Gifts of the Blood
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"Evil, real evil, should it ever show itself to you, will wear the most beautiful form you've ever seen and charm you as nothing ever has.."Gifts of Blood is an emotional story which is also packed of cheesiness ...more
You have Light and Dark inside you, like all humans. You are neither wholly one nor the other. You are a creature of choice.”
“Light and Dark. Good and evil. They’re just words. They mean the same thing.”
Unbeknownst to most us, there is a war fought every minute of the day. A war inside our souls and outside, about who will claim them. Light and darkness, good and evil aren't what define us. These are just definitions. Human attempts to explain deeper urges and excuse t ...more
Maybe the Nephilim thing just isn't doing it for me... Although, I do enjoy the Infernal Devices series. Either way, you've got to believe me when I say this book is really not that great.
I will admit Keire's obvious word-smithing talent. In fact, her colorful way with words is the only reason I awarded her two stars instead of one. Unfortunately, that does little to redeem the book's lack of substance and cohesion.
The plot is missing a lot of things. Th ...more
Caspia can draw pictures that then come true. The one thing she didn’t want to draw was her brother dying from cancer, but it came true anyway.
When Caspia draws a picture of someone and just hours later she meets him, she isn’t really sure what’s going on, but before long finds herself in the middle of a battle between angels and nephilim.
Who is the man Caspia drew? What does he want from her? And why does she have this gift anyway?
This book just bo ...more
Though, this one didn't deliver, and was more about angels than her gift.
I did like the relationship between Caspia and her brother, but it seemed like they didn't really spend time together.
Caspia did say numerous times how she was going to spend more time with him, but she never did.
She was either at school, working, or painting tarot cards.
The pacing was really slow. I was really really bored and just wante ...more
Indie author Vicki Keire is certainly one to watch, as her phenomenal paranormal romance for the YA/ Fantasy genres is simply breathtaking. Fans of ‘Angelfall’ by Susan Ee (or) ‘Hush, Hush’ by Becca Fitzpatrick will find this scintillating series one that captures both the mythical and the supernatural ambience. Full of electric intensity and intoxicatingly heady passion between the main protagonists, here is a sparkling story ...more
"So when my “gift” decided this was the perfect time to make its reappearance, I shouldn’t have been surprised. Everything else was coming unglued. Why not my head, too?"
Gift or a curse that is how Caspia Chastain felt about her blood gifted ability to draw the future it wasn't something could call on though ... it just happened and right now she didn't have time for it. She was busy trying to take care of her older brother Logan the only family she had left who was diagnosed wi ...more
When she meets a dark mystery man, one she has just drawn into a picture with shades of light and dar ...more
* I give Gifts of the Blood 2.5 stars
* There was humor thrown here and there.
* It was fast paced.
* Romance was like I-don’t-like-you-you-just-popped-out-of-a-drawing to I-trust-you-completely-but-I-can’t-explain-why-I-just-love-you.
* The book lacks drama and angst.
* Caspian, the book’s heroine, loves his dying brother very much, has this very interesting gift which she kinda despises and then after freakin’ out on seeing the guy on her drawin ...more
(view spoiler)[ For those who have read it don't forget the drawing she completed in art class where Ethan has no wings- for this will be important in the sequel I think! ...more
I like the story and the writing style of the author!!
Vicki Keire grew up in a 19th Century haunted house in the Deep South full of books, abandoned coal chutes, and plenty of places to get into trouble with her siblings. She holds degrees in English Literature with specialties in the 18th Century, Romanticism, and Postcolonial Theory. She spent the last decade teaching writing and literature at a large, football obsessed university while slipping pa...more
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He snorted and tightened his grip. "I hardly find slicing E'than'i'el open embarrassing. And you have other things to worry about. Like the fact that, over the long years of my exile, I have developed a taste for human hearts."
"Right. Of course." I took a deep, steadying breath. "I only meant that I would die of shame if I had thousands of years of pictures of me in a diaper with feather dusters on my back.”