- File Size: 775 KB
- Print Length: 308 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Madeline Sheehan and Claire C Riley, via Smashwords (August 8, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 8, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B013NZNED8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #371,984 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Beneath Blood and Bone (Thicker than Blood Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Eagle & Autumn
I'm not entirely sure why it took me so long to review this book. I think I finished it a couple days after release but I'm guessing that it messed me up that much that I had to put it aside and not think about it for a while. Beneath Blood and Bone is extremely horrifying. At times it even seems completely hopeless and like there's no way out of this hole that Eagle in Autumn live in.
We get to meet Eagle in the first book, Thicker Than Blood and he is a total freaking jerk back then and it doesn't seem to get any better in this one. I get that he's harboring a million and a half horrendous memories from when life was normal. In this installment we get more insight into his early life. Back when he was a husband and a father and Jeffers was his best friend and neighbor. Even though Eagle seems to have become a better person in this part of the story, I seriously can not forgive him for the evil he did to Leisel, Evelyn, and Alex. Back in the first book.
Autumn seems to be a frightened a little mouse. She comes to Purgatory literally covered in poop, her own poop. She claims that it keeps the "biters" away. NO Freaking way would I smear my own dookey on my body. There is other ways of camouflaging your scent, but Autumn being so young this is all she could think of. I have to give her credit, for being so young and surviving out in the wild alone. She actually cracked me up with her antics through the brothels trying to clean her up, to Eagle trying to clean her up, and Eagle trying to help her fit in within the walls of Purgatory. She's actually smarter than you think, it just takes her awhile to realize what's right and what's wrong. I do like her, don't get me wrong, but more times than not I wanted to slap the crap out of her, no pun intended!
The supporting character cast in this installment I either loved or hated. I loved Adam. He is so kind and lovable and seems to welcome Autumn with open arms. Jeffers is still a jerkface that still does not know his butt from a hole in the ground, and still taking crap from Liv. Now Liv on the other hand I want to choke the living crap out of her. Madeline and Claire if you write another book about this series pretty please with an insane amount of sugar on top kill that evil woman off. Make her death last uber long and be extremely painful! I'm begging you! She's evil with a capitol E and she's doesn't seem to care about anybody but herself! Damn it, see I'm getting all worked up because of that jerk!
So, this was not my fave... it was good and the writing style was effortless to read, it was the story line that I kinda detested. I liked getting to know Eagle on a more personal level, but I wanted to hear more about Leisel and how she's doing out there. I wanted Liv to die a painful death. AND most importantly, I wanted to see someone working on a cure for this Vaal Fever! The pacing is perfect, the highs and lows were, eh, ok! I liked it a lot, just didn't love it.
Storyline: This is Autumn and Eagle's story. The world was infected by some zombie virus and we start the story with Eagle who lives in a colony of survivors called Purgatory, and holds a pretty high position in its hierarchy. They meet when Autumn gets captured when some of the scouts from the colony find her looking for food. She has been living on her own for close to 5 years now, and she is extremely hesitant to be around people or to change her survival techniques (covering herself in excrement so the zombies don't smell her and hiding). She soon realizes that she has no choice but to stay and do what they say (even though she fights the whole way), especially when Eagle ends up taking her under his wing and eventually claiming her as his. The story continues with Autumn's struggles adjusting to living in the colony, as well as them dealing with the other drama that goes along with it (including a pink haired psychopath with a histrionic personality). The romance part of the story took a while to develop. They do have some steamy times, some stronger feelings develop, and they eventually find their HFN at the end.
POV: This alternated between Autumn and Eagle's POV.
Overall Pace of Story: Good. I read this pretty quick because there were no parts that felt slow or lagging. This also didn't include instalove.
H rating: 3 stars. Eagle. He was a really damaged man (with good reason), and it took me a while to start warming up to him. I think that is Ms. Sheehan's greatest skill -- taking a hero that we hate but end up rooting for him at the end.
h rating: 4 stars. Autumn. She too was really damaged (but who wasn't -- right?), but I loved how she kept fighting.
Sadness level: Low/moderate. It wasn't a warm and fuzzy type story, but I didn't get teary at any point either.
Heat level: Moderate/low. Not too many scenes, but they were pretty hot.
Descriptive sex: Yes.
Closure: This actually had some decent closure for an apocalyptic type story. I would still call it HFN, because with what is going on in the world they can't really be truly secure in their future...but it's looking good for them.
Worth the $?: Yes. It was $3.99. I feel like it was worth it to get a different type story by an author that I've liked in the past, Madeline Sheehan.
The new female character we follow is Autumn (or Squirrel as E calls her). She is completely wild or feral, having survived living in a cave in her own filth for years after her family died. She is picked up by scouts for Purgatory while she was a little too close to the property scavenging for food. Slowly, but surely she comes around and begins to interact in her new world within Purgatory. Eagle saves her from certain death and takes care of her while she recuperates from a pretty nasty infection. The two develop a slow but deep connection. The compassion that Eagle shows for her is not what anyone would expect from him.
The super villain here is Liv, the queen of Purgatory. She is the most vile human being you can imagine. The ending kind of leaves you hanging, but it's fitting here. The future for mankind is completely up in the air and so we are left in the same state. I was surprised by how much I liked this series. I should totally dress up as a zombie for Halloween!