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Born to Blood

(Almost Human, The Second Trilogy #1)

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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  237 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Alyson used to think vampires were almost human; until she became one. Lovingly turned by her boyfriend Mattie, Allie has come to possess powers previously unknown among vampire kind. Now they seek the help of the elder vampire Cain, to discover not only what she is capable of, but why.

Still healing from heartbreak over Cain, Felicity looked forward to a nice, human relat
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Published (first published May 30th 2010)
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Grammy 1
Jun 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Born to Blood the First Book of the Second Trilogy of the Almost Human series was certainly worth the wait. !!!As Ms Nowaks writing style, this Book begins where we left off in Book 3 Evolving Ecstacy. This Second Trilogy can stand alone as enough information is given for new readers to pick this book up and enjoy as well.
We begin finding Cain deeply depressed at his mansion in upstate NY despondent over having left Felicity. His internal thoughts pondering if he had done the right thing in lea
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ReadingDiva Book Reviews
These characters are fascinating, their interaction flows easily. Melanie did a great job describing their experiences and feelings. Reading about their conflicts, their lost love, their tragedy and their quest for happiness made me feel pity, love and sadness, I call it the Trifecta effect. When an author can awake those feelings in a reader then the job has been done, the desired effect has been accomplished. Melanie's writing just flow, her stories are easy to read, and her writing style is f ...more
Carly Marino
I read this one a while ago, after the Twilight craze. If you liked Twilight, I think you'll like this book. If you didn't simply because of the plot or writing, you'll still enjoy this book because both of those are better in this novel. There's a lot of romantic tension and steam.
Gigi777
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
As in The First Trilogy of Almost Human, Melanie Nowak creates an awe-inspiring world that is all her own, while converging many different genres in the process. In her latest release `Born to Blood', she launches the Second Trilogy to an entirely new and unprecedented level. With the addition of exciting new psychic powers, new characters and the cast of our beloved friends, the author never ceases to thrill in this phenomenal and captivating story!

Although the novel starts where Book 3 of the
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Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
May 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Damaris (GoodChoiceReading) by: goodchoicereadin@aol.com
Where do I begin? I have so much running through my mind right now about this series that I don't even know where to start. I love it! I just love it! After reading the first trilogy set, I did not think it could get any better than that. I was dying to find out what happened with the way Volume three of the first set had ended. You get a little of Felicity and her issues, but the main focus is not her anymore in "Born to Blood," but on Alyson instead.

Melanie starts the book off right before Al
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Carolyn G.
Oct 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is by far my favorite book series ever! If you liked Twilight, you will love this (it's so much better than Twilight, too!). Each book in the series gets better and better, and this is my favorite book so far. There are so many different subplots/threads that the author introduces in each book that keeps you so captivated and wanting to read more. The charaters are so well-developed and you really grow attached to them. I am totally addicted to this series and I cannot wait to read the next ...more
=^☺^=mskitty
Sep 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. It seems like it's been a long time since I read the first trilogy, but as I continued to read it all came back. I highly recommend that you read the first trilogy before you start on this second one. I know it's being sold as one book, it gives you all the backround on these characters. If you'd rather just start with this it does stand alone as a separate book. This series is focusing on Alli and Mattie and did I say I LOVED it? I think I'm going to re-read the firs ...more
Ann
Jul 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
Fantastic series continues the story of Cain, Felcity, Allie, Mattie,Ben and Sindy. The storyline gets even better as this 2nd trilogy begins. Page turner. You'll adore Cain and his love for Felicity, feisty Allie and sweet Mattie. Awesome author. Highly recommend. Just as good as the Twilight Series!!!
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
I came back to reading this self published series nearly five years after I finished the first trilogy. I guess my reading tastes have changed and despite the fact of understanding it is book four in a proposed twelve book series, I found it quite laborious to get through and in need of some succinct editing. Just not my thing anymore.
Tmp Wynn
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2nd-Descendant of Darkness
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I would actually give this 4.5 stars if I could. Very well written. I can't wait to see what is in store for them next!
Amy Shannon
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The vampiric addiction continues

First, I love Nowak's work, and I read the story of Born to Blood through her release of the novellas, Vampiress Rising, Exceeding Expectations, Coping with Chaos and Vampire Vertigo. I've looked at the three different reviews for each novella, and am including portions of those thoughts in this review, and some of my new thoughts on the story. It's a new series and new characters, new vampires. Cain and Allie are still integral parts of the series, and this lends
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Natasha Banton
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who love vampire books
I thought this book was brilliant.

I found that Cain was sweet by helping Mattie.

Mattie is a character that I found was an intriguing. I found him to be a helpful character and helpful towards Allie. Her change is what made me grip the book until I read what happened next.

This is a book that is worth not putting down. It will leave you wanting more.
Loves To Dive
Jun 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Born to Blood continues where Melanie Nowak left off in her Almost Human series, this is the first book in a planned second trilogy.

