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Blood Trinity

(Belador #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  5,716 ratings  ·  375 reviews

All her life, Evalle has been straddling the line between human and demon. Curious about her origins, but content to live in the shadows, she finds that anonymity threatened by escalating conflicts between species. Accused of a savage murder, she's forced center stage in what seems like the beginning of an Atlanta apocalypse. Before long though, her personal problems will

Mass Market Paperback, 519 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Pocket Books
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Feb 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobooks
Sometimes a book is good. Sometimes it's mediocre, and sometimes it's even actively bad. And sometimes you read a book that is so bad, so poorly conceived and poorly executed, that you enjoy laughing aloud at the sheer absurdity of its horribleness.

I'm going to try to steer clear of spoilers; I'd hate to ruin the joy of experiencing this steaming pile for someone else.

This book fell prey to just about every bad urban fantasy/tough chick stereotype out there. Our main character, Evalle, is the ma
Jul 20, 2012 rated it did not like it
This was a near random audiobook pick from the library. I like the idea of urban fantasy that doesn't involve vampires or werewolves, so I gave this a try. It was horrible from page one. Just, wow.

Ways to know your book is horrible:

1. Your protagonist starts off captured in a cell for a crime she didn't commit yada yada yada yet spends passages describing the "muscley pounds of badass tapering into his jeans" cuffed to the wall across from her. This is almost a direct quote, by the way. Not exa
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
3 stars - BEFORE YOU READ THE BOOK - WARNING*** Do Not Compare this book's style to any of her others, you will be disappointed! For me it was a cross between Patricia Briggs books & Gena Showalter without the romance.

I do not normally rate Sherrilyn Kenyons books this low, so let me explain.

I am starting to get that all the books written with Dianna Love have very shallow icy characters. You never see them as warm friendly. Even later when the situation is resolved. All relationships are
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it

Originally reviewed at The Book Adventures.

Thanks to the Kate Daniels series I’ve been more inclined to read urban fantasy of late and for whatever reason I somehow came across Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love’s Belador series. Blood Trinity is the first in the series and introduces readers to Evalle, an outcast in the larger brotherhood of the Belador warriors.

Like the other warriors Evalle has power and she uses those powers to fight against other paranormal beings. Unlike the other Beladors,
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Two authors collaborating on a single book can either produce something extraordinary as in the case of all the Ilona Andrews books or something truly abysmal as in the case of BLOOD TRINITY.

Oh wow is this book a mess. Two authors apparently means no editor. The writing is clunky and extremely redundant. Did these authors not communicate at all? It’s almost as if they each wrote this story and instead of editing the best parts from each into a single bo
Staci (stacisbookishprobs)
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh how I do adore Sherrilyn and Diannas writing together!

Another phenomenal start to a urban fantasy/paranormal series! We all know I’m always and forever Kenyon trash so of course I was gonna have to pick up this series eventually

This was almost a 5 Star read but just a little something was missing. And the pacing on the beginning was a little all over the place.

We also get a DOPE slow burn romance happening in this and I am HERE FOR IT! Kenyon writes some good ass angst.

Evalle our main cha
Fangirl Musings
Oct 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves paranormal fiction!
Recommended to Fangirl Musings by: Auto buy author(s)
This series is definitely going to be five-stars! Blood Trinity in particular, however, is truly ranked at a four star for just one tiny reason: the world is HUGE!

Overall, I absolutely adored this story! Evalle in particular is, and no doubt will continue to be, a fascinating character. Her counterparts, Quinn and Tzader, are equally compelling, fun, and all out alpha to the extreme. There are so few books on the market that allow readers to overwhelmingly care about the characters to the point
1.5 stars. Convoluted and so over the top it was laughable. Shiva, the Celts and Nigerian magic all smashed together? I mean, when I came across the term "majik Noirre" I knew that I would cringe my way through the book. I was right. Just take the Beladors - Mary and Marty Sues up the wazoo. Throw anything at them and it will stick: telekinesis, telepathy, energy blasts, energy shields... I actually had to laugh. It was so unbelievable and I say that as an urban fantasy fan.

