Sweet Blood of Mine by John Corwin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Justin Case is your typical nerd. After rescuing Katie, his long-time crush, from a bully, things are beginning to look up for Justin. But, after an unfortunate string of events, Justin "loses" Katie, what little social standing he had, and even his two best friends.
This is a book where no one is who they seem to be at first. Justin never quite knows throughout the story who his friends are, and he has to make the tough decision of who he can trust.
I love Justin. In the beginning of the book he was really just your average guy. Throughout the book, even though his whole world is going topsy-turvy, he still stayed true to himself and stands up for what he believes. I enjoyed watching him evolve over time, both physically and emotionally, throughout the story. He's an overall nice guy…definitely the kind of guy you want on your side in a fight.
I also love Elyssa. She seems so tough and unapproachable to Justin at first, but as he gets to know her he realizes she's just a person too…well, sort of. Elyssa has her own secrets and problems, but she, too, in the end decides that she has to stand up for what she knows is right.
Sweet Blood of Mine is a must read. John Corwin's writing style is seriously addicting and laugh-out-loud funny! I loved the humor in this book, and being inside Justin's head was so much fun. I can't wait for the next book in the series!
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