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Sunday, August 22, 2010

116) Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes

The Blurb -

A provocative and savvy vampire, Alexandra Sabian moves to the sleepy hamlet of Jefferson, Mississippi—population 6,000, half vampires—to escape the demons lurking in her past. As an enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI), Alex must maintain the uneasy peace between her kind and humans, including Jefferson’s bigoted sheriff, who’d be happy to see all vampires banished from town. Then really dead vamps start turning up—beheaded, crucified, and defanged, the same gruesome manner in which Alex’s father was murdered decades ago. For Alex, the professional has become way too personal.

Things get even more complicated when the FBPI sends in some unnervingly sexy backup: Alex’s onetime mentor, lover, and fiancĂ©, Varik Baudelaire. Still stinging from the betrayal that ended their short-lived engagement, Alex is determined not to give in to the temptation that soon threatens to short-circuit her investigation. But as the vamp body count grows and the public panic level rises, Varik may be Alex’s only hope to stop a relentless killer who’s got his own score to settle and his own bloody past to put right.

What I thought -

More and more books and authors are popping up in the Paranormal Urban Fantasy scene and Blood Law is one that caught my interest. Not only was the book getting good reviews but the blurb didn't sound too bad. Combined with a cool cover this was a book I had to add to my wishlist in time for my Birthday. Luckily someone got it for me!

As debuts go, Blood Law was pretty awesome. Good Urban Fantasy style like Caitlin Kittredge and Carrie Vaughn combined with a great thrilling crime mystery like Tess Gerritsen. I was hooked within the first pages and found myself getting up early this morning just to finish it. I couldn't get enough. Which is quite amusing seeing as Blood Law isn't unusual or unique in anyway. Sure the author has put a new spin on things but this just your typical vampire murder mystery.

The thing that made me love this book was not only the plot, characters and general content but also that the story was told from different perspectives. I have to admit I sometimes get bored and annoyed at reading a book from the super amazing lead characters point of view. So Blood Law turned out to be very refreshing in that aspect because all the characters seemed to get a go. Big thumbs up from me for that!

So if you are looking for something to quench your thirst, check out Blood Law. I haven't actually got anything bad to say about it. It was a perfect debut and I only hope that the author continues with this series and keeps it original. Jeannie Holmes is going on my must read list and Blood Law could actually make it onto my top reads for 2010. It was simply good!

2 comments:

Paranormal Haven said...

This sounds interesting. I've seen it around and it's peeked my interested. Great review.


Stephanie G
Paranormal Haven

E.J. Stevens said...

Great review! I'm dying to read this one.

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows