Review: Black Blood (Black Bloods #1) by John Hennessy
Published: July 10, 2015
Publisher: Innovation Today
Genre: New Adult/Sci-Fi
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
Vampires, werewolves, witches, magic—no one in the Sanctuary, home of the survivors of the nuclear apocalypse, believes in such imaginary creations, including Aberdeen Dareday. That is until the day Abby wakes up with black veins bulging under her skin. The day she learns everything she’s been told about the world is a lie. Forced to flee humanity’s last refuge because of her abnormality, and the corpses left in its unexplainable wake, she finds herself on the run in an entirely new world. A world in which darkness reigns, full of supernatural creatures bent on her execution.
When all seems lost and facing certain death, Abby is saved by Ash, a quiet yet striking young man who shares her black blood, and her mysterious powers. After Ash reveals a clue regarding an old witch, they head north to her home in Montana, determined to beat the piling odds and obtain the answers they seek. Now hunted by everyone from vengeful humans, to the alluring vampire Prince of Texas, to the Lord Alpha of the largest werewolf pack ever to exist, Abby must discover what is so special about her black blood if she hopes to live and fight another day, but time stands against them as their enemies close in for the kill.
Black Blood is a spellbinding cross-genre mutation unlike anything you’ve ever read, weaving paranormal fantasy in a post-apocalyptic world.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
So not this cover but there was another one for this ebook that drew me in and had me wondering if I would enjoy it. Anyone who follows my reviews knows that I am not too big on Sci-fi books so for me this is a story I was just going to dive into it.
It started off really good for me as far as the world where Abby lives in. It seems that the human race that is left live with no emotions and work for aliens. Though everything changes when Abby wakes up with black veins and it seems there is more to her than meets the eye.
When she finally escapes those that pretty much need/want her blood the world she sees is something she has never expected. It seems that she has been lied to her whole life and there seems to be others just like her as well though they all come in different forms of life.
She meets new people who will teach her about who she is and what the monsters out there lurking around are. Abby ends up learning that she is the key to everything the chosen one even though she isn't sure exactly what she is suppose to do.
Abby is considered an abnormal which just means she is different from "normal" humans she wants to see the good in everyone but at the end of the day not everyone is nice.
It seems everyone is hunting Abby and those who help her out but will they succeed in getting her blood? Will Abby soon get all the answers she needs while tracking through the vast land and beyond.
There is plenty of running and action through out the book pretty much from the time we start reading Abby's story.
I think the characters needed a bit more development as I wasn't able to connect with anyone on any level. I also wanted information on how the aliens and the black blood of the abnormals came to be. Maybe in book two this will be answered?
If you like anything supernatural such as vampires, aliens, witches and so forth and action I say get this book. Try it out you may enjoy it.
Born in 1988, John Hennessy grew up in Yakima, WA, graduated from Western Washington in 2011, and now lives in Portland, OR, with his wife, a chubby kitty, and two budgies who sing to him while he writes. His love for fantasy started at a young age with Warcraft II, and it quickly bloomed into much more as he was introduced to different writers like Garth Nix, Orson Scott Card, and Michael Crichton. When he’s not writing, he’s usually reading, biking, running, watching basketball, or some show on Netflix.
To learn more about John and his books, visit: www.johnhennessy.net