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Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for the book “Blood Master” by Kirsten Campbell, hosted by Sage’s Blog Tours.
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Title: Blood Master (Book 1 of the G.O.D.s series)
Author: Kirsten Campbell
Genre: Urban Paranormal Fantasy
Publishing date: 10th August, 2014
Published by: Kirsten Campbell
My Rating: 4/5 stars
2052: Two-thirds of the human population have been killed by the Great War, the Clover Virus and the Death Plague. Only one man survived the Death Plague, an albino man named Griffin Storm. He’s the only albino in existence. No one knows what happened to the other albinos, but most believe the rumors that they were eliminated by the Guild Faction’s deadly experiments.
Griffin is hiding out in Underground Atlanta. He has special abilities. He can manipulate crystal and glass. He uses these abilities for good, raiding warehouses and old buildings for food and medical supplies to give to the abandoned children that live in the Underground. While on a raid he meets Tassta Vinetti. She’s a resident of the legendary Brotherhood Fortress. Griffin is taken to the Brotherhood and chaos ensues as Tassta, her twin brother Penn and her Uncle Lerin Sanctobous keep their new visitor and his untold powers secret. They can not disclose that the only albino in existence is now at their fortress or they could all be in great danger.
Fact is the Guild is hunting Griffin. He is the only survivor of their deadly experiments and his survival will have dynamic consequences. The Guild believes Griffin will transform into a G.O.D., a Genetically-enhanced Omni Dimensional being. If he transforms, he will have inter-dimensional doors within his body, doors that lead to heaven and hell. Griffin will become a Blood Master and he’ll be able to control the demons from the Dimension of Blood.
Will Griffin save the children of the Underground from their tragic life? Will he transform into a G.O.D. and become the Blood Master? Only time will tell…
Before I start with what I felt about this book, I want to tell you guys that I don’t have any highlighted quotes right now because my tablet got hanged up. As soon as the device decides that it should start working again, I will update the review with the quotes. 🙂
Okay, so why I selected this book can be told by the summary of the book. 😀
Post-apocalyptic world and that too not too far in time made sense for it to sound more real. You know, when humans didn’t have much time to evolve things around them and almost completely forget the world as it is now. The first line of the summary hooked me and when I started the book the first paragraph of the foreword had the same effect. 😀
I liked all of the characters, they are well thought off and instantly likeable. 🙂 I doubted bromance between Griffin and Penn before the romance between Griffin and Tassta. 😉 The romance doesn’t look forced and doesn’t interrupt the story line which I find to be a thing to appreciate in books now-a-days. 😛
Tassta is a true example for feminism, she desperately wants to be a Guardian of the Brotherhood. She doesn’t want to be like the men but she wants to be alongside them. She understands her weaknesses and strengths. That’s what feminism is about, although the book isn’t focused on that but hell, I like finding things that are hidden, as you all know. 😛 The hidden treasure. 😛
The characters are really likeable and I found it easy to get into the book and feel attached. 🙂 I liked how the author instructed how the name of the main characters are to be pronounced in the start of the book. That was very thoughtful. 🙂
I am excited for the next book. 😀
I like the cover, it shows Griffin and Tassta but maybe, just maybe, something else would have made the cover more interesting. Just a thought. What do you guys think?
Why would I pick it up?
The summary is appealing and so is the book. 😉
Kirsten Campbell is the author of several short stories and poems that have been published in Bewildering Stories, The Pittsburgh Quarterly Online, Ascent Magazine, The Fairfield Review, Poets-Artists & Madmen, Interracial Voice, Beauty Talk, The CoffeehousePress Journal, The Write Gallery, Sagazine Online, COBRA, and several other magazines.
Her novel, Blood Master – Book 1 of The G.O.D.s Series is an Urban Paranormal Fantasy novel that is currently available on Amazon.com in Adult and Young Adult version. Blood Master hit the Amazon Top 100 List. The second book of The G.O.D.s Series, Blood Rage, will be out by the end of this year. She is also the author of Darkness Calls, a book of Paranormal Short Stories. Her websites are http://www.kcampbell-gods.com, which is the site for all things Blood Master, and her Author’s Website, http://www.kirstencampbellbooks.com.
She has two chapbooks that were published; one by Ladybug Press (Poetry from the Covert Bourgeoisie), and the other by Puddinghouse Publications (The Abandoning Kind). She is also the author of Perfect Chaos, a book of poetry that is currently on Amazon.
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