Reign of Blood by Alexia Purdy

Once again, I apologise for the posting splurge. I just didn’t want to do three posts in one earlier, so I stuck with Counting the Stars and The Bookcomet Advent Calendar Day 8. So…here’s my review:

 Reign of Blood by Alexia Purdy

Reign of Blood (Reign of Blood, #1)

Date of publication: April 29th 2012

Publisher: Lyrical Lit. Publishing

Number of pages: 305

Series: Reign of Blood (1#)

Source: Received from the publisher in exchange for review via Netgalley. This is my honest opinion.

Date finished: 22nd November


 Goodreads synopsis:

Never tease anything that wants to eat you.

My name is April Tate and my blood is the new gold. Vampires and hybrids have overrun my world, once vibrant with life, but now a graveyard of death shrouded in shadows. I fight to survive; I fight for my mother and brother. The journey is full of turns that I am quite unprepared for. And I’m just hoping to make it to the next Vegas sunrise…”

In a post-apocalyptic world, a viral epidemic has wiped out most of the earth’s population, leaving behind few humans but untold numbers of mutated vampires. April is a seventeen-year-old girl who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after the outbreak. She has become a ferocious vampire killer and after her family is abducted, she goes searching for them. What she finds is a new breed of vampire, unlike any she has seen before. Unsure of whom she can trust, she discovers that her view of the world is not as black and white as she once thought, and she’s willing to bend the rules to rescue her family. But in trying to save them, she may only succeed in bringing her fragile world crashing down around her.



I am finiding this review very difficult to write. It’s only going to be a quick review because for some reason I didn’t develop much of an opinion leaning either way on it. That’s not saying it’s bad, I just didn’t develop an opinion if that makes sense. So here’s what I want to say but in the words I can’t seem to find:

What I didn’t like:
– The pacing was a little too fast for me.
– I didn’t feel as if I got to know the characters.

What I did like:
– The ideas behind the story.
– Details in a vampire apocalypse book I haven;t come across before.

Who would I recommend it to?
– People who like fast paced books.
– Immortal Rules (by Julie Kagawa) fans.
– People looking for a quick read.

2.5/5 stars

(In the Bookcomet rating system, it isn’t necessarily bad and translates to somewhere between it was alright and enjoyable).

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 Goodreads author bio:

Alexia PurdyAlexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

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