Nov 4, 2015

Book Review: Blood and Water by Briana Morgan

1.  Blood and Water is the first book by author Briana Morgan.  I found out about her on twitter a couple of weeks ago and when I saw that she released her first book recently, I knew I wanted to check it out.

2. The beginning of this book was very enticing.  It starts out with Jay thinking that there's an intruder in his apartment, and as he learns of who it really is, the virus is introduced and we're given some more of the back story.  It moved a little slowly at first and I wasn't sure where the story was going, but that really gave us a chance to get to know the friend group (Jay, Sean, Melanie, and Jay's sister Maia) better.

3. I always judge books by their covers and I really like how well this cover fits the plot.  The title also really fits the plot too.  As I kept reading things would happen and I would think to myself, "Oh! That relates back to the title." haha

4.  I really enjoyed how while the virus was a driving part of the plot, it wasn't the WHOLE story. The whole story was the different relationships going on between the characters.  Sean and Melanie, the seasoned couple of the friend group.  Jay and Maia, fighting for their lives and to keep their family bonded together. Jay and Melanie, having secret feelings for each other that they know they can't act on.  Jay and Fleur (his doctor), having an inappropriate and unethical lust for each other.

5.  I really recommend this book if you like stories with strongly written characters and are open to a surprising (and slightly morbid) plot twists.  I look forward to reading more from Briana in the future and I think you will too.

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Take care,


  1. Thank you so much for this review! I'm glad you enjoyed the book!

    1. You're welcome! I find your publishing journey very inspiring. Keep up the good work. :)