Thursday, May 23, 2013

Requiem for Blood by Alexandra Hope review and Giveaway! $35!! Signed copy!!!

Book & Author details:

Requiem for Blood by Alexandra Hope
Publication: February 7th 2013
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal/Dark Fantasy

Marrying East Asian mythology with Western folklore, this novel has a surprising twist for fans of the paranormal genre!
Seventeen year old Olivia Cohen has also had an appetite for blood and an aversion to the sun as a human and when she is killed by a mysterious young woman, she finds her appetite has heightened and her skin is now burned by the sun. Living her life in a colony with other people who live a "vampire-like" lifestyle, she has grown up hunting humans and believing there is a blood so powerful it will turn them from vampire-like into true vampires. On one of Olivia's final nights as a human she meets eighteen year old Troy Evans and is immediately drawn to the unique scent of his blood. Now as an actual vampire, she must learn how to suppress her need to hunt and kill for his sake and decide if his unique blood is worth saving from those who seek it.

16+ for dark themes.



Alexandra Hope was born in New York, raised in Atlanta and has lived in Germany for the past three years. She writes pretty much whatever she feels like and for her debut novel she chose ninja-like vampires. She's a (Linguistic) Anthropology major, language lover, vocalist in a Japanese band and part-time bad fanfic writer.

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My Review:
I did not like the ending, at all, and that cost this book 2 stars for me. The beginning was great. A whole society of people are living like vampires and drinking blood, even though they are human. They only go out at night, and they teach the young to live like vampires.
The teachers are some parents and also specialists in what they teach. Olivia's mom is the main teacher and she is a character to watch. She acts stupid, but I got the feeling that there was more to her story. Olivia becomes a vampire, and doesn't really want to tell her friends. She meets Troy and is drawn to him, and his blood. Is she willing to kill for dinner? Once she is a vampire she starts to change, and people are starting to notice. She has no choice to give in to her vampire urges, but will she lose herself in the process? What hidden secrets and personal agendas will she find out about? Her turned her into a vampire and why? Why did I hate the ending? What happens to the "school" when people come to see if should be accredited? What do they see, if anything?
This was a good book, I was hooked, the ending just wasn't for me. I am giving this book a 3/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own!

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  1. Werewolf for certain ... I like the sun too much to be a vampire and since I know little about the foxes, I'll stick with weres :-)

  2. Too bad about the ending but it sounds like the rest was pretty good! Glad you enjoyed it overall! :)

  3. I am torn between a vampire and werewolf.

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  4. Werewolf.

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  5. Definitely a Vampire!No doubt about it. :)