La croix de sang
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
Blood Cross begins with house guests, a power outage (b/c hurricane), and restless villagers.
And by "villagers" I mean vampires. FYI.
Molly is visiting Jane with Angie-baby and Little Evan while Big Evan is doing whoknowswhat in Brazil. Leo is deep in the dolore (<------when vamps fluctuate at varying levels of crazy b/c SAD), and sees Jane's inability to call for help as an opportune time to seek revenge for thatwhichisnotherfault, and sho ...more
Another Wednesday, another great Urban Fantasy!
This book could have easily gotten the full 5 star rating, but it was a bit too repetitive at times, enough to be noticeable... In many ways it reminds me of another of my favorite UF series - they are very exciting, have kick ass leading ladies, and act first think later approach to fighting evil. Gin and Jane are strong and have powers, but still barely get out alive at the end of each book, mostly because they have luck like no other! ...more
Jane Yellowrock is like that girlfriend you have that is totally great in every aspect of her life except men. She is totally badass and I love the skinwalking aspect of her with Beast. It is a really cool concept and her being Native American really fits in with the mystery and history to her character but she is totally clueless when it comes to men.
For a gal who had been out of circulation for a few years, I was getting a lot of attention. Too bad they were cop, blood-servant, and ang...more
Jane’s love life heats up some in this one, although I confess (view ...more
Any hope of the hot union between Jane and Leo that was teased in the first book was kind of blown to smithereens at the finale of Skinwalker – the second book takes off where Jane hasn’t been wise enough to leave town yet, and her relationship with the MOC has changed big time as a result of a certain death. Leo....well, he ...more
Ok, not as good as the last one, but I really really liked it! And what I absolutely loved was the story, the myth, the "history" of this series.
As I said, for me, a great UF/PNR needs to have some fantastic world-building. Yes, other stuff matter too, but for me, this is one of the most important. And boy, am I enjoying this one! ...more
Jane Yellowrock has joined the ranks of Kate Daniels, Mercy Thompson and October Daye as one of my ...more
Faith Hunter’s 2010 novel Blood Cross, the second in the very entertaining Jane Yellowrock series, is a fun entry into the genre.
Hunter’s excellent world building and writing distinguishes this series from the sub-genre of urban fantasy female Cherokee skinwalkers who actively hunt and kill vampires and are befriended by witches in an alternate history universe. Jane is head and shoulders over the rest; skinwalkers like Tina Tailfeather, Trudy Turkeynec ...more
08/02/2017 Another great buddy read with the awesome girls and guy over at BB&B.
Jane is still in New Orleans and the vampire council has hired her to hunt and kill the rogue who is letting loose newly turned vampires on humanity. A job that has put Jane smack in the middle of vampire politics and rivalries. And if that’s not enough she has to watch her back because Leo Pellisier, the Blood Master of New Orleans, is still blaming her for his son’s death and is out to seek revenge on Jane....more
And I likey.
The writing is quite fun and the pacing is particularly delicious, but it's the worldbuilding, the history of the magic users, and especially the vampires that make this stand out. For all you other kinds of fans of the genre who are in it ...more
The first book in this series surprised me into enjoying it and checking out the rest of the books. Unfortunately, this book is a disappointing follow up to the first book.
Jane Yellowrock is still in Louisiana, even after completing her job for the Vampire Council. It seems she has been hired on to do some more work for them: a rogue is making new vampires and must be stopped.
For a long while the story just seemed to be going nowhere, so I went back and checked the synopsis, and it was ...more
Somebody in New Orleans is creating rogue vampires and Jane Yellowrock has been employed to hunt them down. But with employers who look at her and see their next meal, she needs to tread carefully.
This series is completely astounding! It's reminiscent of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series and Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series, but Faith Hunter somehow manages to do everything just a little better.
Can't wait to continue with this series!
Source: Owned copy.
I was disappointed because the love scene with Jane's choice of bed buddy was not detailed at all, just one sentence near the end.
Oh well, maybe the author is saving the juicy stuff for when Jane comes back to her senses and chooses (view spoiler)[Leo (hide spoiler ...more
Previous review on 02/04/11 This book takes place almost directly after the first book ...more
REALLY enjoying this series! My very favorite type of Urban Fantasy are those that hold a strong action/world blend along with a great romance on the side. The romance area is the ONLY thing I see as a bit week in this book - Jane’s choices are not anything readers who are invested in her happiness would ever want to see her with. The rest is top-notch addictive enjoyment!
Note: While I rated this a “clean” read (no sex), it is full of violence - mostly against vampires, monsters and other ...more
Allow me to hit the ground running. I loved this one, Jane turns into a Alpha female to the nth degree. She killed Leo's not son in the last book and he is still pissed and wants her dead. Let me say this; I love Leo. I really do. I think he is well just unf. (That is still a thing right?)
Molly and her kids are here she is having her house remodeled. So Jane is on high alert. I loved this one because it shows how wonderful Jane really is. I mean I loved t ...more
It's a must read in order series.
Blood Cross is book two in the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter.
Jane completed one job for the Council, but now the Council has hired her for another job. She has to navigate the Vampire world, stop a war, and make sure that she doesn't die or step on anymore toes.
When we last left Jane she was still in New Orleans. Molly and the kids have come to visit. It was so nice to see Molly, the kids, and Jane with them. I absolutely enjoyed learning ...more
Excellent world building and characterization. The detailed explanation of the origins of the vampires and their unique brand of politics is distinctive and intriguing as is the information on the witch covens and their cold war with the vampires.
The plot revolving around the creation of new, rogue vampires and the attempt to keep them sane by sacrificing witch children is fast-paced and absorbing, especially as the villains soon hit very close to home.
Jane is a fascinating ...more
Jane Yellowrock is growing on me. Faith Hunter is a good writer and I’m enjoying the world that she has crafted to show off Jane’s talents. I appreciate that Jane has female friends right from the get-go. And they tease her about the various men who are circling, trying to win Jane’s favour. Also a pleasant change is the mystery and puzzle-solving aspects of the book taking higher priority than the personal relationships. Not that I mind a love interest, ...more
Angie-baby...★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Khristine Hvam does an amazing job with Jane/Beast, becoming one with them in this first person POV, making this series one of my favorite readings by her. Her performance, timing, characters’ accents and emotional inflections are wonderful. Ms. Hvam is always great, but this series is definitely her “sweet spot.”
What can I say about Jane and Beast to get you to read this series? The symbiosis between “Big Cat” and Jane is fabulou ...more
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Faith's Jane Yellowrock series is a dark urban fantasy. Jane is a full blooded Cherokee skinwalker and hunter of rogue-vampires in a world of weres, witches, vampires, and other supernats.
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