Love this genre and was pleasantly surprised by Sondrup's take on this popular subject. I really enjoyed the native American lore that permeated throughout the book. My only critique would be of the grammatical errors that always throw me out of the story as well as the conflicting character of the protagonist....he's shy, strong and smart but talks like an uneducated sailor. I want my heroes to be more...above the cut of the regular frat boy. Other than that, it was a fun and entertaining read and I look forward to the other books in this series.
Blood Amalgam pulls you in and won't let go! Be prepared to turn off the phone and call in sick to work. Beautifully written and suspenseful. I would definitely recommend this book to purchase and add to your library. This is a vampire story that has never been told before.
A young man named Wyatt is an all around good guy. He is enjoying himself immensely while attending college and partying with his frat brothers and his on and off relationship with Porche. He is very left brained in his thinking. Believing only what his eyes can see. One day, fate has decided its time for Wyatt to wake up and assume his role among the supernatural. He discovers wild animals love him, he has an amazing healing ability, and his loving grandfather has been keeping secrets.
I'm very torn on my review of this book. I liked it but at the same time I didn't. I will just break it down into 2 categories.
What I liked:
The story was an interesting page turner. The idea of having multiple "supernatural" bloodlines is a great way to keep the reader guessing which path Wyatt will take.
The secondary characters that assist Wyatt on his path to discovery were also very interesting. I could tell they loved Wyatt and only want the best for him.
Wyatt himself. I rooted for this kid to make wise decisions and to finally accept fate. He is a strong willed individual who really does have a pure heart.
What I didn't like:
The dialogue is very cornballish. I discovered the author is a doctor so that explained that annoyance and I was able to overcome the cheesiness.
The fact that Wyatt only dated Gretchen for 2 weeks and her pet name for him was "lover". I felt that term of endearment belongs in a steamy romance novel not a y/a paranormal novel. "Lover" is repeated a lot and it was a little annoying but I could overlook it every time.
All of the nicknaming in general to me was overkill. The author could have just named the characters the nickname and spent more time on the plot thickening.
All around I give this book a 3 star rating. I believe the author can do better.
I received a copy of this book free in exchange for an honest review.