I really like thrillers. My favorite type of movie or book is one that has a unique perspective instead of a different version of the same story repeated by many different writers throughout the years. Many books are fine for a one-time listen, but to find one that's good enough to listen to again and again is a rare find indeed!!
"Blood Cross" picks up where "Skinwalker" ended. In my opinion, this second in the Jane Yellowrock series is better than the first. By the time I started listening to this book, the reader's accent, to which I had a slight objection in the first book, had become part and parcel of the story.
In this second book, you find out more information about Jane's background as well as about the vamps and how they came to be -- which is worth listening to both books!! This is where the uniqueness of Faith Hunter's imagination comes into play and what I truly enjoyed -- especially as a follower of Jesus, the Christ!!
The storyline is so unique!! There's plenty of danger because there's always the threat of the vamps she works for either putting her in danger from other vamps or being a threat to Jane all by themselves.
Then there's the love/lust interests. I'm not big on romantic novels, yet this novel doesn't throw in more than I can handle. Jane seems to be torn between two incredibly difficult-to-choose-from men who come into her life in the first book and are still there in the second one. I can see why SHE would have trouble choosing, but if I were in her shoes -- or boots -- I know exactly which one I'd pick!!
Surprise galore, danger just around the bend, who to trust and who not to, who to love and who not to, seeking answers to her past, finding out the origins of the vamps -- definitely a must read!! Especially if you've already read "Skinwalker"!!!
Love to read!
I would listen to it again because it moved along enough that I wouldn't get bored with drawn out scenes. The characters are strong enough to hold my interest and not annoy me.
I really think the character development is done well. Each person is distinctive and interesting.
I really like this series so far and plan on listening to the next books. If you are looking for a strong "romance" book, this does not focus on that, though there are developing relationships.
Book one for Jane Yellowrock was interesting. This book is threatening to send me down a spiral of obsession with the series.
A bit more romance than similar series like that of 'the dresden files' but not a turn off for you urban fantasy purists out there. 'Beast' is becoming a more interesting character every day. The world of Jane is also one I'm becoming increasingly interested in. Looking forward to my next credit!
Love books about creatures of all sorts. Bored with explicit sexual verbiage - less is more.
The Yellowrock Series is in my top ten for Series. Blood Cross is Book #2 and ranks high as I wasn't sure what the creature was till end.
Jane's interactions with Sabina - wicked scary.
Jane's realization that what she is hunting is way more than a rogue vamp.
No extreme reaction, but see the Bruiser love jones creeping up.
Jane still thinks everything is her fault, gets on my nerves.
This was a good read. I liked the motorcyclist aspect of the heroine. Bought the next installment.
Love this writer and character. Secondary characters are not boring or kept in the background. Onto book 3: Merchant Blade!
Great second Skinwalker book. Continues more or less where the first one ended. A more complex story, but very satisfying. The vampire lore part in this book is nothing short of amazing. As in the first, lots of blood and gore, but no graphic sex. Liked the first book? You'll love this one!
I had a good idea of what I was getting into, wanted to give FH the chance cause I love the concept and the premise, but FH botched it all up. The main character just becomes a trope, the story becomes a situational drama and you could edit out half the book and not miss it.
Khristine Hvam is brilliant! I am looking now, if she can pare up with a decent writer I would be so happy!
The storyline and plot was extremely slow and elementary. The dialogue of the cat or beast inside of Jane was annoying as it spoke in broken English. This beast in a shape shifter never went to battle except to make comments in her subconscious again very disappointing in a science fiction book. Overall there are much better series in this type of storyline.