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Monday, December 10, 2018

REVIEW: Nocturnal Blood by Villimey Mist

Nocturnal Blood 
by Villimey Mist

Huge thank you to fellow Bookstagrammer for this amazing copy of her debut novel!
Vampires, blood and a journey - loved it.. see my full thoughts below.

Publish Date: December 16, 2018
Kindle Edition
248 Pages
Genre: Horror

Anchorage, Alaska. A place where people don't care if someone goes missing. A place where Leia Walker tries her hardest to hide from the world, wanting a normal life without anxiety and OCD.

But Leia's bubble pops when an old friend is back in town and twists Leia’s reality . A bloody event proves what Leia is scared to learn—Sophie Gardner, her old high school friend and saviour from the bullies, is a vampire.

Forced to run away with Sophie, Leia's life takes a terrifying turn when vampires and hunters come after them.

The only thing preventing them from losing themselves is their friendship..

But will it be enough to escape the inevitable blood bath?

My Review:

I always get nervous reading a fellow Bookstagrammer's book - especially a debut novel at that. But how do you turn down a book about vampires? I mean, you just don't. A girl just trying to survive bullying in high school and life with her anxiety and OCD... enter someone who finally sticks up for her... a friend, the first person outside of her family that she trusts.... then that person disappears only to arrive back into her life with a bloody (literally) bang!

At first I wasn't entirely sure where this book was going to go.  They're off and things keep happening left and right but where is the story actually going to head? Then it all comes together and I've gotta say, I was INVOLVED. Leia grew on me like mold on bread.... or something better... like moss on a stone... whatever, you know what I'm trying to say.

Listen y'all.  This isn't just a vampire book, this is a story of getting over your fears, trust, a bond between two people and the lengths you'll go to help someone... and the journey along the way.  The build of Leia and Sophie's relationship was fantastic to see grow page by page and I really loved some of the secondary characters as well.  Though I'll tell you what, anytime a hotel seems like the deal is too good to be true, your bet your ass I'm fleeing to the next establishment! 

I don't know if it's that the writing got better as the book continued, if I was just getting more involved with the characters or if it was the wine I was drinking in honor of the blood being spilt amongst the pages... but I found myself thoroughly involved into the second half.

A solid, thundering bloody good debut novel.  (seven claps 😉)


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