February 08, 2022

#BookReview: Blood and Ballet by Melissa Mitchell






Synopsis: "If only ballerinas knew what vampire blood could do for their dancing."

In Anghor Manor, there is always a choice. When ex-ballet dancer Celine sees something she shouldn’t in the alleyway outside of Vienna’s hottest nightclub, Fluxx, owned and frequented by vampires, she is offered three choices. Each choice is as frightening as the next. Unable to make up her mind, Cece bides her time. She wrestles with memories of her old life, a life she was forced to abandon when a devastating injury ended her ballet career. Now she must pick up the broken pieces and move on, but moving on offers its own challenges, especially when Caius, lord of Anghor Manor, offers her something more precious than gold. Blood and Ballet is a young adult novel with a fresh take on vampires, blending together the world of ballet with age old ideas, while adding a dash of Roman history. Transport yourself to Anghor Manor nestled in the countryside just outside of Vienna, where vampires lurk, blood rules, and romance awaits.



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Rating: 3 Stars
My Review: I thought this was going to be a wonderfully gory ballet story or at the minimum a decent horror story, but I was a bit disappointed. It was a bit slow and predictable.  The vampires were your typical vampires and nothing special. And there was a standard vampire turf war resulting in mass death. I ended up giving it three stars because the love story between Celine and Caius was sweet.











Review

"Ms. Mitchell's seductive dark prose instantly snagged my attention from the very first page, as it will yours. The parallels between vampirism and ballet complemented the pacing, the style, and the theme of every chapter all the way to the grand finale. When the curtain fell, it was a long while before I got up from my seat. You know you've read something special when you go to sleep still thinking about the characters." -Jeanine Croft, Author of Thorne Bay

From the Author

Blood and Ballet is a young adult novel with a fresh take on vampires, blending together the world of ballet with age old ideas, while adding a dash of Roman history. Transport yourself to Anghor Manor nestled in the countryside just outside of Vienna, where vampires lurk, blood rules, and romance awaits.

From the Back Cover

"Blood for dancing, Cece. Blood for pain. Your choice." In Anghor Manor, there is always a choice. When ex-ballet dancer Celine sees something she shouldn't in the alleyway outside of Vienna's hottest nightclub, Fluxx, owned and frequented by vampires, she is offered three choices. Each choice is as frightening as the next. 

Unable to make up her mind, Cece bides her time. She wrestles with memories of her old life, a life she was forced to abandon when a devastating injury ended her ballet career. Now she must pick up the broken pieces and move on, but moving on offers its own challenges, especially when Caius, lord of Anghor Manor, offers her something more precious than gold.









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