Red Blood, a review by Sara

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Red Blood
Kaitlyn Legaspi

366 pages

Self published February 2021

β€œThere are two kinds of people in this world: the bound and unbound. The unbound are born with unnatural, inhuman abilities. While having powers may come with its perks, to be unbound is to be cursed. Unbound individuals are treated as freaks, yet despite this, they hold the highest positions in the government: the Card Holders of the fifty-two domains.Β When her domain’s Card Holder dies, unbound seventeen-year-old Neela Blydes is forced to participate in a tournament to find the unbound most worthy of leading the Queen of Hearts Domain. But the tournament isn’t as glorious as it seems. It’s a tournament that herds unique unbound called Specialists into deadly combat, a tournament where winning by default is nonexistent and killing is permitted.Β As Neela progresses through the rounds with her life on the line, she forges new alliances and encounters dangerous unbound adversaries. Among them is a white-haired man with crimson eyes. Dangerously familiar crimson eyes.”

I was definitely intrigued by the premise of the book, just reading the snippet made me interested. While there is some cheesiness and dialogue was a little forced, it went perfectly with the writing style. I enjoyed getting to know Neela and her admiration for her brother, there weren’t really any loose ends when it came to secondary characters either. the only thing I felt wasn’t touched on enough was how this tournament came to be, maybe Kaitlyn is saving it for another book or prequel.Β  I am very much looking forward to reading book two and give Red Blood 5 out of 5 stars.


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