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Review – Blood Singers August 7, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in 4 stars, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult.
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Title: Blood Singers

Author: Tamara Rose Blodgett

Series: The Blood Series

Publication Date: March 8, 2012

Publisher: Tamara Rose Blodgett


Available at: Amazon Barnes and Noble

From Goodreads:

Twenty-year old Julia Wade, a young woman tragically widowed, is in the middle of a bizarre bid between two mythical species who are vying for the unique properties she offers; her blood. The vampires need her to balance the food load of the human species and give them their coveted “Lightwalkers.” The Were wish to be moonless changers; a Rare One can make that a reality.

Julia wants to belong to herself.

Can she free herself and begin a new life?


Julia Wade is an average high school student, in love with her high school sweetheart. They do what normal teenagers do. Eventually they get married in Las Vegas then he tragically gets killed and she gets kidnapped by vampires. In the end, different factions end up fighting over her because she’s a “Rare One”.

The book’s premise was unique. The writing was very engaging and while I understood Julia’s grief after the death of her husband I wished she had shown more spine. Still she found her footing and became someone I could like if not admire. Maybe she’ll grow more in future books.

The men in the books are numerous and varied. There’s William the vampire, Joseph the werewolf, then there’s Scott the Blood Singer. They’re each unique and have something to recommend to themselves. My favorite is William but it’s hard to say who the front-runner is.

There was an unexpected twist in the book that once you figured it out, it took a long time to culminate. Other then that this was a great read. There were other unexpected turns that took me by surprise.

I have one problem with the book that really bothered me. I think it was excessive to use Julia’s clenching bladder in the action scenes. I think one scene with a clenching bladder is more then enough. . .

Other then that this is a really good book.  I’m anxiously awaiting September for the release of the next book.