Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Review: Blood of Gold by B.V Larson

Blood of Gold (Seeker Series)Title: Blood of Gold (Seeker Series #1)
Author: B.V Larson
Format: eBook
ASIN: B003M5IP52
Source: Author

Her young man stepped out of nowhere onto a mountaintop... Her high school counselor came from Hell. Literally... Haley learns she has a unique gift. She normally lives her life escaping notice, but now two gorgeous strangers are interested in her. Very interested. Seth is the best-looking young man she (or anyone else) has ever met. Every girl in school is after him and the competition turns strangely vicious. She soon realizes that he is not fully bound to this world. Although they both feel the mutual attraction, there’s something holding him back... The second stranger is equally attractive, but more frightening. When she is with him, she somehow loses her self-control. To say more would give away too much, but Las Vegas will never be the same...

Review:

I just finished this book that was offered to me by Larson a few weeks ago for review and thank God for the offer because I really enjoyed reading the book. The novel tells us a story of Haley and Brooke's life through high school and how it changed with Seth who was the new kid in school. The story starts in a slow pace defining each character and how they are connected to each other. The book also gave a brief history for the characters which is great especially for the first book in a series.

What I enjoyed best about the book is how Larson built Seth's character. I was hooked ultimately by Seth and what he was. I had a lot of guesses but was surprise when I found out what Seth was. The next best thing was the fighting scene in the novel between Seth and the bad guy. The main thing that I love next to characters is a good climax and this book gave me that and more! The ending was enough to make you want to read the next novel of the series.  Will the next book unravel what really happened to the bad guys? Will the next novel explain how Haley's mom really died and how Haley gained her talent? Does the next book continue the story of Haley and Seth's life together or will it end?

A few things that I didn't enjoy but don't hate is Haley. She was very hard to love for different reasons. Haley was lacking self-confidence, strength for being a vital role in the story and her lack of grace. It was also irritating to read her being obsess with Seth's character. It is given that Larson may have wanted to make Haley's character more realistic but a little holding back would have been enough to make the character loved. A little less psychotic maybe? Kidding aside, regardless of this small issue it was not enough reason for me to put the book down. I enjoyed every page of the book, the transition/pace and the fact that it was very well written. Almost any one can read the book and enjoy it and I can recommend it to anyone.

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