Thank you to Fiery Seas Publishing for the review copy of this book !
Boy of Blood By Megan O’Russell
✨Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing
✨Series: Girl of Glass
✨Genre: YA Dystopia
✨Release Date: April 10, 2018
After Nightland’s vicious attack on the domes, the safety and perfection of the world within the glass has been contaminated. Desperate to rebuild, outsiders are allowed into the domes to help, breaking the cardinal rule: outsiders and Domers must always be separated. But the city is in shambles, crumbling into chaos without the Vampers of Nightland to keep order, and one name is carried on the wind: Nola.
Clinging to Jeremy, Nola struggles to find a way to exist in the domes, turning her back on all she learned in the city. But when one of the outsiders brings the dark secrets of the domes to light, the line between survival and murder blurs against the spectre of the dying world.
Can Nola follow the dark path laid out by the Domes? Will the dangers of the night become her new sanctuary?✨
✨I rated Boy of Blood ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 (4 1/2 stars out of 5)
Note: Boy of Blood is book two(2) in the Girl of Glass series
This book picks up just where it’s predecessor left off. Offering all the fast-paced, plot twists and drama expected of the series, Boy of Blood delivers as anticipated!
Set in a dystopian world, society is separated into the fortunate dome dwellers and the disadvantaged outsiders. The protagonist Nola grapples with consequences of the difficult decisions she made in book one(1). In addition to the loss of her blissful oblivion, her choices cost her the love of someone dear. Through the book she slowly begins to pick up the pieces to embrace the potential of a new interest. #teamJeremy
Author Megan O’Russell succeeds at building a strikingly vivid world that just comes alive with multidimensional characters and plots. I enjoyed her writing style. Much more, I enjoyed how cohesive the story was in bringing the plots together.
Boy of Blood will find a place in the heart of readers of many genres including dystopian fiction, young adult novels or for the adventure buffs.
✨Read on for an excerpt from Boy of Blood !
BOY OF BLOOD by Megan O’Russell
Excerpt from Chapter Nineteen
“Jeremy.” His name came out as a whisper through her tears. “Jeremy!”
He was running toward her house. His stride long and even. Blood and dirt marked his uniform, but relief brightened his face as soon as he saw her.
Scrambling back over the roof, Nola dropped over the edge and through her window, all pain forgotten as Jeremy’s heavy boots pounded up the stairs.
“Nola, are you hurt?” The words were out of his mouth before he was in her room, but she didn’t answer. She had already thrown herself into his arms and was kissing him with everything she possessed.
Explosions and blood melted away. Death and fear didn’t matter. Jeremy was alive and holding her.
The room didn’t sway, and she didn’t want it to. She wanted to hold on tighter, to pull herself closer so no one would ever be able to separate them again. There was no more her or him. No difference between them at all.
His fingers found skin at her waist and drifted up her back. She gasped at the warmth of his touch, craving more. Her heart raced as he hungrily grasped her side with his hand. Suddenly, her shirt became a hateful thing, another horrible barrier between them. Nola eased her hold on him only enough to reach for the edge of her shirt but as soon as she moved, Jeremy was there pulling it off for her.
Blood rose to her cheeks not with embarrassment, but anticipation. He let go of her for a moment to take off his heavy guard’s vest. But that brief moment felt like an eternity. Like he would fall away from her completely.
She pulled herself closer to him. Kissing him again as though trying to prove he was still alive. With only his thin guard’s shirt between them she could feel his heart racing against her. The taste of him, the feel of his heat radiating through her, washing away all the cold fear that filled her.
“Nola,” Jeremy whispered, and her heart soared. He wasn’t saying a name, but a prayer that they would always be together. That he would always hold her tight, and the demons of the outside world would never again come between them.
Fingers trembling, Nola undid the buttons of his shirt, letting her chest press to his. She slid his shirt away without looking.
In one movement that made her heart fly from her chest, Jeremy scooped her into his arms and carried her to the bed. Laying her down gently, he gazed at her. His brown eyes smiling down at her. She reached for him, pulling him closer. The light from the sunrise shone through the window, casting an orange light on Jeremy’s bare chest. A red mark glistened on his arm.
About the Author:
Megan O’Russell is the author of the young adult fantasy series The Tethering, and Nuttycracker Sweet, a Christmas novella. Megan’s short stories can also be found in several anthologies, including Athena’s Daughters 2, featuring women in speculative fiction. Megan is a professional performer who has spent time on stages across the country and is the lyrist for Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical, which received its world premier in 2015. When not on stage or behind a computer, Megan can usually be found playing her ukulele or climbing a mountain with her fantastic husband.