Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blood Oath (A Gabby Girls Adventure Novel, #2) by T.L. Clarke

Welcome to the dark and powerful world of the Eternals.

Sixteen-year-old Gabrielle Martin discovers that she was born into a secret society called the Eternals—Warriors sworn through blood to annihilate dark and evil creatures that walk the shadows of the earth. Everything she has known to be true is a lie…just smoke and mirrors to disguise a deadly world filled with half-human, half-vampire Underworld Warriors with one goal—to kill all Eternal Warriors.

The battle against pure evil begins. Friendships are betrayed. Rivals bond…and powers collide.

This was a fun teen book that will catch most young adult’s attention.

There is a nice sense of pacing throughout the book. I’ve found that an issue with many YA books, the feeling that the author doesn’t know how much detail, how much atmosphere to build, but this one was handled nicely.
There is a slight issue with some of the word choices. I know that for many adults, cursing and bad language in general bother them, but in this case I think it was the lack of the usual curse words that made the dialogue feel a bit outdated. It felt forced, when it would have been much better to just insert the curse word. That’s really the only thing that bugged me throughout the book.

The protagonist, Gabby is a bit different from the usual teen fare, since she is much stronger than we are used to reading about. She is not the whining teen we expect, making her refreshing to read about.

The ending, which I won’t reveal was done well, also. It leaves you looking forward to the series’ next installment. This is one that I think teen will really enjoy and I do recommend it.


Anonymous said...

I found it interesting that you said they should add the curse words. What's I find funny is that teens (most of them) swear like sailors and yet authors are only allowed to put so many curse words into a YA book.

Teens know a lot more than publishers give them credit for lol.

Great review!

Jenny at Books to the Sky

Scarlett said...

ooh, I hadn't heard of this one at all! It sounds really good and your review makes me want to read it! On it goes to the TBR pile! Thanks :)