Release Blitz + Review: The Blood That Binds by Madeline Sheehan & Claire C. Riley

Series: Thicker Than Blood #3
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Romance

Tᴡᴏ ʙʀᴏᴛʜᴇʀs. A ᴄʜɪʟᴅʜᴏᴏᴅ sᴡᴇᴇᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛ.

Life has never been easy for this trio, and especially not after the end of civilization as they knew it. Having had their formative years ripped from them, they were thrust into a shattered, savage world, a world where they only had each other.

Lᴏᴠᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ʟᴏss.

Weary travellers on the brink, there is a storm brewing, a turbulent tempest that has nothing to do with the weather. When tragedy strikes, everything changes in the blink of an eye-- facades come undone, and loyalty is pushed to a breaking point.

A ᴅɪᴀᴍᴏɴᴅ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴏᴜɢʜ.

Immersed back into something akin to normal society, a safe-haven in the midst of misery, our travellers are forced to finally confront their demons--long-kept secrets that have been haunting them for nearly a decade.

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

The Thicker Than Blood series is one of my all time favorites. It is just such an unique series and combines two of my favorite genres: post-apocalyptic and dark romance. It has been six years since the previous book released, however, I never stopped anticipating the next book. So when Claire and Madeline announced that they were back to writing together again, I got really freaking excited. There is just something about the constant danger and being able to fall in love during these crazy circumstances. The Blood That Binds tells the story of the brothers Logan and Lucas, and Lucas' best/girlfriend Willow. They have been surviving the post-apocalyptic world which is full of dangerous people and zombies. Logan is pretty strict and follows the rules to a T, however Lucas and Willow are more immature and more often than not don't really realize the danger they are putting themselves in. Logan is the oldest so he takes the leader role very seriously. However, when something happens that turns the trio's world upside down more than it is already, they find themselves facing things that happened in the past.

I am keeping it pretty vague because the blurb does the same and I just don't want to spoil it. The Blood That Binds is very different from the previous two books. First of all this is not a dark romance in my opinion. If you read the first two books in this series you know how dark and brutal the authors got with the characters. This wasn't really the case with this book. It was much lighter which disappointed me a bit unfortunately. I was really looking forward to the dark and gritty world. It did have a couple of brutal scenes but overall it wasn't really dark. Did I still enjoy the story? Yes, I did. In the beginning I was pretty annoyed with Willow and Lucas' immature behavior but was glad to see them grow further along the story. I loved seeing the characters dealing and healing from their demons. The side characters were great, and I enjoyed the plot. There was a twist that I saw coming from the beginning, so it didn't really surprise me. The writing was great and I am glad that the authors were able to come back to this series. I look forward to the next book, and I have a feeling that it'll be dark and brutal (at least I hope so).

💀 Thicker Than Blood (ON SALE) ➠
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About the Authors:

Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and international bestselling author.

She’s a genre-jumping book nerd who likes to write about psycho stalkers, alpha males, anti-heroes, and the end of the bloody world! A lover of all things dark and dirty, she likes to write books that f**k with your heart and your head.
She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, three daughters, and ridiculously naughty rescue beagle, aka Dogface.

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Fantastical realm dweller Madeline Sheehan is the author of the bestselling Undeniable Series. A Social Distortion enthusiast, and fan of anything deemed socially inappropriate. Madeline was homegrown in Buffalo New York where she can still be found engaging in food fights and video game marathons with her husband and son. For a complete list of works by Madeline Sheehan, please visit 

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