Book Reviews of The Living Blood

The Living Blood
The Living Blood
Author: Tananarive Due
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ISBN-13: 9780671040840
ISBN-10: 0671040847
Publication Date: 1/1/2002
Pages: 528
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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I CANNOT STRESS how integral this book is in the world of writing! I cannot tell you how many people I've referred this book to and did not want to give it back! I won't bother writing a summary about what this book is about...You can read it above! But I will tell you, you cannot call yourself a reader if you haven't read this book. If you are African American, it is a must read! I was so tired of reading the stereotypical Black story. Tananarive Due made me proud to read African American fiction again! She is no where near Octavia Butler, but is definetly in her class. Easily Tananrive's best work so far. There is a book before this, "My Soul To Keep", which can stand alone and which I ended up reading second, but if you want to really get a full understanding of her story and lose yourself in the fantasy, I would say to start from the beginning. After this book, is Blood Colony, which has been long awaited and seems almost impossible to wait for on PBS! One book I would recommend buying if you can't wait. Seven out of Five Stars.
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Outstanding!!! It's the sequel to "My Soul to Keep". I was absolutely glued to this book to the very end. Very different storyline...
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Followup to My Soul to Keep, The Living Blood follows the story of Dawit and Jessica. After Dawit's disappearance, the sisters set up a clinic in Africa to treat children suffering from HIV/AIDS with the Living Blood. They are forced to flee to avoid assassination by Dawit's monastic brothers, and set up another clinic in a remote village, where they are pursued by a ruthless mercenary in the employee of a rich man seeking their unique blood.