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Blood Will Tell (Warriors of Ankh #1)

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What would you do if you were born to be a predator? Would you fight your natural instincts or give in to your nature?

Eden is a soul eater closing in on her awakening. Her family has convinced her that soon she will have to take a life in order to save her own. It’s a decision Eden doesn’t want to deal with even as her hunger for souls grows stronger every day.

To complica
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Paperback, 273 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by CreateSpace
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RuthAnn
Ugh, did I have a hard time with this. Here's why:

Chapter 1
Maria Roth smirked at the shy girl
Chapter 2
There he was, smirking over at her
Noah had smirked at her, a wicked angel smile
Then smirking when they were caught
Mischievous smirk that made him smile
Chapter 3
She shivered and he smirked
Chapter 4
Eden glanced up and smirked at Noah
He smirked “Of course.”
Chapter 5
Door close slowly behind her, smirking
Chapter 6
She smirked at him deliberately
Lucy with a cruel smirk
Chapter 7
No one smirked for a whol
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Anzu The Great Destroyer
With my fail streak up to 6, my hopes were gone. My mood is purely YA PNR lately so here I was just browsing Goodreads for something good (since I’m bored of my to-read shelf) and I stumbled upon Blood Will Tell. Since the cover model (the dude one, not this edition’s one – duh – I’ll attach it at the end) is super-hot (BOOO Existence) I felt compelled AGAIN to read it. The title seemed good enough but the series.. Warriors of Ankh?? Really? ...

*pause*

Really??

*pause*

Hmm ok, I’m probably sadist
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Rhonda
Jul 31, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it
Shelves: samantha-young


YA Paranormal Romance (16 up)

“It was a house of horrors. And she was part of it.”

To Eden Winslow her family, and their kind they are “Blessed”. To the Neith and Ankh Warriors that hunt them, they are “Soul Eaters”.

Eden Winslow is 17 and on the cusp of coming of age, but her life has never been normal. After seeing the terror that goes on in the basement of her home when she was only a child, Eden has feared what she would become once she was awakened. Eden is a loner, and her brother Stellan ha
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
I can't believe I am the only one who is going to write a negative review about this book.

There were a lot of those little things that got on my nerves. This girl (her name is Eden BTW. Ugh! These authors choose 'unique' names to make the girl special) is a typical loner and has only one friend who happens to be be also a loner and surprise,surprise,a hot dude. She also has a family that pressures her to become this Blessed paranormal thing that sucks souls and she doesn't want to. She also has
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Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Magnus ♥
Warning for those expecting a normal YA paranormal romance. This is very dark with a lot of extremely violent and disturbing scenes. The stuff of nightmares. Its still YA but I wouldnt recommend it for those too young, or those with week stomachs.

Eden is a supernatural being called Blessed. They have extremely dark impulses. Extremely dark. She has grown up to the sounds of screams coming from the basement of her family home her whole life. Now that she is starting to get the urges too she is fi
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Tammy Blackwell
Feb 15, 2012 Tammy Blackwell rated it it was amazing
Samantha is an amazing world-builder, and this series is no exception. I love the unique storyline, and Eden is a girl I can relate to. Plus, Noah? Super-dreamy, but not perfect.... Just like I like them.
ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥
First, I finished this book with contented sigh.. It was just a very fulfilling book..

Blood Will Tell is about an eighteen year old girl, who is also a soul eater. Her hunger started to get intense in time for her Awakening Ceremony. During that ceremony she had to take a soul so she won't die, which is a choice Eden is struggling with. The story gets more complicated as secrets unfold.

I'm new to Samantha Young books and I was a bit skeptical about how good they were. But after I saw that most o
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Maria
Jul 01, 2011 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Wow!! Blood Will Tell was Amazing!! I'm a big fan of Samantha Young and I was anxiously awaiting the first book in this series and it did not disappoint. I fell in love with Eden right away she is Bad Ass and I can't wait to see what happens to her next. This book for me gets 5 Massive Stars it's so action packed and the story is Awesome. Also there's even an evil teenage girl named Maria in it Woop Woop and it's set in Michigan shout out to Detroit!! Can't wait till August:))
Johanna
Apr 16, 2012 Johanna rated it really liked it
Blood Will Tell
(Warriors of Ankh, Book #1)
by Samantha Young

Genre: Young Adult | Dark Fantasy

Eden is a Soul Eater. While that hasn’t meant much to her in the past, she’s pretty sure any minute now she’s going to go all "Carrie" on her eleventh grade class.

Noah is an Ankh. As an immortal Warrior, his purpose in life is to hunt down and kill Soul Eaters.

Eden is Noah’s next assignment. Problem is… this is an assignment with a difference. Eden’s not your average, run of the mill, Soul Eater. Noah’s j
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Ugur
Dec 24, 2014 Ugur rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Kutsanmış Kan 2011 yılında Samantha Young tarafından yazılmış “Young Adult - Paranormal Fantasy - Romance” türünde bir kitaptır. Bu türde kitaplara bir şekilde uzak kalmış bir insan olarak ilk denemem sayabiliriz. Bu kitabı internet üzerinden bir kitap alırken hediye kitap fırsatı sunması bahanesi ile almıştım. Türe ne kadar uzak olsam da bir şans tanımak istemiştim.

Öncelikle melekler, vampirler ve kurtadamların insanlar ile olan aşk ilişkilerini okumak bana çok zevk vermedi. Belki bu türde iyi
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B.C.
Sep 19, 2012 B.C. rated it liked it
I downloaded this book for free on Amazon (thank you again AH for posting that). I’m not going to break it down with Wins and Loses, because it’s not worth it.

This was a decent book for free. I would have been upset if I paid for it. The concept and characters were interesting. I actually really liked both. The plot moved well enough, but ended abruptly. I believe it ended somewhere around the second rising action (I came to that conclusion by reading the first chapter of the second book which i
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Steph
Sep 08, 2012 Steph rated it really liked it
Recommended to Steph by: SANDRA C
Shelves: kindle-read
This was such an incredible book.

It was so much darker than I had expected and the storyline was amazing.

Eden is a fantastic character and I loved that she's not all cute and innocent. I like that she's abrasive and mean. Lol.

I felt so many different emotions whilst reading this book, sometimes I was a little creeped out and other times I was beyond shocked and horrified.
This book kept my interest with every single page and I cannot wait to read the next in the series.
Bookiemonster
Oct 04, 2015 Bookiemonster rated it really liked it
Blood Will Tell by Samantha Young :SPOILER-LESS REVIEW:
Rated: 4 stars



I really enjoyed reading this book as the main character had spunk, sarcasm and more importantly strength, and i'm not talking just physically.

"...And you, you better run because i'm going to destroy you for what you've taken from me."

See what i'm talking about?

What would you do if you were born to be a predator? Would you fight your natural instincts or give in to your nature?
Eden is a soul eater closing in on her awakening.
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Alex Bennett
When I read Moon Spell by Samantha Young, I immediately became enthralled in her ability to create such a wellthought out world with characters that are easy to connect to and, of course, her great writing. So, I decided that I’d read the first book in another of her series, Blood Will Tell, and let me tell you, it was awesome.

Blood Will Tell is spilling over with mythology that derives its source from the Egyptian myths, something you don’t read about often in YA. I loved the mythology about th
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Kathryn
Jan 28, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ya, pnr
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!
Totally amazing and I could NOT put it down! Blood Will Tell is a book that grabs your attention from the first page and keeps pulling you in all the way til the very end. There was never a dull moment and all I can think about is that I need to finish this and get started on book 2.

The world that Samantha Young has introduced us to here is so unique and refreshing when the majority of the time I reading about vamps and shifters. But, the world of Ankh warriors and Soul-
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★Ruth★
I decided to give this a try for a number of reasons.

One being I loved On Dublin Street and two being I love YA supernatural stories, so I thought this has to be win win.

And I wasn't far wrong.

I liked the concept of the girl who has supernatural powers technically being the "bad guy".

This really is a set up for things to come and I have a feeling that a lot of the characters we have met even briefly are going to be coming back to bite our main characters in the ass.

I will definitely be continuin
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Sunshine✰✰✰
Better than I thought it was going to be. Eden is on the cusp of her Awakening, which means she will now consume souls to live. But she fights that half of herself. She may be a monster but she isn't a murderer. The story touches on some darker aspects, which I didn't expect, but it works since she is the anti-hero and her family is just...anti. I don't usually like YA cause I find them to be whiny, but I could really feel the hardships Eden was forced to endure. Loss, betrayal, heartache.... ...more
Gökçe
Jun 25, 2015 Gökçe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Kitabın diline hiç alışamadım. Aceleyle yazılmış sanki. Seriye devam edeceğimi düşünmüyorum.
Darkshadow
Bu yorum 6. ÜKG Blog Tur çerçevesinde Kitap Hayvanı'nın Günlüğü 'nde yayınlandı.

Kan Günlükleri serisinin ilk kitabı Kutsanmış Kan, bizi bildiğimiz paranormal yaratıklardan uzaklaştırıp, yeni bir tür yaratıyor. Bu kez Ruh Yiyiciler'imiz yani Kutsanmışlar ve Ankhlar var. Ruh Yiyiciler, kendilerine verdikleri isimle Kutsanmışlar, insanların ruhlarını emerek hayatta kalan kötücül yaratıklar. Doğaüstü yeteneklere sahipler. Hız, fazladan güç, insanları manipüle etme mesela. Ve insanları sırf beslenme
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Lenore Kosinski
Feb 20, 2016 Lenore Kosinski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pixel-of-ink, kindle
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4 stars -- WOW. This one starts off with a really dark bang in the prologue. I found myself all kinds of intrigued by a heroine who lives with the evil people, and is aware of the evil things that are done in her home everyday. It just felt very unique to me. And you could really feel all the struggles that Eden was going through, growing up how she did but not having the same overwhelming urges that the rest of her family had. There was a lot of internal
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Shweta Choudhary
Sep 23, 2012 Shweta Choudhary rated it it was amazing
After reading Tales of Lunarmorte series and On the Dublin Street, I was ready for more and I wasn't at all disappointed. This book rocked like any other book of hers and I loved it. I love the cover of this book.

In this Eden or Paradise is a soul eater who has to kill somebody to become a full soul eater and she is reluctant to do it. She has a humanity which her family lacks. She is terrified by what she has to do to survive. She feels the need,the hunger for soul but with so much will power
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BookLoversLife
Aug 23, 2013 BookLoversLife rated it it was amazing
This is a reread for me. I first read this about a year and a half ago and fell in love with it, well this read is no different.
Edens family are soul eaters, they have to take a bit of soul from someone in order to live but her Mother and Father take it to the extreme. They don't just take a bit of soul, they kidnap and torture their victims and enjoy it. Eden hates them for it. She knows she is different because she cant bare the thought of hurting someone. She dreads the day when her Hunger A
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Eli
Jul 02, 2011 Eli rated it it was amazing
Blood Will Tell is the latest novel of Samantha Young’s that I’ve downloaded and she doesn’t disappoint. The first novel in the Warriors of Ankh series is told from two perspectives – Eden, the soul eater, and Noah the Ankh Warrior who is supposed to hunt souls. However, Eden is a different and Noah has been sent in to determine if she’s different enough to save. I loved the character of Eden, she’s quite a contrast to other heroines in the genre. She’s really quite snarky and wicked sometimes ...more
Lori
Wow I was expecting this book to be good. I did not expect it to be this good. Great writting. Great characters and a really new (to me) idea. Loved the storyline. The background of the character and mythology was great. I really enjoyed that she was through with the background. Love Eden and Noah. What a great relationship they have. Ms. Young did a wonderful job of making thier relationship dynamic and interesting. And Noah whoa...he's not your typical loner hunk. Ms. Young gave him just as ...more
Laura's Book Addiction
4.5 STARS

Blood Will Tell is a great start to Samantha young new YA series. I loved that it's about soul eaters so it's just not your same out YA subject to read about. Eden is a kiss ass character which I loved read about and Noah just makes me swoon so much. The only reason this isn't a 5 star rating is because I just wanted Eden and Noah to get together and it never got any where close I'm putting all my hopes in to book two for them. I can't wait to read more of Eden's story and see where i
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Julz
Dec 18, 2015 Julz rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This was really good. The only part that gave me a minute pause was the parts with his gf. I know they weren't together and things but it still made me fee a bit weird. Otherwise a really good read.
Gökhan
Jul 03, 2015 Gökhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Serinin ilk kitabı olmasından dolayı olduğunu düşündüğüm uzun süren durağanlığın dışında gayet akıcı bir kitaptı. Sevdim.
Tamara
Dec 23, 2015 Tamara rated it really liked it
Review to come.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 15, 2015 06:36PM  
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Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET, Best Romance 2014 for BEFORE JAMAICA LANE, and Best Romance 2015 for HERO. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance ...more
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“...And you, you better run because i'm going to destroy you for what you've taken from me.” 97 likes
“She would see it as betrayal. Nothing more. Nothing less.” 62 likes
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