Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Review: Red Blooded
Red Blooded by Amanda Carlson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Having devoured the first few books of this series, you sort of know what to expect from these books by now. Jessica will inevitably get in over her head and her super awesome support group will help her save the day. Oh, and a cliffhanger – always with the cliffhangers. That being said, it was still a fun ride, especially once everyone ended up on the same plane.
This book begins after Jessica’s brother was kidnapped and taken to hell. She’s in training with the witches, learning how to deal with demons on their turf when (of course) something goes horribly wrong, throwing her into hell. All alone, Jessica spent a lot of time wandering around and cataloguing hell. To be honest, I had a little bit of trouble getting through this part of the book. There was a large learning curve for the reader with a lot of different demon types, realms, plants, and other “demonish” ways. Once we hit the halfway mark, though, I was completely sold again.
Mostly, this book shows the rise of Jessica from extremely rare shifter woman to a very important extremely rare shifter woman. We knew that something was coming, but I’m not quite sure anyone would have predicted the ending to this book. There’s a lot of change, a lot of familiar faces, and we even get some “relaxing” time with Jessica and her mate. While this book was a little heavier on the demonic learning and little light on the sexy time romance, it still pushed along the overall agenda of the fates (and their meddlesome plans). This series continues to surprise me in new ways.
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