Publication date: May 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Horror
When Corbin Stewart, a down-on-his-luck writer living in Paris, witnesses the brutal attack of an old gypsy, he rushes to help. He chases off the attackers, three albinos wearing porcelain tragedy masks, but not before they stab the old man repeatedly. While Corbin tries to keep the man alive until help arrives, blood gets on his skin, in his eyes, into his mouth. The old man dies, but Corbin soon discovers that death isn’t the end for the powerful gypsy, and that the blood in his body carries part of the man’s tortured soul with it.
Gypsy Blood was an intriguing novel, and the first book that I have read by Jeff Gunhus, and definitely not the last that I will pick up by this author. So I really was excited to get my hands on this book because it was classified as a horror book, and that's a genre that I have been trying to read more in adult books, but this was was a slight letdown, it wasn't as scary as I was hoping it would be.
But I still enjoyed the book. I liked the writing style, I enjoyed the plot, and I loved the characters and how well-written they were. It was different than a lot of books that I have recently read, which was a nice break. But I found the ending not as satisfying as I would have wanted.
I would recommend this book to those who can handle some gore, and focus on some more unsettling aspects.
Jeff Gunhus is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year-old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 30 on Amazon, have been recognized as Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists and reached the USA TODAY bestseller list.
After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active life in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel or on JeffGunhus.com.
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