Hello again my friends! I have finally finished an ARC, Blood and Other Matter by Kaitlin Bevis, from NetGalley that I had been slowly reading. The book wasn’t slow, it was just me. 😂 I was attempting to finish the book last night but my body was so tired that I fell asleep, head crashed into Kindle and all!! That’s talent folks.
“Blood moon rising…
Derrick Hernandez and Tess D’Ovidio have been best friends forever. There’s nothing they wouldn’t do for one another. But their childhood bond is put to the test when Tess shows up on Derrick’s porch covered in blood…
Tess has no memory of what happened. She’d gone to a bush party with one of the football players. She remembers the bonfire…and then, nothing. Working backward, Tess and Derrick learn that she and seven other players were the only ones to make it back from the party alive.
During the next few weeks, each of the survivors is plagued with nightmares that reveal fragments of memories from the horrific night. But when the young men start dying under mysterious circumstances, Derrick can’t figure out if Tess is next—or if she’s somehow responsible. All he knows is that he has to save his best friend—or die trying….”
– description from NetGalley
I gave this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, as I felt it was a well done original storyline. I enjoyed the relationship between Tess and Derrick, they had such a deep history having been childhood friends but to see the romance develop was adorable. I felt the author introduced other characters at appropriate times, even though I couldn’t stand the football players. That’s sign of a good author though, when they can write a character so well that it gets to the point where you can’t stand them and want to reach into the pages and strangle them!
I really enjoyed that there was a side plot that followed the strained and tragic story of Tess’s home life with her terminal mother. I felt that getting snippets of that helped breakup the crazy events of Tess’s doomed night at the bonfire. Overall, there was action, folklore, a little romance and creepy demon smiles. What more can a girl ask for? Oh, but wait! Well…no I don’t want to spoil it for you… guess you’ll just have to read it for yourself! It officially released on April 17th so go now and grab yourself a copy!!!
Happy Reading! 🤓