Title: The Bleeders
Author: Michaela Haze
Series: Daemons of London, book 1
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, [Adult]
Heat Rating: Mildly warm
Page Count and Format: 248 pages, Ebook
Published: October 17th, 2016 by Dirty Jeans Publishing
Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
This blurb of this book was quite intriguing which prompted me to pick up the book when the author requested it and I’m glad to say it didn’t disappoint. I didn’t know what to expect from this book and I went in blind not knowing that I was in for a wild ride.
Sophia or Fia isn’t the same after her sister’s death and the only thing she wants is revenge by killing the two men she suspects for her sister’s murder. There is something off about Henry, the hitman she hires for the killings and it doesn’t take her much time to figure the truth out. Henry is not a human, he is an incubus feeding on the life force of people he murders and she is horrified when she realises that she is actually attracted to him. It’s up to Fia to turn the other direction or face the truth.
The Bleeders was indeed an intriguing read. I was engaged from the very first page which remained so till I turned the last one. This book starts with Fia in an asylum which managed to catch me off-guard and my interest was peaked. As the story proceeds, the readers are kept guessing whether the incidents that are happening are even real or not.
Fia’s backstory was another interesting aspect of this book which we begin to learn from her own mouth when she in the asylum. Fia never recovered from her sister’s death, to cope with all the emotions she was feeling, she took refuge in alcohol. Meeting Henry wasn’t a life-changing event for her, instead, it gave her another thing to be addicted to. When she learns Henry’s true nature, that he is an incubus, a daemon, and after the first few moments of horrifying disgust, she doesn’t shy away from him. She finally finds a refuge in him as he finds in her.
“Once you realise you love someone is when it is all over.”
Their story was indeed a little strange but addicting as ever. Henry although being an incubus never took the life of an innocent. His professional job as a hitman worked in favour for him till Fia found out his secret. Henry tried to stay away from her because of his touch was life-threatening but with Fia, he wanted to break all the rules. I loved their whirlwind romance but too soon to end with things took a totally different turn and I was totally not expecting that twist.
Another one of the interesting aspects of this book was when Fia became a “bleeder”. The bleeders were the ones who survived by drinking the blood of the daemons. She never accepted the fact that she was actually an addict then and an addict now, just the major ingredients differed. The story ended on a pretty intriguing note, Fia is still in the asylum but she realises something big, something that could change her life. I definitely can;t wait to find out more!!
Overall, The Bleeders was a great read! The plot kept me glued to the book and I couldn’t put it down and the characters were as interesting as ever. The writing was beautiful and easy to read and it was past-faced throughout the book. I can’t wait to find out what happens next in this series!
So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you read it yet or is it in your tbr?