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- Print Length: 320 pages
- Publication Date: September 28, 2012
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B009JBKV96
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While the author warns readers her book that despite the age of her two main characters [their 17 years old], twins Shaun and Sarah Gallows, is that a not YA novel; I feel it might qualify as still being appropriate for the upper range for a NA [New Adult] novel.
These twins, although they’re demon trackers, a job they’re paid to do by the village by their council, they’re different as night and day. While Shaun wants to forget about the powers he has, his sister Sarah embraces them fully.
This difference comes into play when they’re confronted with another demon tracker their age, Melissa Carling, who’s abusing her powers by going after those with super-natural powers who have done nothing wrong. Sarah wants to give her what’s coming to her, but, Shaun become infatuated with her the moment he sees her in a way he has never done before with a girl his age.
If you’re into fantasy and its creature, than this book should please you as it has: demons, fairies, vampires, werewolves and for good measure, witches.
The bad thing about being a Book Reviewer is not really being able to have the luxury to continue reading the next book in the series once you’ve found one which has piqued your interest. This is why, I’m happy to give Ms. Stevenson 5 STARS for the first volume of her Gallows novel series of books.
I read this book from 4/12 – 4/13/15 but due to personal issues I am only posting my review here now.
Firstly I was given this book for an honest review.
If I had to compare this to any other book, it would have to be the Demon Trapper by Jana Oliver, in its style.
The story is told through the eyes of 19year old twins Sarah and Shaun who are fallen. They live in a small house set in a forest, this is their base, a place to retire to after a long day's work, but nothing ever goes smoothly in their personal lives or work. Their jobs are given to them by the council; if it's helping a witch who is enchanted by black magic or slaying a nest of vampires, the list goes on of the supernatural creatures that are in this book, fairies, demons, werewolves, vampires and witches.
With all these creatures the story is fast paced and keep's you reading - hence why I finished it in two days.
Shaun who is one of the 19year old twin's is an amazing character. I love his sense of humour which is dry and his moody personality. I just took to him straight away. His story is a little more complex than his sisters with a horrible run in with a vampire that costs him an eye and a badly scarred body. His experience makes him supress his powers, making his job harder, but through the story he finds his powers, with the help from some people not all good especially Melisa who is just pure evil.
Sarah on the other hand is caught up in a love triangle between Ray and Dev, it' funny throughout the book but I got annoyed by the end with Dev, I don't know what his story is but I am hoping there is more than what meets the eye and hopefully it will be revealed in the next book. I wasn't completely enthralled with Sarah, yes she was exciting and the story through her eyes was fast paced.Read more ›
Other reviewers I've seen have immediately pointed out that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will like this book. And while I agree, it was not the first thing that occurred to me. The more I read about the sister and brother team in Blood Bound, Sarah and Shaun, the more I was more inclined to link it to a current show on the air, Supernatural, and for all the right reasons. Stevenson wields her writing, action and sarcasm skills with bravado.
The pacing is fast - Stevenson gleefully throws you into the action and hopes you can swim - as you fall into the middle of the twins' monster hunting lives. Stevenson wisely assumes you will get the gist of her world, explaining only what needs to be explained, even in the moments where she deviates into one of her own creations or an interpretation of other lore (vampires, demons, etc.), in much the same manner an author like Terry Brooks would do. What the characters can do and why they do it evolves with the story as needed. It helps keep the plot moving, the narrative fresh, and the characters and their struggles front and centre.
These books are going to catch on. Glad to see that - at the time of this review - Book 2 in her Gallows series, Demon Divided, has just become available.
(If you're a big fan of Buffy-like stories, which is why I assume you're here, you can probably rate it a 5.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Gallows family has been demon trackers for generations, now it is Shaun and Sarahs' turn as the youngest. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Adriana Miller
This book has an interesting story with characters that will grab you and you cannot help but fall in love with. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Joy Whiteside
Fun read. Good writing.. Fun characters keep you into the story. Great writing. Fast paced..not boring. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Kindle Customer
I thought the premise sounded good, but the writing just didn't translate well for me. I like vampire books, but for me this was only okay. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Blue Moon
I'm not a big paranormal book reader but this book had me from the start. The fast pace flow of the story kept me on edge. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Cath
I really enjoyed this book so muck i went and bought the next one. It was easy to read . I liked it so much one night i read until one AM.Published 17 days ago by John E. Miller
The book is good and a lot of action. Finding their place in the world. Finding love and friendships.Published 21 days ago by Agnes
I received a ecopy of Blood Bound for a honest review. Wow this book was fantastic I really enjoyed the Demon Tracker Twins Shaun and Sarah. This story is wickedPublished 22 days ago by Belinda
This is my first time reading Sharon Stevenson and I really enjoyed the book. Definitely a different from the standard demon hunter books I have read. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Ria Arnold
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