Thursday, May 27, 2010

Blood Oath - Christopher Farnsworth

Zach Barrows is an ambitious young White House staffer whose career takes an unexpected turn when he's partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the president. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant. A vampire bound by a special blood oath, Cade has spent more than 140 years in service to the president, battling nightmares before they can break into the daylight world of the American dream.
Immediately Zach and Cade receive their first joint assignment: one that uncovers a shadowy government conspiracy and a plot to attack the United States with a gruesome new biological weapon. Zach soon learns that the world is far stranger, and far more dangerous, than he ever imagined. . . and that his partner is the least of his problems.

Title: Blood Oath (The President's Vampire #1)
Genre: Adult fiction, Paranormal Thriller
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
My Rating: 5/5

I love the idea that the author took a true historical moment and thought, what if? I enjoy reading about history, and I love the liberties that Farnsworth took with this book.
The book starts off with Zach Barrows being relocated to a new position in the White House. He doesn't enjoy the idea that he is now "stuck" in this position, as he had plans to further his career in the White House. He attributes his career change to his relations with the President's daughter. However, all is not as it seems.
This book grabbed me immediately. I devoured this book, and could have read it primarily in one sitting. However, I didn't want to read that fast, as I wanted to savour the book. I loved the characters; Cade, Zach, Griffin, etc. I really enjoyed their personalities and found myself laughing out loud at several junctures in the book. I found the characters were very strong, and their witticisms were appropriately tongue in cheek. This was an excellent paranormal thriller. It was fast-paced, engaging, and extremely toxic to my social life. I couldn't put this book down, and re-read passages several times as I found them so well written. Honestly, I probably read the book twice with all of the back and forth I did because I didn't want to miss a single thing. With that said, I cannot wait for the next book to come out!
I definitely would recommend this book to fans of supernatural thrillers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files. In fact, I have already been recommending it to others. I found that I enjoyed it immensely, and I know that this is definitely a book that I will be re-reading. I don't want to spoil it for those of you who haven't read it yet, so I won't go into more detail. However, I will say that it was a real treat to sit back and read this book, so I highly suggest checking it out. You won't be disappointed.

Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks goes to Bronwyn from Penguin Canada for sending me this book to review.

1 comment:

Brittany said...

I just finished reading Blood Oath this week. I loved it too! I can't wait for the next book to come out.