Shannon A. Thompson
(Bad Bloods #1)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: July 18th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them.
Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.
An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
The author contacted me and asked if I would like to read her novel(s) and I was thrilled. I appreciate getting requests. The book is split into two parts November Rain and November Snow, but it’s meant to be read together.
The world of Bad Bloods is very intriguing. Set in city called Vendona, a city divided by humans and Bad Bloods. The bad bloods posses different abilities. There is a corrupt government, during election time. I hope the second installment touches on the politics a little more. It’s mentioned a few times but doesn’t go into dept about what the inner workings are.
This story was different, a very good kind of different. This is a character driven story, which is my favorite kind of story. The pacing of the book was quick . This is a great book! The ending came up fast I didn’t even realize I was that close to finishing .I believe that the book could have been left as a continuation of the story not split into two.
Dual perspectives. The chapters alternate between Serena and Daniel. I love love love the characters. Daniel is so swoony, hes sweet and protective. Serena, is a tough girl to go through everything she has. There isn’t any romance but there’s a small hint at one between Serena and Daniel, and I really hope there relationship grows. . There are so many varying characters in different ages. The background stories for each character was interesting and I felt like I care about each one. They all feel like one big family, taking care of each other.
You’ll need to pick this one up if you’re looking for a great quick read about wonderful characters in a corrupt world.
About the Author
Shannon A. Thompson is a young adult author,avid reader and a habitual chatterbox .
As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat, Bogart, named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Her other two cats bring her coffee. Between writing and befriending cats, Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, and her work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies. Represented by Clean Teen Publishing, Thompson is the best-selling author of The Timely Death Trilogy and the Bad Bloods duology. When she is not writing, she is climbing rooftops, baking cookies, or watching murder shows in the middle of the night, often done with her cats by her side.
Visit her blog for writers and readers at www.ShannonAThompson.com