Bloodlands - Bloodlands, Bk 1 Author:Christine Cody At first they called it the New Badlands -- a desolate area out West forged by the same events that altered the entire country. A place where a few scattered, frightened citizens retreated to underground dwellings that provide safety from the brutal weather…and from a society gone terribly dangerous. — It was only after the va... more »mpire arrived that they started calling it the Bloodlands. The name didn’t change because Gabriel, a so-called monster running from his true self, came there to rediscover his humanity by hunting down the murderer of his lover.
It didn’t change because Mariah, the woman who reluctantly took him in, would do anything -- even kill -- to survive the trials forced upon her and her neighbors.
No, the Badlands officially became the Bloodlands the moment a mortal gun-for-hire decided to slay Gabriel.
Now it’s up to Gabriel to stand up to the threat. But his desire to defend himself -- and Mariah -- without giving in to his vampire nature will prove to be futile. And when he can't beat the man sworn to kill him with human powers, he has to make a choice: be the monster he has tried so desperately to escape -- or die….« less
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Billed as UF but really PNR. Told from varying POV--it switches between 1st and 3rd person. Ultimately the book was BORING. I couldn't pick it up without falling asleep after reading 20-30 pages. The characters were unlikeable. I couldn't even finish it. My advice--skip it.
For a dystopian vampire book. I really thought this book was just boring. In my humble opinion this book didn't get even interesting till about the last chapter and even then it was more of a FINALLY than an ALL RIGHT!
I think that first review was a little harsh. Being the first book in this trilogy, I think it was a good start and put a different twist on the PNR genre. It's very different from other PNRs I've read. In addition, the change in POVs, helped to keep the suspense going to the point where I was completely surprised by the ending and it was a great world-building technique. I think this trilogy is going to be great. I've already starting reading the 2nd book (and waiting for the next to arrive in the mail any day).