Blood by K.J. Wignall
Publication Date: September 27th 2011
Hardcover, 336 pages
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I do not remember being bitten. I wish I did, for then I would know the creature who did this to me and I would have a purpose, to track him down and repay him for the poisoned gift he gave me. Back in the Thirteenth Century, Will was destined to be Earl of Mercia, although he never lived to inherit his title. In the centuries that follow, Will has led a lonely life, learning to deal with whatever the present day throws at him, always searching for answers but never finding any. Until this time, when he awakens after a 20-year-slumber, hungry for the blood that sustains his undeath, when it appears that he is finally getting a glimpse at why he exists. He does indeed have a destiny, and an enemy, but revealing that fate will be a matter of trust...
Blood,unfortunatelly wasn't the book for me,despite the fact that K.J. Wignall's writing style was fairly good enough...
From the very first chapters of the book,I knew that the story wasn't something I would immensely enjoy but I kept on reading and although I didn't regret it,still, Blood isn't among the books I loved reading.
As I said,me not liking this book,has nothing to do with the writing style which was good enough,but more with the story and the plot and more precisely with the way it flowed.Surely,the plot had it's ups and downs,with what I loved more being the fact that it was action full and what I liked least,the easy way that everything just clicked.From the very first pages,everything in the story presents itself in a very easy way,cloaked with some mystery.Will just happens to find the one person who speaks some kind of a prophecy about him mere minutes before he kills him (and here I just have to point out that Will had the time to spare him and explore more his strange words instead of just killing him and stumble in the dark throughout the whole book later...).In the next chapters he just happens to find, oh so easy, the mystery girl of the prophecy,who just happens to know a couple who are able to provide some clues later on the story.All that,just killed my mood towards this book...
Anyway,neither Will,nor Eloise managed to stand out as characters for me...They were ok,but just that.I won't remember them for long after finishing this book.The romance was barely substancial.It was there,but no declarations of love,nothing really huge happening,a fact that didn't bother me or make me like the book more.Just a fact.
All in all,Blood is a technically good book and story,but one that failed to catch my interest.And even though the ending leaves so much open and is quite intriguing I will probably won't continue with the next book when it gets published.
*This title was reviewed via NetGalley