by Greg Howard
Cooper Causey spent a lifetime eluding the demons of his youth and suppressing the destructive power inside him. But a disconcerting voicemail lures Cooper back home to the coast of South Carolina and to Warfield—the deserted plantation where his darkness first awakened. While searching for his missing grandmother, Cooper uncovers the truth about his ancestry and becomes a pawn in an ancient war between two supernatural races. In order to protect the only man he’s ever loved, Cooper must embrace the dark power threatening to consume him and choose sides in a deadly war between the righteous and the fallen.
Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
I love vampire stories, but let's admit it–it's been written to death. There are so many out there that are clear misses but I still read them anyway because it's about vampires!
Now, Blood Divine, this is an MM story, romantic and quite suspenseful. hmmm...this is where I got challenged to continue the read.
This story, it kind of starts like the usual where boy experiences a traumatic event, leaves home, comes back home, discovers something is amiss and is shocked to learn he comes from someplace else and is a descendant of a weird family with talent and a bit of a history bloodwise. Yes, the usual. What kept me going was how these elements were used by the author (new to me, fyi) to create a suspense mystery that does not clue the reader into what they are going to meet the further they go along the read. The story shifts, and this is where the fun begins.
Now, I'm not about to spoil anything, I'll leave you to discover on your own. What I can tell you is, this is a thrilling read. The mystery is deep and you get to discover along with Cooper what it means to him and how his life gets affected. The action was a bit slow at first, but it also built the suspense a tad higher, and then the action just flowed. Fast. Furious. Slow. Burning. Fast again. All the while, the mystery gets resolved and you find yourself get drawn into the intrigue and the passion. You can say this is romance, but there's a whole lot of vampire-stalkerish-magnetism involved too which made the read even more intriguing.
Overall, this is one vampire book I would recommend to all lovers of the genre. There's something in this read that is just so compelling, it draws you in.