Of Wicked Blood (The Quatrefoil Chronicles, #1) ArmedWithKeyboard Review


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I went looking for a new book to read on netgalley, but I didn't know I was looking for this one before I started this.

There are two reasons I didn't finish this book in one sitting.
1. Audiobook so long recordings (But completely worth it)
2. I was too focused on Victorian Era books. So, this being an audiobook was a blessing.

I absolutely enjoyed this book. (Not an exaggeration)
The voice artist was pleasant and downright sexy to hear. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the detour from adult to young adult. It has been a long time since I read books with lead characters this young. So, although the book characters were supposed to be young which showed in many instances they came across as adult and mature in lot of them.

I laughed a lot during this entire books, because it was funny hearing the character say words like growl instead of them actually growling those words. (I wanted to here those words growled). But there are some limitations to audiobooks with certain words that should come through in their voice and not have to be said out aloud. It was often funny, so i didn't mind it a bit but just an observation.
Another example:
Grief has pooled into my eyes and dragged the corner of my mouth down

Some of the things Slate said were on par with the young adult mindset:
For example:
"About having been with different girls but cadence was different more pure."
I get that the lead lady has to be unique in some manner but purity. (Slade did not know she was a virgin though) I overcame that irritation for the duration of this book, because I had to be honest Slate was very sweet with Cadence. And he was only an asshole about cadence's father.
Another example:
When Slate complained about Bastian bawling in the end. (Of course he was going to. I get that it is an offhand comment but he was going to die)

Bastian is great. So are a lot of supporting characters. Alma for one. (Did I get the spelling right?) She perfectly portrayed the coquettish yet loyal friend. I wanted the author to pursue more of Adrian's feelings about Cadence and what could have been.

Also, why is Adrian's father so creepy? With his roving eyes, i feel disgusted here and want to take a bath every time that is mentioned. Then there is Cadence's father. I guess fathers aren't always pleased with guys who are interested in their daughters, but Rainier did Wrong. When he should have made up for it, he offered excuses. And there were never any apologies. Not even a succinct heartfelt one. So, he just didn't give a shit?

At the end on chapter 57th: Slate said, "this better earn me some angel wings", I was looking at angel wings albeit on a book cover of Nalini Singh's: Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter, #8) by Nalini Singh

Great writing ✓
Credible Plot ✓
Humorous Dialogues ✓

I almost don't want to read the next book in the series. Why spoil a good thing!