About the book:
Title: Silver Blood (Series of Blood #1)
Author: Emma Hamm
Published: October 1st 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review
Two hundred years ago, our world changed forever. Two realms combined in an explosion of magic. One morning everything was normal and the next? Every human body was host to another magical creature who had thoughts and a mind of its own. However, with power comes darkness. Someone wants to wipe this earth clean and will stop at nothing to consume it.
SHE IS NOT A HERO
Or so she thought. Wren had grown up with another voice in her head but had never considered herself magical. She doesn’t have the talents other people have. She certainly doesn’t have the abilities anyone else has. But she is charming and manages her business quite well. She deals in emotions and makes people happy. It’s a simple life, but it’s hers.
HE THINKS SHE COULD BE
Burke was a bodyguard first and always. He had been sent to collect her and deliver her in person to the most powerful creatures in their world. But the moment he steps through the broken door of her shop, his world changes forever. She’s strange. She’s uncomfortable. And she’s so damned beautiful. He is convinced she is part of a prophecy that can save their world.
But how to convince her?
See what happens when you don’t read a book at its due time? You forget about it and then you beat yourself up when you realize how good it is. Well, it feels ten times worse if you have received it from the lovely author months (that turned into years) ago. As I always say, I try my best to keep up with all the book review requests I receive and it’s difficult to say no to all. I’ve been improving a lot since I started blogging and my focus now is to reduce the outstanding books I have until the year.
So before moving on with the review let me apologize to the author for this delay and I hope my review will help win her forgiveness.
In the year 2600, the End occurred. It wasn’t always known by this name, though some may have called it the Reckoning, the Apocalypse, or Judgement Day. Sadly, none of the expected endings of the world happened. There was no meteor, no nuclear war, and no environmental collapse.
“Silver Blood” creates such a wonderful world where magic and normal coexist – in one human being that is. It is such an original and interesting idea. Wren’s quiet life as a shop owner is shaken when she meets Burke in one of her sessions of Juice production. Juice is a valuable commodity in this world. Is like a drug that can induce different emotions, depending on what you’re buying. Burke is a dream walker and in his search for the one that may save the world, he find Wren. What happens from here is funny, gripping and complex.
Until close to the end, Wren is a mystery when it comes to the magical creature that lives inside her. She and E live in a perfect union. E is her best friend, protector and guide. I loved their relationship so much and it made more sense in the end, when E’s nature is revealed. I appreciated how the romance was built as well, no instant attraction, no “I loved you from the start” stuff. Just a gradual increase of affection that is proven throughout the pages.
I like being alive, but being dead might be an interesting adventure as well.
I have some issues with the other characters in the book, as I did not quite understand their background that well, but I believe that later in the series it will all make more sense. Also, I think some of the elements in the ending were a little rushed, but all is well.
This was such an amazing, refreshing and original story and I am confident that the other books in the series are even better. Books 2-4 are already out and they follow Lyra, Jasper and Pitch, all of whom are a mystery in “Silver Blood”. I hope you’ll like it at least as much as I did, because Emma Hamm is an amazing writer! Happy Reading!
About the Author
I am from a very small rural town in Maine. I grew up amid blueberry fields, a farm full of animals, and surrounded by family. It was one of the best ways for a child to grow up. Horses blew puffs of sweet smelling breath in my hair, goats teased me until I giggled, and someone who loved me was always there to pick me up when I fell. I am truly blessed to have grown up in such a fashion.
The love of creative story telling started when I was very young. I used to “act out” the way a story should have gone and argued with my mother constantly about the endings of movies. I wrote a little bit, and eventually found myself in the online writing community. My love of characters blossomed and grew thanks to the ever vigilant parents who convinced me that imagination was one of the greatest gifts of the human mind. I wrote, I created, I read as many books as I could next to the fireplace.
I am inspired by the works of authors like Clive Barker, Mark Danielewski, Patricia Briggs, Clare B. Dunkle, and so many more.
Thank you all for your support, love, and kindness.