Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Blood Oath by Samantha Coville Review

This review contains spoilers. You have been warned. First off I would like to say congratulations to the author for her debut, it was quite a good book :)

I've never read a book about Sirens before, so it was unique and I could picture everything that happened in the book.

There were a few issues that I had with it, but they didn't take away from the fact that I enjoyed this book.

1. THE CHARACTERS
At times, certain characters seemed to be one dimensional, and as someone who is also writing a book, I understand how difficult it is to not focus on just one character, or a few.
Some of the characters seemed to be stereotypical teenagers. You had the nerd, the jock, and the bitch.
My advice is try and focus on each character as an individual.

And now onto the things I liked.

1. THE CULTURE 
The Sirens have their own culture that I would have liked to delve into more, and I hope that in the future books we get to explore it.

2. KAT 
She was probably my favorite character (I like kick-ass characters). I like that she fought with weapons, even though Sirens look down on using weapons, seeing it as an insult to their abilities.
I liked that she wasn't afraid to be herself and I hope that she gets more screen time in the next book.

3. THE SIRENS
The only thing I know about Sirens is that they would lure sailors to their deaths with their voices in ancient times, and I liked that this book explored them.
The Call is the most famous thing about the Sirens, and the only other thing is that they are beautiful, and I really liked that this book expanded on certain things, like that they try and be good, and they don't drink blood excessively, and that some of them are nice, so well done to the author for that.

4. THE WORLD
I know this may seem more like what I said about the Culture, but I've always been a fan of the 'world within a world' plots, so I really enjoyed this. It was unique, and like I said above, I have never read a Siren book before, so it was refreshing.


Overall, I liked this book. It was well written, and had a cool plot. I look forward to reading future books by Miss Coville.
Keep up the great writing! :D

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review Raven. As before, you write it out clearly and it's well organized. I can learn how to write better just by reading your reviews. :D I also think I want to read this book because you liked it yourself.
    Thanks for posting sweetie! *hugs*

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