Sunday, May 12, 2013

Blood Rush by Ash Krafton

Title:  Blood Rush
Author:  Ash Krafton
Series:  The Demimonde #2
Published:  May 14th 2013 by Pink Narcissus Press
Page Count:  356
Genre:  Paranormal
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sophie doesn't believe in happily ever after. These days, she'd settle for alive after sunrise.

Advice columnist and newly-appointed oracle to the demivampire, Sophie Galen has more issues than a Cosmo collection: a new mentor with a mean streak, a werewolf stalker she can't shake, and a relationship with her ex's family that redefines the term complicated. And then there's her ex himself, who is more interested in playing leader of the vampire pack than in his own salvation.

Becoming a better oracle is tough enough, but when Sophie encounters a deadly enemy - one she never dreamed of facing - it will take everything she's ever learned in order to survive.

My Review:

Krafton has created such an interesting and unique premise with this novel. Although this story does contain some standard supernatural creatures, Krafton takes them and runs the extra mile. For example, she put some really cool twists on werewolves, and their transformation is unique, trippy, and more than a little gross. It was completely awesome to see such uniqueness. She also creates some new beings to bring into this world, adding even more to the story.

The storyline itself was extremely well developed. It leads you in, without ever letting go. Krafton picks up after the completion of the first novel in the series and takes you from point A to point Z, through every twist imaginable and some that aren’t. Every action or event, however insignificant it may seem at the time, adds something to the storyline while remaining entertaining and captivating. I also quite appreciated the ending. Although all major events begun in this novel are brought to a conclusion, Krafton leaves you wondering and wanting to continue to journey with these characters.

The characters in this novel are also phenomenal. They are the same characters that you encountered in the first novel, but they grow and morph based on the events that they encounter. As a reader, you also get to know them better, knowing more about where they came from and how they became who they are today. Krafton also introduces some new characters who are equally well developed. You get to know and love (or hate) them quite well and they add some interesting variability to the story.

As a whole, this was a phenomenal novel that leaves you wanting more but with a sense of completion. You come to love and hope for the best for these phenomenal characters. As a reader, you become part of this world, waiting to return with the next installment in the series.

Watch for this novel online on May 14th!

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