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What Lies Inside

(Blood Bound #1)

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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  437 ratings  ·  98 reviews
Amelia Lamont never asked to unleash her inner vampire

Amelia’s normal teen world is shattered when a terrifying nightmare awakens the monster inside her. A newfound, insatiable thirst for blood that leads her to drain the school quarterback is only the beginning; she’s horrified to discover that her family and best friend Kendrick have been harboring the secret all along.
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Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published June 21st 2013 by J.L. Myers
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Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
WOW, a really good one!
How to describe it best? Maybe try this: take a a pint of starcrossed lovers (with the hero and heroine's species being mortal enemies), a zest of Twillight (our vampire heroine hates the monster she is and fights her bloodlust) and add vampire royalties with an old way of life to the mix.
Shake it and you've got the receipt. And it works really, really good!

When Amelia turns sixteen, her unknown vampire legacy manifests itself strongly on one fateful night, deeply frighten
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Micky P
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it

The start of this story was hard to get into. It was as if the author was warming up but not quite sure where to go. I had to put it away and then start fresh again. Once I was past the first quarter, I was immersed. For Twillight readers, the love triangle will seem familiar.

All of the romantic scenes flowed well and were within context of the main plot. Amelia begins to accept who she is, not without much difficulty and confusion. She is a complex, witty and powerful character all bundled int
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angela
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Must read

J.L. Myers wrote this book perfectly, spinning a web of lies, love and treachery. This is a great paced book, slowly revealing the secrets about Amelia. She has been through hell and back in her short life, a vampire in love with a werewolf, being sent away to a place that should have been safe, only to endure horrific acts, by the one she should have been able to trust. I don't want to give much away, just trust me this book will make you not want to sleep, or eat, just read and read.
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Coco.V
Dec 27, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Kalli Bunch
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion. Kind of a Romeo and Juliet meets Twilight meets Underworld. I loved the story. I think Troy and Marika were minute characters that the story could have lived without, but that's probably just because I didn't particularly like them lol. In retrospect, they helped moved the story along. I like that Amelia is a strong female lead. I can't wait to read book 2.
Lisa
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! For a first book, it had all the necessary requirements - romance, strong characters, and a great storyline!
The heroine (Amelia) is strong but sometimes whiny (which is maturity related) and the heroes (Ty, Kendrick, and Marcus - so many to choose from) just saying WOW! I couldn't decide if I was rooting for a vamp or a wolf... And throw in a great brother, a clueless mom, a strange girl, and some disgruntled pack members and you have a great supporting cast. It definitely ke
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Kate Lansky
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'd been on a stretch of YA books when I read J. L. Myers' debut novel, What Lies Inside. I was a bit worried at first, I'll admit. After all, I was holding in my hands yet another book about a young woman-turned-vampire, forbidden romance, and seething supernatural politics.

Then I started reading. I met Amelia, and my opinion changed right there. Amelia is a strong, intelligent young woman who has just discovered her vampire heritage. She's awkward and angry and utterly human in her struggles
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Lexee Toste
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely an amazing read! I really enjoyed this story. It is really well written and has a lot of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing on what's going to happen next and what everything means. I loved the characters. Amelia is awesome and I loved her from the start. Ty, the main love interest, is great too. I loved them together. I also love Kendrick, which to be honest made it a little hard because of his feelings for Amelia. I was a little torn because I enjoyed all of their charac ...more
Victoria Brinius
Feb 16, 2014 rated it liked it
This was Romeo and Juliet meet Twilight. I liked the idea of finding out you are a vampire via a dream. This book also drew me in by making Amelia the only one in her family that did not know their heritage. As a non-popular student I can understand why attacked the most popular boy, the football player. Then when she moved, and met Ty, I was so happy for her. However all is not what it seems. Ty is not human. I did not like the cliffhanger. However the character development in this book was gre ...more
Norma Mills
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, kindle
FYI, this book was given to me, for an honest review.

This book is quite the addiction! IN the beginning, I admit that I could have let it go and not gone back, but about a third of the way through I was addicted and I couldn't put it down! Defiantly a book worth getting if you can! I loved the interaction with Ty and Amelia... though Kendrick was rather annoying in the middle of the book. I could have lived without certain characters, like Troy, and Vanessa.. since they didn't seem to add to th
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Jenny Whetzel
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a great YA paranormal novel. I didn't care so much that the story was almost exact to Twilight's. However, the author added quite a few different things (than Twilight) and had plenty of action that it kept me interested. I was surprised with the ending and it kept me up until 1 AM because I could not stop reading! This is the first book that I have read by this author and I feel myself leaning toward purchasing the next in the series! :)
Crystal Zapata
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was great! I absolutely loved every page. It kept me on the edge. I loved all the characters, everyone had a real purpose to the story. The lies, the secrets, the LOVE! I highly recommend this book to all paranormal fans. You will not be disappointed.
Nekeisha Ryce
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS BOOK EXCEPT PURE AWESOMENESS!!!! J.L. MYERS YOU TRULY ROCK AND THIS STORY IS SO COMPELLING I NEED THE NEXT BOOK ASAP!!!!!
Sesqa
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Adults, Adults
I absolutely loved this book and couldn't put it down...other than to sleep! If you're into vamp/werewolf romance check it out. Can't wait for book 2. Bring it on!!!
Emily
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ya
Recommended to Emily by: free ebook on Amazon
This was a good ya paranormal romance. I look forward to continuing the series.
Liz
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved Loved this book. I could not put this book down. Can't wait for the next one.
Crystal Drakes
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

