Blood to Blood by Ife Oshun



My rating:  4  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

Enter the world of Bostonian teen Angelica Brown:  budding singing sensation—and descendant of an immortal race of sun-loving blood drinkers known as Shimshana (the vampire prototype).

Angel defies her parents’ traditions of higher education by dropping out of high school to be a pop star. She has an amazing voice, but she’s also maturing into a full-grown Shimshana complete with fearsome power and insatiable bloodlust. What’s worse, her soaring vocals are now capable of destroying everything, and everyone, within earshot—including her girl group, their mysterious producer and Angel’s hunky new blood donor.

Will Angel quickly learn to control her new abilities or will her killer instincts bring her promising career, and her life, to an end?


My Opinion

The book introduces you to its protagonist, Angel, a teenager with exceptional ancestors, and a quite typical dream. She has learned how to hide her family’s secret. Her life gets more complicated as she matures to be a real Shimshana. She changes, so do her best friends. Falling in love and getting through her Mahá ritual at the same time gets her and her family in trouble. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.

With Blood to Blood, Ifè Oshun has created a fantasy novel for young adults with romance and a certain thrill. Blood to Blood is very entertaining and makes you want to read more. Thank you so much, Ifè!

This is a book to read again. I liked this book so much that I had to buy Tentacles, immediately.  😀


About the author

Ifè Oshun is the author of the YA modern fantasy short story Tentacles and novel Blood To Blood. Starting out as an actress, the Fine Arts and English major attended the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University before going on to work for over a decade as a music journalist for national magazines and major websites. She served as Editor-In-Chief for online music magazine She also produced, and wrote for, television and theater. A couple of her sci-fi/fantasy plays were produced Off-Broadway and in Los Angeles, and she did her Writers Guild of America internship with Star Trek Enterprise and Voyager.

Her work incorporates fantasy elements with some combination of the following: humor, social issues, family themes, metaphysical concepts, and pop culture. She lives in Boston with her small son and ink-black cat, and can be found online at her personal website. She is open to all honest reviews, and available for interviews, contests/giveaways, tours, readings, signings and cool promo opportunities.



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Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Blood to Blood?  Or – if you did not yet read Blood to Blood – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Blood to Blood was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂




8 thoughts on “Blood to Blood by Ife Oshun

    • It is a book you will like, Jack. After a Grisham marathon you need something completely different. The start of a very promising YA series…

  1. As I’m sure you know, Karen, I love love love singing (and vampires!) – but I’ve never seen the two mixed before in this way! What an interesting concept… I never would have thought, really.

    • This might actually be a book you’d like to read, Topaz. The Angel Brown series has great potential. I already started reading ‘Tentacles’ – a short about Sawyer, an important character in the series.

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