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on March 16, 2015 :
There are some decent ideas here, but the character and dialogue are extremely juvenile (as is the way the male characters view girls), and the writing is just not good. It's as if it wasn't proof-read at all -- to the point where it's a bit insulting to the reader.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on May 15, 2012 :
Please note that my review of this book is subjective to my likes and dislikes, original review posted on GoodReads where I obtained my review copy.
Heavy Blood was a good, entertaining read. If you like vampires then this book is for you. The author has taken a genre that is overwhelmed with new books and given it his own twist; Jerry’s unique blood and for me I like his depiction of Pureblood vampires.
The characters are developed fairly fast leaving a few gaps which can easily be overlooked; however, the characters of Jerry and Goose were a bit exaggerated – read for yourself and decide if you agree or not. The characters of Steve, Sarah and Joe were believable; with Joe it would have been nice to see a bit more backstory.
The pace of the story is rapid, with a bit of a lull two thirds of the way in, then picks up to the climax. The book has its share of humor and sarcasm mostly seen in the interplays between Jerry, Goose, Claire and Cassandra.
There is at least one thread for which I would have liked to seen resolution: the red head woman at the end…maybe we’ll learn more about her in his second book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)