The main heroine was
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Jen Davis
Dec 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
When I found out Sherrilyn Kenyon was starting a new series, I’ll admit, I was not happy. I am a huge fan of her Dark Hunter books, and I didn’t like the idea of a new project taking away time she could be spending on more books in that series. But, after reading “Blood Trinity,” I have changed my mind.

First off, I acknowledge that the world building is a little complicated, but I’ll do my best to summarize. Our story centers on a woman named Evalle. She is what’s known as an Alterant, which is
Dec 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
4.5-Evalle, the heroine, Alterant and not so welcome in the Belador community. It's gets worse she is accused of something that is against her strict rules with the Beladors. She did not do it and scrambles to save her life and prove her worth. Her tribe puts her on trail and gives her a dead line. She hunts the true killer and the truth behind the attack.
The side characters are so numerous, I was confused at times. She has many wonderful male characters in her story, almost too many. The first
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
Not only a really good book but in particular a great book for one which is part of a series... NO CLIFF HANGER. now that's what I'd like to see in more fantasy series. Definately more motivated to pick up book 2, 3, 4 and we'll however many there are.

I liked the characters though I felt we didn't get to know them well enough as this isn't particularly a big book. The plot is gripping and is such an easy read (assuming this must be aimed at teens).

although there was no sex this was still unneces
Nov 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
I think this is a great start to a new series. I really liked the fast paced action in this book. I am a total Sherrilyn Kenyon fan and love her Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick, and League series so it's just natural she sucked me into yet another paranormal tale. I can't wait to read the next one!
Oct 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr
A one day read from SK that I thoroughly enjoyed...I loved this new world she brings to this series even though there is a lil bit of info overload, as there is in a lot of 1st books in a series to build the world, give background, yada yada yada. But I loved the story and the characters and am super bummed because I gotta wait A WHOLE YEAR for book 2 lol
Wolf (Alpha)
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-read
I loved this book. Evalle is amazing. I love her to death. I love her friends Quinn and Tzader so much also. I didn't like how she felt like she had to work so hard to fit in. She can be unique if she wants to. I thought that it was interesting that she was an Alterant but never has shifted. I hate how she got set up. I definitely think that she will have problems in the future and end up having to go on some dangerous mission to get the stone back. 10 stars definitely.
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Evalle is an Alterant, who is part Belador and part unknown. Many Beladors have special abilities ranging from telekinesis, empathy, mind control, strength or super speed. By being an Alterant, Evalle not only has the Belador abilities but she can also shift partially/and fully into some sort of beast (image a beast 10 feet tall!). Evalle and her two best friends (Quinn and Tzader) work for the VIPER organization (Beladors) that protect humans from all things supernatural. As the only free-walki ...more
Feb 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
note: This is a review of both Blood Trinity (Belador book 1) and Alterant (Belador book 2).

I was hesitant at first about reading this series because paranormal romance/urban fantasy has been grating on my nerves recently with all the predictable, trite plot lines and over-sexed nymphomaniacs characters. The blurb for the Belador series intrigued me (mainly because--blasphemy!--it didn't mention a sexy, tortured male romantic interest who falls madly in love with the heroine because she ignites
Sonia Mcintosh
Feb 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I have been out of the closet for a while now about being a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fan. It took a while to admit to people while I surreptitiously watched episodes. I hadn't read much in the vampire genre at all until “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer. I hadn't heard about these books until just before the book “Breaking Dawn” was released. I picked up a copy and couldn't put it down until I had finished all 4 books of the series. This was my introduction to vampire fiction and since then I have ...more
Megan Holley
Apr 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy Fans
Last fall, I was going to attend Sherrilyn's book signing at my local bookstore so I picked up a copy of the book prior to the event. I had all of the best intentions to pick it up, but I think I must have read the back cover 20 times before taking the plunge. Now I'm all done.

Here's the good, bad and ugly on Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love's "Blood Trinity":

The good - The writing is fabulous. The story progresses at a nice pace. I don't feel that it drags at any point and it had my attention
Oct 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blood Trinity is urban fantasy with a bit of paranormal romance as the main character, Evalle (E-val with a long A), works with a team of supernatural men, has two best friends that are men, and discovers two more men she's attracted to for the first time in her life. Yeah, we could say "It's raining men for Evalle" and seriously mean it. I always read a first book in a series with anticipation because in the back of my mind as I read I make my little list of cool side characters that might be f ...more
Nov 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
I was unsure about this book. But I knew I loved SK's books so I gave it a go. OMG what a great surprise. I loved, adored Evalle. She is one of the best female characters that I have read about in a long time. She strong, and vulnerable. I hate , hate, hate Sen! Talk about holding who she is against her. Treating her like trash. Calling her a half breed mutt. Man before this series is over I hope Evalle kicks his ass or something close to that. Ugh!!!

