Sunday 12 September 2010

Book Review: The Bleeders By Michaela Haze

Sophia Taylor knew that her life had gotten pretty surreal when she woke up on her sofa, bleeding from the head, with her boyfriend Henry smoking her cheap cigarettes (which he never hesitated to complain about before).

Why was this surreal?

1- Because she was only bleeding because he had effectively pushed her down the stairs.

2- He, being Henry Blaire, her boyfriend, but also the man that she had paid ten thousand pounds to murder the two killers of her sister Alison.

3- Henry was smoking all of her cigarettes because she was bleeding from the head.

4- Which would have been so bad if Henry wasn't an incubus with an addiction to human blood and killing the scum of the earth to get it.
There, Sophia's secret. And all she used to worry about was a double shift at the bar and when her cupboard at home was running low on vodka and peanuts

As I sit in my flat in London at 4AM after just finishing “The Bleeders” I just want to say before I actually start properly reviewing this book that this is one of the best books I have read in a LONG time and a book that actually has left me thinking and wanting more!
There might be a few spoilers but I will try my best!. At the start of the book it has you hooked. The pace, the tone the way the characters talk especially Sophia aka Fia. She is not your typical damsel in distress. She is not your typical girl who falls in love and it's happily ever after, just like most lead girls end up in paranormal romances novels. Her sister has died and Fia is going through all these emotions and trying to block it out by drinking accessibly and smoking till her lungs are as black as night. But that all changes when  she meets Henry a hit man she's hired to kill her sisters murders...

The story starts of in a mental institution with Fia a patient in her room talking to a doctor she calls Henry. Behind this man is her Daemon, Henry who she is in love with and her dead sister they are... lets say ghosts or Illusions she can only see. This had me defiantly hooked. I think starting the story off in this way is going to have you wondering through out the book how the hell did she end up in there? It also makes you question through out the whole book is Henry actually real or is it just Fia's imagination trying to get over her sisters death in some way.

One of my favorite parts in the book was actually the part were Fia becomes a “Bleeder” (hence the title of the book) The Bleeders are humans who kill Daemons and drink their blood you can also get addicted to it. I have never heard anything like this in any paranormal books I have read and thought this was a fantastic twist to the book.

The relationship between Henry and Fia is so Love/Hate. One minute she hates him then one minute she cant get enough. Every scene they had together I was shouting at the book “JUST KISS JUST KISS” so much sexual tension it was unreal. These two are defiantly one of my favorite couples I have come across in the books I have read. The one scene that had me jump out of my seat was when them two actually do the deed I had to put the book down after that scene and catch my breath!

It is amazingly written. Fia is a confused character who in the end figures everything out. I thought the idea of a Henry drinking blood but not being a Vampire but a Daemon was really cool, and the twists and turns in the plot kept me guessing on what was going to happen in the end. I did not see any of it coming it was SO unpredictable and had me crying every third chapter, which always makes a good book even better.

I want to say that Michaela Haze is a FANTASTIC writer and I truly hope she writes a second book following “The Bleeders” because it's truly amazing. I actually have nothing bad to say about this book and that is shocking coming from me XD. So now its 5am after writing this review I think I shall go to bed goodnight. Buy the book You will not be disappointed!


Good Choice Reading said...

Whoa! I need this book like now! Great review! :0)

iffath said...

Sounds fantastic! Thanks for your fab review! ;)

Aleksandra said...

I haven't heard about this one until now, but sounds great! I'm adding it on my wishlist :)

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