Book Tour: Blood Born by Jamie Manning
We are so very thrilled that we are the first stop on the Blood Born Blog Tour hosted by our dear friend, Yara at Once Upon a Twilight!
from pendrell: Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for sixteen-year-old Ava Blue. When Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up, tells her that she’s half vampire, Ava’s world really turns upside down.
Half vamp? Ava can’t believe it…she doesn’t even know what that means! Not until Aldric, a thousand-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it’s true–and that he’s the one who turned her. Then Ava truly begins to believe what she is. Now, she has to deal with a sudden and powerful bloodlust, the desire to see Aldric dead, and her growing crush for Chance. Ava knows she’s a monster now, she can feel it; and her life is over.
But redemption isn’t lost. Aldric is giving her a chance to regain her humanity. The price? Kill a hundred vampires, or remain a bloodsucker forever.
So Ava sets out to get her life back. But killing vampires begins a battle that could destroy everything she is working toward. In the end, Ava’s decisions will forever change her life and the lives of those she loves.
my take: I don’t want to say it was cute. That doesn’t explain well enough how Blood Born makes me feel. It’s emotional, that’s for sure, with witty parts that made me giggle and made me wish I were in high school again. Well… Errrr. Maybe I wouldn’t go that far. There is action, romance, and my vampire diet (coined by Stacy, I can’t take credit for it) has now officially ended. What is it that makes me love vampires with feelings?!?Can I tell you how psyched I am that there isn’t a love triangle? Score extra points for Blood Born. It has lots of action and focuses on humanity. Thank you! Ava’s friend Chance is so endearing. He’s truly caring for Ava even though he holds tons of secrets. Why does he protect Ava and risk his life doing so? Hmmmm… I’ll never tell…
The crime fighting vampire hunting team makes me jump for joy. I truly appreciate the Scooby Doo feel of it all. So awesome!! Let me shoot straight with you here. Although this book is super fun, people do die. Jamie Manning doesn’t seem afraid to take out anyone and that makes me a tad nervous.
Overall, Blood Born is an adventurous tale full of romance, kick-butt fighting, sadness, pain, and humanity.
See you in the STACKS, Shannan
GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!!
I have an ARC and swag that I am dying to give away! I can’t wait for you to read the book so I can talk to you about the ending! Read the rules, fill out the form – good luck!
*Must fill out the form correctly
*Open to US only, sorry
*Open to those 13 years of age or older
*Winner will be notified via email, and will not be announced on the blog
*Winner chosen by Random Number Generator
*Girls in the STACKS are not responsible for lost mail
*Giveaway ends April 14, 2012 at 11:59PM CEN
Be sure to follow along on the rest of the tour! There are giveaways at every stop!
3rd: Refracted Light Reviews
4th: Fire & Ice
5th: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
7th: Oodles of Books
8th: The Reading Date
9th: A Book Lovers Review
10th: Good Choice Reading
11th: SupaGurl Books
12th: Books with Bite
13th: Once Upon a Twilight - Grand Prize
27th: Live Chat with Jamie on Once Upon a Twilight at 9PM CST (10PM EST / 7PM PST)