Saturday, December 31, 2011

HotBlood A House of Slide Novel

HotBlood A House of Slide NovelHotblood by Juliann Crowther Whicker
Published by CreateSpace on 2011-05-10
Genres: Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 318
Source: Author
Goodreads
four-stars

He stole a kiss from the wrong girl... Left without a soul, 17-year-old Dariana Sanders waited to die. There was nothing left to live for, nothing to feel besides the aching cold that never stopped. Her parent's marriage was in shambles and her brother, the only one who understood, the only one who knew how to make the cold go away, was gone forever. The only thing Dariana knew with absolute certainty was that nothing could possibly be right again. Enter Lewis Axel Nialls. Luckily for her, impossible is right up his alley. He can save her from the forces that wish to destroy her. Of course, who's going to save him, from her? Hotblood is a Dark Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance set in a modern day Eastern United States small town where Dariana's parents took her and her brother to protect them from the intrigue of their mother's family, the House of Slide. Unfortunately, things don't always work out quite the way you plan, even if you are an obsessive compulsive Wild like Dari's mother. Dariana hasn't had a soul since her brother took it a decade ago, to keep it safe, of course. Her brother died. Instead of following him safely to the grave as everyone expected, Dariana stole a Hotblood's soul to stay alive. That might have been a mistake. Dariana Sanders is a girl who wakes to consciousness at 17 and finds that she must navigate a dark paranormal world, high school, first love, and the uncontrollable passions of a stolen soul.

I loved this book once I got into it. The beginning was a little slow for me until we got to know more about Dari. I loved learning about all the different people with the Wilds,Cools,Hotbloods and even liked the Nether creature. I have to say I didnt really start caring about Dari until she further into the book. I loved the dynamics of her and Lewis and it was a nice twist to his backstory. I even loved the character of Satan because under all that gruffiness he really was a softy when it came to Dari. I didnt like that outside of the summer visit with her dad we didn’t get anymore interaction from him. It would have been nice to have more storytime with them since she was apart from him for so long.I really need book two soon to see how this ends. Overall this was a great book and the start of another new series for me.

Thanks ladies at PNR &Fantasty Fanatics and Juliann Whicker for giving me the chance to review this.

four-stars

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