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Blood Ransom

(Blood Ties #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  1,931 ratings  ·  65 reviews
The long-awaited sequel to Blood Ties, by the bestselling author of Girl, Missing, the Medusa Project series and the All About Eve series.

Clones Rachel and Theo now live hundreds of miles apart. They keep in touch, but things just aren't the same. When Rachel discovers that evil scientist Elijah is still working in secret for a section of the government and about to murde
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Simon & Schuster
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Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An amazing book!
Couldn't put down and it is very predictable. This book is a total must read.
I would definitely recommend this book as it is is full of suspense and mystery
Also it has the story from a different point of view from another person. I enjoyed this book and hopefully you do too!
READ IT !! Definitely a must read
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Taking a blast from my earlier teenage years with these two Sophie McKenzie books. Whilst I am at home, I had a flick through Blood Ransom to remind me of my previous love for Sophie McKenzie books.


Theo never grew up believing his father was dead, but when he finds out that he is alive he is determined to find him. His searches land him upon lost and lonely Rachel who is always in the shadow of her dead sister. However, when they both get attacked by RAGE
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Question: how many times can you mention that Milo looks like Theo in a double page spread?

Answer: too many.

Also Theo always says 'Man,' as an exclamation in the narration. Rachel always says "oh my god." Man, it's kind of annoying, I get that the author's trying to develop their different narrative voices, but it could be done a lot more subtly instead of shoving a particular phrase in every other paragraph. Oh my god, I just did it. (I did that on purpose ;) )
Amy :) the girl who waited
Oct 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
it was really good but it freaked me out a bit (was rachels tank wierd or what?) and omg how could a man be so mean??? and i liked how it was split into three parts for his three little projects. milo appeared a it suddenly though (wasnt it kinda inevitable it was a trap rachel you idiot?)and it was kinda not very believable (i know its fictional but it can be real inside my head - no im not mad,, dont worry). Sometimes the characters dont really think, But i loved the book anyway.
Aya Kh
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
love it!!! such a good book! :D u'll never see that coming!!
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing book.

I cant find any faults .... I loved all the charaters.
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
It was such a disappointment compared to the first novel.
Feb 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK!?! I loved the romance and heart-pumping, page turning read! :) I can't wait for her 5th Medusa Project!
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A great book!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alex Sharrock
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012, young-adult
not my usual read but a gripping page turner from start to finish! love the blood ties series ! :') xxxxx
Megan Lynch
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
I really didn't like this book, I've read the first and fairly enjoyed it, but I just didn't connect with the characters and I felt I was only reading it because I had too. Disappointing
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a brilliant sequel to the first book Blood Ties. It was gripping and had lots of plot twists especially before the end of the book. The way the book was written ( from the perspectives of the main characters Theo and Rachel) was clever as it allowed the reader to find out how each of the characters were feeling throughout the book. Overall I highly recommend reading this book and the sequel.
Vardhan Rode
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great adventurous, thrilling, scientific read. A great sequel to a great book. A journey of a strong bold girl trying to help but failing to get rid of her past and then being trapped in her past ties. Theo trying hard to help his secret girl friend traveling half the world. Must Read

Enjoy Reading
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, 4-star, read-2013
This was a really great sequel to a great first book
Bev Taylor
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
rachael and theo r cl,ones now living in secret and separate locations under govt protection from elijah who cloned them and also RAGE who wish to kill all clones

h/e they keep in touch by internet. then rachel is lured into elijah's hands and imprisoned on a small scottish island. milo, who is an identical clone to theo takes an instant liking to her but she only wants to escape

then she discovers elijah's latest experiments and things go from bad to worse

theo and his agent lewis attempt and s
Apr 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone Who Wants a Non-Stop Thriller With Twists-Galore!
4 Out of 5 Stars
Nine months have passed since Blood Ties, and Theo and Rachel now live across the Atlantic from one another. They’ve been given new identities to protect them. Why? Because they are clones. They were created by the evil genius Elijah, and are hunted by both him and a group known as RAGE (the Righteous Army against Genetic Engineering), who view clones as “unnatural”. But when Rachel finds out that Elijah is about to kill Daniel, a five-year-old clone of the scientist, to ta
Apr 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Since I wrote a book review for the first book in this series, I thought I should probably write one for this! To be blunt, I didn’t like this book… But on the bright side, it was better than the first book (Blood Ties). This book is also by Sophie Mckenzie (obviously, as it is the same series!) The plot was fast paced and kinda good… I just thought that it was too… what the word? er… when something just happens and it suddenly “fixes the
Sammee (I Want to Read That)
4.5 Stars

I was completely blown away by Blood Ties so I could not wait to read this one. I literally picked it up as soon as I'd finished the first! I was so taken with Rachel and Theo I had to know what happened next.

