Born to Blood is the first book in the second Almost Human trilogy by Melanie Nowak. If you have not ever heard of the series before and are just now checking it out, there are other posts on my page with reviews, blurbs, and links to them on Amazon. I am very invested in this series after reading this book and can't wait to see what is in store for everyone in the series! Even though this book is mostly about Mattie and Alyson, we do see some glimpses of Felicity and Ben and of course we see quite a bit of Cain again as well. Who I didn't expect to see that came as a great surprise? Cain's sire!! That was a totally unexpected blow!! That woman is kind of nuts too. And she brings company that we don't see much about, but I am betting he turns back up later in the series. I just wish I knew who this guy was. As for Ben, we see a new side of him as well. Gone is the angry, jealous guy who is upset that the girl he likes is dating a vamp. Cain is gone now and Felicity and Ben have capitalized on the feelings that were there before Cain abruptly showed up in Felicity's life. Ben is now a caring and tender guy who, although makes some dumb mistakes, does more than enough to mend them. As for Felicity, I still have to wonder just how deeply her feelings for Cain still run since he is still so present in her thoughts. The story between Mattie and Alyson is a very intriguing one since Mattie is now Alyson's sire and she has turned up with some unusual talents that make Mattie and even Cain nervous enough to seek out Arif again. I couldn't agree more that the guy was creepy enough in the first series. Now, the creep factor sky rockets. And I have to say that the experiments done by Alyson with her blood are pretty freaky. All I can say is that you would have to read it to understand and it is nothing I have ever read about in a vampire book before. Great read!
5 out of 5 stars!!
ALMOST HUMAN ~ The Second Trilogy Volume 1: Born to Blood
Alyson used to think that vampires were almost human; that is, until she became one. Finally consenting to be lovingly turned by her boyfriend Mattie, Allie has come to possess traits and powers previously unknown among vampire kind. Now Allie seeks the help of the elder vampire Cain, to discover not only what she is capable of, but why.
Still healing from heartbreak over Cain, Felicity looked forward to a nice, human relationship, but dating the son of a vampire hunter, and having a psychic bond with one of his prey makes life far from normal. How can Ben and Felicity discover the truths of love when they are forced to live with so many secrets?
Someone has contrived a diabolical plan to control destiny, and blood may not only be the catalyst for change, but also the master of manipulation behind it. Is rebirth as a vampire always at the discretion of an undead sire, or sometimes is one simply born to blood?
*Haven't read the other books of the series? You can still read this book - it's the first of a trilogy!
*ALMOST HUMAN is a series of successive trilogies, not stand-alone books. Each trilogy is self-contained enough to be read alone as a 3 book set, but the story unfolds chronologically, and the characters do continue from one trilogy to the next. Main storyline closure is in each 3rd book, but there are also story-ties leading from one trilogy to the next in the series.
*Read free chapters at MelanieNowak.com