Jane Yellowrock is back on the prowl against the children of the night. The vampire council has hired skinwalker Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules - but Jane quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old, loyalties run deep.
©2010 Faith Hunter (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"Jane gets into a complicated stew involving human and vampire rivalries, the ancient vampire-witch conflict, the New Orleans police, and her need to balance her beast and human natures. What with puzzles, chases (including a climactic one to rescue children), lots of blood, and some explicit sex, count on this to please thriller and dark romance fans alike." (Booklist)
This is one of my favorite authors, series and narrators. I have listened to this series several times and I enjoy it more each time I listen to it. Khristine Hvam does a fantastic job with the narration. I do love the Cherokee that is brought into the story. Hearing the language of The People, just makes the story pop off the pages for me. I do listen while I am reading along, and Khristine pauses where Faith pauses (commas etc.) I think that a lot of times, we miss things when we don't see print. HOWEVER I love my audio books and this series. Jane Yellowrock is a good person as well as a great vamp killer!! And I do love Angie-baby! She will break your heart. I just want to squeeze her but Big Cat would take my head off. These are great stories, lots of background and history (at least for me), and a very interesting take on where vamps started. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
After putting off reading Jane Yellowrock first book, I immediately started reading the 2nd book.. and soon will start with the 3rd one too.. You meet Molly (Jane's best friend) and her kids, and you will love them....
The hunt goes on for the vamp maker and it gets really interesting. You learn more about vamps and very interesting and OMG moments you get while reading this book.
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Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.75
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Blood Cross sealed the deal: I am totally invested in Jane/Beast (not so much their love life though)!
Overall Thoughts: Oddly enough on paper, I really shouldn't like this series as much as I do. There is a love triangle. There is a small bit of angst (dual personalities lend to that). Jane at times has a very "young" type of attitude. However, I am really digging the mystery and world building involved with the Jane Yellowrock series. In this particular story, I enjoyed getting to know her best friend and kiddos. Also the rogue storyline was freaking amazing and the end gutted me! I won't say it caused tears but it did cause me to gasp. Faith knows how to pack a punch and that is why I overlook the elements that drive me crazy.
Narrated By Khristine Hvam / Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
Khristine does an amazing job with Jane/Beast. She is one of my favorite narrators but this seems to be her sweet spot. She nails the emotion, pacing, and "bite your nails" moments with such accuracy that you just get swept up into the story. Great job!
Final Thoughts: I have already read book 3 and got my hands on book 4 & 5 (in audio of course)!
the shipping of the character into beast and the dialogue that insues.
I think that they're very nice elements in this book for worth reading.I would definitely recommend this time friends that enjoy vampire mythology
her southern accents really things quite interesting. Jane Yellowrock it's definitely great voice
NoI one of those nooks.
Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.
Loved this story. Easy listerning and very entertaining. Will be impatiently waiting for any new books in audio from this author.
I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh, Coreene Callahan and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
This is another great tale with Jane Yellowrock. The author creates a strong, female character, who also is vulnerable in some ways. There is enough intrique and action to keep you interested. The story is developed well. I enjoy the toughness and sometimes softness of the main character. I look forward to future stories with Jane Yellowrock.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I have listened to the entire series so far and have enjoyed it very much. I hope there will be many more books to this great series. I will be purchasing them as soon as they come out. :)
Ordered this book because of a review somewhere else, had minimal expectations. Oh dear, it was addicting. I will admit to going to the car and sitting in it so I could find out what happened next when I didn't have a need to go anywhere. And it was over 100° out there, but I still sat in the car to listen. I really wanted to know what happened next. When I finished this one, (book 2), the first thing I did when I got to my destination was order book 3. Good book!
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If I had only these two choices then I would say not well spent. The story line is really hard to follow at times, not sure what she is really after.
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.
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