Book Review: Blood Memory: Season One, Episode One

Book: Blood Memory: Season One, Episode One

Author: Perrin Briar

Plot: Haven’s crew found Jordan Grant half-dead floating at sea. With a six-year hole in his memory, he remembers nothing of the Incident or the Lurchers who have claimed the land as their own. He joins the crew in their daily struggle to survive in a harsh new world where every meal is live or die.But when a shipwreck forces them from the safety of the sea, the crew soon discover their pursuers aren’t the only monsters out to get them. As Jordan confronts the horror of his past he unlocks a secret that threatens to destroy not only him but the future of the entire human race.

Rating: 4/5 stars

First of all a huge thanks to the author and his team for sharing me the book and giving me a chance to get acquainted with the author’s work, which I might say has turned out to be a pretty good discovery for me.

While I was reading I also had the opportunity to read another of the author’s series, Z-minus and I saw the same pattern of narration in both these books. Blood memory is basically a post apocalyptic story and the story focuses on survival technique and maybe that is why you don’t get much detail of the world that the basic story is set in. The background is sort of thrown in bits and parts in between the ongoing story track. So you need to be on the lookout for these tiny pieces of information to understand the world that the author is painting for you and its nuisances. To be honest, the way the author has treated its story, I don’t think the background story would make much of a difference because his book is basically about the characters and the way they get through each day.

The language is good and the book is a quick and short read and the narration do help with the reading of the book but the only thing I had trouble with is that the lack of background details did made it a bit difficult to fully immerse into the story and without clear character history, it was kind of hard to place each of them in mind while reading. Technically all I wish for the book is a bit more clear picture of the characters and the background rather than opening directly to the scene as it delays the process of getting comfortable with the book.