Blood Debt by Nancy Straight

Blood DebtSynopsis: Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus.

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants.

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5 Stars!

This book is kind of short a little under 200 pages, it is YA appropriate for ages for 18 and up due to violence and is the first in a series of four. I loved this book.  I love mythology tales so this one was right up my alley.  Camille, or Cami, is headstrong and stubborn. She is told lies at almost every turn and instead of lying down and giving up; she thinks fast on her feet and overcomes.  Cami is hard-headed and I want to smack her upside the head sometimes because she refuses to let anyone advise her on what to do.  Which is good in some ways but she doesn’t know all of what’s going on and she goes into it thinking that everything is going work out how she thinks it should work out.  It’s a bit foolish and immature which is what the author was probably going for.  There’s something to be said for allowing someone to help you and knowing your limits.

Drake is awesome.  He is what I refer to as a gentleman. (I have yet to meet this mythological creature. HeHe)  He is respectful and attentive. Not selfish or self –centered at all.  He is very honest and believing in their society’s laws in the beginning.  He is willing to resist his attraction and even marry someone he doesn’t love to abide by their rules and make his family proud.

The storyline had a lot of things going on in it. It wasn’t simple at all. It had a lot of subtly in it with regards to the rules of their society.  The society are rigid and firm and it’s almost like a Romeo and Juliet retelling.  I think there a lot of intrigue in this book more than action. And while I am an action girl myself, I liked it.  I love internal struggle but this one didn’t really have that, Cami knew who she was as a person, she didn’t want to bend to their rules and restrictions.  The struggle wasn’t about action but about society and bucking the system for change.

I already read the other three because I liked this one so much.  Those reviews will come.

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