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Cold Blood

(Dirty Blood #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  2,284 ratings  ·  187 reviews
Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process.

At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin,
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Published November 22nd 2011 by Accendo Press (first published November 14th 2011)
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Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cold Blood is the 2nd book in the Dirty Blood series.

Heather Hildenbrand is (for me) an uneven writer. I've read stories of hers that are excellent, and I've read one that was (IMO) abysmally bad.

So I was a little reluctant to read this series, which was written earlier than the story I thought was so poorly written. I was afraid that her earlier writing & plotting skills would be worse, not better.

But I was happily surprised with Dirty Blood and Cold Blood.
Both stories are really good and enjoy
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Title: Cold Blood (Dirty Blood #2)
Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Format: Paperback, E-Book
ISBN13: 2940013473843
Published: November 2011 by Accendo Press

Tara has been given the opportunity of a lifetime. She is accepted into Wood Pointe Academy – an exclusive school for werewolf hunters. So she should be thrilled, right?
But Tara doesn’t get a say in the matter. Her grandmother and mother have decided for her and she doesn’t have a choice. They think since her pyscho cousin Miles is on the loose
Kami Dodson-Perry
Jan 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks-other
In this part of the story we meet Alex, Cambria, and Logan.

Tara goes away to Hunter School and meets Cambria and Logan. Both Hunters in training. They are the misfits and outsiders of the school so Tara fits into their click since she is a Hybrid. No one at the school wants to be friends with Tara since she is mixed blood.

Miles DeLuca has a plan and what he wants is Tara. Tara is discussed by this since his plan includes her being his mate and they are cousins..... YUCK. So Miles tells Tara he w
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
“When you won’t feel guilty anymore, I’ll kiss you again.”

Heather Hildenbrand has officially become one of my favorite authors; I loved Dirty Blood and the sequel Cold Blood did not disappoint! In fact it completely rocked my face off! Dirty Blood series just keeps getting better and better and I cannot wait to see what Heather comes up with next! If you haven’t picked up Heather’s Dirty Blood series, you need to right now cause you are seriously missing out!

While Dirty Blood covered a lot more
heather - NightlyReading
Nov 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Surprise, Surprise! I was mesmerised by this book even more than the first! I loved the new characters and the character of Cambria, which was a grand prize right here on NightlyReading to win a character named after you in Heather’s next book, is a great character of BFF. Cambria will be very happy with the character that was chosen for her:)

The move to Wood Point Academy and the incoming of a new man in Tara’s life have her questioning everything! I, personally love Alex and would love to see
A Book Vacation
Nov 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Hildenbrand has done it again with this intense sequel to her novel Dirty Blood. I really enjoyed this novel; it’s a bit more spicy than the first, with a love triangle developing (and I’m siding with Alex, sorry Wes), even more action and fights, and a mystery that will have the reader wondering what Miles is really up to. This was a great read, and I’m already jonesing for the next installment!

Hildenbrand is a phenomenal writer and she just keeps getting more refined as she writes her novels.
May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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A friend in my book club came upon this series and recommended it to us and I am so glad she did! This was a fantastic sequel to Dirty Blood. It had new and intriguing characters that were well developed for making their first appearance. Tara is off to Wood Point Academy against her mother's and everyone else's wishes but there she meets Alex. My favorite character in this book. I was instantly a fan and found his complex and stoic demeanor very entertaining to follow... I am impatiently waitin ...more
Angeline Kace
Oct 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It's rare to find a book where the follow-up is better than the first, but that's EXACTLY the way I feel about this book! I'm UTTERLY in love with it! Heather blew me away with this book. And I LOVE Cambria! She rocks!
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quote:
I cocked my head to the side, not ready to answer. “How did you find me?”
He shook his head. “You snuck off school grounds. By yourself. Got attacked. Almost died.” He crossed his arms. “That means you go first.”

Jamie Kline
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This book picks up exactly where Dirty Blood leaves off, which I thought was great. Wes is pretty busy taking over duties for the Cause while Jack is still recovering, so unfortunately we don't see him much in the beginning (or at all really). The story follows Tara as she gets settled in to life at Wood Point Academy, a school specifically for aspiring werewolf hunters. She's pretty reluctant at first, not seeing why she needs the extra training and not wanting to be away from Wes for such a lo ...more
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book
Again... these covers truly suck and they may "scare" people away... wich is too bad because the story is really good ❤
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where do I start ! Now normally when you read the next book in a series you think or sort of have expectations that it wont be as good as the first. But rest assured Cold Blood is even better. !! Dirty blood book one was great !! But Cold Blood is kick arse full of action, and a fantastic second book in this series. I really enjoyed it - if possible more than the first but saying this I loved the first story !

