Thursday, August 4, 2011

Review: Blood Ties by Mari Mancusi

Blood Ties
Author:Mari Macusi
Release Date: August 2, 2011
Publisher: Berkley
Blood Coven Vampire Book #6
ISBN:  042524136X
ISBN13: 9780425241363
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Officially back in the arms of her vampire boyfriend Magnus, Sunny finds she still can't forget the gentle mortal Jayden who once saved her life. When darkness threatens to steal his humanity, Sunny must make a choice: stay true to her love, or defy him in a desperate attempt to save Jayden's soul.

Meanwhile, the Blood Coven is gearing up for a showdown with a splinter group of Slayer Inc. It's Vampires vs. Slayers in a showdown that could cost Sunny not only her heart...but also her life.

 This is the first book in the series that I have read, you definitely miss out on some background and relationship development but over all it was pretty easy to follow along with the plot. Sunny really wants to live a normal life but things keep getting thrown at her to make it clear she will never have one. There is even some background story in the beginning to help catch you up which really did help. A big part of the story is the love triangle that is going on between Sunny, Marcus and Jayden. Sunny is completely and totally conflicted and trying to figure out who she really wants while also helping to stop a war. The story as a whole was an easy read with a few slow points. I felt the way Sunny talks (slang wise) to be a tad bit annoying at some points but overall she was a like-able character as were all the rest of the characters I got to know. I liked how the book ended, it was the end yet the beginning of something else instead of being a big cliffhanger. If you have enjoyed the books in the Blood Coven Vampire series I'm sure you will enjoy the addition, if you have yet to pick one up yet but don't want to start at the beginning you will have no problem jumping in with BLOOD TIES.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars