Blood and Light (Blood and Light Vampire, #1)
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Blood and Light (Blood and Light Vampire #1)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  253 ratings  ·  65 reviews
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Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 568 pages
Published March 31st 2012 by Vamptasy (first published November 18th 2010)
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One of my favorite genres to read has always been vampires, but after awhile and you have read SOOO many vampire novels, you have to give the vamps a rest and try a new "outside your comfort zone" genre, so I have been visiting with some other friends like werewolves, faries, witches and even some shapeshifters and a whole lot of romance. Sometimes when you read too much of one genre they all seem to blend together and become not boring but just the same.

When I agreed to read this se...more
Where to start? I loved the story. Or maybe it was just Josh, but mostly it was the story, and Rue (the character).
The story starts with Rue acting like a normal book worm anti-social teenager. (Hello, Lori Parker 11 12yrs ago). <--- Don't do the math. I beg you, do not do the math!!!
Of course, she can like"flick" static electricty off of herself. Oh and her parents are never around, for various reasons, and her brother is a shitty cook. Ok, so her mom is in the mental hospital. That's a pret...more
Jacquie Talento
I really wish we were allowed to give 10 star reviews on books because this one would be on the top of the list. I would love to pick thru Ms. Volley’s brain one day and see where she gets her stories to entertain us as she writes so many different genres for all to enjoy. This one I have to say out of all the books I’ve read of hers is definitely my favorite and I found myself up till 3 am reading it because I had to know what was going to happen. So move over all big named authors because Rue...more
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on Blood and Light by Rue Volley

Blood and Light is the first installment in Volley's Blood and Light series. I agreed to review this book based on it's summary and was looking forward to a new and exciting story. However, this 400+ page book was like an albatross tied around my neck.

Though the central premiss of the story is enticing, the story seemed to go on and on and on. The characters kept being captured over and over by the same group and ending up in the same places. Bor...more
Elizabeth A.
I fell in love with the characters of this book! Ms. Volley has a great way of expressing her characters feelings and she takes you on a wonderful roller coaster ride of emotion through out this book. Don't read any more if you don't want spoilers! When the story begins Rue is almost child like but soon grows in her powers and knowledge and matures throughout the story. She falls in love with the handsome and charismatic Jonathon, but then there is Josh, who is snarky and fun and always in her f...more
It started out slow, and I had to get used to the writing (it sort of annoyed me in the beginning how much the names are said!) I nearly gave up and moved on to something else, but then it was like flipping the page turned the light on and it got quite interesting... the further I read the more I didn't want to put it down. and then it hits you with a cliff hanger from out of nowhere! I immediately downloaded #2, Smoke and Mirrors. Can't wait to see what happens with Rue and Josh :) You can just...more
Gave up around 30%. The dialogue was juvenile at best, story-telling left much to be desired. The editing was atrocious. If you are comfortable wading through hordes of run on sentences (which were paragraphs long!), many misspelled words, and unedited books in general, feel free to give this a go. I found it distracted from the story enough that I just plain didn't care and was too aggravated to continue. I purchased the entire series at once, sadly I will not be continuing.
Oct 28, 2012 Leilani rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
The dialogue in this book was just terrible. None of the characters seemed to be very smart when it came to speaking. Most of the characters were dull and the romance wasn't very good. I'd say the most interesting characters were Sam and Josh. That's pretty much the only good thing I can come up with about this book. Other than that I wouldn't recommend it.
Was the Authors ....... key broken because I found it hard to read this book with the sentences randomly broken by a string of ...'s. And really why did she type with caps lock on when the characters were yelling, this made me want to stop reading and delete the book from my kindle.
i loved this book i can not wait for the next one!
Ebook: Blood and Light (The Blood and Light Vampire Series)
Author: Rue Volley
Fiction, Paranormal,
This review may contain spoilers
Summary: Enter into the world of 16 year-old Rue Volley...who, up until one fateful night, thought she was "normal" or as "normal" as she could be.
But "normal" does not include being a vampire...a truth about herself that she will soon discover.
Rue Volley lives in the quiet little town of Calvary, Minnesota...nestled in the thick woods lining the Great Lakes. Rue, alo...more
Von Stultz
Every now and then a book comes along and after reading you tell yourself that you are so glad that you picked it up and gave it a chance to tell you a story.Rue Volley's "Blood & Light" just so happens to be one of those books. From the first few paragraphs you feel your are there living the book along with each compelling character.This book is perfect for those who love to have a novel take the...m through all types emotions, and those who love to actually feel what they are reading.
Wanda Hartzenberg
First off. I do believe I have an old copy.
Some editing etc in my copy is needed. This has since been rectified and I am happy to report that editing etc is not a problem in this new copy.
That being said....
The start of Rue's story gripped me.
The author did an amazing job in describing the loss a girl feels as she loses a parent.
I loved this part.
This is not a typical book and for that I am glad, a bit too sexy for me though. I know, I know, I am the only one in the world that would say this bu...more
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Convoluted plot, too many characters, annoying teen speak, poor grammar, could not continue..
Don't understand its high rating, lots of author's friends perhaps?
Jerrilynn Atherton
A good story but could not get past the spelling and grammatical errors.
This book desperately needs an editor/proofreader.
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Jessica Bronder
This is the story of Rue and Kai. They are vampires, but don’t think they live in coffins or sparkle in the sunlight. They are from an old race that protects the world, protectors. They need energy to survive so they can brush up against people or drink their blood. They also can manipulate energy, which is a lot like magic, and can move super fast.

Because of the civil was between the protectors, the radical group that believes that humans are nothing more then cattle has been in power. Rue’s pa...more
Sinead MacDughlas
Four ½ stars

First I have to say, I am an author as well, and I already adore Rue Volley as a person, but I’m here to give a fair and honest review. Second, the edition I read has been edited, (for errors not content), and updated since I purchased mine some months ago. I’ll be uploading the newest edition ASAP.

I started reading this book after a long spell of editing my own work and beta reading for others. At the start, I had difficulty just reading because my inner-editor wouldn’t shut up! Ha...more
Alaiel Kreuz
I'm sure we all know tons of books about vampires and maybe, you are just tired of them. Well, don't be. Rue Volley, the author of this series, introduces us to a new kind of vampire. Forget the feeding on blood stuff, the "if I go out and the sun hits me I'll burn to death" and the "garlic and crosses are a big no".

The story begins with Rue, our main character trying to survive her brother's cooking skill (or the lack of it to be honest) and visiting their mother, Grace, who suddenly a year ago...more
Alaiel Kreuz
I'm sure we all know tons of books about vampires and maybe, you are just tired of them. Well, don't be. Rue Volley, the author of this series, introduces us to a new kind of vampire. Forget the feeding on blood stuff, the "if I go out and the sun hits me I'll burn to death" and the "garlic and crosses are a big no".

The story begins with Rue, our main character trying to survive her brother's cooking skill (or the lack of it to be honest) and visiting their mother, Grace, who suddenly a year ago...more
This book begins with a slightly older Rue in a Mental Hospital. She has no memories and you journey with her through her time there while she tries to remember her past. There's many twists and turns. She leads you on many a path that will bring you back to where she began.
You also visit with many of the other characters from her first two books, their stories all interlock together into a magnificent story.

Rue Volley creates another book to her Blood & Light Series that leaves you wanting...more
Cassandra (The Book & Movie Dimension blogger)
Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog

Rue has been deeply alone for a long time and her brother just wants to see her happy so he decides to get her to go to a party. What happens next involves lots of power struggles along with uncontrolled attractions. If you are to read these books you'll become obsessed that is a promise! I'm reading Book 2, Smoke and Mirrors ( Need to get all the books!) and it's continuing some major energy charged and wickedly stunning figh...more
Riley Steel
ok so this book is 400 pages long but to me it only means you are getting more for your money! A fab read that most definatly should not be split up, rue will definatly become known as an author whose books could stop a burgler at 20 paces. No one is getting up after having one of them thrown at them.....

The story itself is great and doesnt relay on sex to get it through which is quite a difficult thing to achieve in your average sized book. Thourghly enjoyed this book and cant wait to read the...more
This is quite well written, despite the editing errors. It's good value for a YA read, but I had issues with the repetitive nature of the novel which made it a slow read and boring. The precept of the story is good, but I don't think it's for me, and I suspect I will never finish it.
Kajsa Deadrick
Apr 07, 2014 Kajsa Deadrick rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Kajsa by: Karmin Dahl
I'm a huge paranormal romance fan, less the romance, more the paranormal. It's very hard to find books that don't bring out the same dirty laundry for their plot line. The names are different, but the players are the same.

This book, is not like the rest. It's not glittery vampires, or pages upon pages of deviant behavior or carnality. It offers one of the most unique perspectives I've ever read about the very idea of vampires, and doesn't disappoint with a plot that is equally unheard of.

It prom...more
This is a 200 page book that has been stretched to 600 pages with badly written waffle. The author never says anything succintly when she can write pages of tedious dialogue. I struggled on to 50% but life is too short for this drivel.
I could not even get into this book. It did not capture my interest and I felt like it was moving slowly. The layout on the kindle edition is horrible and I also could not handle how the characters talked.
Didn't hate it; it just wasn't for me I guess. I was unable to find the interest to ever finish the book (which I bought based on the recommendations).
i absolutely loved everything about this book. rue i can not wait to continue reading this series, amazing. really thank you for an absolutely amazing read....
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Rue Volley resides on earth with her partner in crime, Von Erik and their two pugs, Mobacca and Oshi Wan Kenobi. She is a descendant of the Blackfoot Indians and is very proud of her heritage. She is a bestselling author with over 30 books published with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly publishing, Hot Ink Press and Vamptasy Publishing. She writes YA, adult fiction and hardcore erotic. Her writ...more
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