Loved it

shocking twist, unexpected plot so different from other books I have read before. love ever second of it. can't wait to read the next part.
Vincent Magalit-alexander
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book was amazing. Read the second one as well. Hope the third will come out soon.
Anniek
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amelia always thought she was just a human. She didn’t even know that other species existed. She and her brother were turned when they were very young to save their lives. Now that Amelia is sixteen her hunger for blood cannot be controlled any longer. When she’s out with her best friend she almost kills someone. Amelia is very shaken up about this, because she doesn’t understand what is happening to her. Now that the truth is out Amelia and her family are moving across town, so that she can lea ...more
Alex (Briennai)
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amelia reaches her sixteenth birthday just to find out that she is a vampire. Killing for blood is forbidden, but she first has to learn how to control her thirst before she even encounters humans. Her friend Kendrick is also a vampire and wants to help her, but when they move away, he can't help her anymore. Now, she and her twin brother Dorian have to go to a human school and learn to control themselves. Amelia is terrified that she will slip up and drain everyone, but one human named Ty seems ...more
Layla
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am not into vampires. Well not after twilight, which I really liked. So seeing the book cover for What Lies Inside, I by passed it. However, someone did recommend it and told me that it is really good. So I decided to read the description, which I have to admit caught my attention. I then decided to give it a go, hoping that I have not made a mistake. But I am so glad that I read it! This is the first book by this author that I have read and to begin with I was thinking negative thoughts but a ...more
Kanyon
Intrigue, drama, romance and lots of heart-stopping supernatural characters; these are a handful of reasons why What Lies Inside is one of my new favorite books. What Lies Inside is a young adult paranormal romance with lots of thrills and deception. Fair warning – once you start reading you will not want to stop. Now I’m over here obsessing to buy the next one.

I love the characters; each one is unique and plays an important role. The author has written an extremely engaging and detailed story.
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Angela Kalnins
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
What Lies Inside (A Vampire Paranormal Romance)
By: J. L. Meyers
Genre: Young Adult

Amelia and her twin, Dorian, have just turned 16. Like other kids their age, their lives are filled with teenaged angst. How could they ever know that things were just about to get worse! Imagine their surprise to discover that 16 years earlier, while in utero, they were infected with the vampire virus! Now, not only must they deal with acne, homework and ordinary teen rebellion but suddenly they’re also faced with
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Lenie Ann
3.4 "Bound" stars

Ok so I know this is under young adult genre told in the girl's (Amelia's) POV at 16 years old but what I didn't expect is how almost through out the book, I kept on seeing her still as an emotional, immature teen who just discovered herself to be a vampire.
The story starts at Amelia's realization that she's becoming a vampire and then the next few chapters will be about her and her twin brother coping up and trying to live with the humans again.
I felt that the love interest bec
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Adena
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great new series! If you're a fan of Twilight or Vampire Academy you'll love this book. In a world where vampires and werewolves live secretly among regular humans, Amelia and Dorian are high school students (and twins) who have been vampires since birth. Special measures were taken to suppress their true nature, but those measures are wearing off and the twins are confused by their new existence with super speed and incredible thirst for blood. But they're not the only supernatural creat ...more
Arceli
What a fun and enjoyable read. This book is truly one of a kind. I just loved reading it. First off, J.L. Myers has done an amazing job with the unique take of vampires and shape shifters. I liked that the heroine was a vampire. It was pretty cool seeing a vampire perspective in a human world. In addition, all the paranormal creatures in the story were super cool. They were hot, yeah, but they weren't ungodly perfect either.

Secondly, the chemistry between Amelia and Ty. They had so much chemist
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Christopher Armani
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
J.L. Meyers does a great job of telling a compelling story with a beautiful command of language, setting and description. Her characters are well-defined and believable and I especially enjoyed how skillfully she wove in her foreshadowing of things to come.

J.L. Meyers lays a solid foundation at the beginning of the book for everything that follows. She ends the book solidly so it can be read as a stand-alone story, yet she still weaves in the elements required to set the stage for the next book
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Keryn
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unsuspecting vampires?

Sixteen and the whole world is before her... Until she comes home and suddenly starts devouring raw meat.... And EVERYTHING changes on a dime. Amelia and her twin brother Dorian are SHOCKED to learn they're actually vampires.... WTF? Their beloved uncle Caus had apparently done something St their birth to slow their vampirism to the point they appear human. With the impetus of the vampirism showing they're suddenly whisked away from Alaska with their mum. In the new town sh
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Bob Ryan
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't realize this was a YA book until I was too far into it to quit. (I don't read YA books, normally) I was so put off by the main character by the first third of the book I was hoping someone would end the story by ending her. Continuous whining about her problems, extreme self centeredness and a disregard of everybody in her life except "THE BOY", who had made her life different. If this is the life of teenage girls, I'm forever glad I had two sons instead.
But about halfway through, the
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I'm USA Today Bestselling author J.L. Myers, and I have an addiction. Books, books, and did I mention, books! I love all things supernatural and romance, with shades of betrayal, danger, characters you love, and characters you love to hate. Taking the leap from reader to writer was an inevitable step for me and I've never looked back. I love to live in my make-believe worlds (real! shhh, don't tel ...more

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