Monday, November 11, 2013

Blood Past by Samantha Young

Blood Past
Warriors of Ankh Book Two
Author: Samantha Young (She pretty much rocks)
Published: 08/17/2011
Published by: CreateSpace
Audience: Young Adult 16+
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Mythology

All Eden wants is redemption... but the road to redemption is never an easy one.

Travelling to Scotland to find her mother’s bloodline, Eden is soon embroiled in the politics and training of the Scottish Warriors of Neith. It is a world where some stand with open arms ready to welcome her as family, while others keep a wary distance, conspiring against her. Through it all Eden learns of love, friendship, and what it means to be a warrior. Her future has promise... that is until a man she thought forever gone from her life returns to threaten it all.

When the one person Eden loves above all else is endangered, she will have to make a choice. Him... or her?

YA Paranormal Romance recommended for ages 16 years and up

(Picture and Summary from Goodreads)

The second book in the Warriors of Ankh trilogy did NOT disappoint.  There was tons of suspense, tense situations, and action scenes along with more sexual tension between Noah and Eden. 
Eden is still struggling with the recent events that led up to her family's deaths and what that means for her future and her relationship with Noah.  I'm really happy with the fact that her anger was not easily written off, that it stayed with her.  It makes it more real.  Eden develops new friendships when the Ankh's head to Scotland to train with the Neiths there and meet Eden's blood family.  The relationships between Eden, October, Cameron, Valeria, and Noah have so much depth to them.  I actually had the warm fuzzies reading it.  Eden mentions at one point how she is sad at the thought of leaving Scotland, I actually felt sad at the thought of it too.
Turns out Teagan is still around and he has a plan for getting Eden back.  Cosmina, the Bucharest Neith Councilwoman, who believes Eden is an abomination who shouldn't be allowed to live, hasn't given up on finding Eden either. I was constantly on edge wonder if Teagan or Cosmina would find Eden, especially when she started going out on patrols.  No need to worry though, she is kick ass, she can protect herself.
Noah and Eden's relationship is intense.  She is angry with him because he lied to her in the beginning, she finds it difficult to believe his reasons for it.  He basically broke her heart, especially when she found out he was dating Romany the entire time.  After talking to Cyrus and getting a new perspective from the Ankh side of things Eden is able to see why Noah did what he did and is able to trust him. It helps that he has broken up with Romany and has the definite hots for Eden.  In turn this causes their relationship to flare.  Such chemistry!
The end of the book was full of suspense.  Eden is faced with a choice, a MAJOR choice.  I was biting my nails wondering how it was going to turn out.

Between the action, suspense, and romance this book is full of reasons to keep the pages turning.  Again I finished it in just a few hours and am eagerly moving on to the final book in the series.


(Picture and Bio from authors website)
Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestselling novel ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has been sold in twenty five countries. For more info on Samantha's adult fiction visit


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