Review: Red Blood by Emma Hamm

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Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy

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Synopsis:

A CREATURE FROM WATER

Lyra has been through hell and high water to get to where she is in life. As part of an elite team working for god-like creatures, she considers herself capable of anything. But when she is tasked with finding a person who fulfills a prophecy capable of saving the world, she finds that she has met her match. She must convince this man to help her while hiding secrets of her own…

A CREATURE FROM SHADOWS

He is known as the “Graverobber”. Dark power flows from his fingertips and is wielded without a thought. For years he has existed without a soul. Without conscience. Until a tiny Siren walks into his life and demands he come with her. She is the first person to ever dare order him to do anything. Suddenly, the soulless Graverobber finds himself intrigued by something full of life and light.

TOGETHER, THEY MUST FACE THE DARKEST OF EVILS…

Brewing in the darkest corners of the world, an ancient evil plots to destroy them all. Lyra and the Graverobber must join forces to save the lives of countless magical creatures and humans. But both find that to protect those they love, they must give up everything that is important to them.

GRAVEYARDS, ROMANCE, AND A LITTLE BIT OF MORBID CURIOSITY

Review:

First of all—that cover, amirite? It looks amazing.

Now, into the meat of it…

From the second I met “Graverobber”, I was chewing at the bit to read more about him. He’s mysterious, dark, and sexy even when he’s all gnarled up. In my opinion, anyway. Lyra was sassy and full of spunk, which I found amusing. I liked reading more about the dynamic between her and the other people she “works” with, and certainly consider them to be an interesting bunch. I loved that she was a Siren, and how she dealt with the prejudices dealt to her because of it.

Ms. Hamm clearly has a vivid imagination. The world she has built in this series is fun and full of twists and turns. It’s the kind of place that you think about long after you put the book down. What kind of kooky enchanted objects would I buy if I had the opportunity? (Let’s be honest—all of them.)

It’s impossible to read a book in a series and not draw comparisons to previous books in the series. I enjoyed this book more than I did Silver Blood, but it wasn’t without its faults. I was a bit disappointed to see that there was still lots of background info-dumping, which my eyes have a bad habit of trying to skim over. The dialogue was snappy in some places, but a bit looser in others.

All in all, however, Red Blood is a good read!

Rating: ★★★★

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