Pretty good ending. No real surprises, but it was entertaining
I think this book was a smoother book than the first. Khristine Hvam rocks the hell out of the southern voices, she has perfect timing. I really did enjoy the listen and the characters are very easy to like, I think Faith is putting together a good core cast and leaving tons of room for diversity with character development. My only complaint was the story itself. I like most of the characters and love Khristine, but the all powerful vamps routine gets very old for me. When Leo ripped her up there should have been at least some type of fight, especially since she turned into uber big cat, I mean how many times can you hear "I am not Prey" and then......nothing. I was hoping the vamp mythos would be original too. This origin line isn't too overly borrowed, but it wasn't exactly new, as soon as I heard the Latin phrase for Judas Iscariot, I was disappointed.
Having said all that, I did enjoy the book and again Khristine kicks ass! Worth the listen and I will be finishing out the next several books.
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 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.
Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
I've found another great Urban Fantasy series and narrator. I gave book one, Skinwalker 5 Mac Halos and marked it as a favorite but Blood Cross only gets 4 Mac Halos. It was just a little slower than Skinwalker but still a great book.
When I say slower I mean the action/blood shield was a little slower. But the trade off is that we get some sexy times. Jane gets hot and heavy with not just one guy but two guys in Blood Cross. George aka Bruiser, Leon's human servant is the first to get kissy with Jane. And damn was he hot. I was rooting for him but as time went by Jane (and I) realize that it's not meant to be with George.... at least not for now.
I was a little surprised by how hot and heavy the two got. Sure she said a few times that she thought he was sexy but I never thought anything would happen between the two. I keep waiting for something to happen with Rick, the human detective that flirted with Jane from the very beginning. But when something did finally happen with the two I felt like he was the guy she went to because he was a little more available and agreeable than George. I don't think there was as much heat to them.
With all the sexual build up with Jane and her beast during the whole book I thought if she ever got down and dirty someone it was going to be a steamy scene....but when she finally goes all the way with someone it's not even on stage. I felt ripped off. I get that most UF books don't go into great details and I'm fine with that but we got more action from her make out scenes with one guy that she didn't even sleep with.
I realize that I'm focusing more on the smexy times than the plot but those are the times that got to me the most while listening to Blood Cross. Yes the plot was good and the mystery elements was satisfying. I guess I just needed to get the relationship thing off my chest in this review.
It will be interesting to listen to Mercy Blade, since we will get to see Jane out of New Orleans. I have high hopes that I will enjoy it.
To sum up Blood Cross - Another great UF book by Faith Hunter. Lighter on the blood this time around but still full of near death action for Jane. I like where Jane is heading in her career and her learning more about her beast and getting her lost memories back. As far as the romantic parts, I'm not satisfied yet.
Khristine Hvam does a damn fine narration job and has become one of my favorite narrators.
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.
Innocent NC vamp-killer
Although a feminine storyline, lots of references that keeps me interested just when the storyline turns a little mushy: motorcycles, life near Asheville, NC, a reference to trailer life and the twisted selfish vampire bloodsuckers Jane Yellowrock encounters in New Orleans, taking advantage of her even though she's trying to help them. Slowly Jane figures it out in her simple innocent way and learns a lot about what matters in life. Well done.
Narrator shocks you just when the time is right with character voice changes. Throws in fantastic pauses that I'm sure are just like the author intended. Fantastic.
Jane Yellowrock: saving kits & vamps.