Review: Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts

Review: Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts
Blood Brothers

3 Stars

Book Info

Released: November 27th 2007
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Sign of Seven #1
Published by Jove
Narrator: Phil Gigante
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Pages: 314
Format: Audiobook

“…it didn’t feel too paranormal-y.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve recently started reading Nora Roberts (I just started with her JD Robb books last year) so I’m really behind on her backlist.  I knew she has written in many genres and, well, I couldn’t pass up a paranormal romance!  The thing about BLOOD BROTHERS is that it didn’t feel too paranormal-y.

This book setups up the trilogy and resolves the HEA of one of three friends.  They formed a friendship when they were kids and they also experienced something supernatural back then.  From that time, every set number of years, something evil overtakes their small town.  Something they let out.  But this time it’s happening earlier than planned.  The heroine, Quinn, is a reporter wanting to know more about the supernatural happenings.

I think one of the problems with reading this book now is that I don’t think it stands well the test of time. It felt dated. That’s not something I’ve felt before while reading a NR novel. It’s also a laid back storyline in terms of both the mystery, the romance AND the paranormal aspect. So in the end, for me, it felt too lackluster and it didn’t really leave me interested to read the rest of the trilogy. I have heard though, that the next books explore the paranormal aspect more.  But I don’t think I’ll be continuing.



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About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the discipline of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a legal secretary. “I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever,” she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”


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Thanks for the review. Sad that it reads as dated.


This book sounds like a cool fiction novel. Specifically, I am into dark and captivating suspense motives. As soon as I finish my non-fiction list, I will read it. Thanks!

Amy R

Thanks for the review.