Silver and Stone (The Bloodlines Series #1) by J.D. Thompson

Title: Silver and Stone
Author: J.D. Thompson
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: August 3rd, 2001
Other Titles in Series: Blood and Champagne (to be released)

Characters: 17/20
Plot: 17/20
Originality: 18/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 18/20
Overall: 88/100 or B+
Source: Review copy provided by author

Synopsis: Welcome to high school high society hell, where last season’s slingbacks can warrant a lunch table demotion, the wrong date will knock you off the it-list and behind every pair of oversized Chanel sunglasses lies a secret people are dying to keep.

As if senior year at Weatherford Preparatory School wasn’t hard enough, sixteen year old Alexis Bardolph had to add school outcast to the curriculum.

A new found notoriety following a family scandal, her lacrosse star boy-friend dumping her for a former BFF and a string of perpetually bad hair days were among the many things going wrong in her already turbulent teenage life.

But when the haunting nightmares that have plagued her since childhood begin to take an eerily tangible form and several Holler Creek residents are reported missing, Alexis can’t help but wonder if there isn’t more to her hellish dreams than meets the eye.

The unexpected arrival of a mysterious and dangerously handsome new student ultimately leads Alexis to troubling truths that not even her wildest imagination could have conjured.

Review: I was greatly excited when J.D. Thompson requested I review her newly released YA. Paranormal romance is not a genre I generally read, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Silver and Stone is an absolute fun book to read, worthy of being praised alongside the best of young-adult fiction. I finished it in less than a day, and surprisingly found it to my liking. The flow of the plot from one moment to the next was superb, and the chapters were divided excellently. You would be hard-pressed to experience boredom while enveloping yourself in this fascinating story.

Of course, without in-depth characters a plot would get nowhere. Luckily, J.D. Thompson’s novel seems to be in plentiful abundance of such personae. She cleverly works strands of dialogue to bring the most out of her characters and is most adept at describing the emotions they feel while interacting with their environment. Thompson is definitely an author that knows what she’s doing.

Overall, I recommend the beginning of The Bloodlines series to the majority of paranormal romance lovers. This spectacular debut is dark, shocking, and provokingly hot!

Thompson, J.D. (2011) Silver and Stone.     

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