Book Review – Bloodborne

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BloodborneBloodborne by Gregg Luke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gregg Luke, you are my new favorite author.
And I am not saying that lightly.
I am choosy when it comes to authors.

Bloodborne was masterful.
I couldn’t put it down.

I have reviewed many books,
but this book left me in awe
that I got to be part of the book tour.
It was too good to be free.
Too good.

Everyone needs to get this book and read it.
If you like thrillers, or biology, or the Utah wilderness,
or military strategy, or Polynesian culture
this book was written just for you.

It’s based in Utah for the most part,
but one thing I loved about it,
was that unlike Utah, it wasn’t packed with
a bunch of Mormon culture.
In fact, there was no
mention of the church at all.
I believe this makes Bloodborne much more marketable
and that makes me happy
because I want all my friends to enjoy books like I do.

So, all you Non-Mormons who love the work of great Mormon authors,
add this one to your list of must-reads.

Stephenie Meyer, Shannon Hale, Richard Paul Evans,
Rachel Ann Nunes, Anita Stansfield, Orson Scott Card:
make room for Gregg Luke,
I see him as the Mormon version of John Grisham.
And you all know how I love the Grish.

I don’t give 5 stars lightly.
If you read this and have any bit of disappointment,
I would be very surprised.

So, what’s the book about, you ask?
Here is the blurb from the back of the book:

One ordinary afternoon, research specialist Dr. Erin Cross steps into a local deli to get some lunch, and nearly takes a bullet instead. Thanks to the timely intervention of a former Marine, she walks away from the seemingly freak incident. But when she returns to find her lab under security lockdown and her apartment ransacked, she realized the attack was anything but random. Erin can’t make sense of the threat, given her low profile after a disastrous H1N1 vaccine trial. She doesn’t know her former colleague has used the virus to develop a potent bioweapon or that her recent research hold a key to his success. And she doesn’t know that his collaborators want her dead before she blows the whistle. 

Fleeing for safety with her research in hand, Erin unravels the threats with the help of the timely Marine, former Special Ops agent Sean Flannery. But the closer they come to finding answers, the more questionable Sean’s behavior becomes. His erratic moods and suspicious communications are more fitting for an enemy than a friend. And as the crisis comes to a head, Erin can’t be sure who harbors more secrets—the bioterrorists pursuing her or the one man who can give her protection.

But let me tell you more beyond the blurb.
The blurb doesn’t tell you that the characters are spot on.
You will even love the evil ones.

The plot was fantastic and less predictable than most.
Some of the twists threw me and that doesn’t happen often,
but I do love it, when it does.

The writing was strong.
The author had done his research well,
or he’s just one heck of a smart guy.
Both, I assume.

There is even a little love interest
that leaves the ladies hoping for a sequel.

Let’s just put it this way.
There is a fictional cabin in the middle of
The Dixie National Forest
that I have now made it my life’s mission to find.
I don’t even know if
The Dixie National Forest actually exists,
but in the part of my brain
that stores away works of fiction that are too good to be fake
there will forever be a cabin I can run to if I ever need to hide.
Add it to my bucket list to buy a four wheeler.

Thank you Gregg Luke for some great entertainment.
Thank you for giving me all that I can ask for in a book:
I was able to completely block out my real life
and pretend that I was a smart scientist
rescuing the tough man in distress.
And we all know that rarely happens.

You may be a man Mr. Luke,
but you just endeared every single woman
to you in a single character named Dr. Erin Cross.
Just count me as one of hopefully very very many fans
in your bright writing future.

I did receive this book for free to review it,
but I have never given any other book I got for free five stars.
Heck, I don’t give books I bought five stars.
Me receiving the book for free did not sway my opinions,
it only made me feel like one lucky lucky gal.

View all my reviews

And just for inquiring minds,
my husband only gives it three stars. (boo hiss)

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