Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blood Cross by Faith Hunter

Series: Jane Yellowrock #2
321 p.
Publisher: Roc
Published: 1/5/10
Source: tbr pile
Jane Yellowrock is back on the prowl against the children of the night...
The vampire council has hired skinwalker Jane Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules — but Jane 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.
My thoughts:
Doing my best to catch up on the series I've been wanting to continue I picked up Blood Cross the second book in the Jane Yellowrock series. I really enjoyed the first book and luckily things came back to me quickly. This is a series I would suggest starting from the beginning. The first book, Skinwalker, does a good job of setting up the world and the characters.

The characters are my favorite part of the book, but the one that steals the show is Beast. Beast is her cougar alter and seems to know more than Jane. Beast is more than willing to help Jane in her life to get her to where she needs to be... even if she gets frustrated with her frequently. My other favorite character is Angie. A small but powerful child that will steal your heart.

The plot was one that moved quickly but did not overwhelm. There is romance in a way but as with all UF it does not take precedence. And while I loved Jane there were times I could see how Beast would become so easily frustrated. However, Jane is still learning and there is a huge gap in her memories. Her path to discovery is one of the arcs in the storyline.

I give this book 4 stars. It is a good continuation of the series and I will be reading the next in this series. Yes, I am hooked and I recommend it to those that enjoy UF.

18 comments:

  1. YEAH! This is next up after I finish the Kim Harrison series. I think I am on book 4 in this series :)

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    1. Bragging? LOL I don't have any more of this series on my tbr. I need to fix that.

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  2. I don't read this series but a friend of mine does and she constantly sends me texts while she's reading. She goes back & forth from loving to angry lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I can see that! :) I end up enjoying them (well the 2 so far!).

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  3. I think I'd enjoy this one Melissa! It's been a while since I've read a good UF (aside from the Elemental Assassin books which I devour instantaneously). Thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. This is a series I have been wanting to try for awhile. I like the sound of Beast!

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  5. Enjoyed your review and think I need to add this to my wishlist! Thanks for the heads up!

    Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such...

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  6. Glad Jane is learning and that Beast hasn't killed her..lol

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  7. I haven't heard of this series before but thanks for putting it on my radar, Melissa--I definitely have to check it out! :)

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  8. I did enjoy the first book but I've never read the other in the series, I really should....

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  9. OH she is on my author TBR pile. I've got Skinwalkers somewhere. Sounds really awesome.

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  10. WORD. Jane is my #2 favorite UF heroine (after Kate Daniels). I'm glad someone else has discovered her and BEAST's awesomeness ;)

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  11. I love a good UF and I'm happy to hear you're enjoying this series! Time for me to get Skinwalker. Lovely review!

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  12. I lurve this series. This is definitely a great ongoing series. Jane and Beast, FTW.

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