Sunday, 3 September 2017

The Blood Mage - Aimee Davis

General Info
Rating: ★★★★★

Where I got it: An ebook version was given to me by the author herself in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way.

Short reaction: ASDFGHJKL OMG

Fav Quote: “I belonged to no one and nothing but myself.”

Monster. Murderer. Oathbreaker.

Three years after the events leading to the deaths of her friend and lover, twenty-one-year-old Alena Kozlov is still trying to outrun her past. But the darkness within her is not something she can simply leave behind.

The nightmares plaguing her become reality when a familiar face seeks her out in her isolated desert home bearing news that awakens all she’s tried to keep locked inside. There’s a promise she made long ago she’s determined to keep, even if it means she will have to tear what remains of herself, and her world, apart.

To save her friends, she may have to become the monster once more. But fear is not for the damned. 

I recently read the first book of this series in exchange for an honest review and when I finished it I just had to read the sequel as soon as possible and WOW, just OMG, this book was one wild ride from start to finish and it was sooo gooood!!! I really loved the first book and this one was even better! I just could not put it down!

Let’s talk about the writing first. Like in the first book the writing style is very fast paced but really manages to capture the setting at the same time! This makes for a perfect combination that just draws you into the story! It immediately grabs your attention from the first sentence and it doesn’t let you go until the last one!

“Fear is not for the damned.”

The story picks up three years after the events of book one. Naturally, this gives the reader a lot of questions about what happened in those three years and immediately sparks your interest. And ahh the story was full of even more unexpected plot twists and it left me shocked so many times! It was also a lot darker and grittier than the first book and I really loved that! And the book also leaves you with so many unanswered questions! I simply cannot wait to find out what’s next for Alena and all the other characters!

The setting was already beautifully captured in the first book and now we got to see even more of this unique and intriguing world! We got to learn more about the history of some countries and the mages and I thought that was really interesting! The way magic works is also really fascinating and really well done in my opinion! It just all feels so real even though it isn’t possible in real life!

“This was what the urge to move was. This feeling, this deep, hollow yearning to cover up my shame. This desire to conceal what a monster I was. To hide from everyone including myself.”

The characters were especially well done in this book. They are probably the best part! We got to read about some old characters and new characters and they were all so different and unique. Alena was extremely well written, she was so real with all her problems and nightmares from the past. She went through some amazing character development! I won’t anything about the other characters because I don’t want to give any spoilers but trust me when I say that all the characters have such depth to them. It makes them feel like real people!

So, if you loved the first book in this series, I’d definitely recommend reading this one as well! It has even more world building, unique new characters, it’s darker, grittier and just overall and amazing read! It’s even better than the first book and the first book was already perfect!

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