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The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?

And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?

- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Blood Will Tell - Samantha Young I started this book supremely interested in where it would go. Darkly creepy and horrifying beginning? A book in the view of a protagonist that struggles with conquering her inner darkness? Awesome. But I quickly became pissed off with the introduction of Noah's character. Not that I didn't like him, I did. But the whole time I was reading the chapters in his view, I was thinking OK SO YOU DECIDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK THAT EDEN'S GOOD AT HEART(OR TRYING TO BE), WHY ARE YOU TAKING SO LONG TO RESCUE HER FROM ALL OF IT? WHY ARE YOU LETTING SO MUCH TIME PASS THAT COULD MAKE HER GIVE IN AND TAKE SOMEONE'S SOUL? WTF ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Another off-putting aspect of this book is the slightly amateurish writing quality. Not that it's particularly horrible, but sometimes the dialogue, flow of sentences or word use is jarring. Ultimately, the combination of the above kept me from continuing with this story.

In conclusion, awesome idea, bad execution.