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Cold Blood (Dirty Blood #2)

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Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process.

At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin,
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Published November 22nd 2011 by Accendo Press (first published November 14th 2011)
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Title: Cold Blood (Dirty Blood #2)
Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Format: Paperback, E-Book
ISBN13: 2940013473843
Published: November 2011 by Accendo Press

Tara has been given the opportunity of a lifetime. She is accepted into Wood Pointe Academy – an exclusive school for werewolf hunters. So she should be thrilled, right?
But Tara doesn’t get a say in the matter. Her grandmother and mother have decided for her and she doesn’t have a choice. They think since her pyscho cousin Miles is on the loose
w o w.... you know i really don't bother with most sequels becasue they usually arent as good as the first, but this was soooo much better and thats saying something becasue the first one was amazing! In this book Tara is sent to Wood point Academy for hunter training, and at first i thought this book wasnt going to be good cause im usually not into the highschool scene but this place and its people blew me away with personality!
The people's personalities... hmm well i enjoyed the characters mo
NightlyReading Heather
Surprise, Surprise! I was mesmerised by this book even more than the first! I loved the new characters and the character of Cambria, which was a grand prize right here on NightlyReading to win a character named after you in Heather’s next book, is a great character of BFF. Cambria will be very happy with the character that was chosen for her:)

The move to Wood Point Academy and the incoming of a new man in Tara’s life have her questioning everything! I, personally love Alex and would love to see
A Book Vacation
Hildenbrand has done it again with this intense sequel to her novel Dirty Blood. I really enjoyed this novel; it’s a bit more spicy than the first, with a love triangle developing (and I’m siding with Alex, sorry Wes), even more action and fights, and a mystery that will have the reader wondering what Miles is really up to. This was a great read, and I’m already jonesing for the next installment!

Hildenbrand is a phenomenal writer and she just keeps getting more refined as she writes her novels.
Sep 10, 2013 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of werewolves, paranormal/urban fantasy/YA
Recommended to Katy by: Jenn Pringle
Shelves: ebook, aa-read-review
Please note: I read this in December, 2011 from a copy I won in a giveaway. No review was requested, but I'm happy to provide one. See my review of the first book in this series here.

My Synopsis: Tara’s mother and grandmother have decided that she will be safer away from Frederick Falls and have shipped her off to boarding school – an exclusive school for Hunters named Wood Pointe. They figure that not only will she be safe among Hunters, but she will also have a chance to train. No one asked Ta
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
“When you won’t feel guilty anymore, I’ll kiss you again.”

Heather Hildenbrand has officially become one of my favorite authors; I loved Dirty Blood and the sequel Cold Blood did not disappoint! In fact it completely rocked my face off! Dirty Blood series just keeps getting better and better and I cannot wait to see what Heather comes up with next! If you haven’t picked up Heather’s Dirty Blood series, you need to right now cause you are seriously missing out!

While Dirty Blood covered a lot more
A friend in my book club came upon this series and recommended it to us and I am so glad she did! This was a fantastic sequel to Dirty Blood. It had new and intriguing characters that were well developed for making their first appearance. Tara is off to Wood Point Academy against her mother's and everyone else's wishes but there she meets Alex. My favorite character in this book. I was instantly a fan and found his complex and stoic demeanor very entertaining to follow... I am impatiently waitin ...more
Angeline Kace
It's rare to find a book where the follow-up is better than the first, but that's EXACTLY the way I feel about this book! I'm UTTERLY in love with it! Heather blew me away with this book. And I LOVE Cambria! She rocks!
This is book 2 of The Dirty Blood series by author Heather Hildenbrand.

When Tara get into a school to learn how to be a hunter she does not expect know what to expect out of school but what she finds was not on her way to become a hunter.

I am enjoying how the character of Tara seems to be growing and not staying like a teenager but coming into an adult. The interaction of her character with others makes the book interesting to read.

