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High Stakes

(The High Stakes Saga #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  415 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Her name is Eve, and she was aptly named. The first female accepted into the Asset program, she was the first to rise to the top. She would also be the first woman to travel back in time, assigned with one target in mind: Enoch – one of the first vampires to walk the earth. Her mission was simple: Land, shove her stake through Enoch’s black heart, run to safety, and jump o ...more
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Published February 2019 (first published November 27th 2018)
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Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a book high! I’ve been in a serious book funk lately and High Stakes is just what I needed. I’ll be honest I was really scared to read it because I love this authors writing and this was a different genre. But OMG Casey Bond did not disappoint. I absolutely loved the world she built within High Stakes and the characters were just phenomenal. There was so much drama and suspense. Each turn of the page had you wanting more and Casey Bond brought it from beginning to end. Book one had me w ...more
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow what a book high! I’ve been in a serious book funk lately and High Stakes is just what I needed. I’ll be honest I was really scared to read it because I love this authors writing and this was a different genre. But OMG Casey Bond did not disappoint. I absolutely loved the world she built within High Stakes and the characters were just phenomenal. There was so much drama and suspense. Each turn of the page had you wanting more and Casey Bond brought it from beginning to end. Book one had me w ...more
Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2019
"I really don’t want to say too much about the plot but in a nutshell Eve, Abrahm and Titus are sent back in time to kill the first original vampires and they land somewhere they weren’t expecting. Things happen I don’t want to say because you’re better off going into this not knowing much!

I really enjoyed the plot, characters and writing in this book. I did not see the end of this book coming and I really cannot wait for the sequel!"

Full review at ABookHaven

Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Casey often gives fun twists to classic things as she writes and this was the case in High Stakes.

It’s starts off an any dystopian novel-a bleak future wrought by a terrifying event (i.e. monster) and the people who have been training their hardest to do something and make a positive change in their world so that they can live the rest of their lives in peace.

That’s all the typical Casey gives you though.

It’s not long before Eve takes you with her on her headlong rush with gravity to a past s
Jenny Zimmerman Black Words-White Pages
Wow, what an amazing adventure!! Bond has once again brought to life another fantastic story!!

The characters were incredible. I absolutely loved reading about Enoch and Eve. Both are very strong willed characters which made the story so addicting.

The story-line was unforgettable. At first I was a bit skeptical about reading a time travel story because usually full length novels such as this one tends to bore me and I loose interest in the story, but not this one. Bond kept me in suspense through
Jessica Belmont
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
High Stakes is an action-filled book with fantastic characters. I really love Casey Bond's writing style and I'm really happy I got to read this one. The plot is really fantastic and I had a hard time putting this one down.

Eve is such a strong character. She is fierce and compassionate. I love strong, female leads and Eve is one of them. The rest of the characters were fantastic and had a part to play.

I highly recommend checking this one out. It has great characters, a fast-moving plot and wonde
Elysian Fields
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very fun and different take on time travel and vampires. I am excited about the world the author has created. I enjoyed the characters and have so many questions in reguards to Enoch and the future. While the story was good I did feel like there was so much world building in this book that I didn't get enough character or plot development. I will be reading the next book and I'm definitely curious. 3.5 stars. ...more
Sheela Kean
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very cool combination of dystopian scifi and vampires. I can't wait to read more and see where the story is going because it took quite a few turns. I loved the world and the characters, for being a quick read everything was still well fleshed out. ...more
Akoya Rayne
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG I so can't wait for part 2, I was hooked from beginning to end :) a must read to everyone ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 maybe 3 stars.

I think my hopes were too high for this one...

I really liked the synopsis and after making it through the first thirty percent of the book, I honestly thought it seemed relatively promising. But as the things-that-happen-before-the-actual-action dragged on at almost fifty percent of the way through, I started to get a not so great feeling. The story hadn't even introduced the infamous vampire that Eve was so furiously determined to kill, aka Enoch.