Allie has decided to take the plunge into Mattie's world and become a vampire as well, this may well be the first time Allie has actually thought long and hard about any decision she has ever made, needless to say this decision is going to change her life (or death as it were) for eternity. As it happens, Allie's change takes place around the holiday season, a seaso
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Sandy Wolters
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
COMBINED REVIEW:
Book: Born To Blood
Series: Almost Human, Second Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Melanie Nowak
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance (Vampires)
Length: Approximately 374 Pages
AND:
Book: Descendant Of Darkness
Series: Almost Human, Second Trilogy, Book 2
Author: Melanie Nowak
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance (Vampires)
Length: Approximately 446 Pages

I came across a poster the other day on Facebook that sums up my feelings regarding the ALMOST HUMAN Series by MELANIE NOWAK to a tee.

I
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Joanne
May 10, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm a little disappointed to find that this book is mostly centered around Ally and Mattie since I really wanted to find out more about the Felicity/Cain/Ben triangle. I just can't seem to get into this book so far. There's no history to sink my teeth in when it comes to Ally and Mattie. Just a few sentences here and there about how he got turned when they were younger and how they have already started dating before he got turned. It's a little hard to relate if you weren't there from the very b ...more
Clarice
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Born to Blood is the first book in the second Almost Human trilogy by Melanie Nowak. I am very invested in this series after reading this book and can't wait to see what is in store for everyone in the series! Even though this book is mostly about Mattie and Alyson, we do see some glimpses of Felicity and Ben and of course we see quite a bit of Cain again as well. Who I didn't expect to see that came as a great surprise? Cain's sire!! That was a totally unexpected blow!! That woman is kind of nu ...more
Marcie
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Born to Blood is the first book in the second Almost Human trilogy by Melanie Nowak. The first three books in the series are really good, and I was excited to see what direction Nowak would take these characters. In the first trilogy we learn about Mattie, but he's a minor character. In Born to Blood we finally get to know him. At the end of Evolving Ecstasy, Allie is turned into a vampire by Mattie. This book is their story. It picks up before Allie's change and follows the weeks after. Allie i ...more
Marilyn
Apr 25, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I like Melanie's books and will keep reading them. I think they run long and are on the slow side because there is so much detail given. This one was all about Allie. We find out that she's a special vampire. But that's it. After reading a whole book I expected the story to move forward more than it did. I did think it was cool how the author came up with the way Allie became "special". We do learn a little more about Cain but not much, but I wanted more. Love his character. I read this on my No ...more
Candy
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If such a rating existed, I would give this one 3.5 stars. I'm rounding up because I like the way the author has laid out the next book in this series of trilogies. She seems to be taking us on a journey to somewhere.

First, let me say that it's a bit too meandering for me. I kinda wanted her to get to the point, it was really overly wordy. I think a good content editor could have gotten the book down about 10% and it would have been for the better. While I understand these are stand alone trilo
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Belkis
Nov 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
There are no words that would do justice to the level of greatness that this series achieves. Positively genius is the writing talent of Ms. Nowak. If you love Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series you'll definitely LOVE this Almost Human series but on a more grown up level. So intense, such plots and storytelling, characters developed to a level as to where you can identify with so many of their feeling, struggles and challenges. Bravo!!! Please Ms. Nowak keep writing always your talent is awe insp ...more
LindaK
Aug 14, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
OMG....I've been reading this for almost a week now and WHAT a SNOOZE FEST!!!! I'm only on chapter 2. The print is too damn small and the story is just so painfully SLOW... It better pick up by chapter 5 or else, i'm putting it down...

Okay...i'm now about 1/3 through and it is getting better. This book was just sooo slow to pick up, but I think some action is coming...
Natalie
Jan 02, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Missed the characters I loved and I don't feel the passion is there between Ben and Felicity. It was nice to see Alice's character evolve but in the end this story just didn't capture me like the first trilogy did.
Annemarien Faraminan
Again, the series has outdone its self. The second trilogy is amazing and gives you the story and everyone’s point of view. A complete success!

Kate
Jan 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It just moved too slow and too much time was spent rehashing what happened in the previous book. I like the characters and hope the next book is more like the first three.
Melissa
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still in love with this series, just got a bit slow at the end.
Chris
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Love this series and I hope there is more to it....It is a very interesting twist to the vampire story....
Hrtnsoul28
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z-2012
So excited read this again so I can start the new book. Feel like have been waiting forever for this next book.
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Melanie Nowak is author of the venomous vampire series ALMOST HUMAN, and a happily married mom of two boys. She holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, and lives with her family on a peaceful mountaintop in the forest of upstate New York. She has always had a vivid imagination and a fascination for the paranormal. Acting and singing are loves of hers as well. However, upon conc ...more

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