Ana Lucía Arroyave: Bloodlines by Lindsay Anne Kendal

Pages: 310
Published: May 27th 2010
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family. Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather's last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for ever more. Fear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira's future and she must face her enemies, even if this could mean losing her life. She cannot escape her destiny.

Part Buffy-style horror, part tender romance, Bloodlines will have fans of the genre on tenterhooks waiting for the next instalment of this gripping and hell-raising tale.


Bloodlines is the first of a projected trilogy; I really liked and enjoyed this book. I was hooked from the begining because I didn't know what was her gift or what she was, until I had a hint at the first chapter. Keira is looking for answers about her past and why she is hearing voices, soon she realise that maybe it wasn't the wisest decision.
I really liked that it was a big group of characters all of them playing an important part, I connect with everyone of them, at some point the dynamic of the group reminds me of "The Secret Circle" by L.J Smith; they care deeply for each other. At first I tought my favorite character would be Lucian -he is such a gentleman- but half way trough the book I completly fall for Tyler he is funny and easygoing -among other things-  but I don't want to spoil the book for you.
Every chapter was full with mystery and made me want to know more and figure out everything that was going on. I didn't know what to expect. Altough there were some slow chapters and some parts I don't think they have been key to the story and I was a little confused by the way they spoke, I wasn't sure if all of the characters were british or if the story is set in the United States or England, but once I figured it out everything flow in the right direction.
Definitely the last third of the book was very exciting; at the end I was nearly screaming out in frustration because it leaves you wanting more and many questions unanswered. I personally, can't wait for the next installment.

I laughed and brought me tears at some point (I didn't see that one coming). I felt like I was reading something about the TV show Supernatural, it reminds me a lot of this show and you love Supernatural, don't you? So definitely give it a try and stick to the end because you won't be dissapointed.

Rate: 4/5
Ana Lucía Arroyave
17th Jan 2011

Cant seem to find it on or Book Depositary


  1. Oh this one sounds good! And that cover is so pretty! it's very vogue 60s looking.

  2. I really does. I cant wait to read it


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