Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.
Bad Bloods: November Rain reads like a mix of X-Men and dystopian fiction. The government of the city of Vendona, as a whole, is very rigid, seeing these “bad bloods” as being a threat because of the powers they have, and actively rounded up for execution. One of the things I'm wondering is how these powers and abilities manifested in the first place. I don't recall the first book going into that, except briefly, but it is something I would love to have more details on.
The book's main characters are Serena and Daniel. Both of them are “bad bloods”, with Serena escaping eminent execution, which puts her on a path where she meets up with Daniel. The book is written from dual perspectives, so it gives a reader a chance to know the thoughts of each respective character, and instead of being romantic in nature, it's more along the lines of Daniel sees something in Serena, and it's a lot more action-based, if I can use that terminology. The events of the story take place over a span of about a week, which leads up to the sequel.
The book itself was written well, and while I liked the characters, I found myself wishing for a little bit more character development. Maybe the short span of time in which events takes place played a part in that, but overall I still enjoyed the book. My rating is 4/5 platypires.