Oh boy I hope that Storm stick through all t
Sharon Mccall
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the Belador series which introduces Evalle - a female alterant who is half Belador and half something else that is unknown. Alterants are half breeds that turn into monsters and others of her ilk have been captured but Evalle has been allowed to be free as she appears to be the only female of her species and has not changed form into the monster that would see her freedom curtailed.

Evalle works for VIPER a group that battles against demons and protects the safety of all
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban, physical, romance
I have not actually finished the book, I'm just done with it. I've been puzzling out my thoughts on this book and why I'm not inclined to read it and I've figured it out. Characters are not memorable and I have no sense of curiosity about what comes next. I do enjoy reading the novel, when I am actively reading it, but after putting it down I have no desire to pick it back up. In fact I find myself thinking about the pile of books I would like to read.

Another reviewer mentioned Buffy the Vampire
Oct 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Just finished this one. It seems that this series will be UF, not PNR. In general I think it suffered from first book syndrome. It is a 518 page book, and about the first 400+ pages were really series set up, which got to be overwhelming. What I mean is we meet A LOT of characters, and get a lot of mythology and backstory, but not a lot of action until the end. The end of the conflict of this book was a little surprising in that it seems to go against the kind of person we meet, but I'm sure it ...more
Brandy *Ahviel*
All her life, Evalle has been straddling the line between human and demon. Curious about her origins, but content to live in the shadows, she finds that anonymity threatened by escalating conflicts between species. Accused of a savage murder, she's forced center stage in what seems like the beginning of an Atlanta apocalypse. Before long though, her personal problems will submerge as she learns startling facts about a hoard of supernatural terrorists.

The launch volume of a much-anticipated mass
Sep 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Blood Trinity is the first book in the new Belador series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love. I was very excited about starting this book. The Belador series is about several new species never heard of before making the series totoally original.
Evalle, the main character, is a mix of two powerful species which makes her very strong and dangerous with special powers of her own. Unfortunately, most of her tribe treat her as an outsider and look for every opportunity to put her back in a cage. Eva
Nov 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I hate to start this review out negatively, but honestly this is not one of the best pieces that Love & Kenyon have put out. Yes, it was fast-paced, well-written and suitably entertaining I find enjoyment in her other characters so much more. Evalle just fell flat for me and being a Sherrilyn Kenyon book I wanted her to just get it on with someone! Especially since all the men that were described were super hawt and the novel was described as a paranormal romance on goodreads, so that was wh ...more
Ray (warrior of randomness) XP
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
What can I say about this book?...

Well for starters it is somewhat different from sherrilyn kenyon's other books. Unlike the book series, League and Dark.Hunters, this book focuses on one character (evalle). Her other book series focus on different protagonists.

I haven't read any of Dianna Love's other books, so I can't really say anything about whether she is good or not.

I like all the characters in the book; especially feenix XD. The action is cool. The only bad I can say about the book is th
Ann Gimpel
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 Stars
I started with the fourth book in this series and am cycling back to pick up the first three. Evalle is a dynamic character. She's strong and gutsy and just plain amazing. Storm is the quintessential alpha. He's charismatic, dark, magical, and darned alluring. Because I started with a later book in the series, I sort of cheated, but the two make an awesome pair. Beyond them, Evalle's resident gargoyle is a kick.

The world building is solid. I really enjoyed the mildly futuristic settin
Jan 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: got-at-home
This book was genuinely bad. It was so boring that im reterning it back to the bookstore.
I was really disappointed since im a huge fan of sherrilyn kenyon I wasn't expecting such an unlively story.
Even though I've read many negative reviews about this book I still wanted to give it a try and it was bad.
There was so many characters and almost none of them were reliable, it also felt like to much different things with different characters was going on at the same time.
Apparently the second qnd
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