Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: Crossroads by J.J. Bonds

When Katia enrolled at Crossroads Academy she knew things weren’t exactly going to be easy. The sole heir to the worlds’ most powerful vampire, her presence was bound to cause a stir. But nothing could have prepared her for this. Whispers follow everywhere she goes. So does trouble.

Bodies start turning up in nearby Rutland and Katia is sucked into a twisted web of danger and deceit. Haunted by nightmares she can’t explain and a thirst for blood that is never sated, Katia will do whatever it takes to keep her past buried.

Nothing at Crossroads is what it seems and Katia’s secrets may be the darkest of them all.

Be prepared, this book will consume you! It is a YA read about vampires, I know there are so many out there! But JJ Bonds has created a world that's different from most but still hold some similarities. For example,similarities, half bloods are outcast and pure bloods are the elite. But in what supernatural world would that not be the case. Differences, a disease is taking down pure blood vampires.
Katia is just arriving at a boarding school called Crossroads but not your ordinary boarding school, this one is for vampires. Crossroads' main focus besides academics is to segregate pure bloods that are coming of age since it is very hard to control the thirst during this time. It helps to keep their race secret and maintain order.
Katia is not looking forward to her time at Crossroads, she has a difficult time making friends. Katia is a very relate able character for me and her snarky comments will make you smile. She has a hard time trusting people and holds a dark secret close to her heart. Her plan is to do her best since her Great Uncle Aldo is paying for everything and she doesn't want to let him down or hurt his reputation since he is a very powerful vampire on the Council.
But being good proves to be difficult when everyone knows who you are and are judging you harshly. Katia finds a friend in a least expected type of person. Shaye is a extravagant girl who doesn't care what people think about her but she too has a big secret and this is what draws these two characters together. I think Shaye is exactly what Katia needed, these girls secrets are revealed but not well into the story will you find out and the book blossoms from there into a quick paced adventure.

I recommend getting a copy of this book and taking the journey into Crossroads with Katia to see how she deals with her new life, the obsticals placed in her way and how she overcomes her past.
Favorite Quotes 
  • "Purity of Blood has nothing to do with strength of character or the bonds of love."
  • "Open your eyes, Katia. The answers you seek are right in front of you. Stop fighting it and accept that there are things in this world you can't touch and feel and explain with scientific logic. It doesn't make them any less real."

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1 comment:

  1. I love finding new ways to tell the vampire story. This sounds like I would like it.


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