The story picks up nine months after the end of Blood Ties. Not able to see each other, but communicating every week through chat rooms Theo becomes concerned when Rachel misses one of their meetings. Convinced something is wrong he comes across an article o
Aug 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: uk-author, signed, ukya
I was really excited to be getting this book. I read the first one a while back and then got to meet Sophie McKenzie a while back and one of the things we chatted about was how much I liked this particular series of hers and she said that she loved Rachel as a character and I certainly agree with her.

This book is definately Rachel's story. She thinks and acts as the new confident Rachel we met towards the end of the last book. I enjoyed following her story throughout. This story develops what w
SJH (A Dream of Books)
Aug 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, young-adult
I absolutely loved 'Blood Ties' when I read it earlier this year and had no idea that there was going to be a sequel. Imagine my excitement when I saw this in my local bookshop! I bought it immediately!

This book is a perfect read for when you get home after a long day at work and you want to pick up something that will make you forget everything but the story you're reading. The action picks up within the first few pages, with very little prelude and maintains a constant pace until the end of t
So one of my good friends suggested this series to me - and oh my gosh, if you've read my review on Blood Ties, you'll know I absolutely love it. So when my friend let me borrow the sequel, Blood Ransom, I was really eager to read it - and I wasn't disappointed. Both books kept up the theme of suspense and mystery, as well as loyalty and friendship. I think a reason a lot of people like this series is because it is fast-paced, and something is always happening; there are no long boring bits, whi ...more
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.15. One thing I love about this duology is the light romance it has. The story is not focus on romance, but on Science, which really gives justice to its genre. This duology is really rich in science, action, adventure and twists. The main characters, Theo and Rachel are well-developed. They are not quite annoying even though their point-of-views are being told in the book, separately. The characters are very natural, accepting their defeats and coping up from it. Though in some part they act ...more
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 I think if I had read this with the first one when I was younger I would have enjoyed it a lot more, but I found the characters quite frustrating. They were always making stupid decisions that just put them in more danger and then announcing that they were adults and could do whatever they wanted without rules, because 'they'd be sixteen in a few months'.
I'm sorry but you are not an adult at 15.
You aren't even really an adult at 16.
It just kept making me want to laugh that they thought th
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: action-adventure
In the first book Theo and Rachel find out that they are actually clones created by the mad scientist Elijah Lazio. Now Elijah is in hiding and Theo and Rachel are safe but far away from each other. When Rachel hears that David is going to be killed to give Elijah a new hearth she races to save him but too late finds out that it's a trap. Meanwhile halfway around the world Theo finds out that Rachel has comitted suicide but he doesn't believe it and goes to save him.
I picked this book up b
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What i loved about the first book, Blood Ties, is that although it had at least 400 pages, the story flowed so well that before you knew it, you were already half way through, and it was exactly the same with this one. I liked how the story started right away and there was not the pointless information at the beginning that a lot of books have, which you have to struggle through to get to the exciting stuff and i also liked how there was the new experiment with the babies and Eos Protein and it wasn' ...more
Bridie-No excuses. No apologies. No Regrets Jones
I was so glad when i found out that Mckenzie did a sequel for Blood ties, i liked the first book when i read it years before and so i thought i just had to read this one to see what happened to clones Theo and Rachel. I was glad that Rachel finally got some backbone in this book and did some ass-kicking for herself. I think Theo also grew more as well through this book, and i liked how at the end they both stuck up for themselves. I was upset to learn that Daniel had died, and the awful experime ...more
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-that-i-own
An absolutely fantastic fast-paced, action-packed book from Sophie Mckenzie which is irresistibly brilliant. It is impossible to put down and filled with cliffhangers that keep you reading wanting to know what happens. The only thing that kept the book from reaching five stars was that it had too many similarities with blood ties (the first book in the series) and at times the storyline appeared to go in circles. But that could be looked aside simply because it was just simply outstanding. This ...more
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sophie McKenzie fans, adventure fans, people who don't mind a bit of romance
Recommended to Chloe by: I read the prequel
Shelves: favourite, blood-ties
Absolutely AMAZING!!!!!! So gutted that there isn't a sequel. Happy for Rachel and Theo though. Theo seems like a really good guy and I am glad that Rachel has got much more confident. I am definitely in love with Sophie McKenzie's books right now. Gonna read Sister, Missing soon and Missing me (the sequel to Sister, Missing) has just come out so hopefull that should be good to!! For anyone who hasn't read the prequel, it's Blood Ties. It is an amazing book, even better than this one (unbelievab ...more
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
An excellent sequel to 'Blood Ties', which is my favourite Sophie Mckenzie book. The only thing that stopped it from gaining all five stars is the fact that the ending seemed a little rush and we never found out what happened to Milo, a new character introduced in the book. Yet I still throughly enjoyed it, especially to anyone who has read the first one or is interested in biology or cloning.
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