Today is my stop on the Blood Debt Blog Tour!!!! YAY!
I have for you my review of the book and my co-blogger's, Anna, review!
Before I go on, make sure you follow this tour because my post is not the only awesome one!
Now that you got that...I'm going on :)
Anna's first review on My Pathway to Books :)
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.
As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her family acknowledges her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately desires.
The only word that I can use to describe this book is INCREDIBLE (yes, all caps is needed). I must say that this is my favorite book that I have reviewed so far. I really got into this book and could hardly put it down. It uses plenty of romance, adventure, and a little bit of mystery to hook the ready from the first few pages.
It begins with Camille (main character) learning who her father is from her dying mother after 22 years of not knowing. Camille finally calls her father and finds herself flying across the country to meet him and the rest of her family. Little does she know, she will learn of her very unique heritage and the danger she will have to face in the coming weeks.
Camille finds out that she is a Centaur with a powerful bloodline. First, I should say this was very interesting to me because I have never read a book that uses centaurs. It is quite refreshing to get away from the vampires and werewolves I find myself reading. Anyway… While Camille is learning the many “rules” of being a Centaur, she also learns that she must choose a Centaur to be her husband and soon. But, of course, the perfect guy has to be betrothed to someone else. Camille meets Drake at her brother’s wedding and will learn later just how much she loves him.
Before Camille can really give Drake a chance, she is kidnapped by her grandmother to be obedient and learn her heritage and magic. Sure, everyone thinks grandmother, she’ll be nice……..Um no. This woman is EVIL. No one should hate anyone of course but if she were my grandmother it would be very close to HATE. At several points during her stay with her grandmother, Camille shows too much disobedience and her CRAZY grandmother puts a magical necklace on her that shocks her and harms her. It’s even hard for me to read about.
Camille eventually finds herself engaged… but there is plans in making to help her escape and be free to be with Drake even if they are on the run to find the history behind their heritage. But will their relationship last? That I can’t tell you because I haven’t read it yet, so I await book 2 J
My Review (because even though Anna has already convinced you to go get Blood Debt, a second opinion doesn't hurt!)
Blood Debt was my addiction. It grabbed hold of my emotions and wouldn't let me put it down until I had read it all from cover to cover.
I really enjoyed discovering the Centaur world with Camille! Nancy had me believing it every second especially when the Blood Debt was unfolding. I especially loved getting to know each of the supporting characters with her as she started living in this new world. Her new brothers (which all have names starting with B so it can get pretty confusing!) are awesome! I also love her dad and his wife and how they help her into this new life.
Can you say forbidden love with a crappy twist?! And when I say "crappy" I mean it sucks for the characters but is totally awesome for readers because you just can't seem to figure out how they are going to get out of this one! I'm not even going to try to explain the complexity but let's just say everyone is in love with the wrong person! GAH!
Blood Debt was literally unforgettable. Reading as many books as many of us addicts do, it is easy to forget what happened in each book. But even though it's been a few months since I read Blood Debt the plot has stuck with me and for me that shows how amazing it was!
I'm sure if you've read other reviews you know that around 70-ish% something huge happens. Nancy is great at putting gut wrenching plot twists in the story. I literally had to put my book down and step away for a few minutes and then I picked it back up so I could speed read in hopes she was lying to me!
I could go on and on about how awesome this story is but then I would be writing a book and I would much rather you read the book so I'm just going to say I recommend this book to anyone! I love love loved it and I think you will too! <3
LinksNancy was born in Sioux City Iowa, left the cold of the Midwest in 1991 and only returns to see family in the summer time. She spent ten years traveling the world as a US Marine and settled in rural SC. She has two fantastic son, three rotten dogs and an amazing husband. When not writing she enjoys RVing with her family, swimming and reading all types of romance genres. Her favorite is paranormal romance.