Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant #1) by Deborah Garland was a hooking, hot read, that had me flipping the pages.
My, my, I have to say for a book, that for me had a shaky start, it quickly turned itself around and quickly made me a fan. As I an a fan of this author, I was super excited to get my hands on this different book from her. As her other series is non-paranormal, I was intrigued to see what new twists, and myths this author would bring to the vampire table. I was not disappointed in the least. Fresh and entertaining, Deborah managed to breathe new live into an over saturated market, and sparked a new love for the genera for me.
The only thing that I would change about this book, would be the opening. Now it did start with a nice well place opening chapter, it was the following one, when the POV switched to Alex, that I had problems. It’s a spoiler so I can’t get too much into it, but it touch on something a little too, dark in regards to consent and “primal urges”, and in all honesty, if that scene was taken out, it wouldn’t effect the book or plot in anyway shape or form. This’s ultimately why I can’t give this book a 5 star.
Overall outside of that, this book was as I said, fresh, unique, and entertaining. It has this nice twist, and I loved the new take on the vampire mythology. Once the secondary characters got introduced, things started to heat up, and the main non-love plot got underway, I was absorbed into this read and I didn’t want it to end. The MC’s, I got nothing but love for them, and I simply loved Alex’s tone and voice. That dual POV was a key move, and one that elevated this story into something magical.
To end, and if you haven’t guessed, this book gets my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.
-Review by @eawalsh