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Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost...

When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace.

Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her
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Mass Market Paperback, 325 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Roc
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Beth
Dec 17, 2013 Beth rated it it was amazing
Black Arts is going on my favorite reads shelf. Extraordinary writing and fabulous character growth, has moved Black Arts to the top of my Jane Yellowrock adventures.

Evan Trueblood and the wonderful kids come crashing back into Jane's life, quite literally... Molly is missing and Jane pulls out all the stops to find her friend. But Molly isn't the only one that has gone missing and Jane is tasks with finding the other missing girls as well.

Jane's character is really coming into herself. Outed as
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Pauline
Dec 28, 2013 Pauline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, fantasy, action
**Review after reading an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of the book.**

This story was so good in so many ways I hardly know where to begin. If that isn't an indicator of how "thumbs up" this story is, I wouldn't know what is.

In this installment of the Jane Yellowrock series, Evan Trueblood blows into town (quite literally), children in tow, looking for his wife Molly, who has apparently disappeared, leaving him a note saying she was visiting Jane. Jane hasn't seen or heard from her friend, and immed
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Ian
Dec 30, 2013 Ian rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who enjoy Jennifer Estep and Patricia Briggs books.
Background

Jane Yellowrock is the last Cherokee Skinwalker. Using bones and teeth as her template she is able to transform into animals. On top of her Skinwalker abilities, as a young child, hundreds of years earlier, she took into herself the soul of a mountain lion to save her life. That mountain lion is Beast and she lends Jane her powers of smell and agility and often some unwelcome advice on mating.

Black Arts

Jane’s oldest and dearest friend, Molly Everheart Trueblood has disappeared, and sh
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Douglas Meeks
Dec 23, 2013 Douglas Meeks rated it it was amazing
When I got this I was already sure that I was going to like it (since I have loved every installment in this series) but this was a major step up in not just the story but the look inside to see exactly who Jane Yellowrock is under the hard exterior.

Don’t get me wrong, Jane is STILL Jane but she does a lot of self introspection during this novel and comes out better for it. I must admit I still spent most of the novel wishing for or waiting for her to kill someone that richly deserved it (and th
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Sandy
Dec 20, 2013 Sandy rated it really liked it
Sometimes when you are reading a series, you get about 4-5 books in & it starts to feel a little stale, as if the author is tired and/or resting on their laurels a bit. Plot lines become familiar & characters stop evolving. So I'm thrilled to say not only is this a great rip roaring read but one of the best in this popular series.
Jane Yellowrock is back, knives, stakes & all. And faithful fans in particular will enjoy the new revelations about her heritage, who she is & how she c
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Melissa
Dec 27, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Black Arts is the 7th book in the Jane Yellowrock series. When I started reading this series with Skinwalker, my review said that it was refreshing to read a vampire series that had such great characters and plot…and wasn’t only about sex. (Bruiser is certainly swoon-worthy though. Do any of you remember the limo scene?) Seven books later and I still stand by that statement.

Anyone could pick up this book and enjoy it because Hunter does a great job at subtly hinting at the backstory without doi
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Anne
Dec 26, 2013 Anne rated it it was amazing
Black Arts starts with a bang, literally lots of bangs and the action doesn't stop. There are three separate cases for Jane to solve: a couple of Katie's girls get kidnapped, Leo's mithrans are disappearing leaving piles of ash behind and Evan Trueblood shows up looking for his wife, Molly, who is not visiting Jane as she said. Jane has a few personal issues to deal with as well.

Leo and Eli get extra page time (always a plus to me) and we see lots of character development. I would not recommend
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Julia
Dec 23, 2013 Julia rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fiction, urban, arcs
This book came so close to five stars for me, but still may have achieved dominance as my favorite Jane Yellowrock story to date. So much of what I have loved in this series exists in perfect balance in BLACK ARTS. The focus is on Jane's relationships over vampire politics, and each page featuring Beast and Molly and Bruiser and Leo and even Ricky-Bo was wonderful. Hunter includes just enough detail to make it easy to pick up the threads of the books prior, without overwhelming current action. A ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

