Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Book Review: Bloodlines

Bloodlines (Demons of Oblivion #1)
Skyla Dawn Cameron

Release Date: April 20, 2011

Skyla Dawn Cameron

Book Description:
After three hundred years of unlife, vampire Zara Lain has seemingly done it all, and she's now making a living as a successful thief-turned-assassin. Her newest assignment seems simple enough--kill the aging leader of the O'Connor Coven and his only heir, and she'll have another ten million in the bank. But in the dangerous world of the supernatural, few things are ever "simple."When a massive assault decimates the continent's population of powerful witches and warlocks, and its orchestrator has vampires being hunted down and captured, Zara realizes the tables have turned and now she'll be playing the hero. Forced to join with a smart-mouthed fellow vampire, a demonologist who's also a fan of hers, a recently widowed--and frequently brooding--warlock, and her best friend's mom, Zara's grudgingly willing to do what she can to save the day. If only people would stop ruining all her outfits...

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“My name’s Zara. I’m strong, I’m fast, and I totally kick ass. It’s great to be me...but that means right now it sucks to be you.” Bloodlines (Kindle Locations 151-152).

Can I just say, you’ll love Zara – the snarkalicious heroine of Bloodlines. She is a kick ass vampire extraordinaire, and maybe has a bit of a habit killing off her admirers and potential boyfriends, but the girl has her reasons. Despite all, Zara is fun, adventurous and awesome in all senses, she is definitely someone I would want to hang out with.

And then there is Nate, who of course is gorgeous, rich, and a warlock to boot with some very special powers of his own and serious family drama. Did I mention he is/was secretly married to an enemy? Throw in another hunky vampire – that guy type, who you know will only wreak havoc and does. A bunch of supernatural bad guys with fireballs [hmm… that sound right?] and you got yourself a party.

“Guns seem a little unnecessary when they can throw fireballs,” Nate said. “Well, it is the twenty-first century,” I said. “And variety adds a bit of spice to life.” Bloodlines (Kindle Locations 1164-1166). 

Naturally, I was rooting for Zara and Nate to have a happily ever after, which I hope is still in the cards because the ending seriously had me question whether my eBook was short a few chapters – major cliffhanger! I absolutely loved it though. I think I practically devoured this book and have a strong urge to forego my usual rule of reading the series in order, so I can skip forward to when Nate and Zara finally have a chance to… reconnect.

So my dears, if you are in the mood for a very sassy urban fantasy do yourself a favor and pick up Bloodlines. I don’t want to give away too much but trust me there is plenty of fun, action, a variety of curious creatures that go bump in the night, and some very awesome characters – most of whom end up dead. I’m sure you’ll love it!

Happy reading!

p.s. A huge thanks to Karina over at Nocturnal Book Reviews for helping me discover another fabulous read!

Demons of Oblivion Series:
Bloodlines (Demons of Oblivion #1)
Hunter (Demons of Oblivion #2)
Lineage (Demons of Oblivion #3)
Exhumed (Demons of Oblivion #4)
Oblivion (Demons of Oblivion #5)


  1. ooo Karina likes this one too...hmm, this sounds yummy and I am so not over vampires yet! I love UF, and despite the cliffy..I want to read this . Zara sounds great.

    1. Kimba, I think this was a fun and quick read, and I really loved Zara. :) I don't actually read a lot of UF, I tend to lean more on PNR but still found this to be a great read.

  2. I must read it, I have it now, but I am just so :/

    1. Really?! Oh, I love my Kindle - it's so nice to have so many books at your fingertips. My husband was quite against ebooks too, and then I got him his own Kindle! *evil grin* ;)


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