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Monday, October 7, 2013

130) Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson

The Blurb :

Jessica arrives back in town to find her best friend missing and the most powerful witch in the country is blaming her for it. But before they can move to save her, the group is attacked.

On the run, Jessica and Rourke head to the mountains. Several surprises await them, but in order to save her father they are forced to leave for New Orleans early.

Arriving on the Vampire Queen's doorstep unexpectedly, and bringing trouble on their heels, the Sects are thrown into an all out war. The vicious
skirmish ends up forcing the vamps and Jessica to fight on the same team.

The Vamp Queen ends up owing Jessica, but what Jessica doesn't realize is just how soon she'll have to cash it in...

My Thoughts :

After reading the first two books in this series I felt that I needed to check out this third installment.  I enjoyed the first book, Full Blooded and wasn't overly impressed with the second book, Hot Blooded but hoped that this third part would really clinch things for me.  The problem however being if it made me like the series or put me off for good.

Things started off where the second book left us and just drove on fast and furious from then on.  Then wasn't much time left for a breather during the whole book and if Jessica wasn't currently being attacked then she was fighting her way out of one situation or another.  While the story progressed I felt myself getting more and more uninterested in what the outcome would be.  I could hardly keep focused on what the plot was and what Jessica was aiming to achieve.  Things were just so complicated and speeding along that I felt lost and confused within a few chapters.

I managed to push my way through to the end of the book although at many points I felt like giving up.  Jessica kept gaining/discovering more and more abilities she had and it was getting all a little over the top for my liking.  There were so many situations Jessica managed to survive only to fall into more problems, it got tiring and boring.  Progress was made but only in small leaps instead of bounds.  By the end of the book I felt like nothing at been achieved and that the book was just a big huge subplot to fill in another installment in the series.

This review isn't a 'I hated this don't read it' but more of a 'I liked some of it but others may enjoy it more'.  I can see quite a lot of Kim Harrison and Jeanine Frost readers really liking this but for me Cold Blooded is the end of my travels with Jessica McClain.  However I wouldn't say this is an author I would never try again.  Her ideas are good and if she starts another series I would definitely pick it up if it sounds like something I would enjoy.

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1 comment:

Aurian said...

That is sad, I hope you will enjoy your next book more. I have not even put this series on my wishlist, so not sure I will ever do this now. There are so many awesome UF series out there I still have to start reading.