Books Magic Urban Fantasy

Blood Trade – This series is getting better and better.

This series got off to a rocky start. At the begining I especially felt that the main character, Jane Yellowrock, was too timid and really lacking in Charisma. The latest books have really improved on that. Jane has turned into quite a bad-ass and with her new associates she has formed a real nice team. [...]

Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock #6) by Faith Hunter
My rating 9 out of 10 stars

Blood TradeJane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who’s always up for a fight—even if it means putting her life on the line…

The Master of Natchez, Mississippi has a nasty problem on his hands. Rogue vampires—those who follow the Naturaleza and believe that humans should be nothing more than prey to be hunted—are terrorizing his city. Luckily, he knows the perfect skinwalker to call in to take back the streets.

But what he doesn’t tell Jane is that there’s something different about these vamps. Something that makes them harder to kill—even for a pro like Jane. Now, her simple job has turned into a fight to stay alive…and to protect the desperately ill child left in her care.

This series got off to a rocky start. At the beginning I especially felt that the main character, Jane Yellowrock, was too timid and really lacking in Charisma. The latest books have really improved on that. Jane has turned into quite a bad-ass and with her, latest associates, she has formed a real nice team.

This book is a bit of a mixture between a stand alone adventure and a follow up of previous adventures. It has a decent enough beginning, middle and end to be read as a stand alone book but at the same time it would be a shame to read it without having the background story.

Jane is pitted against a new breed of vampires, or fangheads, and she is in for a fight to say the least. This book takes Jane to new hunting grounds and she defies dear old Leo to in the process. The book has, in my opinion, a good balance between character development for Jane and her buddies, mystery investigation and good action. There are also plenty of really good characters around. I was about to write “nice” but some of them are not that nice. They are rather good from a reading/story perspective though.

Jane is pitted against, not only fangheads but, a good chunk of more or less nasty magic, including magically mutated fangheads. All of it is quite good and I definitely like the main character, Jane, since she is now quite an ass-kicker. There is a bit of the usual whining and self-accusation but on the whole she is quite cool and it is a really good urban fantasy adventure.

The next book in the series is already bought and on my to-read list.

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