This is for any paranormal book reader who enjoys some adventure
Feb 21, 2012 Marsha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young Adults
"Cold Blood" is another good read in the Dirty Blood series. Tara has been sent off to the Wood Point Academy by her mother. She is none too pleased but promises to behave herself. That was before she discovered how prejudice the students are against people of mixed blood or a "hybrid" as she calls it. She manages to make friends with Cambria and Logan, two misfits. They help make life a little less miserable for her especially with her evil roommate, Victoria.

Miles, her evil nemesis, manages to
The BookWhisperer
Cold Blood takes a leap into the Hunter’s world. After the battle that concluded Dirty Blood; Tara find herself enrolled in the Wood Point academy for Hunters. At her Grandmother’s demand Tara agrees to attend the prestigious Hunter Academy, but little does she know that lies ahead. Jack and Fess have explained the reluctance that Werewolves and Hunters alike hold towards mixed blood. The reality of this truth becomes a harsh reality when Tara finds herself with more enemies than she can count. ...more
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
THEME: Werewolves
RECEIVED: To Review from Author

Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbrand starts off right where Dirty Blood ends. Hildenbrand’s writing gets even better with this action packed story. Adding a love triangle to the mix, the lead Tara has a whole lot more on her plate than dealing with the fact she’s not a normal teenage girl. I really enjoyed the second installment and the fantastic twist that I never saw coming.

Tara sta
Jamie Kline
This book picks up exactly where Dirty Blood leaves off, which I thought was great. Wes is pretty busy taking over duties for the Cause while Jack is still recovering, so unfortunately we don't see him much in the beginning (or at all really). The story follows Tara as she gets settled in to life at Wood Point Academy, a school specifically for aspiring werewolf hunters. She's pretty reluctant at first, not seeing why she needs the extra training and not wanting to be away from Wes for such a lo ...more
M.R. Merrick
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, Dirty Blood, but this book took it to a whole new level. It has a little bit of everything; werewolves, magic, and at times, I even got a Harry Potter feel from it. I was fortunate enough to read this book before it’s release, and I’m sad the next one isn’t out already.

Coming from a guy’s perspective, you’re always wary of the romance aspect of these stories. It’s a part of so many of them, but with Cold Blood, it’s very well done. The romance
4.5 stars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where do I start ! Now normally when you read the next book in a series you think or sort of have expectations that it wont be as good as the first. But rest assured Cold Blood is even better. !! Dirty blood book one was great !! But Cold Blood is kick arse full of action, and a fantastic second book in this series. I really enjoyed it - if possible more than the first but saying this I loved the first story !

Tara is sent away to boarding school *Wood Point
I absolutely adore love Heather Hildenbrand's writing. Her book, Across the Galaxy, is one of the first self-published books that I read, and loved. I quickly moved on to Dirty Blood, which I also devoured. So, I have been patiently waiting for the follow-up to Dirty Blood, which is Cold Blood.

Did I love Cold Blood? You bet I did. It was everything I hoped it would be, and so much more. Hildenbrand really stepped it up in book two, upping the stakes in every way.

Starting with a new setting. Tar
Joy Whiteside
I cannot wait to see the next installment in this series.

This book kept me wanting more, from the beginning until the end. The book moved along at a great pace and was easy to read and understand.

The characters are extremely likable and you cannot help but love them.

This book has a bit of everything, romance, mystery, and adventure all combined with trying to be normal teenagers.

