Slow Burn Fantasy Romance: Blood Mercy

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Author: Vela Roth

Blood Grace #1


This was by no means an easy book to get through. This 767 massive book contains a story that has never been told before. I haven’t read a book this big since House of Earth and Bloody by Sarah J. Maas. 

Was an arduous book to get through? Oh yes.

Was it well worth it to get through? Oh yes.

I will warn you, this book is a slow-burn fantasy romance. And it is amazing. I would add this to my best fantasy romance books list on the Kindle Unlimited list. 

It takes a while for our characters to eventually come together. It wasn’t painful at all either. The reason being is that our main character Cassia had a hard time trusting anyone. Due to being the king’s bastard daughter, she couldn’t trust anyone in court. She lived her life through fear of the king’s wrath and the judgment of others. So when she finally lets Lio into her heart, it is beautiful. Or really spicy. Depends on what you care about the most.

My next favorite thing about this story is the Hesperine, or to us mere mortals, vampires. They are everything NOT what we know about vampires. Hesperine’s are actually really very moral. They hold the law, don’t take blood unwillingly when they need to feed, and only turn people into vampires if they agree to it and are on the brink of death.

The world-building can be intense. There are long periods of time when it is dedicated to just painting the world that Cassia is in. But I felt that this world-building was well done. It was beautifully depicted and though it was long it was interesting to read. It can be a huge mountain to climb for some and I am also curious to see if this continues in the rest of the series. The rest of the books in the series are just as big as this one. 

Lastly, the ending was amazing and I can’t help wanting to continue the series.

This series is also available on Kindle Unlimited if you just want to just try out the series before buying.

Thank you Vanessa Lanang for giving me a copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.