What Lies Inside Review (Blood Bound #1)

What Lies Inside: A Vampire Paranormal Romance (Blood Bound Series Book 1) by [Myers, J.L.]

Amelia reaches her sixteenth birthday just to find out that she is a vampire. Killing for blood is forbidden, but she first has to learn how to control her thirst before she even encounters humans. Her friend Kendrick is also a vampire and wants to help her, but when they move away, he can’t help her anymore. Now, she and her twin brother Dorian have to go to a human school and learn to control themselves. Amelia is terrified that she will slip up and drain everyone, but one human named Ty seems to attract her. She can’t keep herself away, even when his friends try to push her, and she doesn’t know how she is going to be able to control herself. However, she starts to notice some not-fully-human traits about him, and she starts to wonder if he will be what she has been looking for all along.

I have had this book sitting in my library for forever, but I never picked it up. Now, I am so glad that I was able to read the prequel Fallen Angel, and I am so happy that I took the time to read this novel.

I have to admit, the love triangle was actually rather refreshing to me. Even though it was there, it did not get in the way of the storyline, and Amelia always knew who she wanted. She wasn’t trying to drag multiple people on at the same time.

I also enjoyed the fact that Amelia was dangerous. I did not want her to be dumbed down or made into some sort of sickly sweet vampire to show that she was still human. She was still strong, and she was still deadly, whether she liked it or not. SHe just had to learn how to truly control herself.

Even though this novel warns of sexual situations, and the cover seemed rather sexual, I never felt uncomfortable throughout this entire novel, and there was never a complete scene in the novel. If you are a 16+ YA fan, you can most likely handle and enjoy this.

The pacing of this novel was perfect. As soon as I started it, I flew right through it in a matter of hours. The only reason why I didn’t finish it all in one sitting was because of my schedule.

I would recommend this novel to anyone looking for a fresh vampire romance young adult novel with a strong female main character.

Overall Rating: 5/5

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