Hello lovelies! Today I have my book review of
Gypsy’s Blood, by Kristy Cunning.
Gypsy’s Blood is the first book in the All The Pretty Monsters series.
Trigger Warnings: Attempted Murder, Murder mention, Death of a Parent, Sex Scenes, Grief.
I’m not all that special, really. Or uncommon. I’m sure there are a lot of girls with old gypsy blood who see the dead, have killer cults hunting their family, and turn into something that gets scary when they panic. Yep. Completely unoriginal, if I do say so myself.
Move along. Nothing to see here. Nope. I’m just an ordinary girl.
I wish people would believe that.
I’ve been labeled as one thing or another for most of my life:
Crazy Gypsy Girl.
It took my mother’s death for me to finally start getting answers about what’s really been going on. Unfortunately, most of the answers come from men…who aren’t just men. Somehow, I’ve gone and landed myself in a world truly filled with monsters, and I’m starting to think this is where I should have been all along.
Only…I don’t understand what’s going on. I’m walking into the middle of a story that’s thousands of years old, and I’m the new girl on the block who doesn’t have a clue how this world even works. My only guides happen to be the most lethal of the bunch.
They decide who lives or dies. They decide who gets stabbed or tortured.
I’ve gone and drawn attention to myself, and the ones paying attention are the ones everyone else seems to fear.
How do these things always happen to me?
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
When I first came across Gypsy’s Blood, I didn’t think much of it. I put it on my wish-list and moved on. The only reason why I read this book was because I found out that Gypsy’s Blood is a book that the reverse harem group I joined had read it
(and I’m playing catch-up), and I figured I’d try it out. Like I said, I didn’t think much of this book.
What I did think of it was that it’d be alright. I could read Gypsy’s Blood and move along because I didn’t think it’d be as interesting as it turned out to be. And, friend, I don’t regret reading Gypsy’s Blood at all.
There are 4 points of view within Gypsy’s Blood. And every single POV is incredibly interesting.
The point of view that we read from the most is Violet. Violet is such a badass character–I’m not lying when I say that Violet came to be one of my favourite characters of all time. Violet is an amazingly realistic character. Honestly, if she were real a real life person I’d hope I could be one of her friends. Violet is never a bore, and she always brings something new to the story. Whether that be a joke of some sort, or a sudden change of attitude in response to whats happening in the story–Violet brings the je ne sais quoi that makes this story feel alive.
The guys that we read from are generally all similar in regards that they’re all immortal, and that, frankly, they’re tired of living. —- Something that I enjoyed reading from the guys’ characters is that we get to know how tired they are, simply because history repeats itself for them over and over.
However, each of the guys are all wildly different from one another which brings a certain oomf to the story. I adored how in the beginning they guys didn’t even tolerate one another, but throughout the duration of this first novel, they’re less likely to try and start fighting with each other.
Gypsy’s Blood actually has quite the engaging story line. The story gives just about everyone who has a point of view within this book questions, there’s not always an answer. In fact, when Violet wants an answer to something, she doesn’t really get one. And if Violet does get the answer that she was looking for, it’s a vaguely veiled answer–most of the time.
Every character is hiding something–including Violet. I found this to be incredibly compelling to finish the story. And while we don’t get to know every single secret, there’s just enough intrigue for me to want to finish the book.
Within Gypsy’s Blood there were so many little things that all came together that just made this story fantastic. I couldn’t have put Gypsy’s Blood down if I had wanted to. In fact the second I finished writing down my notes for this first novel, I started on the second book in the series, Gypsy Freak.
Gypsy’s Blood was a ride my friend. There was legitimately never a dull moment in this story. From start to finish, Gypsy’s Blood had me enraptured.
I give Gypsy’s Blood, 5 stars.
Have you read Gypsy’s Blood? Did you like it?
Gypsy’s Blood took me by surprise–holy shit. I ended up loving this book, when I expected to hate it.
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