Lisa Reviews: K. J. Wignall's "Blood"
Hey everyone! Welcome to another one of my reviews! Two weeks ago, I went a little crazy on NetGalley, requesting way too many ARCs (that I now need to read). So, those will be books I’ll be writing reviews on in the near future! I couldn’t help myself! Thank you, Krista, for my new -found addiction (:
The book I’m reviewing for you all today is Blood by K. J. Wignall, and again, this copy is a e-book from Netgalley. It’s coming out in hardback on the 27th of September! When I review books here on Burn Bright, I usually don’t like putting the summary in, and instead summarize it myself. But with this book, I’m having a hard time doing that. I loved and had such a great time reading Blood, that I’m scared I’ll mess up the story for you guys if I summarize it myself. So here’s the synopsis:
“Will is a vampire in danger. Heir to the Earl of Mercia, he was brutally attacked and buried in the thirteenth century before he was able to assume his title. Perpetually sixteen, Will’s life has been lonely. He leaves his tomb every so often, adapts to the present day, feeds his bloodlust, and never gets close to anyone.
Until now. Waking from a twenty-year slumber, hungry for the blood that sustains his undeath, he meets Eloise—but can’t bear to make her his next victim. Drawn to a girl he can never have, but whose fate seems bound with his own, he feels the need to protect her. But Will has an enemy who will stop at nothing to find him . . . and he’s closing in. . . .”
Sounds pretty awesome, huh? Basically, the main character is Will, he’s only sixteen and he’s from the thirteenth century. Every few years he wakes up from his sleep to feed on blood. So, if you didn’t already know this, he’s a vampire. No he isn’t Edward Cullen, he doesn’t need blood very often, he doesn’t have any super powers, and he isn’t exactly sure how he became a vampire. Without any family or friends (they’re all dead, and he can’t get close to anyone since he doesn’t know when he’ll go back to sleep), he sleeps at his “tomb”, a.k.a a local church.
After a very short twenty-five year nap, Will wakes up in our time. As he leaves the church to go on a search for blood, he runs into a few people, who play important roles throughout the story. In Blood, Will is on his search to find out who bit and created him, and most importantly who is searching for him. Yes, there’s even a little romance in there for us ladies (; Will also meets a girl named Eloise. Will doesn’t want to become to close to her, simply because he never knows when he’ll be sleeping again (*semi star crossed lovers*); not wanting to go through that again. Getting to know one another more, Will and Eloise find that they have a lot in common, and each starts to build feelings for the other.
Yes, even I am bored of vampires, but I promise you, Blood wasn’t the usual vampire book! I had a great time reading Blood, and I can’t wait to finish the series. Thank you Netgalley, K. J. Wignall and Krista (for introducing me to Netgalley!)
Blood – K. J. Wignall
Published September 27th, 2011, by Egmont Books
Hardback, 336 pages