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March 29, 2012

Blog Tour Stop: Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl - Review

Golden Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy, #1)
Title: Golden Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy #1)
Author: Melissa Pearl
Publication date: November 4th, 2011
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal)
Source: Blog Tour
Pages: 260
Find on: Goodreads | Amazon
Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected.

Gemma's parents are adamant that secrecy is paramount to her family’s safety. If people knew what they were capable of, they could be "used and abused", as her mother always says. Afraid she might accidentally utter the truth and break the ancient oath of her people, Gemma spends her school days as a loner. Only one thing can throw her sheltered life askew... Harrison Granger.

Harrison never expected to talk to the strange Hart girl, but after a brief encounter he can't stop thinking about her. He begins a campaign to chisel away her icy veneer and is met with unexpected consequences. As he slowly wins this girl over, he enters a surreal world that has him fighting to keep his newfound love and his life.
Golden Blood wasn't what I was expecting, it was so much more. From the beginning of the book the writing was likable, the story sucked you in, even though it might have seemed a bit too generic at first. However as I continued reading, and the paranormal aspect of the story was revealed, I fell in love. 
Gemma, the protagonist, is a typical high school student. She struggles with the secret of her family, where they once had to move because she slipped the secret to one of her friends. When she meets Harrison Granger, really meets him, not ogling and fantasizing about him from afar, the struggle really begins. She doesn't know whether she should get close to him for she is endangering her family's secret and their existence. At the same time, she is falling hard for him, her sister's rule "keep it at fun and games" seemed to have worked... until it didn't. 
I found the time traveling aspect of the story and the usage of it very fascinating. Her twin older brother and sister were great secondary characters, and her and Harrison's relationship was uncomplicated and free of misunderstandings, exactly how I like it. Golden Blood is the first book in a trilogy, the second and third books Black Blood and Pure Blood have already been released. I personally can't wait to get my hands on them to get back to Gemma's world! 
5 musical notes!

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  1. Thanks for 5 musical notes!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for being part of this tour. You're awesome :)

  2. Wow, 5 stars?! This must be good! Great review. I love the sound of the time-travelling aspect. :)

    1. yes Sam!! I LOVED IT! It is my first time traveling book and it rocked!

  3. I've read the series, and it's great. The story gets even better over the course of the next two books. You've got to read it.

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