Friday, 4 July 2014
Review No. 16: Blood Oath - Samantha Coville
Genre: Fantasy / YA
No. of Pages: 189
Published on: April 29th 2014
Published by: Smashwords Edition
Source: Goodreads group; Making Connections YA Edition (free in exchange for an honest review)
Series?: The Secret of the Halflings #1
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Description: Raya Sarian has always been different. Her father is a Siren, her mother is a Human. Raya is a Halfling. Her father has been absent for most of her life. Now, she must live with him and clans of blood-thirsty beasts for a year. Will she survive the year in the company of dangerous enemies?
What I think about it: This is a fast-paced, addictive read. Once you've started to read it, I don't think you'll be able to stop until you've read the last word. With only 189 pages, I had no problems getting through this book in a day. The portrayal of Sirens in this novel is something I've never seen before. They are equal parts terrifying and beautiful. They're also nothing like mermaids. Surprising, isn't it?
The only thing I didn't like about this novel was the insta-love. It is kind of explained but I'm generally not a fan of this type of love in books. Oh yeah, and the main character annoyed me at times. *shrugs* What can you do, right?
Conclusion: 4/5 Stars. Go read it, you're in for an interesting journey.