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.
I love books! Listening or reading! Vampires and Werewolves and Fey, oh my!
Absolutely! I love Jane! She's so capable and willing to do what she needs to but she also does what she loves!
I would have to say Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. Both stories center around a kick butt woman who goes after vampires.
Khristine Hvam brings out the sarcasm of Jane. I love how she voices Jane.
I think the whole book kept my attention and I found myself always cheering Jane on or sympathizing with her. Faith Hunter and Khristine Hvam do an awesome job with the story.
I haven't listened to any other books narrated by Khristine Hvam but I have read another series by Faith Hunter. The Rogue Mage trilogy is wonderful!! I love Thorn St. Croix. If you like the way Faith Hunter writes you should really check out the Rogue Mage novels: Bloodring, Seraphs, and Host (in order).
yes, good story
Of course it is Jane, intriguing.
She inexplicably mispronounces the occasional easy word. I don't know how a person reading a story set in New Orleans can pronounce zydeco wrong. This happens a number of times with different words. It is a small thing but it irritates me so.
When Jane remembers things about her past that had been lost to her.
Fast paced, twists and turns, continuing development of characters.
For one it is a pleasure to listen to her voice, just the right amount of character to make people easy to differentiate but not so much as to make it irritating. And then I had saved this book as a bribe to myself during window washing (which I hate) and that made the whole experience quite pleasurable.
Got the next one before I even started this one. Now onto no 4.
I'm a PhD theatre student who loves not proofreading my reviews (sorry) because I have to do enough of that in school. :)
Okay so let me create an image. Sit on a front porch. Jane, on her motorcycle drives by. Then she drives by again. You watch her drive back and forth and each time she's learned a little or done something. Add in what you learned from the last book but make it a slightly paler version of the characters and VOILA! Book 2.
I do enjoy these books. But I also enjoy character growth. I have a feeling we won't see much of that with Jane. But you know, the Ms Marple books are awesome despite a constantly same plot line with only different characters and twists. At least we established a love triangle! Worth a credit if you're liking the series... I still like the Mercy Thompson books better.
I have heard so much about this series and I just had to try it. I fought to finish book 1, but this book was just too long and not enjoyable for me. I tried but I didn't engage with Jane. I only liked th scenes with Leo P and didn't buy the romance with Bruiser or the Cop.
2nd Jane Yellowrock Book. Enjoyed this one as much as the first in the series. Delve a little more deeply into the characters of Jane, Molly and the New Orleans cast. A love triangle and lots of action to keep a girl on the edge of her seat. I looked forward to getting back to the book to find out what happens next. Continuing to enjoy the series. Really enjoy Khristine as narrator.
Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.
I purchased this book because I wanted to continue the story from book 1 and often find myself attached to the characters in a series. Both books were okay listens (I did finish them) but I didn't love them and won't be investing time in listening to the rest of the series. I liked the presence of the witches in this book.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
I love the Beast/Jane byplay going on in Jane's head while she is talking to people. Beast gets Jane out of trouble and Jane kicks butt. This series can't be compared to any other but I will say that if you are a Kevin Hearne and Jim Butcher fan then this is the series for you. Guys trust me the books are not mush brained love stories. There is something for everyone here just like Dresden and Iron Druid.