The Turning

The Turning I m no coward I want to make that perfectly clear But after my life turned into a horror movie I take fear a lot seriously now I finally became Dr Carrie Ames just eight months ago Then I was attacke

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  • Title: The Turning
  • Author: Jennifer Armintrout
  • ISBN: 9780778303985
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • I m no coward I want to make that perfectly clear But after my life turned into a horror movie, I take fear a lot seriously now I finally became Dr Carrie Ames just eight months ago Then I was attacked in the hospital morgue by a vampire Just my luck So now I m a vampire, and it turns out I have a blood tie to the monster who sired me The tie works like an invI m no coward I want to make that perfectly clear But after my life turned into a horror movie, I take fear a lot seriously now I finally became Dr Carrie Ames just eight months ago Then I was attacked in the hospital morgue by a vampire Just my luck So now I m a vampire, and it turns out I have a blood tie to the monster who sired me The tie works like an invisible leash and I m bound to him no matter what I do And of course he s one of the most evil vampires on earth With my sire hell bent on turning me into a soulless killer and his sworn enemy set to exterminate me, things couldn t get much worse except I m attracted to them both Drinking blood, living as an immortal demon and being a pawn between two warring vampire factions isn t exactly how I d imagined my future But as my father used to say, the only way to conquer fear is to face it So that s what I ll do Fangs bared.

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    1. First off, this is not a paranormal romance, contrary to what the cover wants you to think. This is a dark urban fantasy with many violent scenes. There is a great deal of pain, blood, and assault.I loved the first chapter, thought it was perfect and original. I liked the main character, the secondary characters, and set up. Then the blood tie kicked in and was used for all sorts of ridiculous behavior and dialogue. I stopped liking the main character when her actions stopped making sense. I und [...]

    2. Ugh, that's it. I yield. Carrie's whinging, selfish splooge is like driving an icepick through my temple. This book was a fail on so many levels. While there are elements of horror, the true focus is the first-person idiocy of Carrie as she rebels against her dead parents by justifying her lust for some obnoxious, sleazeball vampire with floor-length hair & brocade bathrobes. His name is Cyrus (yes, really) & he has an unabashed fondness for the rape-and-murder of teenagers. But he only [...]

    3. Opening Line: “I read a poll in the newspaper once that said the number one fear of Americans aged eighteen to sixty-five is public speaking. Spiders are second and death is a distant third.”Wow, this was a fun. Not quite what I was expecting but as it turned out a great ride. For some reason I went into this thinking paranormal romance which is so not the case here. I would categorize Armintrout’s world as urban fantasy/horror. Its dark, violent, blood spattered and often gory and that wo [...]

    4. Blood Ties book one: The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout is such a breath of fresh air. Not the typical vampire romance that I'm used to reading and one I'm glad I didn't pass by.Dr. Carrie Ames is a doctor that shouldn't be. Squeemish, insecure with low self esteem, she is the perfect candidate for this good vs. evil vampire must read. Easily controlled even though she really doesn't want to be, curious as a cat with nine lives you can see why she is the most ripe cherry for this battle.Nathan i [...]

    5. Ugh. This book is terrible. The author never met a stereotype she didn't like (not just for vampires), and it is just full of sloppy prose like soft carpets that cut the heroine's skin like razors. Rug burn, I might believe. Razors? No.Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook

    6. I didn't have high hopes for The Turning. No offense to Jennifer Armintrout intended, but there is just so much crap flooding UF/PR shelves these days. However, I ended up being pleasantly surprised by this book. It starts when Dr. Carrie Ames is attacked by a master vamp and unintentionally left behind to become a vampire herself. I had to love Carrie’s initial reservation to drinking blood. As a nurse and a germophobe, I can appreciate her revulsion to the whole thing based on the extreme ic [...]

    7. I haven’t read a vampire book this entertaining and exciting for a long time. These vampires are mean and they are killers. And now Carrie has found herself turned into one. She not too thrilled about it either. This has ruined her life. To her great misfortune, she just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and gets attacked and left for dead. This starts her new life as the undead.While I usually love the gothic undertones of most vampire novels, this one has very few. I think [...]

    8. Ugh. Cutting my losses on this one. I read to about half way and flicked through the rest but it doesn't seem to get any better. None of it makes sense. The heroine is a hospital doctor who gets turned into a vampire and one of the first things she gets told to do and does in pretty short order is quit her job. Because people will start noticing that she doesn't age. Ummmm, yeah, but probably not for at least another 10 years or so. She's only 28, FFS. And wouldn't it make sense for her to stay [...]

