Read4Review: “Bloodline” by Tara Ellis

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I read this R4R piece late October 2014

First of all I would like to thank the author for providing me with a copy of “Bloodline” in exchange for an honest review.

I have to admit, I am 50/50 on this one, hence the rating.
I liked the novel enough to carry on reading (which is always good!) but not enough to give it a 4 or 5 star rating and here are my reasons:

bloodlinepicThe alien/Egyptian topic the novel is centred around does not seem to be detailed and used adequately enough to support the journey that Alex, the main character is taking to save the world.
Only a brief mention with an Egyptian connection is enough to send her on a dangerous mission.

However, exploring the history of the secret society Alex is now part of to a greater depth and how she inherits her mission, would have not only been more informative but would have also sealed the sacredness and importance of her undertaking.

The pyramids and the skulls story line had me a little confused. I could not really understand whether the reader needed to assume that Alex alone was sent on a mission or 12 others were given the same assignment around the world, to all find themselves in a pyramid at the same point in time ready to activate the skulls.

I would like however to end this review on a good note as it has intrigued me enough to read the second instalment.
I half expected Chris to turn out to be a bad guy. I think he was cleverly developed, kind of popping out of nowhere with an air of mystery around him. Alex and he are definitely a good team.

I suppose that if I had to sum this up, I would say that this book is a little teaser and will be a great read to an audience looking for a light entertaining read. You will definitely want to know what happens next…I know I do.

LaChouett

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