Title: Blood Ninja
Author: Nick Lake
Summary: A boy in warring states period Japan (1500s) becomes a vampire after ninjas kill his dad and goes on an adventure with destiny and good ninjas and vampires and nobility.
Gut reaction: It was OK …but later I realized it really sucked.
Why: The writing style is professional and it feels (while you’re still reading) that it’s good but given time to reflect, it’s the worst book ever. It’s very historically inaccurate and the characters get away with all sorts of stuff they shouldn’t.
Who would like this book: people who like Japan but don’t know much about it, people who like cheap vampire novels, people who like fantasy adventures – it’s really a very European story.
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