Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Book Review: Blood Debt

Title - Blood Debt
Author - Nancy Straight
Genre - Young Adult Romance
Series -1st Touched Series
Publication - July 15th 2012
Format - Review Kindle Copy
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus. 

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants. 

 I received this book in return for a honest review. The story is about Camille who loses her mother to cancer and in her mother’s dying breath is given her birth fathers name. Tempted by the desire to know her father, but skeptical because her mother kept the secret her entire life. Camille decided to think it over for a few weeks before calling her father. He immediately requests that she take the next flight out, excited Camille heads to Charleston South Caroline to meet her father. She's surprised to learn she has 5 half brothers and her step mother welcomes her with open arms. They all want her to stay with them for good but for Camille it's all a little stepford wife. 

The secrets comes out that Camille comes from a long line of Centaurs dating back to the Greek gods. She learns that her mother ran away from the Centaurs, when her mother arranged a marriage between her and powerful herd. Since her mother skipped out on the wedding he is demanding a blood debt for her mother’s abandonment putting Camille in a position where she will have to accept the deal or face possible death. As if that isn't enough to worry about her possible upcoming wedding she has to deal with the fact that she's fallen in love with a man she can't have. She learns more about why her mother ran away from her mother, and more about her destiny. 

I loved the concept of the Centaurs it's a great idea and I'm so happy I had the chance to read it. I love that it dates back to the Greek gods because I love mythology. I enjoyed watching Camille grow in as a character, dealing with learning about who she is, as well as her forbidding love. She's such a strong character, she's her own person and doesn't let anyone tell her what to do. The romance is sweet like a love story should be in my opinion, and I love a sweet love story. I read this story in a afternoon, I had a hard time putting it down and now that I'm done I just want the next book even more. It's a great first book and I can only imagine the rest of the series will be amazing as well. 

1 comment:

  1. Mandy - Thanks so much for the GREAT review!! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Blood Debt and shared your review on your blog!!