Then the infamous vampire was
Cheer Papworth

Hang onto your bookmark, readers- you’re in for one heck of an epic literary ride! Enter Eve, one seriously trained kick ass heroine, with a hefty task at hand. The future of the world rests on her shoulders as she struggles to change the fate of mankind. The post-apocalyptic/dystopian world Casey Bond has created is beyond special. In the future vampires rule and humans are gruel, literally! Add a sprinkle of time travel, futuristic technology, smoldering chemistry and the mechanics of evil mas
Jennifer Moody
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Once again, Casey Bond does not disappoint! Give her any subject, and she’ll have your heart racing both from excitement and the romance she perfectly builds. This was an intriguing original take on the view of whether vampires should be good or bad in books – how about both? Humans can be both pure evil and adorably romantic, so why can’t vampires be both? And even better…what if the same vampire is both, depending on where in history you find them? I really loved Bond’s take on vampires; espec ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Oh, Casey Bond . . .you’ve done it again! You’ve created a dystopian world where the human population is at constant risk from vampires and where genetic enhancements and time travel exist that feels all too real to your readers!

Eve’s been trained and raised as a weapon ever since her mother was killed by a vampire. Now it’s time for her and two other assets to travel back in time to take out the original vampire siblings who created all others, ending their world domination.

Only things don’t go
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well can someone explain to me why I didn’t found and read this book before ? Like damn where was this treasure hiding? This book looks so f*cking intriguing hahaha damn I’m in the first chapter yet but I’m already loving . Vampires...well I Didn’t read a book about vampires in a while ...hope this one is interesting and original ...ok so holy water burn the vamps ? Hahaha this is new ... I’m seriously almost all the vampire books I read not in one of them holy water burned vamps.

This human
Jan 06, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: pnr, just-no, dnf
DNF 75%. I can't go on. I can see that this book would appeal to younger teenagers, however as an adult I cannot continue reading this and I will tell you why:
1. time travel. I am not a astrophysicist or quantum theory specialist, not even close and I was okay when they first broached the concept of time travel in this book and how you required great speed and all that. However as they then proceeded to jump of a 7 story building to attain that speed I was a little dumbfounded. here I was think
Emily Goodman
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Casey Bond creates quite the dystopian story with her new release High Stakes, a unique
vampire tale. Set around 100 or so years in the future, Bond begins the tale of a young girl who
lost everything to the ever growing presence of vampires. Becoming an asset was the only
chance Eve had at killing the vampire, Enoch and his two siblings who changed the world

While this story reads pretty generically at first, Bond takes a unique twist on the typical vampire
story with a touch of time
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Asset Eve is living in the year 2157. Vampires have taken over . They are building a army than is killing off humans . The asset program enlist s young children and trains them to be a killing vampire machine.

Eve , Titus and Abrahm are send back in time to kill Enoch his sister Terah , and brother Asa . The working theory is if you kill the original vampire , you kill all those he made . Eve arrives in the past .... but much farther than expected . She was only supposed to go 7 years. Eve land
Mar 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really should have a 3.5 stars but I'm rounding up! I liked this book! It was fun and fast! It reads like a fanfiction but I liked it just the same! I'll definitely read the next one!

Spoiler free series review- The whole series only get two stars and I would honestly say it isn't worth your time.
SPOILER SERIES REVIEW- I loved the idea of this story, vampires, an enemies to lovers story, friendship and drama, but the execution was awful. If I could talk to the author dir
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by Casey L. Bond and it was a great introduction to this author. I got so caught up in this story and now need the next one. This book was not your normal dystopian, vampire, romance. Is there even such a thing? There is now and its unique qualities and fresh plot kept me glued to the pages.