The release of Black Arts brings with it multiple story lines that leaves our heroine Jane Yellowrock trying to piece together a nearly unsolvable puzzle before it is too late for her best friend Molly Everhart Trueblood. When Evan Trueblood nearly blows down Jane's front door with his air magic looking for Molly, and two employees of Katie's (Leo's second and heir) disappear, it is the start of a variety of challenges, and revelations that have been
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Book Info
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: January 7th 2014 by Roc
original title Black Arts
ISBN 0451465245 (ISBN13: 9780451465245)
edition language English
series Jane Yellowrock #7
other editions (4)
Source:Netgalley EARC

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BOOK SYNOPSIS


Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own—no matter the cost...

When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jan
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Johanna Panko
Jan 07, 2014 Johanna Panko rated it it was amazing
Well this Jane Yellowrock novel fails to disappoint. The story starts with missing people, and all of the gang makes an appearance. Leo, Rick, Molly, and the kits. I really enjoy this series and the unique way the author twists it's plot. The romance though is a bit off because there is barely any and that's the only thing I hate about this book. Thanks netgalley for a read in exchange for a review.
Bitten_by_Books
Jan 07, 2014 Bitten_by_Books rated it it was amazing
When Evan Trueblood storms (literally) into Jane’s home in New Orleans, she discovers that Molly has disappeared, leaving only a cryptic note indicating she was going to see Jane. Jane convinces Evan that she has not spoken to Molly since the situation with Evangelina and promises that she will find her friend. Together with Eli and the Kid, Jane begins the hunt for Molly, while also taking on a job for Katie to find two of her girls who also have vanished. She also responds to a summons for Leo ...more
Marta Cox
Dec 14, 2013 Marta Cox rated it really liked it
Wow fans of this series are going to be falling over themselves to read this book. This instalment of the Jane Yellowrock series will tie up unfinished business and give answers that her numerous fans are dying to have but it's also a lynchpin as to just where this characters journey is going. This book is by no means an easy standalone novel and is probably best read as part of a series starting with Skinwalker. If you are looking for urban fantasy and a heroine with heart then look no further. ...more
Karissa
Jan 22, 2014 Karissa rated it it was amazing
This is the 7th book in the Jane Yellowrock series. I got a copy of this book to review from NetGalley. This series seriously just keeps getting better and better. I loved this book and thought it did an excellent job on building on the overall story while having an excellent contained plotline as well. I read that Hunter has a contract for two more books in this series but would like to write as many as 15 books.

Big Evan shows up at Jane’s house in New Orleans in a rage looking for Molly. Suppo
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Traci (Mad Hatter Reads)
Dec 18, 2013 Traci (Mad Hatter Reads) rated it really liked it
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
My Rating 4.5 out 5

This is the Jane Yellowrock book that I’ve been waiting for! Each installment of the Jane Yellowrock series is always jammed packed with action and BLACK ARTS is no exception. This book is go, go, go. It also ties up some loose ends that have been ongoing for several books. But most importantly (to me anyway) BLACK ARTS sees Jane grow a great deal and finally find some self-acceptance of her own histo
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Tammy
Since the events in the previous book Jane hasn't heard from Molly Everhart Trueblood or from her family. Not until Molly's husband Evan blows into town (literally, the air witch uses his power to huff and puff and nearly blow Jane's house down). Evan is looking for Molly and he thinks she's with Jane because she left him a note saying he was headed that way. But Molly never made it and now Jane, Evan, and the Younger brothers have to find her.

The one thing I missed in this book was Jane changin
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Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
Great and amazing series. I was especially anticipating to read more about Jane and Leo the Master of the City. Some scenes where kind of disappointing they where harder to follow and even some I thought did dent add anything to the general story line. I was left feeling hopeful and happy the Trueblood family, especially the children, are back in Jane's life. At the end I was hoping to read more about a closure after the big finale but that just never came. Just a happy end of Molly and her fami ...more
Kristin
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Melissa Martin
Jul 22, 2015 Melissa Martin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, faith-hunter
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Another awesome Jane Yellowrock book! I love her! She is just bad-to-the-bone.

