Welcome to my Stop on the Blog Tour for Blood Bank by the fantabulous Zoe Markham!
What They Say:
Benjamin is a programmer moonlighting as a security guard at Dystopia, a seedy club that caters to the down-and-outs, the desperates, the addicts. He's been building his reputation, saving for a way out - but when he rescues a young woman from the nearby estate, he may just have stepped too far out of line...
Lucy is ordinary; a girl with a deadbeat boyfriend, a normal life and college studies. But when her world takes an odd twist, she starts to wonder about the people she's meeting, the situations she's in, the odd aversions and attacks happening around her. They're just coincidences...aren't they?
And Zack is in deep trouble. He's losing his girlfriend, drowning in debt, and has dwindling job prospects - and that's not the worst of it. His debt is to people who won't ever forget it, and who want the things closest to Zack's heart: his blood - and his life.
In the heart of Swindon, an ancient order hides in plain sight, spreading their influence through the streets like a disease. But despite their widespread power they are catching up with the modern world: the vampires are going online, and the Order is about to become more powerful than even they would have dreamed...
What I Say:I have been looking forward to reading this since the day I heard about it! I love Vampire stories but more than that, I love Zoe's writing style!
Blood Bank is different from any other Vampire book I've read. It's also quite different from any of Zoe's previous books. It's darker and more grow-up. Not quite YA, more mature than that. But so, so good!
The characters, Zack, Lucy and Ben are strong and easy to follow. Lucy is a little firecracker! Zack is really lost and really desperate. He's in way over his head and can't see a way out. He has a debt he can never repay but if he fails to pay, it will be passed on to his girlfriend. What can he do?
Ben kept me guessing. I didn't know whether he was on the good side or the bad side. He was ballsy, but I had to wonder about some of his decisions.
This is a fantastic twist on the Vampire story! No one sparkles in the sunlight. No one gets married or goes to prom. This is dark, dirty and seedy. Brilliant! 8/10
Thanks to Jenny at Neverland Book Tours and Zoe Markham for allowing to participate in the blog tour!