Death's Rival (Jane Yellowrock, #5)
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Jane Yellowrock is a shapeshifting skinwalker you don’t want to cross—especially if you’re one of the undead…

For a vampire killer like Jane, having Leo Pellisier as a boss took some getting used to. But now, someone is out to take his place as Master Vampire of the city of New Orleans, and is not afraid to go through Jane to do it. After an attack that’s tantamount to a wa...more
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Roc
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mrsj
Not a bad read, more likely a 3.7 rating for me but Jane has to really decide who the hell she wants??

Everyone is good mate...
Everyone wants a piece of Jane...

Leo... Bruiser... Rick... Eli....

Damn vampire politics.
Damn the crazy vamps.

What I really hope not to read again?
What type of gear she is wearing.. what weapons she has on.
Just go out and kill someone.

And really.. the romance.
Fix it, if not sleep with everyone and move on!
Carol. [All cynic, all the time]
So I've had a nasty migraine lurking all day, getting breathers for an hour or two after i take some drugs. It's my sister's birthday and she kind of insisted on having lasagna, and by 'insisted,' i mean that she threatened to have a temper-tantrum. So I had to run to the grocery store with a pounding headache because she was only in town for ten days. Drugs kick in again and I'm feeling almost human, so I drop off the groceries with my mom, so she could do the truly dirty work of putting the la...more
Steph
Death's Rival is the 5th book in Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series. If you haven't read the first 4, stop reading this and get 'ta readin' those! Spoilers may exist throughout - consider yourself forewarned.

I'll let Jane give ya a rundown of the sitch ~
I'm Jane Yellowrock, and I used to kill vamps for a living. Until I started working for them. It wasn't easy money, and I'd dumped the contract with Leo Pellissier, the chief fanghead of the Southeastern U.S., when the retainer ran out. But wh
...more
Jacob Proffitt
Well good. We get back to the Jane we know and love with this book and the story elements I care about got some definite... progress (even if some of it was retrograde).

This one starts off a bit slow and, for me, boring. I mean, fighting a disease is dramatic and all, but it's all labs and blood samples and infection avoidance. It doesn't help that all the fighting is by proxy--neither Jane nor those close to her are infected... yet... Still, the whole time she's wandering around trying to get t...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I have to say, I didn't love the last Jane Yellowrock book, but this one came back for me with a vengeance. I was absolutely enthralled in the story from the beginning to the unexpected ending --which left me gaping like a fish.

This latest installment follows Jane as she investigates a mysterious illness that is infecting some of the vampires. It seems an unnamed vamp is making a power-play, using the illness to force other vampires to swear fealty to him. Leo thinks it's the same person who att...more
Lady Jaye
Three stars do not accurately reflect my feeling/appreciation of this entry in the Jane Yellowrock saga, but more than three stars ignore the many problems that plagued this book.

This series has been something of a surprise to me from the beginning, and after reading I am still very impressed with the scope of the plot Ms. Hunter has created. I find myself reading to find out what has happened, which is out of character for me- I usually read to follow a character, not the plot.

However, Jane cha...more
Arushi
Death's Rival is the 5th Jane Yellowrock novel. A lot has happened in the past 4 books.

Jane started out as a 'rogue vampire' hunter, who was not averse to taking contracts even from vampires. After all, money speaks and vampires have a lot of it.

Now, she is in (almost) permanent employ of Leo Pellisier, the Master of the City of New Orleans. She is a lot of things, a bodyguard, an investigator, a solver of violent problems, and sometimes an errand boy. She is also too deeply enmeshed into the...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
Vampire Masters of the City across the US are being afflicted by a plague. Which should be impossible – vampires are immune to disease. Yet Sedona and Seattle have both been afflicted – and when in their weakened state, they were threatened with take over. Both cities now look to a new, unknown master. And to make it even more worrying, some of Leo’s own vampires are being afflicted with the disease.

