Blood Heavy by S.L.J. Shortt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blood Heavy by S. L. J. Shortt
Reviewed for Basically Books, received from author via Basically Books August 1 2012, in exchange for my fair and impartial review
What a great reader’s hook! From the first page this story launches it into space (not literally, now) and the reader is yanked along for the ride-what a great ride it is. I was immediately engrossed and that’s always a sign to me that the book will take me to new and unexplored realms. Indeed that is the case with “Blood Heavy.”
High school isn’t just boring classes and lot of parties when you’re the guy with “special” blood, the kind that means you’re being tracked by both good guys and bad guys. Such is the case with Daniel (nicknamed “Jerry”), raised by his uncle since his dad died eight years earlier (his mother had passed in childbirth). Jerry is ready to get out of school and work on cars, but life is very close to taking some sudden and bizarre turns.
Author S. L. Shortt has a handy way of delineating characters, then peeling off their external facades to reveal the real person underneath. Coupled with the thriller roller-coaster plot ride, “Blood Heavy” keeps readers “glued to the page” and ready for more. “Blood Heavy” is the first in a series.
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