My Rating: 3.5/5
Blood Born is the first book for me to read by either Linda Howard or Linda Jones. It has a lot promise to be a fascinating series in the world of vampires and the supernatural. The vampires are both beautiful and terrifying with their fair share of rotten apples. I like that because you never know what to expect from the vampires and the fact that they are all not beautiful to refreshing. There was also a mixture of other preternatural characters which I love to see in story, this keeps things fresh and open to so many possibilities.
The characters' actions were entertaining and had a they had a multitude of colorful personalities. The plot well thought out and kept me wanting more, the pages kept turning even when one of my peeves about a book kept cropping up. It's what kept me yo-yoing between "I like this story" to "I love this story."
The peeve was this story had the characters internalize their thoughts far more then what was necessary to the story. It made getting to the intriguing part of the story seem like awhile coming. I feel if some of the characters' rambling thoughts could of been cut out the story, it would of been more than terrific. I would of been beyond giddy with excitement for this series.
All in all though, there is so much going and so much to explore in this new series that when Warrior Rising comes out next Spring, I'll be reading it with hopes some of the internal monologues will be toned down.
Cover Note: I love the look of model for this cover. He has the most interesting and scrumptious jawline and mouth. *fans self*