Review: Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

Posted March 20, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Review: Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Daughter of the Blood
by Anne Bishop

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Mar. 1, 1998
Series: Black Jewels #1
Published by Ace
Pages: 412
Format: Audiobook
 

  

Anne Bishop possesses a unique talent that I don’t think a lot of authors have. She is wholly capable of weaving together vast new worlds and creating riveting characters while simultaneously kicking you in the teeth. ~ Under the Covers

I can’t remember the last book that took me out of my comfort zone. Anne Bishop possesses a unique talent that I don’t think a lot of authors have. She is wholly capable of weaving together vast new worlds and creating riveting characters while simultaneously kicking you in the teeth. The events that transpire in this book are strange yet I couldn’t find myself looking away.

As Bishop presents these characters and reveals their motivations and their desires, they become more real to us even as we still try to understand them. DAUGHTER OF THE BLOOD is far from predictable and I think this is what keeps readers coming back for more. As I was reading this, I couldn’t help but wonder what this book would be like if it was made into a TV show. It has so many elements and such vivid imagery that in my head, it felt so vibrant and all-consuming. Nothing holds Bishop back but her imagination.

Another fabulous thing about this book is the worldbuilding. Have you ever seen such intricate and vivid worlds as much as this one? I don’t think I have and that’s a testament to Bishop’s stellar imagination. I would love to know how she keeps all her facts straight because the amount of detail in her books is stunning.

There are a lot of characters in the book and at first, I had a hard time keeping some of the names straight. Not only are they not typical names, but since I went from reading this book to listening to the other half in audiobook, the transition wasn’t as smooth as I thought it would be.

I joke when I recommend this book to readers. I tell them to be mentally ready because this book is unlike the others in its genre. It’s going to probably make you uncomfortable. It may confuse you, may disgust you, may intrigue and will probably blow your mind. So that being said, if you don’t mind dark – and I mean DARK – fantasy, then this should be a book that ever reader should try.

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About Anne Bishop

Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel,Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Thanks for the review Annie.

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This series is amazing!

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I have this in my TBR pile. I went back and forth on buying it for a while, because I read some mixed reviews. I just love her Other series so much, that I have to try this one. I don’t mind Dark Fantasy, and your review made me push this book up to the front of my TBR pile!

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Hey Christine.

I read her Others series first and couldn’t get it out of my head so I ended up grabbing this one. it’s vastly different, but if you’re up for it, i think it will be a book that will blow your mind! Enjoy!

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I’ve started stepping out of my comfort zone and reading more PNR & Urban Fantasy, her Others series is on my TBR pile.