Reviews of Blood Ex Libris
Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars | Smart, sexy, and engaging!
Given the current state of the world, I wanted something a bit less intense than the doom and gloom non-fiction that I usually gravitate towards. I didn't know what to expect from this book, but it sounded fun and I liked the cover art. Three days later, I'm very happy I took the gamble, because I really enjoyed this book! The main characters have fantastic chemistry, and the smutty bits of their adventures are as sweet as they are kinky (yes, I flipped back to the naughty parts a few times). Noosh, the protaganist, isn't your standard nerdy-librarian-turned-wild-woman; she has a genuine passion and aptitude for her work, and this is a significant part of her character and story. The historical and literary references are fun, and provide context for the scenes; it's obvious the author is well-read, not just making stuff up that sounds cool and vaguely vampiric. The prose is lush and descriptive, and Noosh and Sandu's world provided a welcome escape from reality, which you probably need as much as I do."
Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars | I stayed up all night reading this!
I haven't done this in years... stayed up all night reading a book, that is. While I do love a good read, I simply can't keep my eyes open all night anymore. Except for this book. I could not put it down, could not stop reading, and also could not fall asleep.
This is a heart-pounding, surprising, sexy, and also quite scary book, and I finished it right about when the sun rose. I can't really compare it to anything else I've read. It's not classic supernatural, it's not horror, it's not a bodice-ripper. What it is, though, is a book you can sink into and live inside, a book that feels real and makes you need to know what happens next.
It's probably a good thing I have to wait awhile for the next one, because I do need to sleep once in awhile!"