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Blood by K.J.Wignall EARLY REVIEW

Blood by K.J.Wignall (Mercian trilogy #1)

Egalley thanks to Egmont USA


Synopsis from Goodreads
I do not remember being bitten. I wish I did, for then I would know the creature who did this to me and I would have a purpose, to track him down and repay him for the poisoned gift he gave me. Back in the Thirteenth Century, Will was destined to be Earl of Mercia, although he never lived to inherit his title. In the centuries that follow, Will has led a lonely life, learning to deal with whatever the present day throws at him, always searching for answers but never finding any. Until this time, when he awakens after a 20-year-slumber, hungry for the blood that sustains his undeath, when it appears that he is finally getting a glimpse at why he exists. He does indeed have a destiny, and an enemy, but revealing that fate will be a matter of trust...
Publication date: 27/09/2011



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I have to say despite the exciting synopsis this book left me severely disappointed. It's written in such way that it makes you feel detached from the very start.


The main character William is  800+ years old vampire, and what did he do with most of his afterlife? Hibernation, hibernation, hibernation. He is forever sixteen, quite striking and very emo. I am undead, I want to die, but can't, see no point in my existence, woe is me. Let's skulk underneath my city walls for eternity.


Doesn't sound exiting straight away?


Enter some obscure prophecy from the lips of Will's dying victim who tells Will that the evil master of all evilness is waiting for him. Or he also needs to find the girl.


Enter Eloise, a spoiled emo from a good family playing a runaway because her uncle and aunt don't pay her enough attention and her friend didn't invite her to spend holidays together. Charming.


What a coincidence, - she is our girl.


Enter Chris and Rachel who inexplicably should be able to help and all they do is run a vegan coffee house.


"Dude," you say, "this doesn't make much sense."


But wait, you skim the pages trying to find an explanation, a more coherent picture and there isn't one.


The characters don't fill up, the motives feel absurd and the whole idea of obscure evil just isn't appealing. I'm sorry I tried to like this book, but failed.


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О, встречайте ещё один провальный паранормальный YA! Честно пыталась читать, потом просто начала сканировать страницы, так как это был полный бред.


Знакомьтесь, Уилл. Мальчику 16 лет, он довольно красив, и вампир уже 800 с чем-то лет. Чем он занимался всю свою посмертную жизнь? Спал под стенами своего города, потому как Уилл самый настоящий эмо. Я не мёртв, ничего не чувствую, мне ничто не интересно, убиться не выходит, я самый несчастный в мире вампир!.. Пойду-ка я посплю ещё 25-50 лет.


Проснувшись в очередной раз, Уилл вылезает из своего склепа, и его первая жертва внезапно пророчествует, что его ищет самый злодейский злодей в мире. И ещё ему нужно найти девушку. Ага.

Знакомьтесь, Элоиза. Ещё одна девушка-эмо, которую Уилл встречает практически сразу после пророчества. Очаровательная Элоиза сбежала из дома, потому как дядя и тётя не обращали на неё внимания, а подруга решила провести каникулы не с ней, а с парнем. Я самый несчастный в мире человек!..


Вам уже весело?


Знакомьтесь, пара хиппи Крис и Рэйчел, которые непонятно каким боком должны помочь Уиллу и Элоизе найти самого злодейского злодея в мире. Между демоническими собаками, привидениями и полтергейстом злодеев уже нсчитывается три.


В общем, книга непонятно что, персонажи картонные с пародией на Омен, концовка - черти что и сбоку бантик.


5/10

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