Monday, September 12, 2011
123) Crossroads by Jeanne C. Stein
As a bounty hunter, Anna Strong knew how to find trouble. But now that she's a vampire, trouble seems to have a knack for finding her...
The death of Anna's old vampire mentor is causing ripples in the mortal world. His forensic report has brought up some anomalies and people are asking questions-questions that no vampire wants to answer. Anna needs to lie low, but the sudden discovery of a slew of drained bodies near the Mexican border brings an old flame back into her life and with him, a new challenge. Then, some stunning news from an unexpected source sends Anna and her friend Daniel Frey on a journey that may change both their lives-forever.
My Review :
Seven books into the Anna Strong Chronicles and I still can't get enough of this series! The year long wait for the next in the series is torture but I love catching up with Anna when the time comes. This time around Anna doesn't stay in her usual haunts but travels off with Frey to help protect his son. It is a story arc I didn't see coming but I absolutely loved it.
In Crossroads Anna has some huge decisions to make. One of them revolves around the fact that there could be someone who would be able to make her human again. Her struggle to decide what to do makes for great reading and her actual decisions are no surprise. Anna maybe a vampire and the Chosen one but she has still managed to keep her human side. Each new story and the things Anna goes through in the series only makes me love her more.
Anna is best friend material. She shows this in her loyalty to her many friends and even in her behaviour towards Frey's son. I would love to sit down and drink a few glasses of wine on a Friday night with Anna. She has a great personality, manner and ideals. I envy her and would love to be more like her. There is nothing fake about this character and the others in the books. You can really sit down and relax when reading them and not feel like things are going over the top.
If you haven't already tried this series then do so. If you are already a fan then don't wait too long to pick Crossroads up. Jeanne Stein always writes a great story and I can't wait to see what happens next. Such a shame that the books only come out once a year. I would love to see Anna more often. This series is a must buy and read for me and I can only continue to highly recommend it.