Blood Dolls

Blood Dolls

Fiona Frost Mystery Series, Volume 5

Young Adult - Mystery
290 Pages
Reviewed on 07/10/2016
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Author Biography

Known for both her academics and quirky charm, Dr. Bon Blossman has emerged in the entertainment industry as an exuberant television personality, confident business woman, and up-and-coming musician. Dr. Bon is best known for her role on four seasons of Style Network's hit series, Big Rich Texas, with the fourth season being a spin-off of her family surrounding the birth of her grandchild. Aside from Dr. Bon's role on BRT, she is also an eight-time novelist with the fifth volume in the exhilarating Fiona Frost Mystery Series , Blood Dolls, released in April of 2016. The fourth volume of the series (Shillingstone Witch) was awarded the Gold Award by the 2015 Literary Classics Awards and the fifth volume (Blood Dolls) was awarded the Silver Award, an official Literary Seal of Approval by Literary Classics, and a Gold Medal from Reader's Favorite. Dr. Bon has also been involved in the commercial scene with her claymation in a Pepsi-Cola company commercial in 2007 and starring with her daughter in a Hasbro Games commercial in 2012.
Dr. Bon has earned her PhD in physiology and has published her research in multiple peer-reviewed journals. She also has served as an Ad Hoc Reviewer for the National Science Foundation, Royal Integrative Society and other scientific journals. She has taught courses, including Biochemistry, at the college level for over 19 years, earning an award for Fostering Student Achievement. Her most recent academic appointment was as an adjunct professor at The University of North Texas, teaching Biochemistry & Parasitology.

Dr. Bon has authored over 100 popular games and in 2006, founded the #1 murder mystery party company My Mystery Party, which has risen to be a top source for party hosts around the world. Dr. Bon has also created the company Scavenger Planet, and Party Host 411 – a spin off from The Official Party Host Handbook that she published in 2011. Dr. Bon also published The Official Halloween Party Host Handbook in the summer of 2016.
Dr. Bon currently lives in the state capital of Texas and the live music capital of the world - Austin Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys making 2D animations, recording songs with her band, DrunkLora, and filming comedy skits with her family's YouTube show - Watch Our Show.
Dr. Bon's most recent project is the short film, Dinner is Served, which will be entered in many film festivals in the fall of 2016. She serves as the film's writer, producer and is also playing a role in the film.

Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Fiona Frost: Blood Dolls - Fiona Frost Mystery Series, Volume 5 is a young adult mystery novel written by Dr. Bon Blossman. While this is the fifth volume in the Frost Series, the author provides enough background information within the text to allow this book to be read as a stand-alone novel. Fiona is college bound, and she has passed the reins of the Crime Lab and the Forensics Club of Godley Grove High School to her second-in-command, Doug and her cousin, Haley. The two of them will continue handling investigations with Detective Chase, Fiona's longtime mentor and friend. During the summer before college, Fiona's been given the opportunity to participate in an internship at Quantico, along with her friend, Maddy Christie, boyfriend, Wolfe Nero, and a last-minute replacement that has the three of them on edge: Remy Sinclair. Sinclair had earlier placed Fiona's life in jeopardy and was recovering from a bullet wound. Unbeknownst to the others, he had directly contacted Agent Jonas and was given the last spot on the team. Their internship becomes more of an official assignment, however, as the attacks of the Blood Doll killer have continued to perplex and frustrate the FBI. Their supervisor, Agent Jonas, has decided to use Fiona and the others as part of the second investigative team assigned to identify and apprehend the serial killer.

Dr. Bon Blossman's young adult mystery novel, Fiona Frost: Blood Dolls, is a fast-paced and exciting investigative murder mystery pitting the young forensic specialists against an unknown group with high-tech resources and a sinister plan of murder and revenge. Fiona is a strong, competent, and fearless character who's a marvelous role model for young adults. Watching as she, Maddie, Wolfe, and Remy work with the FBI to solve the mysteries of the Blood Dolls and the Bleak Society is highly entertaining, and the resolution of the story will challenge even the most skillful of those readers who like to solve the mystery on their own. Blossman's plot is filled with red herrings and twists and turns, and it all happens at a breakneck pace. Her writing is accomplished, and her style is perfectly suited for this genre. Fiona Frost: Blood Dolls - Fiona Frost Mystery Series, Volume 5 is a captivating mystery that's most highly recommended for mystery lovers of all ages.

Tracy Slowiak

In a creepy and fast paced new read by author Dr. Bon Blossman, Blood Dolls, the fifth installment in the Fiona Frost mystery series, readers will be treated to an excellent entry in the genre of mysteries for young adults. Following protagonist Fiona Frost as she puts her internship at the FBI academy on hold in order to investigate The Blood Doll Killer, this book is a real roller coaster from start to finish. Fiona and her friends from the Academy are thrown into the world of the supernatural during their exploits, and all that Fiona thought she knew and believed will be challenged with this case. What started as a summer internship in preparation for college has turned into much more. Will Fiona and her friends make it to the fall, or will they become the next victims of the killer they are chasing? You'll need to read this great book to find out!

I so enjoyed Blood Dolls. Author Dr. Bon Blossman has done a spectacular job in the continuing story of the highly engaging character of Fiona Frost. This book kept me on the edge of my seat from the start all the way through the very last page. Any reader who loves an inventive and surprising mystery, not just young adults, will enjoy this book. I am so pleased to highly recommend this book, and I certainly look forward to reading more from the extremely talented author, Dr. Bon Blossman, as soon as I possibly can!

Divine Zape

Fiona Frost: Blood Dolls Volume 5 by Dr. Bon Blossman is entered as a young adult fantasy story, but will entertain adult readers as well. This is a tantalizing story in the detective genre that will make readers curl their fingers into fists and curse as they read on. A young girl, with a confusing belief about the supernatural, finds herself investigating a cunning and elusive serial killer instead of being fully involved in an internship she’d so much wanted with the FBI. But serial killers don’t give themselves up like a mailman delivering a package. Fiona has to work her way through a complex network of unforgiving enemies and untold challenges to find out the truth, and does she really?

Dr. Bon Blossman is very imaginative and comes up with a very powerful plot. I loved the idea of the Doll Blood Killer, a villain whose fate readers will be aching to discover. I loved the wonderful writing style, the confidence that comes through the writing, the intense drama, and the many aspects of the conflict. Fiona is a young protagonist and it is good that she isn’t portrayed as all-powerful and knowing answers to everything. Readers can follow her growth progress and be alarmed at the surprising decisions she makes. There is a lot that will leave readers open-mouthed when it comes to the plot. Yes, the surprises are many and the author lets readers guess some as they turn the pages.

This is the first book I have read in the Fiona Frost series and it’s so well accomplished that one doesn’t have to read the previous books to become attuned to the story. Fiona Frost: Blood Dolls Volume 5 is a book I’d recommend for its success on several counts — great characters, a complex plot, and excellent writing.