Human Blend

Rated 4.40/5 based on 6 reviews
Escaping from them had been difficult enough, now Laney needs to keep hidden. All she wanted was to be on her own. Laney is not like other girls... she has very special abilities that set her apart from others. How or why she came about these abilities is a mystery she has yet to unfold. More

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Words: 74,400
Language: English
ISBN: 9780615380780
About Lori Pescatore

Retired Preschool teacher, married mom of two grown boys. The Blend Series
Human Blend Book #1
Earth Blend Book #2
Terminal Blend Book #3 (Final in the series)

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Reviews

Review by: Naj Qamber on Sep. 01, 2012 :
The characters and plot of the Blend Trilogy or at least the first two books of the trilogy were unique and carefully written. Though the environment and how things were mended and written were too much like every other sci-fi paranormal book I've read out there.

Human Blend started off with our protagonist moving into an unknown place on her own after years in captivity. I'm surprised how different the plot was. It was morbid and dark to say the least. It's definitely something for the older Young Adult scene. The type of paranormal beings in the trilogy were somewhat a mix of alienish/fae/elven. It was different and sort of freaky and makes me think about how author come up with this stuff (I say this in a good way, not bad). Julie, the protagonist is a little bit of a annoyance at first, because she tends to "accidentally" fall on men's lips. But after awhile you know why she does that. Strictly by the name of the first book, "Human Blend", the book revolves around Human Blenders and how things work with them.

While in Earth Blend, the second book of the series, speaks about how Earth Blenders helped produce and breed Human Blenders. The story in this installment was a little bit disturbing. The second book begins by focusing on how Eli (a constant character in the first book) was brought amongst plain humans and such. It's really interesting to watch how these science fiction characters Lori came up with came to be. The trilogy makes a reader think, what if, we're not alone and we've been forced to breed an entirely different species and only a select few know about it.

One word. FREAKY.

Though, I haven't read the third book, I can say that the series is interesting, unique, annoying sometimes (because of the characters). But it is a good read for the Young Adult Science Fiction junkie out there. And I give both the books in the trilogy I've read, 3 stars.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Naj Qamber on Sep. 01, 2012 : (no rating)
The characters and plot of the Blend Trilogy or at least the first two books of the trilogy were unique and carefully written. Though the environment and how things were mended and written were too much like every other sci-fi paranormal book I've read out there.

Human Blend started off with our protagonist moving into an unknown place on her own after years in captivity. I'm surprised how different the plot was. It was morbid and dark to say the least. It's definitely something for the older Young Adult scene. The type of paranormal beings in the trilogy were somewhat a mix of alienish/fae/elven. It was different and sort of freaky and makes me think about how author come up with this stuff (I say this in a good way, not bad). Julie, the protagonist is a little bit of a annoyance at first, because she tends to "accidentally" fall on men's lips. But after awhile you know why she does that. Strictly by the name of the first book, "Human Blend", the book revolves around Human Blenders and how things work with them.

While in Earth Blend, the second book of the series, speaks about how Earth Blenders helped produce and breed Human Blenders. The story in this installment was a little bit disturbing. The second book begins by focusing on how Eli (a constant character in the first book) was brought amongst plain humans and such. It's really interesting to watch how these science fiction characters Lori came up with came to be. The trilogy makes a reader think, what if, we're not alone and we've been forced to breed an entirely different species and only a select few know about it.

One word. FREAKY.

Though, I haven't read the third book, I can say that the series is interesting, unique, annoying sometimes (because of the characters). But it is a good read for the Young Adult Science Fiction junkie out there. And I give both the books in the trilogy I've read, 3 stars.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Laurie Treacy on May 29, 2011 :
Pescatore has crafted an intriguing and different paranormal novel with Human Blend. Laney is instantly likable and sympathetic. As her yearning for a normal life grows and her chance of actually attaining her wish are within her grasp, watching her grow and change was nice to watch. Her relationship with Austin was special and sweet. Some may argue the two fell for each other too quickly, but I believe love can be like that for some people, especially Laney. I also liked Dr. Elsworth and enjoyed reading the scenes he shared with Laney. The plot held some wonderful twists and turns, which is always a major plus in a paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi story. Anything which makes the story unique will resonate with readers and Laney's ability (and other secrets) helped make this story memorable. The dialogue was natural sounding and the descriptions vivid. The scenes where Laney helped others were emotional. I felt for this incredible young woman. I hope Pescatore has more stories with Laney, Austin and Elsworth to come for fans. This quick paced, entertaining YA novel will have readers asking for more. I certainly am.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jill Ranney-Campbell on April 04, 2011 :
This is one of my new favorite books! I loved the story, it kept me so immersed I never wanted to put it down. I cannot wait for the next two books in the trilogy so I can see what new adventures Julie/Laney has, and I cannot wait to see what happens between her, Austin, and Eli. I was on the edge of my seat through most of it and smiling and laughing through the rest. It was extremely well written and I will be watching for any new tales from this wonderful author.

Jill Ranney-Campbell
author of Celtic Rose
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Clarrissa Moon on Nov. 14, 2010 :
This was an awesome tale. I couldn't put the book down. It had suspense, heart rending scenes and thrills and chills. The author did a fine job writing this story and I WILL be back for more! Lori Pescatore is a fine author and has me as a new fan!

Clarrissa Lee Moon
author of The Nightwolves Series!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Samantha Firefly on July 11, 2010 :
Human Blend, the first book in this enchanting trilogy, is an intriguing tale of a young woman trying to live a "normal life" after an escape from vicious captors.

The main character, Laney, chooses to start fresh in small town Marion, Virginia. With knowledge of the seedy world she's recently escaped from, she changes her look and identity to that of Julie Miller, hospice volunteer. She is different from everyone else, beautiful and gifted in ways that make her extremely valuable in the wrong hands. Julie wants to figure out why she's so different, having been orphaned as a small child. A puppet for criminals, she's been left with endless questions and no answers. The thing that makes Julie happiest is helping people feel better...and she's exceptional at her work.

She befriends two locals, Austin and Eli. Austin is a charming young man of 18 years who wants nothing more than to go to college and become a teacher, all the while tethered to his mother's laundromat legacy. Austin becomes quite smitten with a guarded Julie. He knows she's running from something and he wants to protect her. Eli, a surgeon married to his work, observes Julie's special talents at the hospital and wants to help her. Both men are magnetically drawn to Julie. She is equally drawn to them which creates fascinating interactions and leaves the reader anticipating what is to come.

Lori Pescatore gives her characters wonderful depth and personality that make this such an easy story to fall into. The storyline twists and turns creating an exciting, powerful tale that will keep you riveted to your seat from start to finish. A highly recommended read!

- Samantha Firefly, Ohio.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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