Thursday, May 2, 2013
[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Blood Trade
Faith Hunter' writes full-time, works full-time in a hospital, tries to keep house, and is a workaholic. She gave up cooking for lent one year and the oven hasn’t been turned on since. Okay – that’s a joke. She does still make cold cereal and sandwiches. Occasionally, she remembers to sleep or use the vacuum cleaner.
She researches in great detail, and tries everything her characters do. Research led to her life’s passions – jewelry making, orchids, bones, travel, white-water kayaking, and writing.
Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock #6)
by Faith Hunter
Jane 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.
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Associate Reviewer - Kathy M:
Faith Hunter is a rockstar and her Jane Yellowrock series sets the bar for what urban fantasy should be.
Blood Trade, Ms. Hunter’s latest installment of this awesome series, is hard hitting and fast paced. The Naturaleza’s, vamps who believe that the ways of old when humans where only for food and slavery, are trying to bring back the good old days. Innocents are dying and witches are disappearing, and it is up to Jane to figure out what is going on and stop it before it is too late. With the help of her “posse” and Beast, the soul of the mountain lion who lives inside her, Jane sets out to do just that.
In Blood Trade, we learn more about Jane’s past, as well as more about the past of several of the individuals in her life. Secrets are revealed. Still more mysteries are uncovered. New questions surface. I found myself wanting to read faster to see what was around the corner, yet not wanting to reach the end, because that would mean that I’d have to wait until I could get my next Yellowhawk fix.
LITERAL ADDICTION gives Blood Trade an easy 5 skulls!