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Friday, October 21, 2011

Blood's Voice by Aine Massie (Blog Tour: Review)

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

Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.

This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood. (

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!

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