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Saturday, August 31, 2013

118) Blood Bond by Jeanne C. Stein

The Blurb :

As a vampire, Anna Strong has an immortal life…but now she’s running out of time.

Anna’s relationship with shape-shifter Daniel Frey has given her hope for a future with him and his son—especially when Frey proposes…

But just when Anna starts to think her life couldn’t be better, she must fly to France to be at the side of her dying mother. There she learns that not every vampire accepts her Chosen One status. And one such vamp is about to go rogue—by leading his followers in a fight to usurp humanity…

My Thoughts :

Blood Bond is the ninth and last book in the Anna Strong Chronicles.  I am sad to see this series come to an end.  I have been enjoying Anna's stories for years and I loook forward to every Summer because I know a new installment will be released.  However on the otherside, every good thing must come to an end and Anna has definitely gone through enough and deserves some kind of retirement.

Any fans will feel the difference in this book straight away.  Anna has come so far and changed so much that it is hard not to notice how easy going she suddenly is.  How much she really wants to settle down.  How little trouble she manages to get involved in.  This book feels like the end from the very beginning and the only surprise is how it will all finish.

Readers who are looking for the kick-ass vampire chick they have come to know and love will be slightly disappointed with this last installment.  The lack of fights and problems leave a gap in the usual thrilling story I I was expecting but to be honest it was refreshing to have Anna deal with life.  A life she nearly lost all those books ago and a life she has been fighting to keep all these years.  

It was a fitting and lovely ending and there is always a chance Anna can come back again.  After all she is immortal and it would be nice to catch up with her life now and again.  Maybe via a few short stories?  I would love to know how she gets on with the life she has made for herself.  I think fans will be happy to see where she ends up.  

If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Anna Strong yet then you now have the wonderful opportunity to read the whole series in one go.  If you already a friend of this brilliant vampire then don't take too long waiting to read this finale.  While tamer and less exciting then the previous installments it is the ultimate book in the series giving the reader everything they wanted for Anna. 


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1 comment:

Aurian said...

Great review Amber, I have had this series on my wishlist from the beginning, I really need to sit down with the first book one of those days.