Precious Blood (The Blessed #1)
The plot was kind of messed up. Thank God no one knew I was reading this. Explaining it would have been a nightmare.
"Well, there are these three girls, who haven't really done anything right in life, but somehow now this guy they meet thinks their saints. And this guy is either crazy, or completely sane. And we're just supposed to believe everything he says. Even though, this guy could have killed someone and then he brings these girls to a church by themselves and no one knows where they are.... So yeah."
That was going down hill fast.
One thing I don't get is why all three girls seem to have a mild to borderline crazy crush on this guy that they meet. He gives them a bracelet and somehow they're all falling in love with him? And that's not even part of the actual plot. If you look up the Saints that these girls are supposed to be, then it just makes Precious Blood even more confusing. The girls' description BARELY fits with their SUPPOSED saint that they're supposed to be.
I don't know what I just read, but I'll probably still pick up the next book to see where the hell this is going. If nothing gets explained in the next, then I'm just going to call it a day.
It definitely took me at least half of the 400 pages of Gothic thriller seductiveness to start to understand and get involved in the plot. Once I did get sucked in I was well and truly wrapped in its sticky black tentacles of plot with sin and sinners becoming entangled in a crazy, little sexy, but mostly crazy plot.
Basically The Blessed follows three girls, Lucy the popular self centered saint of the blind, Cecilia the struggling musician saint of the musicians and Agnes the loving naive innocent saint of girls, and Sebastian the compelling mysterious boy who tries to convince them of their 'true callings' and show them that they are similar in more ways than they could imagine.
This book was a definite love/hate relationship....sometimes I just couldn't be bothered with it but then a minute later I would be dying to know what happened next. It's one of those series you need to keep reading in case something unexpected happens as you guess it will. It was relieving to find a YA novel that actually kept you guessing, I can honestly admit I never knew what was going to happen. It'll stretch your mind as you try and keep up with the ever evolving twisting thread.