November 12, 2013

Review: Precious Blood (The Blessed #1) by Tonya Hurley (Goodreads Author), Abbey Watkins (Illustrations)

From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a dark and thrilling trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy. Previously published as The Blessed.
What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?
Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.
I honestly can't say enough positive remarks about Precious Blood--the unbelievable storyline, the excellent writing, wonderfully-written characters, outrageous creativity. Believe's been a while since a book was so good that it overwhelmed me. The premise of the story is a trio of young girls: Cecelia, Agnes and Lucy. Their ages range from 15 to 18. With lives that are vastly different from each other, it's difficult to imagine how these young women may be connected. However, they ARE connected by their attempts to commit suicide, their deep unhappiness with life, and the gorgeous Sebastian. After reading the summary, I figured that they were fighting over Sebastion--this couldn't be further from the truth. They are fighting for something MUCH BIGGER than a boy.
As stated above, the writing was excellent, every character (including peripheral characters) is fully realized and has a touching story, and the plot--my gosh! the plot!--is simply AWESOME! I'm forever amazed at the creative genius of authors and Precious Blood was certainly no exception. I don't do spoilers so I can not tell you many details but I can say that after reading this book, you'll be eager to read the rest of the series in order to follow the epic battle of Good versus Evil. FIVE STARS!!!
Publisher-Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!!
Reviewed by~Cindi

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