I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Written in the Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones
Series: The String Diaries #2
Published by Headline on November 6, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
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The new, enthralling supernatural thriller from Stephen Lloyd Jones, following his highly acclaimed debut THE STRING DIARIES.
High in the mountains of the Swiss Alps Leah Wilde is about to gamble her life to bring a powerful man an offer. A promise.
Leah has heard the dark stories about him and knows she is walking into the lion's den. But her options are running out. Her rare lineage, kept secret for years, is under terrible threat. That is, unless Leah and her mother Hannah are prepared to join up with their once deadly enemies.
Should the prey ever trust the predator?
Written in the Blood is one of the few cases where the sequel is the best, hands down. There is just so much more in this book, it is very hard to know where to begin. Which is saying something as I loved and adored The String Diaries.
Similarly to the previous novel there is multiple points of views and there are different timelines woven effortlessly together. Meaning that the reader knows that the story is only being half told – there is so much more to find out.
The scattered narrative takes us over the globe and involves not only those who know about this mysterious world be mere mortals. The danger affects not only the hosszu elet but everyone – there is a new horror at large and will Leah, Hannah and the rest be able to defeat it?
There are lots of twists and turns in this book, as well as surprises. At one point Written in the Blood made in shout out loud in shock, in public. Something which I never do. I couldn’t believe what I had just read and had to pause for a while before rereading. At least I wasn’t imagining things!
Written in the Blood is utter brilliance. And even if you didn’t read the first one you can still read it as a standalone. But trust me if you loved the first of the series, you will definitely love this more!