Written by: Misty Hayes
Series: Blood Dagger
Sequence in Series: Book 1
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Misty Hayes
Publication Date: December 11, 2017
Genre: Teen Paranormal Romance
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It's hell being a teenager.
Larna Collins has never understood why her dad skipped out on her and her mother when she was twelve years old. Until then, he was a devoted and loving father.
But six years later, during a renovation of her childhood home, she unearths her father's journal from under a dusty floorboard. According to his final entry before he left, he had recently visited a small parish in England.
The entries draw her to this seemingly quaint village, which Larna discovers isn't as charming as its blood-craving inhabitants want her to believe, and she learns that she isn't the only one trying to track her father down.
Could this explain her father's disappearance? Or was placing her in the center of danger her dad's master plan all along?
The Outcasts - The Blood Dagger: Volume 1 by Misty Hayes
Larna is The Outcast at her school. She never quite fit in once her father disappeared and she covered smothered her emotional issues with food.
After finding her father’s diary, Larna heads to London…the last place he wrote about in his diary. Only to be caught up in a vampire war with Larna becoming a pawn in the middle.
I found the The Outcast enjoyable and entertaining. I wasn’t a fan of all the references to her larger size, “sausage fingers,” and didn’t really think it had a bearing at all on story but distracted from the real meat of the plot. The meat of the plot was strong, imaginative and quite original for a teen vampire romance.
There is a love triangle of sorts which I’m sure will develop as the series progresses.
In the end, I found The Outcast balances witty and fun with mystery and thriller while managing to capture some awkward young adult romance as well.
Good strong start to a new series!
I received this copy of The Outcasts from Misty Hayes. This is my honest and voluntary review.