This beginning of Eve and Enoch's story was riveting. Eve is strong in body and mind as well as super smart. Enoch is the danger she is fighting by going back in time before he became t
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I pretty much read this book in one sitting. I was kind of just reading slow in the beginning and letting other things take my attention. I am very picky about what vampire books to read, and this one didn't disappoint me at all once I sat down and read. I need to know more secrets! What are they planing to do with Eve????? The time travel thing is what mainly drew me to this book since that topic has peeked my interest as of late. I was not expecting how the story was going to play out, and I ...more
Kalli Bunch
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
High Stakes starts out really good! It goes right into the heart of things and doesn't lull in action. Eve is on a mission. She has to kill Enoch. Enoch is the leader and creator of the vampire race. Well, one of 3. Enoch and his siblings have filled the world with monsters and the human race is at war to stay alive. But the mission Eve is on and determined to carry out to the very end might be doomed before it even starts. Everything from the first sentence to the last sentence keeps you hangin ...more
Mar 24, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bad-books
This book clearly opened me to some really weird stuff. I don't know how it took me 3 months to read this, but that's just how much of a chore this book is. The story isn't your typical vampire story, but it has the elements I really don't like. The plot is decent though, not like any vampire stories which start off as a hopeless romantic book. The characters; I have to say, are easily forgettable. I even forgot who the major characters already are after finishing it the day after. The style of ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I love vampire reads and Casey l. Bond novels. High Stakes is unlike any I have read before. I love Eve and all she stands for. Enoch was a surprise though, I wanted to hate him for Eve but couldn’t. The ending is frustrating. It happened to soon and now I just want High Seas. The writing is smooth and gives us all the information we need to understand this world. The characters develop wonderfully and draw you in. I really enjoyed reading and as stated before I need the next!

Review by Rayc
Kelly Stepp
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An attention-grabbing, genre bending, scorcher of a story! It was exciting and suspenseful with a fresh, original take on vampires. I loved how unique and dimensional all her characters were and how convincing each was. I also found myself wrapped up in the grueling, teasing, slow-burn chemistry between Eve and Enoch. While the action didn’t quite peak as I’d expected, it remained a page-turner and has me waiting impatiently for the next. Amazing start to the series and I can’t wait to find out ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from the very first page. This new series is a combination of sci-fy and dystopian. We follow Eve who in her present time vampires have pretty much taken control and are on a killing rampage. In order to combat this Eve has trained her entire life, let herself be altered all for the hopes of killing the vampire responsible for so much death and despair. She and a couple of other “assets” will be sent back in time to a specific time, date, and location in order to kill Enoch, the fir ...more
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. This had the makings of a great book to me. A super cool concept, vampires/nephilim, time travel... sign me up! When she actually meets Enoch though (not a spoiler, you know from the summary she will), I guess I wanted more. I wanted more time for Enoch and Eve to get to know each other. More interactions. More "enemies to lovers," rather than the "insta-lust" feel I got. It also seems like her worldview shifted rather quick too. Like, she went from training for ~years~ and hating thi ...more
Kayla Mingus
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eve & Enoch

I ended up finishing this series In less than a week. I lost sleep, staying up til 3am. Enoch and Eve are destined to be. When the series starts she’s living in a compound training to be a top asset with a burning hate for Enoch and his siblings. She’s been taught to believe they are the worst thing for humanity. She travels through different times only to find the man she’s been taught to hate is nothing like the man she’s been brain washed to hate. Read this series and take the jour
Bookish Addict
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vampires and time travel?? Yes, please! This is an edge of your seat, need to know what happens next kind of read. And I love it! Eve is trained to kill vampires and becomes an Asset, an elite Hunter of sorts. She and 2 others go back in time to eliminate the threat so their current timeline is saved. What they find is unexpected and they start to discover who's the real monster(s) that threaten humanity. I enjoyed the characters and their development grows as the plot thickens. I can't wait to ...more
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dnf 83%

The story started off mildly intriguing as I went into this book with the expectation of dnf'ing within the first 10% (the endless book slump). I didn't which was a good sign. The worldbuilding sucked though, but it was good enough for a quick read. Up until 50%, then it went steadily downhill. No character development, no plot, so many contradictions, the worldbuilding just sucks balls and the pacing is really off. Could've been an okay read, it wasn't.
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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fanta ...more

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