Jump aboard! It’s going to be a bumpy ride! I really enjoyed this story from so many angles it’s not funny.
This is a story about an overweight geeky teen boy who suddenly becomes a soul-sucking incubus. (Don’t blame him. It’s hereditary.)
The only problem is… no one told him anything about it, and he has no idea what’s going on.
I loved the world-building in this novel, and the voice is AWESOME. The main character seems real, and deals with his “changes” in a realistic way.
The only thing I can fault in Sweet Blood of Mine is the beginning, which is a bit long and drawn out. I was so interested in the character’s voice though, that I kept reading. The writing is fluid, and very well done. And, in the end, I’m glad I kept reading because I ended up just LOVING this story, and cheering the main characters on as these two teenagers set off to on an adventure to save the boy’s father from the nasty supernatural bad-guys.
I’m going to dock one star for the overly-long beginning, but once you get past that, and his abilities flare up, this is an action packed roller-coaster ride of fun.
Oh yeah – here’s a warning. This book is free right now, and this is a classic case of free done well… There is an excerpt of the next book in the last few pages. And guess what I did? Yep – I clicked that Buy it Now button.
This is a perfect example to me of how giving away a free book can work. This book was so good that I didn’t hesitate to pick up the next one. Be warned – there’s a whole series of these suckers, but at $2.99 a download, I’m good with that. If you like to romp around in the YA world (just inching toward new adult) I would HIGHLY recommend this.