    9. I don't have any objections to the plot, it was decent, but the characters . . . Carrie got on my last friggin' nerve: (view spoiler)[Her play to sacrifice herself for the antidote to save Nathan was fine. Admirable even. But her "Oh, I have to tell Ziggy the truth, b/c I can't stand for both him and Nathan to hate me when I go," followed by her big reveal to Nathan himself later . . . seriously? (hide spoiler)]NO. The truth should have come out. The truth needed to come out, but it also needed [...]

    10. Desde o sucesso da saga Twilight de Stephenie Meyer que a Gailivro tem vindo a apostar cada vez mais nos vampiros. “A Iniciação”, o primeiro volume da trilogia Laços de Sangue, da autoria da americana Jennifer Armintrout, é a sua mais recente aposta. Carrie Ames é uma médica que recentemente se mudou para o Michigan para trabalhar no Serviço de Urgência de um hospital. Certa noite, é atacada na morgue por um vampiro, supostamente um doente falecido há minutos atrás. Enquanto se de [...]

    11. Real Rating: 4.5Este primeiro livro da série Laços de Sangue foi uma boa surpresa. Confesso que andei a evitá-lo durante uns bons dias, pois pensava cá para mim: "Ora boa, mais um livrinho de vampiros". E apesar de já ter lido bastantes este ano, este mostrou-se diferente. Conceitos diferentes, atitudes diferentes, o que contribuiu para que fosse ganhando entusiasmo ao longo da leitura. Tanto, que acabei por lê-lo em dia e meio.Carrie, personagem principal e narradora, é uma médica que a [...]

    12. The reason I first picked this book was because it's about vampires and the heroine wasn't a 16 year old waiting for the prince charming. As she says she was 28 years old but she looked barely 21 (whatever!). So a vampire story with lots of blood, gore and a fascination with eyes. I mean the things this author did with eyes!She took them out, borrowed them, changed them, staked them and all that in detail! Jennifer, what do you have against eyes?!?Now our heroine, Carrie, is a doctor with daddy- [...]

    13. 6/7/2014So.I read this book awhile back. I thought it was 'okay' (as you can see by how I rated this back in 2009). Am now going to go back to do a reread based on author's commendable behavior with regard to despicable trolling/bully sitesnnytrout/?p=7720jennytrout/?p=7708This, on the heels of a certain 'world famous' *rolls eyes here* authoress who's decided that readers/reviewers who post less than sycophantic comments/posts, and less than adoring reviews are 'gangster bullies,' (yes, you rea [...]

    14. This is completely different from what I am used to reading. I wasn't sure the first few chapters if I wanted to continue but it sucked me in. Deliciously disturbing so I must be sick in the head. A truly dark look into the not so good side of being a vampire. Violence, gore, blood and torture and teen rape. This is not a "romance" like bonding or mating that is generally read. I appreciate the change and it is very well written. Best quote from book:"Every moment I spent with him faded my anger [...]

    15. This is no sweet, humorous vampire romance. Violence abounds from the first pages to the end. The story is unique for the approach to vampires, the changes in their bodies, and the link between sire and fledglings. And the idea that vampires would work to eradicate the "bad" vampires is not new, but that the Movement would strive to destroy all of the vampires was a shock.Carrie's new nature is hard to resist and with the additional pull of her sire it is almost impossible to control herself. On [...]

    16. I was right - I had read this before! But it was so long ago and so many books have been read since I didn't remember the entire story - but I did remember a few key turning points.Saying that - I'm glad I picked it up again - i really enjoyed it! Carrie is a great character and Nathan is too. And altho some intimacy has been seen, no romance is on the cards there yet. Nathan is still very much in love (or guilty) with his wife from the 1920s.Cyrus turns out to be an interesting villain when you [...]

    17. Dr Carrie Ames’ life changes dramatically when she is attacked in the hospital morgue. Thankfully found and saved in time, she undergoes her long and life threatening recovery. Her body then experiences some strange changes, such as a big increase in appetite and sensitivity to sunlight; things that can be explained medically, but Carrie knows the truth. She is a vampire and she needs help. She meets Ziggy and the ‘sex walking’ good vampire, Nathan, who educates Carrie on her new life. But [...]

    18. Desde que a capa me cativou, e o mesmo não posso afirmar quanto à sinopse, que queria ler o livro. Tanto que o comprei a ele e aos dois seguintes. Finalmente consegui pegar nele!Ora bem, no geral achei o livro bastante cómico e cheio de acção. Do inicio ao fim, acontece quase tudo à protagonista, desde tentar sobreviver e afirmar-se no meio de internos sedentos de atenção, a ser desmoralizada pelo chefe, atacada por um vampiro, morrer no bloco operatório, sobreviver, encontrar outro vam [...]

