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Elisia Dalton, more commonly known as Ellie, is not a typical teenaged vampire. She still has her humanity and conscience. Her human memories and growing pains. And the same distaste for blood.
Still reeling from the secrets she uncovered before she was turned into a vampire by the mysterious immortal Christian, Ellie is also finding it hard to come to terms with what she has become. And the revelations keep coming.
Book one of the Poison Blood series reveals why Ellie is not like others of her kind.
I've now read Poison Blood 1 and 2 – both of which I loved and read each in less than 24 hours. I was gripped and Neha had me turning the e-pages! I am definitely hooked on the Poison Blood Series and now eagerly awaiting Book 3!
So let's start with Poison Blood 1 – I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had read Neha's first novel Chasing Pavements which I loved so I thought I'd give Poison Blood a try even though part of me was unsure whether yet another vampire story was worth telling... It definitely was!
Yes like another reviewer has mentioned, Neha takes some inspiration from the Twilight saga in terms of vampire mythology – Neha unashamedly embraces this and I knew what to expect as I has read it in her Author Q&A – yet that's really where the similarity ends.
Let’s be clear: this is not fan fiction. There is so much more to the vampire world that she creates, and she really does create a 'world' – with its own rules and justice system. Obviously this is a world that (unknowingly to most humans) co-exists with our world – that becomes important later on, and I'm sure it will further develop in the Poison Blood Series, as the two worlds, human and vampire, inevitably collide – but really this is a character driven story. In fact this is where the similarity to Chasing Pavements arises – of course the story is entirely different – but Neha's characters’ depths are what drive her stories, each with their hidden secrets of course.
This is the story of Ellie, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl – who fights with her parents and hangs out with her friends – until one day she is created as a vampire. Ellie is not a typical vampire – she hates the taste of blood and abhors the thought of harming human life. There is more to Ellie than even she knows…