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Blood Cross – Okay urban fantasy book that failed somewhat to engage me.

On the whole it was a read worthy book but only just so. There are ten main books in the series so I guess there are enough people liking the books though so I will continue reading a few more books in the series in the hope that it will improve as we go along. This is just the second book after all and it was not until the fourth book in The Dresden Files that I really started to like that series so fingers crossed. [...]

Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock #2) by Faith Hunter
My rating: 6 out of 10 stars

Blood CrossJane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker and vampire hunter for hire. But lately instead of just slaying vampires, she’s been working for them.

The vampire council has hired skinwalker Jane 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…

This book failed somewhat to engage me. It is not a bad book but it kind of just recites the story without really adding that little extra that makes you really want to read the next page. I think that the main reason is that the heroin somehow lacks charisma, at least for me. She just goes from one page to another solving the problems as they are coming along. The dialogue is often a wee bit on the dull side. She is a strong person, even though she gets sucker punched every so often, but she could definitely do with a bit more attitude and sharp tongue to spice up the story.

The author have tried to put some humorous parts in there but some of them just felt silly to me. For instance the Marilyn Monroe part really felt cheap. Then we of course have the fact that our heroine manages to get herself almost killed every so often. It is a fault that many authors do and it is just tiresome to me.

Other parts where quite good though. The explanation as to why vampires do not show up on photos, or rather did not show up, where quite okay. The author also produced a quite interesting tie-in between vampires and Christian mythology.

On the whole it was a read worthy book but only just so. There are ten main books in the series so I guess there are enough people liking the books though so I will continue reading a few more books in the series in the hope that it will improve as we go along. This is just the second book after all and it was not until the fourth book in The Dresden Files that I really started to like that series so fingers crossed.

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