Friday, September 16, 2011
124) Blood Sacrifice by Maria Lima
Talk about wedding crashers from hell. Keira Kelly and her sexy vampire king, Adam, are about to tie the proverbial knot—sort of—when an uninvited blood relative shows up to cast a long, dark shadow over the happy occasion. Adam’s brother Gideon comes bearing the one-size-fits-all gift of bad news: an ancient, convoluted Challenge thrown down upon the entire Kelly clan. It seems the dreaded forces of the Dark Fae have declared war on Keira’s family, and at stake is the land that is rightfully theirs.
But while the Kellys gather their troops in a historic San Antonio hotel to strategize, there’s mayhem back in Rio Seco. The old cemetery is vandalized, fires break out, and—worst of all—the Kelly clan matriarch and leader, Keira’s great-great-grandmother Minerva, goes missing. Should Keira risk breaking the Challenge rules by returning to her beloved home, or should she continue the waiting game that seems the only other option? With everything she loves and maybe even her life on the line, she has only one chance to get the answer right.
My Review :
Blood Sacrifice is the fifth book in the Blood Lines series and most likely the last (see interview with Maria) so I couldn't wait to delve into this one. I have been following the series since the beginning and have had a slight influence on the Welsh used in the books. This is a series that really has a special place on my shelf and I have to say I am not happy that it has come to an end.
This book is all about politics and cleaning up house. With everything that has gone on since the beginning, Blood Sacrifice goes about its business of clearing up all the little bits and pieces and packing some punches along the way. There is never a slow moment in this book and there is always something going on. I felt like if I blinked I would miss something important there was so much happening. It was pure paranormal action and it was lovely.
I have always liked Keira and this book made me like her even more. She is an amazing woman and I can only hope that the author does get to continue this series somehow because I want to see what else Keira gets up to. The end of Blood Sacrifice doesn't end things for good and there are few questions I still want to see answered - like how Bea's baby turns out!
Any fans of the series will enjoy this fifth installment and beg for more. Anyone who hasn't tried the books yet now has the chance to buy them all and read them in one delicious bite. I will now wait and hope that more Keira stories come along or maybe this great author will delight us with something new. Either way a must read author.