Her best friend Molly, who is a witch, leaves a note for her husband saying she is coming to see Jane...but... she didn't. She never showed up and no one knows where she is or what happened. Evan, Molly's husband, blows into town, literally, almost blowing Jane's house away trying to find Molly. Did I mention he's a powerful Sorcerer? He brings their two kids who call Jane aunt and
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Deva
Dec 09, 2013 Deva rated it liked it
Full review at http://urbanparanormal.blogspot.com

Jane has to deal with Molly being missing, plus two of Katie's witches going missing, plus a "gather" going down that Leo obviously doesn't want, attempts on her life and anyone in her home, and Ricky-Bo coming in to make Jane's heart pitterpatter.

I'm not sure how to rate this one against the others. It was good, but not Death's Rival good but still good. This one feels more like we're getting some things out in the open. No, that Jane is gettin
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Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Vivacious Valkyrie - Marta:
*eARC received from NetGalley
--Actual rating, 4.5 Skulls

Wow fans of this series are going to be falling over themselves to read this book.

This installment of the Jane Yellowrock series will tie up unfinished business and give answers that Faith's numerous fans are dying to have, but it's also a lynchpin as to just where this character's journey is going.

This book is by no means an easy standalone novel and is probably best read as
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Koeur
Dec 26, 2013 Koeur rated it liked it
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Publisher: Penguin
Publishing Date: January 2014
ISBN: 9780451465245
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 3.2/5.0

Publisher Description: Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker who always takes care of her own no matter the cost…. When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do what
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Dolly
Jan 10, 2014 Dolly rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!!

Non-stop action and surprising twists!!

What I liked: What's not to like? In Black Arts, Ms Hunter has given us a true gem. There is plenty of action, mystery, and angst. I counted myself extremely lucky to get an ARC from Net Galley. I devoured Black Arts in one sitting and still wanted more.

For the rest of my review, go to: http://www.justtalkingbooks.com/1/pos...
Annette Salsbery
Apr 14, 2014 Annette Salsbery rated it it was amazing
Can't get enough of Jane and Beast!
Steven
Man this one was dark. Good dark. Deep dark. Character developy, mythology developy, awesome dark
Fangs for the Fantasy
Jane has three jobs in this book – Katie, Leo’s unpredictable second-in-command vampire, wants her to find where two of her working girls have disappeared to; previous good friends of Jane. Leo himself is having a great big shindig and wants Jane to handle the security just in case they’re invaded by werewolves again – especially since the guest is a new addition to Leo’s vampires and he doesn’t trust the man one iota. As ever, Leo is engaged in a long game of lots of subtle plotting and has fir ...more
Leanne
Dec 11, 2013 Leanne rated it it was amazing
review soon to come
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Jan 12, 2014 Jen (Red Hot Books) rated it really liked it
I’ll say this for the Jane Yellowrock series. It is very consistent. The writing is sharp; the storylines, complex; and the world-building, fascinating. Faith Hunter has created a wonderfully deep trough of characters and plot threads to pull from. Sometimes, it’s so smart, I feel a little dumb for not being able to keep up. But it’s a fast ride and an exhilarating one, every single time. And amazingly, every book manages to tread new ground. (That is, in every way except Jane’s personal life.)

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Ro Moore
Jan 07, 2014 Ro Moore rated it it was amazing
It isn’t often that I find a series of books that keeps me waiting for the next release with bated breath, however the Jane Yellowrock novels have me captivated. A Skinwalker with a secret Beast hidden inside, what could be better?

I have read each of the novels in the series and thoroughly enjoyed each one. Jane is a strong, intelligent and independent lead character who continues to evolve. The world created by Faith Hunter is well rounded and quickly captured my imagination. Molly and her fami
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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.

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“I've spent all the years since full of guilt and misery, even though I didn't remember it. I've let it run my thoughts, my plans, my whole life. But the experience doesn't own me. I own it. What I do with it is up to me, just like what Molly does with her death magic is up to her.” 4 likes
“I also know about running away," I said, when staying around is so much harder. And I know the happiness, the"-I searched for a word and had to settle on- "the joy when sticking around and fighting things mean I get to keep the people I love near me.” 3 likes
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