Time for Jane Yellowrock to do some investigating, using her new team to track down how the disea...more
Sheyla-
Jane, our little Vampire Hunter is still working for Leo. She is now sent to two different states to retrieve blood samples from sick vampires.
A new master is getting vampires under his wing, if they don't plegde to him, they get infected with a disease that can kill them.
During these two trips, Jane is attacked. Again, Beast comes to the rescue.
As Leo's Enforcer she is to have a blood Bond with Leo. She is trying to avoid this.
Jane decides to hire two guys to form her own team. The older broth...more
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
This latest installment of the Jane Yellowrock series has me so ready for the next one!

So much happens in this one and it all seems that it is a direct result of Jane killing a man in her hotel room during Raven Cursed. Poor Jane. How was she supposed to know that guy was the Enforcer of another MOC come to check her out so that he could challenge her to fight so that a Blood Challenge could be made against Leo? But like others said, why did he come into her hotel room, at night, while she was s...more
Mindy Mymudes
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Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
You may also read my review here: http://www.mybookishways.com/2012/10/...

Jane is working for Leo Pellesier again and he’s got her hunting down the cause of a vampire plague that’s being spread by a mysterious alpha vamp. He’s making MOCs (Master of the City) and their minions sick, and forcing them to recognize him as their master before offering them the cure. There might be a traitor in their midst too. Jane is soon thrown into a maelstrom of murder and carnage, and it’s not helping that she’...more
Darcy
With this book Jane discovers some important facts about her life and her family, it really seems to throw her off and makes her rethink her role in life. Things seem to come to a head with the vampires too. Leo manages to step over the line, Bruiser hurts Jane when he does just what she has been waiting for him to do, yet she has a hard time blaming him. I hated that Jane felt betrayed by all of them. She has lost so much lately that the vampires were starting to become a family to her.

Even her...more
Kara-karina
This was another absolutely fabulous addition to Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy series. Even better than the previous couple of books. You know why?

There was an edge of desperation to Jane, and like with all the predators it only made her so much more lethal. I loved this book in all its savage wonders!

Great thing about Death's Rival, - it digs into Jane's childhood, forces her to uncover more of her memories and face her oldest trauma and fears.

She also has to face her current greatest fear and...more
Alex
I loved this series from the beginning. I love Jane, the way she walks, the way she talks, the way she kills and her regrets aftwerwards, her relationship with Beast, her indecisive nature regarding Leo, her interactions with Bruiser and especially the fact that she (view spoiler)

I think she will eventually have to give in to Leo and be his mate, because if Beast wants to submit to him, then Jane will desire him too.

All in all, excellent installment! Looki...more
Feminista
An explosive addition to the Jane Yellowrock series. I had almost lost interest in this series, but this book revived it!

Jane is back to working for Leo as a strategic plague strikes the vampire population. There are two new character additions to the novel, the Younger brothers, that the readers will love. We also learn a lot about Jane's past. And finally, there is the ever present Beast. She is such a hussy :) I love her. She always keeps pushing Jane to take more mates, because why have one,...more
Melindeeloo
Vampire masters are being hit by a plague from which even their legendary healing powers can't save them and then, when they are at their sickest, they are being forced to submit to a new mysterious master in order to get the cure and if that threat is not bad enough, as Leo's self proclaimed 'Enforcer', Jane's past actions trigger a call for bloody old school vengeance against Leo's clan.

Death's Rival was really hard for me to rate because the setup was really good and the ending was epic with...more
Jage
This review might bounce all over the place. I might clean it up later, but most likely I won't. To summarize I liked the plot, but not the characters or the 'romance'.

So, I started this book this book when it first came out and had to put it down because the way Jane spoke worked my last nerve. I want to say she used 'peeps' or something and it was just so out of nowhere that I had to stop until I was clearly less irritable to pick it back up.

