Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Blood Cure by K.A. Linde

The stunning conclusion to the Blood Type series finds the world in chaos and turmoil with one final battle left to determine who will survive—humans or vampires.

She had the world on her shoulders. Now she has nothing.

Reyna Carpenter was twenty-one when she became a live-in blood escort for the ruthless and darkly handsome vampire Beckham Anderson. She thought this was just a small price to pay for feeding her brothers back home.

But nothing went as planned. Not even her tumultuous relationship with Beckham. And now she wonders if anything will ever be the same again.

As she finds herself in the midst of a losing rebellion, she and her trusted friends must flee from a city conquered by the vampire elite. With their plans blown to pieces and everything they knew and loved gone, their future hangs in the balance.

Despite all she has lost, Reyna must rise from the ashes, reclaim the life that was stolen—and complete her mission, once and for all.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

4 Satisfying Conclusion Stars.

Blood Cure is not a standalone. It must be read in series order, starting with Blood Type, followed by Blood Match. I liken this more to a trilogy or a serial, where it would be best to read them all back-to-back, especially with how books one and two end on a cliffhanger.

I'm not entirely sure how to review, for the simple fact most statements will be a spoiler when it comes to the previous books, as well as a major development that occurred in the last cliffhanger. So, I'll just have to wing this with how the novel made me feel.

To be honest, I wasn't as enthralled with Blood Cure, no longer having the page-turning quality that I always find with Linde's writing. I felt satisfied early on in the novel, with the plot coming secondary to soothing my worries.

The revolution is in tatters and it's left up to Reyna to pick up the pieces, showing a burst of maturity that I felt she wasn't capable of displaying. Reyna becomes a worthy heroine to lead the revolution to its conclusion. Her brothers and sister-in-law lay heavily on her mind, her fellow captive looking for her lost friend plays a role, and Becks...

Everything is tied up with a pretty bow, all important questions answered, other threads left up to the reader's interpretation. Overall, I was more than satisfied. My only qualm was how I wished I had waited to read all three installments back-to-back for optimum emotional payoff.

Since I knew this was a conclusion, knew it wouldn't end with a cliffy, I wasn't as invested with the page-turning as I was previously. It was the feeling of a foregone conclusion with no surprises to be had. But there is comfort in that knowledge as well, where you can sit back and enjoy without chewing your nails down to stubs.

I HIGHLY recommend to paranormal readers and Linde fans alike. I look forward to whatever the author publishes next, and will endeavor to go back and read what I've missed in her backlist. If you're new to the author, I suggest the Avoiding series, as that's been a three-time reread for me.

I was desperate for this book after the cliffhanger at the end of Blood Match. But before this third book offers answers and a resolution, it plunges Reyna and the other surviving members of the Resistance into dystopian chaos. This is a wild ride and a wonderfully action-packed conclusion to a brilliant series.

This is a difficult book to review without spoilers but I love the growth in Reyna across this series. She is a pragmatic leader in this book and I enjoyed seeing her wrestle with the morality and consequences of the choices she must make as a leader. I loved the relationships in this book and I loved the friendships and even the more complicated relationships between some characters.

This book had me more emotional than the first two as the Resistance loses member after member and some favourite characters sacrifice themselves for the greater good. Like all good Urban Fantasy, there are some chilling moments in this book when it forces readers to look hard at our own leaders and political structures. I’ve loved this series from the start and this is a wonderful and fitting resolution to the trilogy. It doesn’t standalone and readers won’t want to miss the first two books. Now that all three books have been published, I’m sure most readers will want to binge read the three books back-to-back.

Ms. Linde left us with a massive cliffhanger with book two in this series and I was aching to get my hands on Blood Cure to see how the story ended. So how do I review this without giving anything away? I don't want to spoil anything.

I'll start by saying that the final instalment was great but didn't quite live up to the excitement of the first two books. I often find the third book in a trilogy is that way for me, so I didn't mind.

Blood Cure is romantic, emotional, a little gruesome at times, and has lots of action with a heroine we can root for as she struggles to defeat the bad guys. I actually had a pretty fun time reading this story, even when things were difficult for Reyna. The ending to this series is really satisfying even if there is a tiny moment of cheesiness in the epilogue.

The Blood Type trilogy has been the first vampire series I've read, and it felt like a guilty pleasure. I was excited to get and read every book. If you want a series you can really sink your teeth into, Blood Type is well worth it.


Blood Cure is the last book in this series and as before, the book pretty much picks up where book two left off.

With everything that has happened to her, Reyna has had to become stronger so she can become the leader the people need. It's been great seeing how her and Beckham’s relationship has evolved through the three books because he has to let go of trying to control everything to let her become who she is destined to be.

As with the other books in the series, there are many twists and turns – some I was expecting and some took me by surprise. I feel this really was a great conclusion to the series and I would definitely recommend it to someone who wants a paranormal romance that is a little different.

Also Available in the Blood Type Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Blood Type post.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Blood Match Blog Tour.

K. A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and more than twenty other novels. She grew up as a military brat and attended the University of Georgia where she obtained a master’s in political science. She works full-time as an author and loves Disney movies, binge-watching Supernatural, and Star Wars. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Blood Cure (Blood Type #3) by K.A. Linde to read and review for this tour.

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