Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book #126: Blood Memories

Title: Blood Memories (book #1 in the Vampire Memories series)

Author: Barb Hendee

Date started reading: Nov. 8, 2012
Date finished reading: Nov. 11, 2012

Publish date: October 2008
ISBN: 978-0451462299
Number of pages: 243

Official summary: "For ages, they have lived among mortals, in the shadows, hiding their true selves from the eyes of humanity — until now. Eleisha Clevon is no angel, although she has the face of one. A vampire, she's far older than she looks — and she makes men yearn to care for her. A few even survive the experience. Eleisha might not like to kill, but she knows self-preservation must come first. So when an old vampire friend kills himself, Eleisha is shocked. What she finds afterward shows how world-weary he had become — hoarding drained corpses and keeping records of vampires' actual names and addresses. Now the police know who Eleisha is and, more alarmingly, what she is. But she soon realizes that being known may have its pros — even if it puts her and her kind at risk." (

How I obtained the book: Bought for $1.34 at Barnes & Noble

My commentary:  I only bought this book because I found it so cheap one day when I was looking at the clearance section of the book store. I've had it on my shelf for quite some time. I didn't expect much from the book because I had never heard of it, but dear God, it is awesome. I loved every page of it. It was filled with action, suspense, and some sexual tension. Hendee was able to capture and keep the reader's attention without having to resort to lots of sexual content. It was strictly a great vampire story (with lots of psychic ability content). I am pumped to read the rest of the series.

Memorable quotes:
  • "We don't really live forever, baby. We just cheat for a while." ~ Edward
  • "Maggie never did anything by accident." ~ Eleisha
  • "I took no pleasure in the fact that some mortal had to die so I could go on living." ~ Eleisha
  • "Guilt was a new emotion for me. I hated it." ~ Eleisha
  • "It's too bad undead can't cry." ~ Eleisha
  • "Mortals always use pretty euphemisms like 'caught in an obsession' to sugarcoat realities like madness." ~ Eleisha
  • "Trust me on this. My head isn't someplace you want to be." ~ Dominick to Wade
  • "If you're poor and strange, people call you mad. If you're rich and strange, they call you eccentric." ~ Eleisha
  • "You take mortals at face value and then put them into neat little categories so you won't have to deal with anyone." ~ Wade to Eleisha

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