Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Book Number 76

Good thing I take notes when I read books, otherwise I'd be super lost when I went to blog my review of each book. I'm a gazillion books ahead with my reading but pretty slow with the blogging. Time to shape up and get off my arse.

The Novel: Bloodprint
The Author: Kitty Sewell

Madeleine Frank, born and raised in America, is the daughter of a mentally unstable Cuban mother and an internationally prominent English artist. Losing her husband in a freak accident, Madeleine escapes her island home in Florida and follows her parents to England, where she trains and practises as a psychotherapist. Though devastated by her loss, her grief covers up another deeper scar from her past. At a time when she is finally starting to heal and forget, the precarious equilibrium of her life is upset by the appearance of a new client, Rachel. Damaged and mistrustful of therapy, Rachel is willing to try anything to help break away from her Ukrainian lover, who has subjected her to years of bondage and brutality and now threatens to kidnap their son. The increasingly complex attachment between Madeleine and Rachel has dire consequences and leads them into a turbulent maelstrom which neither could have predicted - and which neither is able to control. BLOODPRINT is a haunting psychological thriller that takes the reader on a journey from the exotic and quirky southernmost island of the USA, with its darker underbelly of Afro-Cuban sorcery, to the Georgian splendour of Bath. At the heart of this journey lies the fate of a child.

My Thoughts:
I liked this novel.
I enjoyed the supernatural undertones, I felt it added to the novel in a way that set it apart from other novels of this genre.
I found some plot points to be a bit predictable, but it didn't take away from the overall story. I found I was entertained throughout the novel, developing feelings for the characters and empathizing with Madeleine's plight.

I give Bloodprint a rating of 3.75 out of 5.

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