Review: Of Blood and Pulse by A. Jacob Sweeny

Of Blood and Pulse by A. Jacob Sweeny (The Pulse Myths #2)

Book description (from Goodreads) –

Of Blood And Pulse picks up the story right where Pulse Of Heroes left off…

After a rocky start, Michelle and Elliot’s relationship seems to be teetering on nothing but a few fraying strings, despite the great love that they both feel for one another.

Haunted and scarred by the events of the past year, they both suffer from traumatic consequences. To complicate things even further, someone who knows far too much about Elliot shows up unexpectedly, bringing revelations that even Elliot as a 4700 year-old immortal has a hard time grasping. This visitor’s mere presence adds yet another strain to the couple’s already fragile relationship.

However before Michelle and Elliot can remedy and mend their love, they must heal themselves, and that task will not be as easy, or as safe, as it seems. Join Michelle and Elliot on an epic life-and-death adventure that will take them to the four corners of the world in search of the key to their survival.

Review

Michelle may be back from Europe but the events that took place there are fresh and vivid in her mind. Suffering from nightmares, Michelle is struggling to cope, and has only let Elliot into her confidence so far…even with his abilities, does he know everything Michelle is feeling?

Elliot is also keeping secrets…one that could have devastating consequences for both himself and Michelle, if he doesn’t find a solution and fast. Just when it seems that things cannot possibly get any worse for Michelle and Elliot, Michelle witnesses something that makes her re-think their entire relationship.

Is everything as it seems? Futhermore, will Michelle and Elliot be able to heal themselves from the events in Europe and re-build their relationship or will unforseen events and enemies tear them apart forever?

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Taking me on an emotional rollercoaster, A. Jacob Sweeny has written a sequel that is unforgettable.

One of the things that I enjoy about Sweeny’s writing style is her ability to bring out the emotions of her characters; their voices and feelings leap off the page. While reading Of Blood and Pulse, the pain and sadness that Michelle and Elliot sometimes experienced felt so raw and intense, that I was left speechless. One scene in particular, I had to go back and re-read because I was just so swept away by the emotions of Michelle and Elliot. I don’t want to go into too much detail about the scene as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. I’ll just say that it involves a car and someone’s reflection in the rear-view mirror, as the car drives away. Wow.

Of Blood and Pulse is a supernatural/paranormal story, so naturally there are many paranormal elements and events but there is also so much realism to the novel. I love how Sweeny balances the real world with the supernatural world; in particular, Michelle and Elliot’s relationship. Both character’s make mistakes and both learn the importance of communication. In addition, the shyness and awkwardness that Michelle sometimes feels around Elliot, adds an innocence to the story which I really like.

Of Blood and Pulse is full of even more mystery, suspense, history and romance, and with twists and turns that will leave you shocked, you will find yourself wondering which new character’s can be trusted. As you reach the final pages the suspense does not end, Sweeny writes a jaw dropping cliff-hanger that will leave you eagerly awaiting the final installment in the Pulse Myths.

4.5/5

*Recommended for mature readers, 16/17+, due to some adult content.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Of Blood and Pulse by A. Jacob Sweeny

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review! You absolutely got it. This book has much happening in it, but at it’s core it is a story about a relationship that is so stretched to it’s limits, and yet the love has never once waned.

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