    19. The Turning' is the first book in the 'Blood Ties' series by Jennifer Armintrout. It's a solid start to a series if a little uneven. It also doesn't really sit within the urban fantasy genre or the paranormal romance genre but somewhere in between in my opinion. Although there are a few gruesome scenes that may be too explicit for PNR fans, especially if they are just after a romance and nothing else.Carrie Ames is a doctor working in a hospital when a John Doe is pushed through the hospital doo [...]

    20. Just in case you, like me, got this book confused with paranormal romance: it's not romance. That should hopefully dispel any expectations on that score which will only be disappointed.Carrie is a doctor who has a bit of a breakdown when she sees the horrific injuries of a patient brought in one night. Trying to overcome her fear, she goes to the morgue to view the corpse only to have it attack her.After spending some time in hospital herself, recovering, she struggles to return to her job. The [...]

    21. Opinião aqui: diariodachris/2014/08/Não sou pessoa de muita fantasia. Vampiros também não são a minha leitura habitual. Mas a sinopse deste livro captou a minha atenção e devo confessar que foi uma agradável surpresa. Carrie Ames é médica há apenas oito meses, quando uma noite é atacada por um vampiro na morgue do hospital e acaba ela também por se tornar um vampiro. O que ela não sabe é que ao se transformar em vampiro ela acaba por criar um laço de sangue com quem a criou, o qu [...]

    22. So it's been a while since I have actually reviewed anything and to ease my way back into this I decided to dive into my favourite genre.This book had a promising beginning. I liked the way vampires were re-imagined to be more monstrous, very Buffy-esk which I really liked. I loved the writing style too, it's very quick and witty. Heck I even actually really liked Ziggy as a character but my problem begins the moment Carrie meets Cyrus. It's like all the charm and smart drains out of her and she [...]

    23. I like it pretty well so far, but one of the sexy vampires just walked in wearing leather pants and a billowy white shirt. Really?! I'm still laughing at that one. So I'm finished. It was like this: poorly developed characters? rambling, stupid plot? Hot, emotionally-retarded, Throbbing vampire love? Done. Sign Me UP!It only took me a couple of hours to read, so I'll read the others because I'm a glutton for punishment, but it really was kind of like reading a book by the offspring of Bram Stoke [...]

    24. Este livro foi tudo! Acabei-o num ápice e não sei muito bem como digerir toda esta informação, tudo o que consigo pensar é deitar as mãos no próximo.Quando peguei nele as minhas expectativas eram incrivelmente baixas (como o preço dele, a sério foi uma pechincha), mas não, foi o tipo de livro que não conseguimos largar e ficamos sempre à espera de mais! Este livro consegue-nos fazer pensar nas personagens quando não o estamos a ler, era tudo o que precisava neste momento, quem é f [...]

    25. "The Turning" has everything a great book should have; action, undeniable chemistry between characters, anticipation and vibrant with just enough description of what (or who)their doing =) It really mirrored Karen Marie Monings "Fever" series a whole lot for me. From everything from the book shop to the witchcraft and the mystery of the male characters. I do know that most novels favor each other, but I personally can't wait to see who's "take" on this story turns out a better read in the end.

    26. So fucked up And not necessarily in a good way I wouldn't say I hated it but the heroine annoyed me A lot!!! (view spoiler)[ she slept with a guy, who moments before rape a guy would was not only underage but also the guy she fancied son! (hide spoiler)] Honestly, the more I think about it, the more I think I may hate the heroine! Not love hate Just a seriously strong dislike hate!

    27. I wasn't even able to finish this book. It's awfull, awfull, awfull. The crappy translation to Portuguese didn't help aswel. I do not recommend it.

    28. Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan GirlsLa loro bellezza è incantevole. Il loro potere senza limiti. Per secoli la solitudine ha dato loro la caccia, ma all'improvviso un raggio di luce illuminale tenebre della loro esistenza con la promessa di un amore destinato a durare per l'eternità.Immaginate che le vostre paure più profonde prendano forma materializzandosi nell’essere più mostruoso che la vostra fantasia abbia mai creato. Immaginate che quello che avete sempre razionalmente negato, [...]

    29. La historia es buena, pero no disfruto de las protagonistas tontas y con complejo de víctima; reconozco la capacidad de la autora de retratar a una mujer víctima de abuso y como a pesar de ello sigue desempeñando su papel de víctima porque da más miedo tomar el control de ti misma moraleja no hay víctima ni victimarios, hay decisiones y es lo que tú decidas.The story is good, but I do not enjoy the silly protagonists and victim complex; I recognize the author's ability to portray a woman [...]

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