Bloodline (Bloodline #1)
When nineteen-year-old John Shaw returns from the trenches of World War I, he is haunted by nightmaresâ€”not only of the battlefield, but of the strange, cruel and impossible feats of his regiment's commander, Quincey Harker. Harker's ferocity knows no limits, and
This is truly a horrifying, yet intriguingly fantastic book by weaving her tale full of historical possibilities, drawing upon the truth for her fiction, which adds an intriguing dimension to the story. I was gripped, could not wait for the story to unfold and I had to keep reading. I think I will read book 2 just to see where the story goes
Among some of my favorites. Outstanding literary work. The characters are well developed, interesting. The liked characters are likable and the hate ...more
I’m really confused as to who Mina’s husband is supposed to be. Dracula was killed in the original. And it’s insinuated here that the man Mina married is Dracula’s son. Who then had a son, Jonathan Harker. But that’s supposed to be the son of Dracula because Mina cuckolded the original Jonathan? From the original? Really confused on that one ...more
*Great book, fun, compelling plot, engrossing characters, not a lofty read, but a fun one, and well-written for it.
*NOT your typical vampire YA novel--this is meant as a "sequel" to the original Dracula, and touches on some of the same themes, although not in as literary a way
*It's a trilogy, but the third book isn't out yet, and you'll be dying for more when you finish each one--be warned!!;-)
When I first saw this book, I was a page at my local library in high school. Shelving books ...more
When I picked this up, I was in the mood for a bit of an eerie read. It was one, of course. The start was actually very promising, in my opinion. I was haunted yet intrigued by the descriptions of each of the characters and a good deal of the book was, in fact, frightening. Hearing the combined stories of John, Lucy, and Quincy made a complete story, one I couldn't resist. And if you were won ...more
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The premise: It is World War I. Fighting for England is Quincey Harker, the son of Jonathan and Mina who we hear about in the epilogue of Dracula. But this novel takes the not uncommon perspective that he is actually the ...more
Quincey Harker is a captain leading a band of men during the war. John Shaw is one of his lieutenants, who witnesses the atrocious nighttime exploits of his captain and who returns to England to convalesce and recover from his injuries, haunted by what he's seen. Mary Seward is the daughte ...more
I am usually not drawn to vampire novels but my friend recommended this one to me. It was actually decent but definitely did not live up to the justice of what vampires are capable of.
The writing was quite peculiar to me. Although it is set during World War I, the way the journal is written seems more like a narration of a story rather than a recording of events. In my opinion, it would have been better if the novel was not told as a diary but I enjoyed it overall.
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It's the end of 1916, and John Shaw has returned from the trenches of the first World War with the fever that is causing him pain, delirium and horrible nightmares. Mary Seward is immediately drawn to him and takes a special interest in John.
When John is brought into the sanatorium he is clutching a red leather journal, that Mary brings home for safe keeping. Curiosity kills her, and she reads of the things that he has witnessed in the war. It's no wonder is he is ranting ...more
Bloodline is a unique take on the vampire as it's set during the First World War, during a time of blood, death and carnage and to add a vampire into the mix was in my opinion genius. Especially a vampire descended from the original vampire, Dracula! At first I couldn't get into the book but I didn't want to give up on it so I continued and am glad I did as I really got into it and grow to really enjoy it.
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Mary Seward is a character I liked from the start. She is a caring, sweet young girl and wants to help others the best she can. I could tell from her writing in her journal that she was deeply in love with John, and I could feel her connection with him. She is also very brave, strong and determined to find a solution.
John Shaw is 19 years old and reading his writing ...more
She is one of three writers of a best-selling series of middle grade books called WARRIORS, published by Working Partners through HarperCollins, under the pseudonym Erin Hunter.
She is the writer of the BLOODLINE series of novels.