dinsdag 27 augustus 2013

Faith Hunter – Blood Cross

The second book in the Jane Yellowrock series, published January 5, 2010.
Genre: urban fantasy
Cover: Strong, I like it.

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As a vampire hunter and a skinwalker, Jane Yellowrock is public enemy number one to the vampire community, even though she’s also the key to their survival. Now she’s about to learn that working for the enemy can be just as dangerous as hunting them.
The Vampire Council of New Orleans has hired Jane to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules. But she quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old, loyalties run deep.
With the help of her witch best friend and local vigilantes, Jane finds herself caught between bitter rivalries – and closer than ever to the secret origin of the entire vampire race. But in a city of old grudges and dark magic, Jane will have to fight to protect both sides, even if no one will protect her.


I am not going to try to summarize this book, as too much happens and I don’t want to spoil anything for those few people who have not yet read this book or series.

I enjoyed Jane and Beast in this book, she learns more about her Cherokee background, remembers more of her childhood. I also enjoyed Jane’s best friend and witch Molly, and her two children, especially the very powerful and precocious little Angelina.
A lot of bad things happen in this book; Jane almost dies a few times and meets a very powerful ancient female shaman/vampire. She is fighting for information on the history and nature of vampires, Leo doesn’t want her to have. But Jane needs it to fight the evil vampires slaughtering witch children for their powerful blood.
I absolutely loved the original and dark take on their origins; I have never read anything like it. It is creepy and explains a lot about some of the standard vampire lore.

There is enough choice for a lover for Jane, but the choice is not so difficult in the end. And I do agree with her. Still, I am not sure if she made the right choice. And Beast wants kits, so everything is possible I guess.

I am very happy that I have the rest of the series on my shelves, so I can read the third book soon. If you love vampires in urban fantasy, you really should read this series.

9 stars.



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© 2013 Reviews by Aurian


14 opmerkingen:

  1. Hmmmmmm. Don't know if this is for me.

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    1. It is very good, a bit darker, lots of violence. And first person Maia. Perhaps as audio book?

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  2. I am gonna try to listen to this on audio if I can borrow it :)

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  3. I so need to continue with this series. I enjoy it so much. So glad you liked this one too!

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    1. You have to Melissa, I have already read book 3 and want to continue.

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  4. I need to read this one, only read book 1 but I was a little mixed. I'm glad this one was so good, I'll have to continue the series too.

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    1. It is a bit darker Melliane, but still very good. I like a heroine on a Harley.

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  5. Wait a vampire walking skinwalker..cool! This sound good and dark..I like dark! Awesome review Aurian

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    1. Lol no Kim, a skinwalker, killing vampires.

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  6. The cover looks pretty bad a$$. I'll have to check out this one, since it seems so interesting...

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    1. It is a great series Stéphanie, a bit darker than most UF.

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  7. Gah! I have to try this series. I hear such great things about it! Beast sounds like an interesting character. Nice review! :)

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