Blood Debt by Nancy Straight
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus.
As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants.
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Blood Debt was one of those books that I didn’t want to put down. I would have read it in one day if I would have had the time! I was drawn into the story from the very beginning and was extremely curious to find out the secret of Camille’s birth father and his family. When it was revealed, there were still so many questions and the plot continued to thicken. It was such a fun read because it’s so well written and you never knew what was going to come next.
It was really well paced, the characters were enjoyable and believable – aside from the five half-brothers who all had names beginning with the same letter. Although that element did add to the mystery of the family that was definitely hiding something. The point of view changed every so often, giving a few other character’s views. I thought that it was well done and clearly marked.
The end leaves you with a lot of questions unanswered, so I hope they are answered in the next one!
I had the pleasure of interviewing Nancy last week. Check it out!
About the Author
I LOVE Starbucks’ White Mocha Latte and Mountain Dew, (but not together). I have a lead foot so I set cruise control when I drive, even in 25 MPH zones. I almost never win when I play Angry Birds, but have my 8 year old close, so he can clear the hard levels for me. I grew up on a farm and am opposed to eating fresh chicken (not opposed to meat – just opposed to any meat that was alive a few hours before lunch). I am a huge fan of the show, Big Bang Theory, on CBS. I have a stray cat that I feed every night and morning but she’s never let me get closer than within 3 feet of her – I keep thinking eventually I’ll wear her down and she’ll let me pet her. I share my life with two fantastic sons, three rotten dogs and a husband that I adore.