Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Blog Tour: The Blood Scion by Nazarea Andrews

I was just a reporter, trying to stay ahead of my student loans. I knew the rules, and I followed them.

I thought I knew how the world worked—humans lived their petty little lives in the safety of the sun. We loved and fought and—when the sun sank—we scurried behind our walls and lived in fear. That is when the monsters came out to play. 

And even in the safety of the sun, we knew who ruled us. 

The Houses. And their Scions. 

Everyone knows the great Houses and their Scions—they are feared and loved and hated and envied. They are the gods who walk the shadows and rule all of our lives. They are salvation and death. 

And somehow, I am one of them.


3 Stars
The Blood Scion is the first in a new and intriguing series. I enjoyed the world that Nazarea Andrews created. It held an edge of mystery that kept me turning the pages. I really liked the main players, Farley, Octavian ("O" "Tavian") and Sulla. I was a little torn with how quickly Farley got involved outside her Scion role with O. She had a reason for hating vampires that stemmed from an incident in her childhood. I could understand her reasoning with deciding whether or not to work with them but past that it seemed a bit rushed. There were areas that felt a little underdeveloped and brushed over; areas that felt built up only to fall flat in an anticlimactic reveal. BUT ultimately there was so much going on, so much still yet to be uncovered and revealed, that it keeps the reader invested in Farley's rise as Scion, O's history as the Blade and feelings towards Farley, and the mystery that is Sulla (who is my favorite!). I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. It didn't really end so much in a cliff as open ended and setting you up for the next chapter. With the way it ended things are really going to move fast for Farley and it will be exciting to see exactly how it all plans out. 


Twelve Houses. Twelve vampire lines. We ruled from the shadows, and manipulated the world, and when humans came too close to destruction, we intervened. 

Every House has a Scion. A fragile, easily broken human that stood shoulder to shoulder with the house Princes and Princesses. 

Except for ours. The Ravens, House Cantelie. 

We've been without a Scion for almost fifteen years. 

But that will change...and her life will be mine to protect.


Nazarea Andrews' Bio:

Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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