Friday, May 17, 2024

Book Review for The Dangerous Ones by Lauren Blackwood

 The Dangerous Ones by Lauren Blackwood

Published May 14, 2024 by Wednesday Books

Genre:  YA Fantasy


Taken from Goodreads:  A romantic historical fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blackwood, set in the American Civil War with vampires and people with demigod-like abilities.

1863, Pennsylvania

War doesn’t scare Jerusalem—she’s a Saint. Thanks to powerful demigod-style reflexes, endurance, and strength, she’s fearless. And ever since the Confederates declared civil war, partnering with the vampires who benefitted off slavery, she and her battalion of Saints are essential to the Union army.

Jerusalem herself had been enslaved by a vampire, escaping North only after her family was murdered. She knows the enemy better, hates the enemy more than anyone in her battalion, and has been using it to her advantage since she joined the war a year ago. More than anything she wants revenge, but if she can help Black people gain freedom and equality without having to steal it for themselves like she had to, then all the better.

But she never expects to have to team up with a vampire to do it. Alexei is one of those handsome, arrogant Ancient Vampires. But he’s on the Union’s side, and in the year they've known each other, has never done anything but prove he’s on hers.

Together, they set out to change the course of the war and take down the vampire who destroyed everyone Jerusalem loved. But for her, it’s about more than justice.

It's about killing a god.


My Thoughts:  WOW!   What did I just read?   This book had it all.  The civil war, making it historical.  The vampires made it paranormal.  The relationship of Jerusalem and Alexei makes it a romance.  This book has everything.    

There were a lot of characters, that sometimes got overwhelming, but they all added to the story.   I enjoyed that most of the characters played an active part in the story so they made an impression on me.   There were a  few times that I skimmed over a paragraph because it seemed repetitive or not very important to the story.  

Overall, The Dangerous Ones is a great YA paranormal romance.   The book is not a quick read but it is entertaining.  

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