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Blood: An Affinities Novel (The Affinities Book 1)

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The only thing Seth Stark adores more than his girlfriend, Kiki Belven, is football.

The only thing Adara Stromer hates more than her lifelong nemesis, Kiki Belven, is fire.

And the only thing that irks Tray Stark more than his lifelong nuisance, Adara Stromer, is not being able to study.

So when two strange men arrive on the doorstep of their home and tell these teens
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Kindle Edition, 514 pages
Published February 7th 2019
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books.n.everythinginbetween
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Blood 
Author: Kirsten Krueger 
Pages: 502 
Genre: Young Adult 
Rating: 4/5

The story started with our protagonist, Adara caught stealing a heart-shaped necklace of her bully. From this point, we follow Adara, twins Seth and Tray, and other 16 year old teenagers discover that they have supernatural abilities and live in a town with other people like them. 

I like that the book featured a lot of Affinities, like all the super
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Jasmine Koutsouras
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Listen this isn’t going to be overly formal cause I’m a sappy sod and really quite terrible at analysing things formally so I’ll just say this - I have been following Kirsten’s writings for the better part of 3 years now, and I can safely say that she is my favourite author, period. She has this distinct style of writing, so descriptive and yet humorous at the same time. It really makes you FEEL things. As for Blood itself, this is the first book as a part of her Affinities series
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Ilona
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blood review!

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Blood is a type of high school drama in a completely different setting - in a sci-fi world where everyone has unique superpowers. It’s a bunch of hormonal teenagers from different backgrounds forced into a school and a new life they know nothing about - the Affinities, people with superpowers who are are despised and feared among Reggs aka normal people - hence the town, including the school, is being kept hidden from the outside world. The teenagers have to learn to li
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Shruti
Sep 07, 2019 added it
Witchery!Trickery! Modern sorcery! When I started this book, I knew I'd hate Adara, the Main character or maybe hate is too strong a word, but she definitely didn't gain any good points in my book. She was arrogant, bitchy, annoying and she seemed to pick up a fight for no reason at all. Did I mention annoying? It also irked me to no end how she seemed to get away with anything she said to anyone. But. As the book progressed I found myself looking forward to read her scenes, she's the kind of ch ...more
J.L. Willow
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredible, fast-paced story with compelling characters and an intriguing plot! Great summer read :)
Lauren Jade Case
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What did I think? Well, there's a sarcastic unheroine, a smart boy who really is sometimes dumb and a strong boy who really is the strongest in the mental capacity for believing his own lies about himself. What do you think I think? Seriously, it's a 4.5 stars from me.

Adara is honestly the best MC I've read about in a while. I appreciate that she's so against helping people, that she doesn't believe in her power, and that she literally is sassy and sarcastic and strong and not at all what you "u
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Alyssa
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good! I’m totally invested with the plot and love the dynamic of the characters!
Sydney Mann
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amelia
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Danielle
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dozens of awesome superpowers, a bunch of compelling characters and a plot which kept surprising me, this book deserves no other place than among my favorites of all times.

Okay, I admit it. I might be a little biased here because I grew incredibly attached to the writing. Nonetheless, it’s the novels with characters who I came to love for their flaws even more than their strengths which mark my five-star-ratings. And Blood definitely demands a place on that list.

In the introduction, you might n
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Caroline Noe
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
If Charles Xavier's X Men school was crossed with 1984 and The Breakfast Club, you'd be somewhere near Krueger's Blood.
Adara is a miserable bullied teen with a sassy mouth and a bad attitude. When her super power or 'affinity' emerges, she's forcibly placed in Periculand, a town filled with only affinities, and made to attend a school with other oddities and misfits. But amidst the snarky teens lurks another, wider agenda.
Krueger's talent is to create an entire cast of annoying, misbehaving teen
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J Kap
Aug 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I have to be honest and say that I did not complete this book, however none of that was the fault of Krueger or her writing. To be frank, I'm not really a fan of the superhero sci-fi genre, however I really wanted to support the indie community.

Let me say this at the very least: if you like the genre, this book ticks all the boxes. It's well written, extremely thoughtful, clever, a diverse cast, and I enjoyed getting to know the world that Krueger created. There were points where I felt it a bit
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Dakotah
Oct 07, 2020 rated it liked it
**3.75
At first, I found it a little hard to get into Blood because the sarcastic tone of writing was so different than what I'm used to. I also found it strange how quickly the characters adapted to their new world even though just mere pages ago they were expressing fear and even hatred of Affinities, and I feel like that should have been examined more from their perspective (but that's an author's choice, which I respect). Despite this, I am very glad that I stuck with Blood. Although I wasn't
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Angela
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blood is an amazing book that features such great characterisation and character arcs. The style of the book appeals to me as a reader and i’m able to enjoy the humour and banter the book offers. The story line and plot is very intriguing and it’s got me hooked all day. You feel emotionally attached to the characters as each character has been thoroughly written and given their own spark of personality. You can’t help but love this book. Can’t wait for the rest of series, amazing work Kirsten!
Lily Alaniz
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished this book in two days. I'm not saying it was short, in fact, it was about 500 pages long. This book was very well written and I enjoyed it very much. The fact that it was 500 pages and still fast paced is amazing. ...more
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Love this book!
Andrea Gibb
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great characters and premise.
Nix Damon
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
have you not read this book yet? PICK IT UP IMMEDIATELY.

but only if you enjoy quirky characters, finely-honed teenage banter, fantastic world-building, political dumpster fires, slow-burn romance, hilarious and unlikely friendships, action-packed face-punching, and of course, gut-wrenching loss.

this gem is a mashup of X-Men and Hogwarts - the best kind of blend if you ask me.
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