Heather Hildenbrand has done an excellent job of creating a new and exciting world with lovable characters. Cannot wai
Tnt Reviews
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wood Point Academy is a confusing and interesting place for Tara. Knowing her destiny as a leader, she is sent to this top of its class, private hunter school for the elite, to further her skills as a werewolf hunter. It soon becomes apparent though, that she is not welcomed by her fellow students. Words like "mutt", "dog" and "dirty blood" gets whispered in the hallways as she passes by. Students keep their distance from her for fe
Angie's Dreamy Reads
I am in love with this series. It is AWESOME!! I thought after reading Dirty Blood that it couldn't get better than that but I was unbelievably wrong because this book was crazy good. I loved the character's in this book. I missed Wes a little but he was there when it counted and the ending was heart stopping. I can't wait for book 3. It can't come out quick enough. I would highly recommend this series to anyone, it was wonderful and I am definitely thrilled I found a new kick a** series to read ...more
Mar 09, 2015 R.G. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: kindle
This was even better than the first... I liked that she was now immersed in the hunter culture by being at a hunter boarding school... which was an interesting mix of high school cliques, college fraternity hazing, and military basic training... though I wish my basic training had taught me to be this bad ass... Tara is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters, especially for these sort of books... she's a bit impulsive but she for the most part tries to think things through... she's far f ...more
I have received an ARC copy of this book from the Author in exchange of an honest review.

Cold Blood is a second part of the series, that I started to love. Tara is fun, a bit mean and snarky, but also she is honest and not judgemental. I love that about her. She is not condemning all Weres, just because she is a Hunter. She believes that not all of them are insane and want to kill everyone. She wants to help everyone, but being part of prophecy is leaving her a bit stressed.

After Tara is shipped
Kayla Covey
I read the first book, Dirty Blood, and absolutely loved it! I couldn't wait to start reading Cold Blood. This book is just as good as the first one. I loved it! At first, I was a little worried when I read the synopsis and saw that Tara would be going off to an "elite" boarding school. I have seen this plot many times in book series and it usually doesn't hit the spot for me. But, not this time. The school was different and the action and scenes kept the reader moving along. Heather has a great ...more
T.M. Corbett
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I was so happy that my instincts after reading the first book were right! The series gets better in this book; the characters are more well defined and the plot was more engaging from the beginning. There were no balance issues with this book and I did not find it similar to Twilight like the first one! Tara's character is less of a pushover and her role becomes more crucial to the plot of the book in Cold Blood. I enjoyed the distance between Tara
I absolutely loved it. One of the few books where the sequel is even better than the first one! Didn't see that love triangle coming though. It's not the one you'd expect after reading the synopsis, and surprisingly I'm quite torn between the 2 love interests. That aside, the story is really action-packed and there were many times where I did not anticipate what was coming. An enjoyable read, go get it!
Sue Brooks
I loved the first book in this series and I am totally impressed by how the author continues with this book. Let me state this to begin with - - you MUST MUST MUST read the first book of the series (Dirty Blood) before you read this book!!!

The first book (Dirty Blood) ends with Tara being expelled from school for hitting a girl. This story starts with Tara being sent away to Wood Point Academy. Wood Point is a school for training Hunters. But Tara just can't win for loosing, she learns that the
So, this book sees Tara heading for Wood Point Academy (and no the name is not lost on me!!). This is a specialist school, and supposedly the best Hunter Training School in the country.

However, Tara wasnt ready for the shunning she got the first step she takes on Academy soil....for not being a pure blood Hunter.
Trying to ignore the whispers and words she trudges through her first week. Of course the obligatory blonde barbie bully and her cronies are there just taking every opportunity to make h
Desni Dantone
Immediately getting the next!
Heather De Los Reyes
Tara having to go to a new school for Hunters and learn skills to fight was a really good way to start this book. I felt bad for how discriminating the people at the school could be just because of he mixed blood but I honestly love the way she handled everything thrown at her. In this book you really see her come out of her shell and open up and become the fighter that she is, mentally and physically. I really likes Alex and it made me so torn between him and Wes. I love Wes character and who h ...more
Diane Lynch
4 1/2 of 5 stars

Tara Godfrey was sent to boarding school at Wood Point Academy to learn about being a Hunter. She is disappointed to be separated from her boyfriend, Wes, who needs to stay home to lead The Cause. If that is not enough, she is shunned by her classmates for having Dirty Blood (being half-Hunter-half-werewolf). Her assigned tutor, Alex, seems to hate her, and her insane cousin, Miles De'Luca, is stalking her.

Tara is a worthy heroine. She is strong and able to endure scrutiny. Never
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Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. Since 2011, she’s published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places.

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