Monday, February 3, 2014

Bloodlines by Kendra C. Highley

Matt Archer: Bloodlines (Matt Archer #4)Book Description:
When seventeen-year-old Matt Archer set out on his last mission in the Australian Outback, he thought it would be like every other hunt. 

Not even close. 

After only two days on the ground, his best friend is possessed, a long-lost family member has returned and hidden truths have come to the surface. Add in a coven of witches bent on bringing about the end of the world and, well, this trip has started to suck. Badly. 

As his power and strength continue to grow, so does Matt’s concern that he’s becoming more and more like the creatures he’s been charged to hunt: a monster.

Faced with some of his biggest challenges to date, Matt has to decide what he needs to protect most—his family, his team…or himself.

My Thoughts:
Let me start with saying, this is the 4th in a series and picks up where book 3 left off.  If you haven't read the series, start with book one and fall in love with Matt Archer!  Now 17, Matt has a handle on things, ok not really.  Especially when a long lost family member shows up.  The end is quickly approaching and they must be ready for it.  Battling monsters. hunting, girls, family....all this shows Matt has issues on every level.
There isn't a LOT I can say about the story line that isn't a spoiler.  The action was great, definitely there.  The characters though were awesome!  I wasn't sure what I was going to think of the family member that returned.  I was ready to dislike him, but I didn't.  Matt has grown and changed so much, maturing and coming into himself.  The book's title tells you that blood (family) is important in this book and it absolutely is.  There is a good mix of adventure, action, romance, but written really well from a teenage boy's view.  Matt thought how I would expect a normal teen boy to think (well on most things).  I really am ready for the next book!
For those who have read this series, I rate this a 5/5.  If you haven't read it and are interested, start with book one and get hooked.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

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32 comments:

  1. Ooooh - this book sounds like it's right up my alley! I really only read during the summer when I am at the beach, but I will definitley add this to my list!

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  2. I love series and the description of Matt and his adventures are reeling my in without even having book one in my hands!

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  3. It sounds like a lot of stuff going on so I bet this would be a very interesting book to read.

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  4. This sounds like a book my son could really get into. He likes adventures and stories centered around boys that are younger.

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  5. I never never heard of this book or series but it sounds really good.

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  6. I like series books! They're easy to get into and hooked on.

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  7. Well, it sounds like a series that needs to be started from book one! A 5/5 score is good!

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  8. This books sounds like one that I could get into! Thanks for the intro!

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  9. Oooo sounds like a thrilling book. Would it be horrible to hope it gets made into a movie one day? It just sounds like it could make an awesome set of movies as well as great books.

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  10. Your review has me wanting to read this series--and I will take your advice-start at book 1 and keep on going!

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  11. What a great review! I just say this book on my kindle list of books suggestions. It looked really good

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  12. Covens and witches... I would love to learn more about them and I guess reading a book like this would be a good start.

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  13. This sounds like a book I could actually get my son to read! Thanks for sharing your review.

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  14. Nice reveiw! I'm pretty sure this would be right up my alley. Love fantasy books.

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  15. This book sounds fantastic - I'll going to have to dig up the first one I think and try and go through them all :) X

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  16. That sounds like a great book, being able to watch the characters grow is always a great thing. I love when you think you are not going to like a character and they end up surprising you.

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  17. Oh this books sounds a lot like one I want to read. I have been trying to get into more genres of books and I'm loving the review of this. This will surely make it to my kindle.

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  18. I am starting to really enjoy paranormal type reads lately. My niece got me into them, so maybe this is a new series we could enjoy together!

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  19. I don't really read as much as I should, but I think this sounds like a great book

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  20. Hmm based on the review and description - this is something my brother would enjoy reading.

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  21. This book looks really interesting. It has a multifaceted plot and some diverse characters.

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  22. Very interesting! I think this book could get me through a weekend pretty quickly! I'll add it to my list!

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  23. This sounds like a good read. I know a few people who would enjoy this book.

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  24. this book sounds like a good read will lokk into it

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  25. Great review. I am always looking for recommendations for books to read. I will pick this up for sure.

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  26. Sounds like poor Matt Archer had a very bad trip! I love books like this, thank you for the review!

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  27. I love series! And this book sounds like it would be a really good read! Thanks for your review!

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  28. Great review... Love to hear more about this series.. guess I have to gab it and hide under a blanket..thanks for sharing...

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  29. What an interesting read! Sounds like a series that will quickly get you hooked.

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  30. Looks like very interesting series, just thinking to hide somewhere and dive into adventures. Hope everything is going to end up fine for everyone.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

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  31. Okay seriously you're going to make my reading list a mile long! Lol. Definitely adding this one to the top of the list so I can read all about Matt's adventure.

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