{Book Review} Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal

March 11, 2012 Reviews 6

Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal

ebook, 287 pages
Published September 10th 2011 by World Castle Publishing
Age Group: YA
Source: Author
Series: Bloodlines #1
Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle


Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family.

Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather’s last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for ever more.

Fear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira’s future and she must face her enemies, even if this could mean losing her life.

Through loss and love her destiny becomes inescapable.

Part Buffy-style horror, part tender romance, Bloodlines will have fans of the genre on tenterhooks waiting for the next instalment of this gripping and hell-raising tale.

I really enjoyed this book. A lot happens in it and at the same time, you want even more to happen because you want to find out more about the histories of the families. There are so many unanswered questions and at first that frustrated me, but as the book goes on I think Lindsay does a really nice job of spreading out the answers that she reveals. It was not too slow, but at the same time you only got enough information to keep you on the edge of your seat and engaged in the book.

I loved getting to know the four guys and their families. They are all so different, but work so well together. What makes this book unique is that it is a witch book, with family magic but no covens. I have not read too many books like that.

Ok let’s talk characters. More specifically, let’s talk guys. I like all 4 of the guys but Jake is taken by someone else right away so he is out of the romantic picture. That leaves 3 guys- Lucian, Tyler, and Danny. I have always been 100% on team Tyler. I just love him, and I think he is the best one out of the four for Keira. He always sticks up for her and he trusts her completely. I just think he is adorable. Keira goes back and forth between the two guys throughout the book and honestly it was a little frustrating for her to just not pick one already!

One thing that did bug me a little bit about the book was the use of british terms. And that is only because it didn’t fit with the location. The story takes place in the United States so the british slang seemed a bit off. I also didn’t like hearing references to all these manly men “giggling”. But other than that, I absolutely loved the book. I couldn’t wait to start reading the second one and I am already half way done with Torment (book 2). I’m going to be talking more about Keira in my review of the second book, but just know this…she can kick some serious butt!

Bloodlines was a riveting read, and I couldn’t get enough of it. This looks like it is going to be a really good series.

4/5 gavels

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6 Responses to “{Book Review} Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal”

  1. Cari

    Sounds like a good read. I like the magic angle but yes giggling men would be turn off. Great review!

  2. Bex

    Okay, I seriously need to finally buy this book. Everywhere I turn I see it being review, and being reviewed so very well. Thank you!

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