Bad Bloods: July Lightning

Standing or not, a sea will rage, a wall may fall, and all will depend on immortal pain and sacrifice.

After his identity is uncovered, Caleb bands together with the family he once rejected in order to save the city of Vendona. But it won't be easy. Enemies wait around every corner, and so do harsh realities. With Violet and Kuthun by his side though, nothing seems impossible. Can Violet and Caleb show the city how to overcome decades of hostility and division to save themselves?
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From best-selling author Shannon A. Thompson comes an exciting new duology in the Bad Bloods universe.

Sixteen-year-old Caleb has been called many things: a patient, a musician, even a prostitute…now he has a new name—son. After his identity is uncovered, Caleb bands together with the family he once rejected in order to save the city of Vendona. But it won’t be easy. Enemies wait around every corner—and so do harsh realities. With Violet and Kuthun by his side though, nothing seems impossible. As Vendona sits on the verge of an economic collapse and a massive hurricane threatens the city, Violet and Caleb must show its citizens how to overcome decades of hostility and division to save themselves.

Standing or not, a sea will rage, a wall may fall, and all will depend on immortal pain and sacrifice.

Reviewed by Melanie Newton
Violence
5
Language
2
There is very little bad language in this book. One mention using Bull____ but the word is not completed just implied.
Romance/Sensuality
1
There is very little romance in this book and nothing beyond some light kissing. There is mention of 2 boys kissing. There is talk about Brothels / Bordellos and hookers which may raise questions from younger readers.
Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking
3
Underage smoking

Supernatural Characters: “Bloods” or “Bad Bloods” – Humans with various abilities including Healing, Controlling Fire, Light, Power over plants, absorbing other powers, and animal type powers.

Other: This is part of a series in the future where humans with powers are automatically sentenced to death and their struggle to survive.  There are situations not necessarily reflected in the numbers that may raise questions from younger readers including those regarding terminal illness, and terminology such as brothels/hookers.

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Series: Bad Bloods, Book 4
Genres: LGBT, Science Fiction
Tags: Dark, Dystopian, Fantasy, LGBT, paranormal romance, Science Fiction
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
ASIN: B06WW4NQ73
ISBN: 9781634222464
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About the Author
Shannon A. Thompson

Shannon A. Thompson is a twenty-three-year-old author, avid reader, and habitual chatterbox. She was merely sixteen when she was first published, and a lot has happened since then. Thompson's work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies, and her first installment of The Timely Death Trilogy became Goodreads' Book of the Month. As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Between writing and befriending cats, she graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in English, and she travels whenever the road calls her.
Visit her blog for writers and readers at www.shannonathompson.com.

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