ARC Review: Blood Kissed by Keri Arthur

Posted May 15, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

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ARC Review: Blood Kissed by Keri Arthur
Blood Kissed
by Keri Arthur

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 9, 2017
Series: Lizzie Grace #1
Published by Self Published
Format: eARC
 

“Once this gets going, it was a page turner.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve been a fan of Keri Arthur’s writing for years!  When I saw the cover for this book (months ago) I was jumping with excitement for this new series.  Lately it’s felt like the urban fantasy genre doesn’t have much to offer in terms of new and refreshing books and I’m just dying to find that new gem.  BLOOD KISSED was entertaining and it has the promise of something I can really sink my teeth into.

Lizzie is a witch on the run.  Running from her family, she’s taken on a new identity and her and her familiar and best friend, another witch named Belle, have settled in the small town of Castle Rock and opened a cafe which offers some psychic assistance as well.  Thinking they would lay low and stay away from trouble, but trouble seems to find them when a human client comes looking for help in finding her missing daughter and Lizzie stumbles across a rogue vampire set on killing the town’s habitants.

First things first… I loved the concept of the world in this series.  It’s very simple yet a bit different.  The paranormal creatures are out, the shifters are the law in town and witches have been run out of this particular town.  Small town paranormal mystery seems to be a recent fave of mine.  If you’ve read my reviews for Devon Monks latest series, then you’ll know this.  The new Lizzie Grace series falls into the same category while it lacked just a bit of the humor.

I loved the heroine, Lizzie.  She’s very down to earth and relatable.  We still have more to discover about her past and her family, but what we find out about her in this book made me really like her.  Plus her attitude is just perfect for this type of book.  She’s just snarky enough, confident enough, and knowledgeable enough without coming across as a standard bitchy kickass heroine.  The sexy Ranger and shifter, Aidan, has an underlying hate for witches in particular and Lizzie struggles with her attraction to him while having to work together on solving this case.  Her best friend Belle was the bit of comic relief needed.  And the plot had an interesting mystery that I wanted to unravel.

I will say this… the first about 30% of the book was pretty slow going and was having a hard time holding my interest for more than a chapter.  But I was still drawn to the characters and wanting to solve the mystery so I pushed through.  Once this gets going, it was a page turner.  Overall, I think it’s a great book to kick off a series and I honestly can’t wait for another adventure.

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About Keri Arthur

Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs

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Thanks for the review, I’ll be adding to my wishlist.

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I love keri author! So glad this is a good one.

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OOoh nice! I can’t wait to read this one! Find myself holding out for the paperback copy because THAT COVER!! Lol! Glad to hear it was a winner for the most part! Great review!

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I know right? That’s such a good cover! I think the paperback is going on sale soon if I remember seeing correctly on social media.

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I’m glad it turned into a page Turner, will definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca