Geopolitical babysitting while arresting preternatural killers, it s just the daily grind for Scion Rowan Brady Brash and sarcastic, Rowan has sold her life, her career and her very blood to the controlling paranormal ruling class of America, all to make sure her kid brother can eat Now she uses her powers as a scion to kick the ass of any preternatural creature idioticGeopolitical babysitting while arresting preternatural killers, it s just the daily grind for Scion Rowan Brady Brash and sarcastic, Rowan has sold her life, her career and her very blood to the controlling paranormal ruling class of America, all to make sure her kid brother can eat Now she uses her powers as a scion to kick the ass of any preternatural creature idiotic enough to break the rules and prey upon humanity without a license All it costs her is her freedom and a pint or two per week to her new Master.But juggling her job and duties becomes even tougher when she is tasked with keeping a contingency of diplomats from Canada from getting gnawed on However, negotiations for an International Blood Exchange are interrupted when bodies start showing up.Now Rowan must rely on her talent and wit to defend the society she despises to save the lives she s sworn to protect But as she stumbles into the truth, she chances becoming a target of not only these killers, but of her own government With shifters, ghosts, vampires and psychics all watching her, can she stop the killings before she is silenced
Of Scions and Men Geopolitical babysitting while arresting preternatural killers it s just the daily grind for Scion Rowan Brady Brash and sarcastic Rowan has sold her life her career and her very blood to the contr
I have been looking forward to reading this, but unfortunately the main character made me too ragey to finish it DNF 29% This is a dystopian vampire urban fantasy Vampires have taken control and humans must take vaccinations of vampire blood to stay healthy and donate blood quarterly There are different classes of people and vampires The elite, the working class, the poor, and those operating in the underworld black market Rowan is a scion to a master vampire and works for an investigative agenc [...]
DNFI feel terrible for not finishing Of Scions and Men because 1 It s the author s debut novel and I m the first person not to give it a positive review I m sorry Please don t play darts with my picture 2 The people at Curiosity Quills Press are absolute sweetheartsIt s not a bad book I actually enjoyed quite a lot of it I just started to lose interest in the story until I never found myself in the mood to pick it up again.When I started reading, it was a little hard to get into there were occas [...]
3.5 Review to come.
3.5 Stars Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes After tragedy strikes, it is time for the Vampires to reveal their true nature and in fact they end up governing over the humans, who are forced to donate blood for the vampires to drink In addition, important vampires can get a Scion, which is like a special blood donor who in return can tap from the vampire s power through a psychic link Main character Rowan, both Scion and on the lookout for rogue vampires, will do what it takes to protec [...]
Clearly opinion is divided over this book, but not being one to follow the mainstream and always on the lookout for something new and fresh, I am sorry to say but I loved the book If you are looking for a book that does not feature insta love, solves the eternal problem of naked shifters, includes vampire bonds and dismembered bodies, all set in a dystopian world, well here is the book for you But and here s the but If you like Pi a Coladas, getting caught in the rainIf you re not into yoga, if [...]
I love vampire stories, but I ve read many and it s hard for me to find a refreshing take on them Not only did this gem of a story offer me just such a story, but it included a fantastic cast of characters and a gritty post apocalyptic urban fantasy plot that captivated me from beginning to in The story opens with vampire scion, Rowan Brady, going about her day job policing the prets preternaturals by hauling in a vamp who abused the laws by taking blood from an unlicensed source namely small ch [...]
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review First volume of what seems to be an interesting series Not the best urban fantasy novel I ve ever read, sure, but it has political hooks that could very well lead to a few big bangs in the future When the world went to the dogs, vampires revealed themselves and stepped in to keep the cattle, sorry, the humans in check after all, there s no point in letting your bloodbags kill each other with mass destruction weapo [...]
would like to thank Curiosity Quills Press for an e ARC of this book to review Though I received this e book for free, that has no impact upon the honesty of my review Teaser Geopolitical babysitting while arresting preternatural killers, it s just the daily grind for Scion Rowan Brady Brash and sarcastic, Rowan has sold her life, her career and her very blood to the controlling paranormal ruling class of America, all to make sure her kid brother can eat Now she uses her powers as a scion to kic [...]
I, as a reader, often wonder if it is harder to create an entirely new world like in a fantasy novel or a world just like today s but with a few crucial changes as Courtney Sloan does in Of Scions and Men Whichever is harder, establishing a world in the first novel in a series is always a challenge Mrs Sloan does an admirable job of creating a realistic world in this novel You know, as realistic as a world where vampires are the ruling faction in North American and Europe at least.There was a lo [...]
Author Courtney Sloan is a new to me author, making Of Scions Men my first experience with her writing Genre UF DistopianEditing Flawless.Cover Art Not only is the cover art gorgeous it s also accurate 1st POV Rowan Romance None, although the potential for future romance does exist World Distopian, USAAfter a massive human war the paranormal population is out of the closet Every war has it s casualties in this case humanity paid the price North America is segregated from the rest of the world, t [...]
Source Publisher Genre Urban Fantasy Rating 3.0 My Thoughts Key Characters Rowan Brady, Devon Shuvalov, Nadia Gavrilova, and Carson HoltSetting Chicago post Reclamation AmericaOf Scions and Men is the first installment in author Courtney Sloan s American Scion series Protagonist Rowan Brady works for an organization called DEC Department of Energy Conservation The DEC ensures compliance by vampires and humans Rowan is what is called a Blood Theft specialist She is the person who gets to run down [...]
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.I just finished the book and wish there was a sequel to read Devon and Rowan were such likable people There were no parts of the book where I was bored or ready to read something instead of finishing it This is a great start to a series I hope continues to be as good or better than this first book Courtney Sloan will be an author I read in the future Vampires, scions shifters are [...]
Received a complimentary copy to read and review It was a good read I couldn t put it down I like the characters and world that Courtney has created It has some great twists and turns Readers will be drawn into the story from the first page I look forward to reading of Courtney s books.
4.75 stars With the potential to become a favorite series A Z reading challenge letter O
Reviewed by Whitney Shooting Stars ReviewsRowan did something she felt she had to do a few years ago, and now she is scion to a very powerful vampire But when the head vampire targets her to find a serial killer among them, she must do what she can to find out who it is before it is her head on the chopping block She will meet new people, and learn new things about herself along the way This was a totally new type of vampire novel I adored it I loved the heroine and how she acted, and I really e [...]
I would like to thank Curiosity Quills Press for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.This book was great Though I will freely admit at first I groaned and thought I was reading a Hollows wannabe I soon shut myself up, apologised profusely for being such an idiot for assuming such a thing and got on with enjoying the story It is NOT a Hollows wannabe AT ALL Yes there are some minor similarities but you could say that about any supernatural urban fantasy that has vamp [...]
In the past, I have enjoyed Ms Sloan s husband s books, so I was intrigued when I saw that she had a book coming out and that is was in a genre I liked I was expecting that I would like her book at least half as much as I did her husband s What I wasn t expecting was to like it as much as I did After a little bit of a rocky start, the book went full steam ahead with action, drama, interesting characters, while leaving me with a yearning to read Ro is a very spunky and fearless heroine who has a [...]
Holy OMG WOW No, seriously Never in a million years did I think I d ever enjoy another vampire book I ve tried and tried and tried and just nope But OF SCIONS AND MEN gripped me from the very first page with an amazingly unique world full of vampires, scions, shifters, and mediums a kick ass heroine and an amazing best friend stakes so high I could barely keep my eyes open while reading for fear of the characters and a world system that s so unique I wish I could dive into the mythology and hist [...]
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.Except for a few grammatical errors, there was nothing wrong I really liked this take on a Vampire Dystopian society, where vampires ruled and humans learned to live with, or less.Some vampires had scions and those scions usually worked in some way for them in different capacities I also liked the relationship between Rowan and Devon and how each of them interacted, not just with each other, but other people as well.No spoilers from [...]
Fast paced, kick butt action with a wise cracking heroine.Mystery, murder, chaos.The oddest almost love triangle you ve ever seen without much actual romance kind of liked it that way, TBH.A strong cast of characters, a horrid disgusting villain, and writing that ties you to the page.I understand happily that this is just the start of a series
I won this book via First Reads Giveaway I received a paperback copy.
I really enjoyed this book It had some fantasy here, humour there and some action in the middle Its an easy and refreshing book The only Sad part is that it ended and i dont know If there will be a second book or not
I loved this book, from start to finish I am really disappointed there has been no book 2 as I completely devoured book 1 and was not ready for this sorry to end.
You can find this review and on my blog.Of Scions and Men is the first book in a new urban fantasy series and as such, it does a good job in introducing the readers to the world and the characters who inhabit it And that s no small feat, I can tell you First books in a series have the thankless job of showing the reader a brand new world and making sure that they love the protagonist enough to stick not only until the end of one book, but to keep reading the series, AND they need to do that whi [...]
On the surface, Of Scions and Men looks like it could be really cool a dystopian urban fantasy world ruled by vampires However, it s poorly executed and often feels like a collection of little thought out tropes If I weren t reading this with the intention to review, I would have quit part way through.Rowan Brandy is a vampire s scion someone who becomes a vampire s servant in blood bag and gains a psychic link that allows them to use the vampire s powers She normally works tracking down vampire [...]
I actually really liked this book partially because I m a sucker for these vampire romance novels, partially because I found Devon to be attractive and partially because I found the whole scion thing to be an interesting take on an otherwise overdone genre Plus, the fact that this is a dystopian novel with the vampires as a ruling government is also very unique and I thought that the author did a good job in world building and character growing.While I found Rowan to be a tad rude and somewhat i [...]
Il libro scritto bene, la storia non male, anche se non nuovissima, l unico problema la protagonista che troppo anti vampiro per essere credibile nel suo ruolo Ed pure antipatica, mi ricorda Anita Blake dei primi tempiun po in peggioAnita odiava anche se stessa oltre ai mostri, perci questo la rendeva pi umana e piacevole, tutto considerato.
I received this ebook as an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review More to come