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 normally don't choose female narrators. It's just a preference, I've just found that I enjoy listening to men than women for some reason. I took a chance on this one after reading the reviews and then listening to the preview. Having grown up in The South, the readers accent (or just the characters accent?) drew me in.
I have listened to the first book in this series and am on about chapter 6-ish of this one. I love these type of 'other-wordly' stories and the writer has done a superb job, so far, with this world. Actually, it's basically the same world, just expanded a little bit. I loved the tv series Grimm for the same reason. Our world, the same rules and laws apply, there's just .... more.
The humor, the parts that have made me laugh out loud while I'm sitting in the doctors waiting room and everyone turns to look at me. That kind of easy humor is hard to write, IMO, but it seems natural, effortless. And the narrator?! Superb! I will actively seek out this narrator once I've devoured this series. I would recommend these to anyone who likes the "vampires live among us" type books and who also enjoy a Southern accent. That part is pretty important, I know it grates on some people's nerves but it's music to my ears. I've been away from East Texas too long!
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
Excellent second chapter! I love the characters and story line of this series. Great narration, and fantastic overall experience.
This is quickly becoming my favorite series! I'm ready to read the next book! I love all my magic and mysticism and want to learn more about Jane and Beast! I'm so happy that Jane will be hanging around New
I look forward to see how things will work out with Ricky Bo, Bruiser and Leo.
I enjoyed book 2. Interesting new characters introduced. I'm looking forward to seeing if Derek Lee will be in more books....I really like the Marine's team. Jane should run as far from N.O. as she can get. I have a feeling her life is going to continue to be very complicated is she stays. Great narrator.
The Jane Yellowrock character is strong & passionate about the nature of her work. She is also a loyal friend & the love she has for Molly (her best friend) & Angie-baby (Molly's daughter) touch the heart. This is a character anyone would want on their side; someone who struggles with her past & present, as well as someone who desires to grow & fully explore more of who she is & where she comes from. I cannot get enough of this series; I desire Faith Hunter continue this as long as possible...there isn't any reason Faith Hunter couldn't keep this series going for years to come. Especially as she continues to explore Jane's Cherokee roots & potentially, Jane's role with the witches or in Angie-Baby's life, as Angie-baby grows into her potential. Keep it up, Faith Hunter - this is an exciting & wonderful series.