Book Review: Blood World by Chris Moody

Title: Blood World
By: Chris Mooney
Genre: Murder Mystery
Pages: 448
Release Date: August 18th, 2020
Publisher: Berkley Books
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary from Goodreads:

A drug that makes the blood of carriers a fountain of youth, a psychopath who doesn't care how many bodies he leaves in his wake, and an LAPD detective hopelessly compromised by a dark secret. Together, they're an explosive mix that's going to shatter the city of Los Angeles into a million corpuscles.

The most valuable commodity on earth is the blood of "carriers." These young people hold within them a virtual fountain of youth. Those with the right genes produce blood that, when treated with a new wonder drug, cures disease, increases power, and makes the recipient a virtual superman.

It also makes the carriers targets. Blood farms filled with kidnapped children spring up around the country, and Los Angeles is at the center of this blood-dealing world. The police are overwhelmed.

Ellie Bautista became an LAPD officer specifically to fight this evil as a member of the Blood Squad, but she has been consistently denied a transfer to the prestigious unit--until the day she and her partner are ambushed during a routine stop. The resulting events plunge her into an undercover world more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.

A madman has found a way to increase the potency of the blood to levels previously unimagined. As he cuts a bloody swath through the already deadly world of blood cartels, Ellie is the only hope to stop him before the body count rises.


I found the concept of this book to be intriguing. It almost had a vampire vibe to it, but it was more evolved then that. The actual story on the other hand fell a little flat form me. It was slow paced which made it hard for me to get into and I wish the actual world building was more exciting. If the book was a little shorter and had more action in it, I would have loved this story.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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