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Blood Kin by M.J. Scott
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Mar 07, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: fae, fantasy, immortal, magical, paranormal, shapeshifters, romance, urban-fantasy
Read from May 17 to 20, 2012

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Shifters, Vampires, Magic, Fae
RECEIVED: Received for Review from ROC

It’s extremely rare for me to like the second book in a series more than the first, but I absolutely loved Blood Kin. This story follows right after Shadow Kin and continues with Simon and Lily, but focuses on Simon’s brother Guy a Templar Knight. Blood Kin kept me at the edge of my seat like Shadow Kin but had that extra kick in the plot that made me enjoy it that much more.

Blood Kin follows Holly, a half fae who makes a living as a spy and a thief. She lives in a city that is full of secrets and dangerous people. One of the worst people is her father who is a fae lord and unfortunately puts Holly in a dangerous position, which is where she meets Simon and Guy. Luckily she teams up with the Guy who is a Templar Knight who needs her help as much as she needs his.

Holly is the typical tough female lead, but had that spark of something that made me like her character. Her cruel father damaged her mother and is using her as bait to get some answers for him. She truly has a good heart but her father’s hold on her prevents her from being honest with the people she really would want to open up too. Guy becomes someone who helps build her strength; their chemistry makes for an entertaining journey and some really great moments. Holly is pretty much a girl who wants a normal-ish life but has bad luck being tied to her fae side.

Guy DuCaine, a Templar knight, this man is hard-core and always ready for a battle. But he’s very unprepared when Holly literally falls into his arms. He sacrifices a lot of what he believes in to find out answers on the many attacks on his men. With Holly’s help he’s able to protect his brother and Lily from getting involved in more danger. I loved his devotion to his family and how even though he’s tough as steel that Holly is able to break through and soften him up.

For those who have read Shadow Kin you get more answers to what Simon was trying to figure out. I enjoyed how Scott pulled all her characters together and helped each other; lets just say the leads get into insanely dangerous situations a lot. I’m really curious if were going to be introduced to two different leads in the next book or continue with Lily, Simon, Guy and Holly on their dangerous missions.

Overall Blood Kin had everything I love about Urban Fantasies, kick butt action, fantastic characters, romance that makes the heart beat fast and a plot that was fast paced all the way through. Even more so the villains are meaner, stronger and downright fantastic, I never knew what they were going to do next. You don’t want to miss out on this series!

This is an adult novel with some violence and adult situations. Fans of authors Christina Henry of the Madeline Black series and Keri Arthur of the Dark Angels series will love The Half-Light City series Blood Kin by M.J. Scott.

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