19-year-old twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble – mostly the kind with fangs – but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.
When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before…
What I have to say about Blood Bound:
First things first, I usually don’t read anything even remotely smelling of Buffy or Twilight, and with the main characters being teenage demon hunters, this book would normally have never made it to my to-read list. The reason why I read it anyway was something the author said in an interview, how she liked to have her plots based on the characters’ decisions. I like writers who respect their characters, so I thought I might give the book a chance after all.
I’m not sorry I did that. It may not be a particularly challenging read, but one can’t help root for the characters, who are not just some pawns in an author’s game, but real people, with all the faults, compassions and irresponsibility that entails. At one point, I got so carried away that I missed my bus stop, something that hasn’t happened to me in years.
Oh, and after having come across some horribly edited books in the past months, I was delighted to find this one to be error-free.