Shadow Bloodlines by A. R. Cooper
Four out of Five Stars
I didn’t know I was a shifter until the hunters found me…When eighteen-year-old Beth receives a mysterious text from her deadbeat father not to go to school, why should she listen to him now? But when strangers show up in one of her classes hunting her and wanting her dead, she must uncover the truth about why and what exactly she is.
Amar has been entombed in stone for centuries. He longs for freedom and only the blood of a shifter will set him free. After centuries frozen as a gargoyle, he doubts there are many of his kind left. Yet, Beth rescues him and more than his responsibility to protect her fills him. He must choose between duty and love.Before the race of hunters capture her, Beth and Amar must find her shifter dad in order to save all their lives.
I recently read about gargoyles and thought the synopsis of this book sounded interesting.
The story focuses on 18year old Beth. She lives with her mom and knows next to nothing about her father that left when she was just a baby. She is on the swim team and loves the water so much. One day on her way to school she gets a text from an unknown number not to go to school but it was too late and soon she is on the run from some mysterious goons known as the blood spirits who are trying to kill her. Just before she is killed she touches a gargoyle statue with her blood which brings it to life.
Before long beth is on the run from the hunters with the help of Amar and her best friend… they must find her father who can help them stay alive.
What did I Like? I picked this book because I thought it was a very interesting plot and to be honest it was pretty good.
I always like a bit of background to a story and the author did a great job of that although it happened in bits and pieces.
I didn’t mind the pace of the story, but the main character *slow whistle* was super annoying. As usual, emotions run high and her brain stopped working a few times and managed to put everyone in harms way (well what else is new)
I felt sorry for Beth, because not knowing much about who she really doesn’t help her in any way when she was being hunted.
Guest review contributed by The Angel’s Pearl. Her passion is coffee, photography, reading, and book reviews.