Blood's Voice (House Millar, #1) by Aine Massie
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy - Publication Date: June 1, 2011 - Publisher: Geas Publishing - Format: eBook - Pages: 400 - Source: Received from author for blog tour
After the first few pages of this book, my guard was up. There's a surplus of technical errors made in the writing style. Lack of commas, sentences phrased incorrectly...things like that. Not being one to quit so easily, I continued on with great trepidation.
I was really glad that I did! The technical errors continue throughout the story, but for me it was sort of easy to overlook because I was engrossed in a fabulous story and a steamy romance. I'll admit that there were a few quotes and events that reminded me of Twilight, and I swear I am not just saying that because this is a vampire book. But those parts felt a lot more believable than Twilight.
There is a love triangle of sorts, but it is unlike any I have ever read. Seriously, it was sexy! And shocking, in the possible way. I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say...WOW to this triangle.
The characters were a lot of fun, too. There is a lot of stiff and formal dialogue, and in Anya and the other vampires it worked pretty well, but on some of the other characters it felt wrong. However, that is another thing it is easy to look past, because the characters all have really special qualities about them that made me love them. Anya was a total worry-wart, but her naivety was cute and funny. Declan was sweet and extremely brave. Nicholas was so sweet, but he kept popping up all over the place and annoying me. My favorite was Skye. She was cute and always good for a laugh.
The plot was unique and actually quite stunning! It progressed quite naturally with a nice rise and fall of action and romance.
All in all, this is a book that would appeal to vampire fans everywhere. If you're looking for something with spice and originality, I'd advise you turn to Blood's Voice.
- Consistency. One really special thing about Anya is that her voice contains the power of persuasion, and that is definitely something that kept popping up and causing problems.
- The mystery. There is definitely an air of mystery to this book. Anya has to re-meet friends and enemies alike, considering she has a severe case of amnesia. When she meets these people, we're not really sure if they are who they say they are, or if they are actually dangerous.
- The world. I feel like the world of vampires that Aine Massie built has a lot of original qualities to it, and it is very in depth!
If you liked...
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
The House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Then you will also enjoy Blood's Voice.
Make sure you check out my interview with the author!