Blood Brothers (Book One in the Sign of Seven trilogy), by Nora Roberts
What Happens: Cal, Fox and Gage, three men who’ve been boys since childhood, have their lives interrupted by Quinn, an author investigating the supernatural happenings that occur every seven years in the town of Hawkins Hollow.
Why I Picked It Up: My mother recommended it; I’m not usually a Nora Roberts fan.
What I Liked: The beauty of the friendship between the three boys as they grew older (through flashbacks, of course) is moving, as is their struggle in child- and young adult-hood to protect their town from evil.
What I Didn’t: The story really got me, but the characters didn’t move me very much in this book.
What Was Different: The book was a really interesting combination of themes; think Stand By Me meets The Exorcist.
Overall: Very good, especially when the other two books in the trilogy are taken into account; personally, I think most of the book’s shortcomings stem from the extensive groundwork Roberts must lay here to support the series. Four Cheez-Its out of five.
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