November Snow (Bad Bloods #2) Spoiler Free Book Review

Title: November Snow (Bad Bloods #2)
Author: Shannon A. Thompson
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Dystopian, YA
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



Synopsis from Goodreads:

When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle. 

After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona’s war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.

Before getting into the review I wanted to thank the author for sending me this right after I finished November Rain (which I have a review for here). And I want to apologize for taking so long to write this review because so much stuff was going on in the month of July. November Rain and November Snow are one book split into two because they’re both chunky. They definitely are meant to be read together because after experiencing the ending of November Rain and how we jump into November Snow, it all makes sense.

This review will be short because I don’t want to spoil anything since it’s Book Two. In November Snow we continue with Daniel and Serena’s POV which I really liked! (There’s a specific reason why I liked this but I can’t get into detail, because again, spoilers).

The writing is simple and straight to the point which I enjoyed. The only reason why I knocked off a star was because I found the first 50% of the book to be really slow and I felt like it took a while to get into the action. But the other half of the book definitely made up for it. I also wished that we got more of the ending because it felt rushed.

THE AUTHOR GAME OF THRONED ME AND I WAS IN MY FEELINGS OKAY?!?!?!? I was really emotional with all these characters because they’re my children. You just feel really close to them and you want to care for them. There are tons of kids/early teens with all these amazing powers, so innocent and their stories are touching. I look forward to reading more of their individual stories on Wattpad. Thanks Shannon!!

I liked that we got to see more character dynamic in this book. We also finally get to know what the fuss is about between two important characters because I was left wondering after the 1st what was the history.

This book definitely had more action and was also more political based than the first one. I like that the author wrote a realistic approach to the politics. *applause to her*

The ending was really good. I was left wondering about some of the characters. However, this book could be left off as open ended or the author can write another book and I would still enjoy it all the same.

Life Update and Currently Reading

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. So if you’re from the United States, you know it’s 4th of July weekend and the BBQ’s plus fireworks are everywhere and anywhere. I wanted to apologize for being absent these past few days. When 4th of July comes around, my anxiety gets really bad because of all the fireworks and the screaming. Yesterday alone, my block had fireworks till literally 4am. I am restless. And when my anxiety gets really bad, I shut myself off and prefer losing myself to a book.

Because of all my restlessness, I finished Clockwork Princess faster than I had anticipated and I have started November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) by Shannon A. Thompson. The author personally contacted me so I can read this book and review it.


Here’s the Goodreads Synopsis:

Fans of Red Queen and The Hunger Games Trilogy will love this new series by Shannon A. Thompson.
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

So far I’m enjoying how fast paced this is. I’m only on the second chapter so I can’t tell you much except it starts off really good!