Two Book Review …..
The Blood Race
The Blood Race series – Book #1
by K.A. Emmons
All Ion Jacobs ever wanted was to be normal. But when you’re capable of killing with your very thoughts, it’s hard to blend in with the crowd.
Running from his past and living in fear of being discovered, Ion knows he will never be an average college student. But when Hawk, the beautiful, mysterious girl next door unearths his darkest secret, Ion’s life is flipped upside-down. He’s shocked to discover a whole world of people just like him — a world in another dimension, where things like levitation, shape-shifting, and immortality are not only possible… they’re normal.
Forced to keep more secrets than ever before, Ion struggles to control his powers in the real world while commuting between realms — until his arch enemy starts a fight he can’t escape. Now he has sealed the fate of the Dimension, severing their connection to the real world, and locking himself inside forever. But a deadly threat hidden in plain sight may cost Ion more than just his freedom — it may cost him his life.
The Blood Race is the first book in K.A. Emmons’ riveting new sci-fi/fantasy thriller series. If you like epic urban fantasy, fresh takes on super powers, deep allegories, raw emotions and intricate plots that surprise you at every turn, you’ll love the first novel in Emmons’ page-turning series. Grab your copy of The Blood Race and delve into a new dimension today!
The Blood Race by K.A. Emmons is the 1st book in her new The Blood Race series.
Ion was an outcast, he didn’t fit in, he always felt different, going from school to school, he’s always felt a freak, and after the latest incident at the new school, Ion was at his wits end !!!
Hawk isn’t interested in much, she keeps herself to herself. And when her “Sensei” wants her to take on Ion to “teach” him about what and who he is, she isn’t interested, but after persuasion from Sensei, Hawk takes up her task.
Ion is shocked and stunned when Hawk approaches him, at first he is wary, then scepticism and then disbelief, why wouldn’t he know if he had powers ? Then once Hawk shows him a different world, his fears double, he doesn’t believe her at first…..
This new world accepts his differences, but he can’t let go of his old life, trying to blend both is a difficult task, and one both Hawk and Ion don’t think possible …..
We are then introduced to the villain of the story, and believe me, there is no redeeming qualities about this person !!!!
Wow !!!! What a great read. Something totally different from the usual paranormal read. Very well written, the descriptions of the world and characters just jump out of the page.
Can’t wait for book two 😊oh thanks for the cliffhanger…… it definitely makes you want to find out what happens next 😉
The Blood Race series – Book #2
by K.A. Emmons
I used to think that seeing was believing, but now, as I struggle to stay alive below the ravine, I begin to realize that – good or bad – I will see whatever I believe.
“Who are you, Icarus, that the earth opens its mouth to receive your blood?” Sensei’s words were my last thoughts before I fell into the bottomless ravine, plunging toward my own death, and bringing about Hawk’s at the same time. Or so I thought.
I woke up underwater. I awoke in a strange and unfamiliar world, filled with maze-like forest, shadows, and nightmares seemingly as vivid and dangerous as reality. I had no idea who I was, or how I got there – I couldn’t remember anything, until I remembered her: Hawk. The other half of my soul.
I knew that in order for her to stay alive, I had to survive and find a way out. But that’s easier said than done when you’re trapped in a realm as deadly as your every thought – and dominated by a hierarchy of ravenous wolf packs.
Alerted by a dream, I realize that Hawk has left the Dimension to come find me. For an instant, I rediscover hope. But that hope quickly burns to ash when I realize that we may not be the only ones down here. Someone else with a thirst for her blood may have survived the fall too. And I may have just lured her right into the jaws of a predator even fiercer than the wolves.
Worlds Beneath by K.A. Emmons is the 2nd book in her The Blood Race series.
Hawk and Icarus are separated by dimensions, but she isn’t willing to leave him there, their relationship might need work, but being the half of a person means something to Hawk, so she braces herself to find him. But in some parts I get the feeling she is still fighting how she feels.
The ongoing story of Ion/Icarus as he struggles to find his way in either world. Hawk’s (attraction to Ion/Icarus) and her disassociation with her friends and family (she is beginning to realise that you need at least someone in your life to lean on ? But with so many letting her down (especially Icarus)
You find out in book one why and how Ion becomes Icarus (no I can’t tell you) but it will make sense.
The worlds that the author has created is so well written that you can imagine the darkness of the forests that Icarus is trying to get out. The dreams, are they real ? They feel real, and when the dreams turn to nightmares……
And the unfolding story between Icarus and Hawk, is a slow and well thought out story, all their emotions are there to read on the page.
Sometimes it’s hard to write about a trilogy without giving too much away (especially if you haven’t read the first book) and you definitely need to read the first one.
Usually the second book is a let down in the trilogy, but not this one, it was just as good as the first book.
So many twists and turns, lives intertwining, people in love with other people, and hungry wolves that are constantly hunting for prey. Each chapter is dedicated to one character. It’s their point of view we see.
Can’t wait to read the final installment.