Thursday, February 21, 2013

Golden Blood Review

Golden Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy, #1)
Golden Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy #1)
By Melissa Pearl
Published February 27th, 2012 by Melissa Pearl
248 pages

4 stars - Another great read!

Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected. 

Gemma's parents are adamant that secrecy is paramount to her family’s safety. If people knew what they were capable of, they could be "used and abused", as her mother always says. Afraid she might accidentally utter the truth and break the ancient oath of her people, Gemma spends her school days as a loner. Only one thing can throw her sheltered life askew... Harrison Granger.

Harrison never expected to talk to the strange Hart girl, but after a brief encounter he can't stop thinking about her. He begins a campaign to chisel away her icy veneer and is met with unexpected consequences. As he slowly wins this girl over, he enters a surreal world that has him fighting to keep his newfound love and his life.

To be honest I wasn't expecting to love Golden Blood as much as I did but as always I'm glad to be proven wrong. Golden Blood is probably the second book that I've read that has to do with time traveling but this book is definitely one of a kind. 

I really enjoyed the characters, Gemma, Harrison and Gemma's siblings. I really felt for Gemma because life as a teenager isn't easy for her what with having to keep secrets all the time. Her siblings and her aren't allowed to form too close of relationships with the kids at school because then keeping secrets can really be a burden. This is what keeps Gemma a loner because she isn't one that is able to lie as easily as her twin siblings but that has been all good until Harrison Granger. Like I was saying I enjoyed these characters and then there were some characters that I was a tad bit weary of. First of all Gemma is a girl that can kick ass and I really enjoyed how she was able to protect herself and not have to rely on someone else all the time. What I loved even more was that Harrison was able to accept this fact and treat Gemma with great respect. And even though Harrison didn't have the ability that Gemma's family had he was still strong. He wanted to fight for his relationship with Gemma and he didn't back down or give up. The twins are funny as well as some other smaller characters. We are able to read from both Gemma's and Harrison's point of view. This let me enjoy both of the character's personalities and thoughts. The prize for being the most suspicious would have to go to Gemma's parents because at first they seemed ok but then after awhile I started noticing a few odd things about them and their relationship with Gemma.

All in all this was a really interesting book and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The history of what Gemma's family is and can do kept me interested. I mean whenever they go back in time or change just one thing can cause the future to change as well. And besides having an awesome heroine and romance there is action and suspense. It really is an intriguing story and I can't wait to read the next book. So check this one out and see for yourself, I hope you enjoy!


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