Started it this morning, was enjoying it until the...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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The impossible has occurred. Vampires are now victims in a plague that is stretching across Seattle and Sedona. More and more vampires are being taken down due to this outbreak. This shouldn’t happen. Vampires should be immune to disease, and yet Jane Yellowrock gains further proof that curse is spreading as she sees the deterioration in people who should be eternally resilient. Sent in to investigate, Jane Yellowrock is placed right in the center of it all. Added to th...more
Jennifer
The 5th Jane Yellowrock book delivers as much action and fun as the last four. Things are heating up in the Vampire community when a mysterious vamp begins challenging other masters and taking them down with a deadly plague that can render them true-dead. Jane, as Leo's enforcer, has to help stop the mystery vamp only to discover her own actions in Asheville are being used as a thinly veiled excuse for this all-out vamp war.

The book was action-packed and fast paced with strong writing, strong c...more
Zeenat
Synopsis: Leo, MOC of New Orleans, has sent his "enforcer" Jane Yellowrock to investigate a series of vampire illnesses. Someone wants Leo's throne, and won't hesitate to go to war over it. Jane, nursing a broken heart over losing her boyfriend and her friends, is chasing a killer all over the country to prevent a war. But who will help her win her own battles?

Review: I knew this book was going to be good, but I didn't know HOW good.

I would say the 5th installment of the Jane Yellowrock series i...more
Ruby
I was worried about Jane after the last book. She's lost some of the most wonderful people in her life. How is she going to cope? Well, I was right to have worried. Jane has lost some of her more endearing qualities because so many of the important relationships in her life have fallen apart. I really felt for her, but there wasn't too much time to mourn. The book quickly begins with Jane pretty much at war against an unknown vamp infecting his enemies with a plague. The action is fast-paced and...more
Ian
Mar 26, 2013 Ian rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Patricia Briggs
After killing an old vampire's enforcer in book 4, Raven Cursed, Jane once again finds herself at the centre of trouble. The old vampire has decided to exact his revenge on Jane and Leo and he's got the perfect weapon to do it with. A disease that leaves even the most powerful vampires weak and bleeding.

Death's Rival is great urban fantasy and I wouldn't have had a single complaint if it ended at the natural conclusion to the story. I get a little annoyed when authors hit you with something in...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4.5/5; 5 stars; A

Well, its been a long and uncomfortable journey but I think that Jane is finally starting to understand and accept who she is to stop trying so hard to pass as completely human.
This book was a good addition to the series. I enjoyed the action and the pacing of the story. There was, thankfully, the conclusion to a story arc started a couple of books ago. (view spoiler)...more
Douglas Meeks
There is no doubt that Jane Yellowrock is one of the best female action heroines in Urban Fantasy and while this was an outstanding novel and 5 Star I still had a reservation or two about her seeming forgiveness of some of the folks involved in the betrayal she suffered (no spoilers here, sorry). It kind of goes against who she is in my opinion after reading everything she has written in this series. The story here is amazing and complex, the action unparalleled but the conclusion left me wantin...more
Tabitha (Pabkins)
Death's Rival kicks things up another notch for Jane Yellowrock with another set of challenges for our heroine. She's feeling alone and isolated and has some major things bothering her but what else is new? She's sent off on a job to get in touch with various masters who are sick. Thinking this would be an easy job, she couldn't have been further from wrong. Death and nastiness is following her around, and she's feeling rather guilty about it. When she finally heads back to New Orleans Leo's ent...more
Scooper Speaks
Favorite book of the series. Each book tops the previous one. Every time I thought OMG that is the best scene I was surprised by an even better one. Gotta say the water scene toward the end of the book is the best. It tops everything and I'd love to see a movie version.
Roxanne
Wow! That was a fantastic book. Every time I read a new book in this series I love Beast a little bit more. Book 6 is going to be amazing! April can't get here soon enough.
Suzanne (Doppleganger)
This may be my favorite of this series.
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Faith Hunter's Skinwalker series is dark urban fantasy, featuring Jane Yellowrock, a full blooded Cherokee and hunter of rogue-vampires. Jane Yellowrock is a shape changer (shapeshifter) in a world of weres, witches, vampires, and other supernats.

Her Rogue Mage novels—Bloodring, Seraphs, Host, and the RPG Rogue Mage—feature Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage in a post-apocalyptic alternate reality.

A ne...more
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