara Ellis gives us a wonderful story that fits many genres.  Bloodline builds on purity of a family blood history, so Chris and Alex, having a extremely pure family history, have highly concentrated bloodlines and therefore they do not get sick when the virus takes over. This is a unique concept and at the same time slightly disturbing because the odds of anyone having such a pure bloodline nowadays is remote. Tara Ellis gives us a story that easily falls into the science fiction, or fantasy, or even paranormal genres, but no matter how you classify it, it is worth a read for young adults and adults alike. This book is to be the first in a three-part trilogy.
aly36 More than 1 year ago
I really liked Bloodlines from the start of the Audio book. I think the author did a great job retelling the story in the audio book. I like the way the author took us with her on this story rollercoaster. `Bloodline' is an enjoyable first person narrative that made me understand where the characters were coming from. I enjoyed the ride very much.
Ashley_Nichole More than 1 year ago
I received this book free from the author, Tara Ellis, in exchange for a honest review! The thoughts in this review are of my own. Tara Ellis' "Bloodlines: Forgotten Origins Trilogy Book 1" was very pleasurable read! Bloodlines follows Alex, a teenage girl living in Washington state with her mother and her younger brother. Her father had passed under mysterious circumstance a couple of years prior. Following a Holocene meteor shower, the people in her hometown become oddly sick and then have changed following an illness. Alex learns what is happening and how she must prevent the consequences of this disease. Bloodlines is an enjoyable read and will not disappoint or bore the reader to death. Ellis has really well-developed characters and her writing is very well written and engaging! I am already about to get Heritage, which is the second book in the trilogy. After reading this book, all I could think of was wow. Not only by the ending, but as well as the whole story. I know what you are probably thinking. This is probably another book written by whoever and is probably the same only with different names. No, Bloodlines is not rehash of some other story. Tara Ellis' book has its own twist and story. Think the current Ebola outbreak in the headlines and think of a weird transforming illness. Tara Ellis has taken something and has changed all known rules and broken them! If you are a fan of the Divergent of the Hunger Games series, read it! You will enjoy it! Fans of dystopian books will also find Bloodlines enchanting!