PURCHASE BLOOD SHADOWS
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Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor is a must read! It's the first book in the Blackthorn series. Pryor's writing style flowed smoothly and grabbed my attention immediately. She created a complex dystopian society where third species (vampires and lycans) are discriminated against by humans. They live in their own communities and the borders between communities is guarded by law enforcement. Of course, a special group of law enforcement, called Third Species Control Divisions, was created to oversee the third species crimes. This concept is creative and different from other paranormal books I've read lately.
Throughout the book, I fell in love with the characters, Caitlin and Kane. Caitlin's character began as a strong female character working in a profession where only men are expected to excel. She is driven by her past and her need to know what murdered her parents. Her goal is to capture, Kane. He is a master vampire accused of horrible crimes against humans and other third species. Her interest in Kane is not only job related. She believes he has information about what killed her parents. The relationship between Caitlin and Kane grows in intensity throughout the book. Pryor does an amazing job in showing different levels of emotions in both characters. Both characters developed walls of steel around their hearts to prevent themselves from future heart ache. However, their walls soon start to crumble.
In conclusion, I highly recommend Blood Shadows. As I am finishing writing this review, I keep thinking how Blood Shadows is an excellent example of how human beings fear what they don't understand. However, when you take the time to learn more about each other (like Caitlin and Kane did), you actually find out you are more similar than different.
I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the Blackthorn series, Blood Rose, due to be released in the Spring 2013. I am excited to learn more about Blackthorn, the prophecy, and other vampire and lycan characters.
I was provided a copy of Blood Shadows by the author for an honest review.