Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Blood Cure by K.A. Linde- Review



Author: K.A. Linde
Publication Date:  21 August 2018
Publisher: Random House
Series:  Blood Type
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and up
Rating: 4 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

 The stunning conclusion to the Blood Type series finds the world in chaos and turmoil with one final battle left to determine who will survive—humans or vampires. She had the world on her shoulders. Now she has nothing. Reyna Carpenter was twenty-one when she became a live-in blood escort for the ruthless and darkly handsome vampire Beckham Anderson. She thought this was just a small price to pay for feeding her brothers back home. But nothing went as planned. Not even her tumultuous relationship with Beckham. And now she wonders if anything will ever be the same again. As she finds herself in the midst of a losing rebellion, she and her trusted friends must flee from a city conquered by the vampire elite. With their plans blown to pieces and everything they knew and loved gone, their future hangs in the balance. Despite all she has lost, Reyna must rise from the ashes, reclaim the life that was stolen—and complete her mission, once and for all. 


My Review:

I have loved this series from the very first book and I am still in love with it all the way to the end.  You know in K.A. Linde style that this book is chock full of action, intrigue, shocks, and romance so you know that means there isn't a whole lot I can tell you with out spoiling the entire series.  Now luckily for all of us this time, Blood Cure is the last book in the series (wait, is that really a 'luckily for all of us moment', maybe not...I don't want it to end) and K. A. Linde doesn't leave us standing precariously on a cliff needing only a light breeze to send us over the edge.  No, this time she wraps things up beautifully and we have the end we all needed, doesn't mean getting there is going to be pretty, but there is an HEA and I love it.  

There is a lot of introspection in this book from both Beckham and Reyna and while I like that it brings some wonderful growth for the characters it also slows the pace of the book a bit and I have to say it was the only negative for me this time around.  There were a lot of moments of just standing around with quiet thoughts and I can see readers finding themselves skimming those sections just trying to get back into the thick of the action or the romance.  Now, like I said it isn't a terrible thing as the character development of both Beckham and Reyna really shines in this book.  They both truly become the 'people' we always knew they could be and make every hard moment that they go through, that we go through with them worth all the suffering and pain.  

Even with my one 'complaint' about the amount of introspection this book is still chock full of action.  You might have those lulls but they always come back around to fast paced, high action moments that you expect.  Beckham and Reyna's world got turned upside down at the end of book two and we start off right where we left them, in the thick of things and trying to find a new path and forge a ew future for humans and vampires.  Everything comes with a price though and boy do those two pay it.   If you have been of a fan of this series from book one you are going to love what is to come in this book.  If you haven't' picked up this series before now, go back to the beginning, you have to start with Blood Type or you will be completely lost. Each of these books build on the ones that come before it so reading in order is a must.  Luckily they are awesome reads that you will fly though because you just HAVE to know what happens next.  I am actually jealous of those who get to pick up the series now and read it as a new reader, one because you get to start a new adventure and two because you don't have to wait to find out what happens, those cliffhangers in books 1 and 2 aren't going to leave you in misery while you wait for the next book to come out, luckily book nerds, haha. 

This is a fantastic Paranormal Romance and I really hope to see more of this genre coming from K.A. Linde in the near future, she is turning into an automatic one-click author for me!   Grab this series up y'all you won't regret it. 




A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems.
For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival. In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her. Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed. For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her
  Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story continues in Blood Match.


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 As the provocative, sensual Blood Type series continues, the rare bond between Reyna and Beckham is threatened by betrayal, greed, and twisted secrets. A desperate human. A powerful vampire. A world divided. Reyna Carpenter was promised paradise. She was delivered into hell. Giving up her body for money was supposed to be the hardest part of becoming a blood escort. She never expected to lose her heart to her dark, enigmatic boss, Beckham Anderson. After being taken by a depraved captor who plans to rule the world, Reyna will do anything to return to Beckham. She just has to find the will to survive this game. From the pawn, rises a queen. Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story begins in Blood Type and continues in Blood Cure. 


 K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.


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