Three siblings need each other, but can’t see past their own problems to get the help they need. Samuel is a twenty-year-old sophomore in college who hopes to change the world, but his ideals always blow up in his face. His convictions are tested when he impregnates his ex-girlfriend and rescues a prostitute. Marco is a high school football star. After realizing that his teammates hate him because of the color of his skin, he falls into depression and sets out on a quest to save his estranged birth mother. Their sister, Lorelei, is a spunky and defiant teen obsessed with comic books. Her Down syndrome becomes her greatest asset when she becomes a superhero vampire slayer and saves the day.
Brenna on Goodreads wrote:
The Blood Between Us is the story of three siblings struggling with real life issues. One is dealing with his college girlfriend’s pregnancy. The second is battling racism at his high school. The third fights to have her dreams taken seriously despite her disability. Then the vampires show up.
The Blood Between Us mixes genres with confidence. The cover says it’s a ‘Twisted Teen Comedy’, but I think it is more than that. It’s a family drama, a coming of age story, and an adventure story all in one.
3 1/2 stars.
The Blood Between Us follows 3 siblings through their ups and downs. One of the things I did enjoy is that the author included a person with a developmental disability as one of the 3 siblings and made her a real person. Not very common for a main character to have developmental disabilities, so it's nice to see this written and written well. Begora starts the story by individually introducing the 3 main characters in their own section. Took a little bit for me to get into the flow, but the story over all moved along well. Definitely a good read.
****this book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review.****