If I had to choose one word to sum up all of my problems, this would be it.
Without hybrids, I wouldn't have to watch my best friend slowly becoming a monster.
Without hybrids, I could let go of the mentality of hunt or be hunted. CHAS wouldn't be scouring the Earth, intent on slaughtering and using Alex to do it. Without hybrids, I wouldn't have to be on guard that losing my temper meant losing my shape. There would be no monster inside me, struggling to get out.
Then again, without hybrids, I wouldn't have Wesley St. John.
Ever since first reading book 1 of this series, I fell in love with it. Everything from the writing, to the characters really grabbed me! I have the kindle edition, paperbacks and now the audio of them all ;), but I think the audios are by far the best!! Kelly Pruner really brings across Tara's sass and kick assness brilliantly!! She makes the world the author created come alive. Loved her narration!!!
Anyway, back to the story itself. So after the events of book 2, you'd think that Tara might get a break, but sadly not. The Hybrids are coming after her even worse than ever, Wes and Alex are posturing more then ever too, George is going to become a monster if Tara doesn't find a way to help him and Tara's wolf side seems to be emerging! How's a girl to deal with this as well as CHAS and the Hunters?
I don't even know where to start with this book. It. Was. Phenomenal!!!!The books just keep getting better and better but the author really stepped up her game with this one. Right from the start, we are brought on one heck of a ride! There is so much going on and so many twists and turns, that it's impossible to put down. I absolutely devoured it!!! We get some answers but we also get more questions added!. The whole book just blew me away.
Character wise, these are some of my favourites! Tara is such a kick ass and strong character, but during this one we see a more vulnerable side. She feels her wolf side getting stronger but is terrified to let it loose in case she becomes a monster. She struggles with it and it really made her grow as a character. Poor George! His wolf is getting stronger and he knows that if it emerges, he will become a savage, unreasonable monster. Tara is the only one who can save him, but at what cost? Wes is as awesome as always! He is the perfect swoon worthy hero! All he wants is the best for Tara and will help her as much as he can. Alex, meanwhile is still awesome, but he definitely is holding something back. I really can't wait to find out his secrets!!!!
In all, this is a brilliant addition to an all ready amazing series!!! I really can't recommend these books enough. They have everything a great read should, action, adventure, romance (but not a sickeningly sweet one), amazing characters and an author that knows how to tell a story. If you haven't tried this series, then you are missing out!! Seriously, go try it!! The first book is free!!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
So far this has been my favorite in the series. So many things are happening it had me on the edge of my seat. Not only that, we see Tara evolve into a stronger character and her leadership skills come into play. Alex!!!!! I can't tell you what's going on here, but my heart...
There is a major cliffy at the end of this book and I was almost tempted to read it, but once you go audio, it's hard to go back.
Kelly Pruner has grown on me as a narrator. Her performances for the characters again brings life to the story. I think I'm most excited to hear more of Cambria now since we have a bit more info she has a lot of room to play with her emotions. Since book one, her style has improved and so has the pacing. Looking forward to the next book!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I love the world Ms Hildenbrand build for the Dirty Blood series!
I read the first two, so this was the first one I listened to. At first, I found the narrator a bit forceful, but I soon got used to her style. Her different voice, particularly for the female characters, were amazing and diverse!
The story itself is pretty intense and while it only covers a short period of time, a lot happens.
It was great to revisit familiar characters and fun to meet new ones. It was also pretty cool to hear some of the science behind everything.
I can’t wait to listen to the last book!
What did you love best about Blood Bond?
The story. It shows how much Tara has grown and that she is ready to take on her responsibilities.
And Wes *sigh* my Wes. he is just simply perfect,
What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Bond?
The whole book.
What about Kelly Pruner’s performance did you like?
This narration is so much better than the first 2 books!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Sometimes Blood Bond is not a good thing.
Any additional comments?
Love this series so much i reread it few times already!
Where does Blood Bond rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This one ranks right up there with the other audiobooks that I have listened to. One of the best!
What did you like best about this story?
I love the dynamics that the characters have! They have a bond whether they want one or not.
Which scene was your favorite?
I can't pick just one. And if I did, it would give the book away.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?