Faith Hinter and her character Jane Yellowrock are both new to me. Saw another author mentioned book 9 in the series on Facebook. Decided to take a chance on the author and character. I was not disappointed, love the strength and different direct of the vamp myths. Very much appreciate the Cherokee back history/story. I have also started book 2 in the series!
Hermit author of fiction and non-fiction influenced by the Ozarks
I loved this story, once I listened long enough to get used to the narrator's voice and enunciations. I'm from the south Louisiana area, so the accents were a bit much for me to bear. However, I got used to it and thoroughly enjoyed the story and the telling of it after that.
Reminded me a little of the Laurell K. Hamilton series, but only in the setting of normalcy in a paranormal world of vampires and humans.
I had to get used to this. I grew up with authentic accents from New Orleans and south Louisiana, and the narrator's enunciations were different than the ones I would have used on certain phrases and words. This may not have bothered someone without the same biases, though.
Overall, it was a great tale and I loved it.
The story was decent but could have done without all of the cheesy southern dialect. All of that just made it feel like the story was written by a backwoods redneck. But a creative backwoods redneck. You may like it but I will not read the second one.
I really loved this story, I did have to get use to her thinking as her beast half. but all and all very good story. will get more. I love Jane!
Faith Hunter made a lot of mistakes in this first book of the series. Jane Yellowrock should have died many times over in the story, from gross errors in judgement to completely ignoring her alter ego's identification of the opponent they were up against. The intrusion of the witches in chapter 25 was a monster of a mistake which nearly caused me to toss the book completely.
All in all, it was a poor beginning for an otherwise great series. I keep hoping that Jane will kill Leo "True Dead" but she doesn't seem to be inclined to do so anytime in the future. If the truth be known, I really dislike vampires, and stories about vampires. I'm also not too fond of blood servants. They can not be trusted any further than the vampires can.
The main character of this book feels a bit like a Mary Sue. She can dance, she's a bad ass vamp killer, she's hot and desired by almost every man (and a few of the ladies) she encounters. That being said, it was still a good story. It took a bit for me to really get into it, but once we started learning a little about Jane's past, it got a LOT better. Khristine Hyam gives a wonderful voice to not only Jane, but the other characters as well.
I'm an RN who loves listening to books on my commute in the D.C. area, not too mention at other times if they are really good! There is nothing like a really good book!
I had just finished the last of Kim Harrison's witch books and really wanted to read another strong female character. Then, I saw she reviewed this book and thought I'd try it. For me at the beginning it seemed a little slow, I wasn't sure I liked the character and almost put it down. But, I needed something to listen to on my commute and powered through. I am so glad I did! What I like about Faith Hunter's writing is she knows how to write suspense, action, and characters. The more you read, the more you peel back another layer of Jane/Beast, and see what she's capable of. I feel like I'm watching a movie instead of listening to a book because of all the detail she puts into the writing as well.
Just be aware that if you are squeamish about descriptions of blood and gore, this book might not be for you. However, if you are a fan of a well written, story about a female Vampire Hunter who occasionally has to fight other kinds of supernaturals in pretty graphic fashion you'll probably like this book a lot. I'm not so much into the gore, but the story around it is very well written. I love the voice she gives Beast too. I plan on reading the series, and am finishing the 3rd book today.