I am soo excited to show you today’s post! It’s a special one as if you have followed An Ocean Glimmer for a while, you’ll know that I don’t normally post on a Saturday but this weekend is the Weekend Blitz for Blood Bank by Zoë Markham, a blog tour hosted by the amazing Neverland Blog Tours. I am really hoping to have a book review as a regular monthly feature on my blog, let me know in the comments if you like these! I adore reading but it’s not been until recently that I’ve actually had the chance, so I’m taking advantage.
Blood Bank? Let me tell you a little bit about it;
Benjamin is a programmer moonlighting as a security guard at Dystopia, a seedy club that caters to the down-and-outs, the desperates, the addicts. He’s been building his reputation, saving for a way out – but when he rescues a young woman from the nearby estate, he may just have stepped too far out of line…
Lucy is ordinary; a girl with a deadbeat boyfriend, a normal life and college studies. But when her world takes an odd twist, she starts to wonder about the people she’s meeting, the situations she’s in, the odd aversions and attacks happening around her. They’re just coincidences…aren’t they?
And Zack is in deep trouble. He’s losing his girlfriend, drowning in debt, and has dwindling job prospects – and that’s not the worst of it. His debt is to people who won’t ever forget it, and who want the things closest to Zack’s heart: his blood – and his life.
In the heart of Swindon, an ancient order hides in plain sight, spreading their influence through the streets like a disease. But despite their widespread power they are catching up with the modern world: the vampires are going online.
The Order is about to become more powerful than even they would have dreamed…
I can confirm that I could not put this book down! It drew me in so well that I constantly had my nose in this book, after finishing, it felt like a really short book and now I just want more. The way Zoë ended the book, leaves me to hope and pray there is a sequel, as she’s left it open. The way she writes is brilliant, I love how she was floating between the three point of views of Ben, Lucy and Zack, it added more to the story.
Vampires and anything supernatural is always a massive hit for me! I suppose this might be the factor for my love of the book, there was a lot of suspense as you didn’t know what would happen until it did. I loved the take on the whole thing with vampires, it wasn’t your normal young girl falls in love with a vampire and her whole takes a downhill spiral.
I love the thought that vampires could ‘own’ humans, I would describe it as this as Zack had no say over what happened. His life and everyone around him, was tied to the vampires, it all came to a halt at the end of the book, when Ben thought Zack was this kind of ‘superhuman’ I won’t spoil what happened but just know this, you need to read it because you’ll become addicted!
I feel that most supernatural books, have Easter Eggs for other well-known supernatural books, so I love the features about Twilight, those were perfect! Only those who have read the series will understand the little Easter Eggs, as Zoë spoke about Carlisle Cullen as well as Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. I do like the joke from Zack saying he should have read those book series so he would understand what was going on!
How about a little about the author, Zoë Markham;
Zoë lives in West Oxfordshire with her husband, young son and the obligatory two cats. A full-time copy editor by day, she writes late into the night, fuelled by her chronic tea addiction. Zoë likes her fiction dark and disturbing, has an inexplicable fear of mushrooms and will do anything to avoid interacting with the Real World wherever possible.
There are a lot of bloggers on the Blood Bank Blog Tour, so I would love for you to check out their reviews! You can do this by following Neverland Blog Tours on Twitter, as Jenny will be retweeting all the posts. As well as giving some love to Zoë and if you can not wait any longer to read it for yourself, you can buy Blood Bank to read in Ebook (Kindle Format) or paperback from Amazon. You can also find it on Goodreads now!
I hope you have enjoyed this little review! I highly recommend Blood Bank to all those who love anything supernatural and of course vampires.
*Thank you Jenny Marston for hosting the Blood Bank Blog Tour. The Ebook was kindly sent to me for free, in return for an honest review. The feature image and those included within the post, were sent to me in the Media Pack, for more information please see my About Page.