Title: Blood Bonds
Living with Humans is never easy. They don’t do scent exchange, they don’t lick palms, and they have this thing called “personal space”.
As the first and only Kin Agent for the Center of Folk and Kin Relations, Haley Night’s job is to help keep the public safe by helping keep the peace. But after an interview with serial man-eater Niles Fury goes terribly wrong, Haley finds herself face-to-face with a plot to destroy her species-genocide.
With the help from her best friend and partner Farley, she sets off on a race against time to stop a madman’s plot to destroy Kin. It’s a journey that will put to the test everything she thought she knew: Kin have no God, survive at all costs, and love is only a Human emotion.
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Author: Adrienne Wilder
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The First Three Rules, Rule Four and Five, The Final Rule, Complementary Colors
Series: City of Dragons #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Blood Bonds, Of Flesh and Blood
Published by Gray Zone Source: Author
Published: February 16, 2012
Genres: Dark Erotica, Dark Fantasy, Erotic Paranormal Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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I love dragons. I love reading about them, watching movies, the works. Obviously, I have a preconceived notion and expectations of what a dragon story will contain. Having just finished another story by this very author, loving every minute of it might I add, I see there is a dragon series in the author’s library. Of course, I just had to read it. And….all my preconceived notions have been tossed out the window because Blood Bonds is unlike any other dragon story I have read before.
Consider my mind completely blown away. What a world this author has created. The human world with dragons but don’t think of it as dragons flying around and eating people. No, no, no. Dragons are living among the humans, however, where I’m use to dragons being considered revered and special in this world they ranked way below a 2nd classed citizen. *GASP* They have no rights and are always considered guilty. Majority of dragons are male but they are female dragons that are very rare and are usually queens. There is a whole ranking of the dragons, primarily the males. Then there is Haley a female dragon, raised by and bonded to a human, with female dragon instincts with human morals and guilt to complicate it all.
I’m not going into details because WOW! there is so much to absorb to this book and it really is something you have to experience for yourself. I’ll just hit a few highlights that are worth mentioning. For starters, the author has nicely provided a Glossary of Terms for us readers to help us along with everything. I immediately ignored it. Why?…because I wanted to see if I could read the book without knowing things in advance. You know what? I did! The story is well detailed and everything in the Glossary is spelled out nicely for me to follow along. I know because I went back once I hit the 50% mark and check. Yup. Yup. Yup. I was right on track for knowing what was what.
Now for how I really felt. Holy Moly! What an adventure! Haley is awesome. Tough yet fragile, strong yet unsure of her place in the dragon world. The story hits the ground running and keeps going at a high velocity. Make sure to check your human perceptions at the door because you need an open mind here. Sex, food, and dragon domination are detailed and at a level that may gross out the weak-hearted. The characters are outstanding, the story unpredictable and the ending is explosive.
Adrienne Wilder is the best author you are not reading. I have yet to find a book by this author that hasn’t shocked or blown me away in a great way. As for Blood Bonds, the hardest thing for me was putting it down. I have already loaded up the next book and plan another sleepless night getting lost in City of Dragons world.