Book review #13: Of Scions and men (American Scions #1) by Courtney Sloan

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Book: Of scions and men

Series: American Scion #1

Author: Courtney Sloan

Pages: 279

Chapters: 41

Genre: fantasy-Urban Fantasy

Date read: 6/4/16

Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads Summary:

Geopolitical babysitting while arresting preternatural killers, it’s just the daily grind for Scion Rowan Brady. Brash and sarcastic, Rowan has sold her life, her career and her very blood to the controlling paranormal ruling class of America, all to make sure her kid brother can eat. Now she uses her powers as a scion to kick the ass of any preternatural creature idiotic enough to break the rules and prey upon humanity without a license. All it costs her is her freedom and a pint or two per week to her new Master.

But juggling her job and duties becomes even tougher when she is tasked with keeping a contingency of diplomats from Canada from getting gnawed on. However, negotiations for an International Blood Exchange are interrupted when bodies start showing up.

Now Rowan must rely on her talent and wit to defend the society she despises to save the lives she’s sworn to protect. But as she stumbles into the truth, she chances becoming a target of not only these killers, but of her own government. With shifters, ghosts, vampires and psychics all watching her, can she stop the killings before she is silenced?

I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review. 

My Review:

So this book was really different from what I would normally read but I saw it on Netgalley and it was about Vampires so I couldn’t resist requesting it. This book did take me a whole lot longer to get through than I thought it would as I had requested it during the school year and i had a bunch of other books that needed to be read but I finally finished it this afternoon.

This story revolves around Rowan and DEC which stands for Department of Energy Conservation.Rowan is also a scion to the vampire Devon which means that she goes to him. The beginning of this story starts with Rowan and her partner Lyle are on a routine job where after she meets the Canadian Vampire Nadia and her Scion Carson. When a number of murders catch DEC’s attention the heads of DEC want Rowan and Carson to work on the case. Rowan ends up getting into a ton of different things where she eventually finds out what happens to the victims and who caused the murders to happen.

I had a really hard time with rating this book as there were some parts where I really enjoyed the characters and then there were other parts where I didn’t like them at all. Af first I thought I wouldn’t like the story at all as there was a lot of information dumping on the reader in the first couple of chapters but once the story picked up I really started enjoying it although there were quite a few times where I thought I would have rated this book 3 stars instead of 4. Rowan was a great character and she was really good at what she did but there were some things where I think she went a little overboard with. I also didn’t really like how the book started as I was really confused at first but once some things were cleared in later chapters I really started to enjoy this book. Overall I did enjoy this book once i got into it and would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves books about vampires.

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