My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Blurb From Goodreads
He killed her lover, and for that crime and many others, Two Majors cut off the vampire Abraham's head, reduced his remains to ashes, and scattered them to the winds. Now each night she wanders New York, freed from the chains of heroin addiction but longing still for Theroen's kiss, the taste of blood on his lips, the echo of his thoughts in her ears. There are other vampires out there; she knows it, and so she hunts.
Tori Perrault spent a dozen years living in the woods, stalking her prey in the dark and killing without mercy. Now, she too has returned to humanity, and struggles to come to terms with all that has happened. Her parents' love smothers her and life seems empty. She spends her nights in the bottle, and in the company of strange men. She doesn't know that she is watched, until the fragile life she has rebuilt is torn from her and she is dropped suddenly into a world she never knew existed.
Rhes Thompson and Sarah Taylor have never met a vampire, and never want to. All they want is to help their friend Two, who falls further away from them with each passing day. They have all but given up when they are thrust into a world of madness, death, and vampire politics beyond their understanding. They must abandon their concern for Two, and worry instead about saving their own lives.
Blood Hunt is the ambitious sequel to the popular Urban Fantasy novel The Blood That Bonds. Nearly twice as long as the first novel, Blood Hunt weaves together the stories of Two, Tori, Rhes and Sarah, along with a large cast of characters both old and new, as they attempt to navigate their way through the difficulties they face.
Since I finished The Blood That Bonds I couldn't wait for this book to find out where Two and Tori's advetures went. We start off with Tori and how she is re-adjusting to life after all she has been through and back living with her parents. Something happens that noone could have seen coming and changes the path of Tori's and those around hers life.
Two is miserable with what her life has become, Tori is miles away with her parents and she can't face her friends or her existance as a human. Two finds herself in a bottle constantly and walks the streets trying to find a vampire, any vampire to try and reclaim some kind of vampire life she had before it was all taken from her.
A friend had read this book and said she didn't think it was anywhere near as good as the first so I was apprehensive. However I was up most of last night tearing through it following the girls stories. I think it is because it is so very different from the first installment. The first one was so fast and delved us into a world we knew nothing about, everything was on the edge of your seat. This time we get a look at the bigger picture, hear more about the vampires and strains that exist and the introduction of The Children Of The Sun.
I really ejoyed it, it was great to get more depth on the vampire history and how the story unravels now it has these new twists. There is still violence, fighting, sex(some of it graphic but you should be used to it by now), blood and love and twists and turns throughout the book, it is just different paced from the 1st one but it still works really well.
What didn't I like? Well I can't say too much as I don't do spoiler reviews however some of Twos character in this book annoyed me as she came across as quite selfish at times with no regard for her friends. I would have liked to have read a lot more about Tori aswell, however I know with book number 3 I will get that and I'm just disappointed I will have to wait but as I have said before it is a good author they say who keeps their audience wanting more.
It is a thicker book than the first one and I got through it in just over a day as I couldn't put it down, the things I liked far out weighed the small things I didn't so it is a 4/5 for me and apologies my review has became so long!
This book is available for the kindle for £1.99 (the first book is free for the kindle ((the blood that bonds)) and in paperback from Christophers website http://www.iiamtrilogy.com/bloodhunt/
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Nice review! I've had the first one sitting in my kindle file since forever, waiting for when (if) I get a kindle. I'll be honest, I very nearly didn't get the first one (even though it was free) because the cover artwork put me off. Reading about how much you loved it though - and all the other rave reviews I've seen on Amazon for it lately - mean I'll probably bump it up to 'first read' when/if I ever get a kindle.ReplyDelete
I'll probably cave in and get one if the Kindle Fire ever gets to these shores...
Aw you should hon, I hadn't realised it was about vampires when I downloaded it so I was super shocked at how the story twisted but I love it. I told a few people in work about it and they totally loved it too, it is a great read.ReplyDelete
Oooh a kindle Fire, I have the older kindle with the buttons and I only got it for author reviews and going on holiday with all the weight restrictions x
Edinburgh Dead isn't the usual 'zombie' book. It's got zombies but it's not horror... it's hard to explain.ReplyDelete
However, if you want a REAL scare, I'd say go for Autumn by David Moody. First in a series and seriously terrifying. Well, it scared me rigid anyway. I'm easily scared though, lol.
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