Review: Blood Burdens by Brandy Nacole



Synopsis from Goodreads:

As someone with four Shadow bloodlines, Racquel is uniquely unwelcome even among her fellow werewolves, shape-shifters, vampires, and witches. Growing up, she was bullied and tormented for being a “hybrid,” a condition frowned upon by Shadow society. After saving her sister and a number of other kidnapped Shadows from a diabolical plot to create a Shadow army, many have found a new respect for Racquel, but she is far from accepted in Shadow society, and the evil is far from over.

To complicate matters, Racquel now finds herself torn between two brothers. Coy is caring and has helped Racquel through her struggles, and Micah, who Racquel has only met once but who is somehow, having dream conversations with him. Racquel becomes torn between following her heart while breaking it at the same time.

In the second installment of the Shadow World series, Racquel and her sister Addie face off with the Shadow leaders against a threat that could bring the world to its knees. Power will be pushed to its limit, hearts will be broken, and some will pay the ultimate price as Racquel and her group of Shadows fight against an ancient evil that is determined to make the earth bleed and Racquel with it.

Author: Brandy Nacole

Where did I get it: From the Author

My Rating: 4 Bookworms4 worms

Would I recommend it: Pick it up now!

Sequel to Uniquely Unwelcome

My Review:

Racquel was completely unique in every way. No one ever really understood what she was going through, not even her best friend and sister Addie. Until now. Cerelia, evil witch has created a being just like Racquel. Micah, once a human feeder to vampires. He is haunting her dreams and plaguing her mind during her waking hours as well. And to make matters worse Racquel is trying to figure out her feelings for his human brother as well. Queue world travel, exotic private jets, big battle and spin off to what is supposed to be a happily ever after.

The Good:

It is an excellent telling of a girl on the outs with herself trying to figure out where she fits in, only to discover that she doesn’t need to fit it. The imagery is amazing. I can see all the characters exactly as described. From mesmerising Merfolk to fluttering fae.

The Not so Good:

Okay I have said this before – but I really don’t like Coy. He kind of ticks me off in ways that can not be remedied. To me he is just a selfish little boy that needs to grow up. I know it sounds harsh but ohwell.

The Great:

It was amazing how Racquel discovered herself. I am a big fan of self examination and discovery. I also enjoyed how all the characters grew together. I loved the big battle. Brandy Nacole did an excellent job of describing it. I felt like I was in there with them.

Oh – the epilogue. AMAZING. It was great how we got to see the end from everyone’s perspective, not just Racquel’s.


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