Publisher: Egmont Books (September 5, 2011)
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I do not remember being bitten. I wish I did, for then I would know the creature who did this to me and I would have a purpose, to track him down and repay him for the poisoned gift he gave me. Back in the Thirteenth Century, Will was destined to be Earl of Mercia, although he never lived to inherit his title. In the centuries that follow, Will has led a lonely life, learning to deal with whatever the present day throws at him, always searching for answers but never finding any. Until this time, when he awakens after a 20-year-slumber, hungry for the blood that sustains his undeath, when it appears that he is finally getting a glimpse at why he exists. He does indeed have a destiny, and an enemy, but revealing that fate will be a matter of trust...
I do not read many vampire books. I think I have only read Thirst by Christopher Pike and it was just okay to me. Blood was a pretty good vampire book, I was surprised I liked it (I'm more of a werewolf girl). Even though fans of Twilight might not believe me, I thought the plot and the characters were very interesting. This book doesn't have the massive romance drama that Twilight had either... just a good story, written pretty well. K.J. Wignall tells the story from Will's point of view also. I usually read stories from a females point of view, so occasionally the change of pace is nice. There is some romance in this book, I don't think it would be very interesting if there wasn't. Will falls for a beautiful homeless girl named Eloise and protects her from harm. I also enjoyed the several tense moments in the book, some pretty darn good action scenes. This book had a very good mystery to it, that Will and Eloise solve together. This book will keep you guessing from start to finish. You'll enjoy figuring it out along with them.
Violence - Heavy
Profanity - Mild
Sexual - Mild