[ARC Review] November Rain by Shannon A. Thompson

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them.

Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.




Review:

An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I have loved Shannon A. Thompson's writing ever since The Timely Death Triology, which I highly recommend. The moment I heard Shannon A. Thompson was writing another series, it became one of the top five books in my tbr list.


November Rain is set in city called Vendona, a city divided by humans and Bad Bloods. The Bad Bloods possess different abilities. Many view Bad Bloods as dangerous, but many want them gone. Serena escaped from death and was saved by another bad blood, Daniel. The elections determine the fate of the Bad Bloods and Serena and Daniel must work together in order to save them all.

The plot is character driven. Each character is different and unique, all having a desire to be accepted for who they are. I loved how Shannon A. Thompson gave life and perspective to each character. I throughly enjoy the dual perspective. It gives a fresh insight of the city Serena, Daniel, and the rest of the Bad Bloods live in. This book really defines the meaning of friends, family, and loyalty.

After an ending like that, I need November Snow now. I have said this many times before in my previous reviews, I hate doulogies because they are usually the best type of series written, captivating, strong and thrilling. Bad Bloods definitely falls into this category. 

I recommend November Rain to anyone who loves dystopian and learning the real meaning of trust in a world where trust is just an imagination. 

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