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Earth Blend by Lori Pescatore
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Sep 04, 2011

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bookshelves: ya, paranormal, for-review, read-in-2011, series
Read from August 31 to September 02, 2011

Human Blend left off with some stunning revelations and Earth Blend throws the reader right back into everything. The first few chapters are a little difficult to get through, because it’s a lot of backstory for several different characters and some of it carries over for each of them. Lori Pescatore deepens the mythos she created in the first book and even adds a bit of a sci-fi edge to everything.

Learning exactly what the blends are and how the Earthlings factor into everything allows the reader a level of understand that wasn’t there before, but it is packed on a bit too heavy in the beginning. Once Julie comes back into focus, the story evolves much like it did in the previous book. Julie is, as always, a character that the reader needs to root for. Her compassion radiates off the page.

The bigger story eclipses Julie and the other characters, to a point. Earth Blend is very plot-driven, putting the characters that were introduced in Human Blend into more and more difficult situations. Not only does Julie’s past come back to get her, but Austin’s future is altered as well. The history divulged in the first few chapters, while somewhat strained with the lack of dialogue and overload of information, become very important in understanding the story later on. The heavier, more devastating stuff is lightened by some well-placed humor – often courtesy of Marcus – and some high-energy action scenes.

The Blends and the Earthlings play a much larger role than they ever did in Human Blend and while I missed the relationships that Julie had in the first book, Earth Blend offers a fast-paced and increasingly complicated view into the lives these different beings and how they connect, despite their differences. Lori Pescatore has given readers another worthwhile installment in this distinctively unique series. I’m looking forward to seeing where life takes Julie from here.
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