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Saturday, August 15, 2009

157) Dying Bites by D.D. Barant

Jace is dreaming one moment and in another reality the next. Being ripped from her reality isn't easy and before she can ask enough questions and get satisfactory answers she finds herself in a hospital bed. It isn't long before Jace finds out what has happened to her and starts putting the pieces together, even if the full picture sounds and looks like she is still dreaming.

The reality where Jace has been sucked into is one where humans are the minority. David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA has brought Jace into their world to help solve a series of gruesome murders on vampires and werewolves. In a strange world that is very similar to her own on most fronts she still feels lost when asked to profile the kind of person they are dealing with. After all she hasn't worked with vamps, lycanthropes and golems before.

The insane serial killer is a threat the NSA and they have no past experience to help them. But Jace does. Stranded in a reality where every full moon is a party, Jace has to hunt down a fellow human before he brings the entire planet to the brink of madness. Or she may never see her own world again.

This first book in the Bloodhound Files is just amazing. The whole alternative reality thing made me wonder if this would be more sci-fi than paranormal but the author has hit my favourite genre right on the head and has left me with yet another series to add to my must read list.

Jace is a great main character, even though she accepts the whole vamp, were and golem thing a little too easily for my liking. Scary, bloody and full of dark humour this has got to be one of my favourite debut novels this year. This whole new fresh fun angle on the typical urban paranormal story gets a big thumbs up from me and I am really looking forward to the second book, Death Blows, when it comes out.

3 comments:

Terry Kate said...

Wow,
This is an awesome book I have never come across before and I can not wait to look at it. Thanks so much and I am so glad I found your blog.
All the best,
Terry Kate
Romance in the Backseat

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

I've seen this book around and been wondering if I should get it, it sounds like a good read. Enjoyed your review, helped me put it on the wish list.

Patricia Altner said...

Here's another book on my TBR pile that needs to be moved closer to the top.

Great review! Thanks