Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review - "Blood Roses" by Jason T. Graves

Blood Roses by Jason T. Graives

Publication Date: November 26, 2012

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Vampires aren’t real… right? If they were, Madeline and Marissa Owen would certainly be suspects: bone-white and night-loving—with a proclivity for super-rare steaks—the identical twins are poster-girls for the undead.

As if looking like teen-aged vampires didn’t cause enough drama, trouble erupts into their lives following a disastrous street fight and a brush with the law by Madeline's sister. The girls are forced to move from the diverse city of Austin, Texas to the quaint township of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania—a move clearly designed to bore the aggressive, MMA-fighter Marissa into an early grave. 
However, their new lives prove to be anything but boring, as a series of shocking upheavals, unearthed lies, and outright dangers keep them thinking... and running for their lives. Ancient books, coded manuscripts, and evil enemies emerge, challenging the unique skills and inner-strengths of the girls—but can even all of this chaos prepare them for the arrival of real vampires?

Facing threats from multiple quarters, the girls must rely on each other to keep ahead of the rising storm … or be swept away by it.

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Tanya's Review: 

Madeline and Marissa are different from everyone else, they are pale skinned with blond hair and are super sensitive to light.  Madeline is book smart and Marissa loves to fight,  similar but yet so different.  To them life is not normal and to make matters worse they are forced to move from their home town of Austin after Marissa gets in trouble after a street fight.  Things just don't go right for them once they reach their now home.  After meeting with their father's boss and is family, strange events start happening...people are spying on them,  Marissa is acting strange, they received books from the dead addressed to them.  They both are tested through these events and to truly accept themselves for what they are.

I will admit that during the reading, I got a little lost with the scientific talk however I understood that the information was very important to the story and that it would hopefully answer some questions.  I think there was a lot of things that happened throughout the story but they all flowed together perfectly and you knew that they were all happening for a reason.  I have read other reviews where they think it was too much going on but I have to agree, it kept me interested wanting to know what the poor girls would have to endure next.  

I love the dynamic of the girls, how they understood each others strengths and figured out how to use them during the strange events that take place.  The events are life altering for the girls but I love how they handled each event and I definitely look forward to seeing where the story goes from here in the next book.  

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