Tara is sent away to boarding school *Wood Point
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
THEME: Werewolves
RECEIVED: To Review from Author

Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbrand starts off right where Dirty Blood ends. Hildenbrand’s writing gets even better with this action packed story. Adding a love triangle to the mix, the lead Tara has a whole lot more on her plate than dealing with the fact she’s not a normal teenage girl. I really enjoyed the second installment and the fantastic twist that I never saw coming.

Tara sta
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of werewolves, paranormal/urban fantasy/YA
Recommended to Katy by: Jenn Pringle
Shelves: ebook, aa-read-review
Please note: I read this in December, 2011 from a copy I won in a giveaway. No review was requested, but I'm happy to provide one. See my review of the first book in this series here.

My Synopsis: Tara’s mother and grandmother have decided that she will be safer away from Frederick Falls and have shipped her off to boarding school – an exclusive school for Hunters named Wood Pointe. They figure that not only will she be safe among Hunters, but she will also have a chance to train. No one asked Ta
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
Tara has been excepted to the prestigious hunter's Wood Point Academy! She should be thrilled as it's the best hunters school, but she is miles from home, miles from Wes and her crazy cousin, Miles De'Luca, is constantly ringing her and freaking her out by promising that she will be his! Plus Tara isn't exactly welcomed in the ranks of the hunters due to her "dirty" blood! There are some bright sides though, Cambria and Logan who quickly bring Tara into their fold, and Alex, her trainer! Can Tar ...more
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Adults
"Cold Blood" is another good read in the Dirty Blood series. Tara has been sent off to the Wood Point Academy by her mother. She is none too pleased but promises to behave herself. That was before she discovered how prejudice the students are against people of mixed blood or a "hybrid" as she calls it. She manages to make friends with Cambria and Logan, two misfits. They help make life a little less miserable for her especially with her evil roommate, Victoria.

Miles, her evil nemesis, manages to
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2015
This book picks up immediately after the stellar first installment. Tara has been shipped off to a special type of boarding school for hunters. Not surprisingly, being a “dirty blood” is something nobody on campus appreciates. The feelings range from hostile to slightly less hostile. The only people who appear to accept her for who she is are her new friends Cambria and Logan. This misfit crew ends up being the only thing that keeps Tara grounded through her madness filled first semester.

So whe
The BookWhisperer
Oct 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Cold Blood takes a leap into the Hunter’s world. After the battle that concluded Dirty Blood; Tara find herself enrolled in the Wood Point academy for Hunters. At her Grandmother’s demand Tara agrees to attend the prestigious Hunter Academy, but little does she know that lies ahead. Jack and Fess have explained the reluctance that Werewolves and Hunters alike hold towards mixed blood. The reality of this truth becomes a harsh reality when Tara finds herself with more enemies than she can count. ...more
M.R. Merrick
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, Dirty Blood, but this book took it to a whole new level. It has a little bit of everything; werewolves, magic, and at times, I even got a Harry Potter feel from it. I was fortunate enough to read this book before it’s release, and I’m sad the next one isn’t out already.

Coming from a guy’s perspective, you’re always wary of the romance aspect of these stories. It’s a part of so many of them, but with Cold Blood, it’s very well done. The romance
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was even better than the first... I liked that she was now immersed in the hunter culture by being at a hunter boarding school... which was an interesting mix of high school cliques, college fraternity hazing, and military basic training... though I wish my basic training had taught me to be this bad ass... Tara is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters, especially for these sort of books... she's a bit impulsive but she for the most part tries to think things through... she's far f ...more
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Even better than the first!

I really enjoyed this book. I have the circles under my eyes to prove it ;). While I enjoyed the first book in this series, Dirty Blood, I loved this book. I was unsure when she was going to go to "Hunter" school if this book would be too cliche for me and was very pleasantly surprised that it was not. I was a bit stumped by the mystery in this book (love that) and really enjoyed seeing all of the interpersonal relationships as they grew and/or morphed. Heather include
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am in love with this series. It is AWESOME!! I thought after reading Dirty Blood that it couldn't get better than that but I was unbelievably wrong because this book was crazy good. I loved the character's in this book. I missed Wes a little but he was there when it counted and the ending was heart stopping. I can't wait for book 3. It can't come out quick enough. I would highly recommend this series to anyone, it was wonderful and I am definitely thrilled I found a new kick a** series to read ...more
Joy Whiteside
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I cannot wait to see the next installment in this series.

This book kept me wanting more, from the beginning until the end. The book moved along at a great pace and was easy to read and understand.

The characters are extremely likable and you cannot help but love them.

This book has a bit of everything, romance, mystery, and adventure all combined with trying to be normal teenagers.

Heather Hildenbrand has done an excellent job of creating a new and exciting world with lovable characters. Cannot wai
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 of The Dirty Blood series by author Heather Hildenbrand.

When Tara get into a school to learn how to be a hunter she does not expect know what to expect out of school but what she finds was not on her way to become a hunter.

I am enjoying how the character of Tara seems to be growing and not staying like a teenager but coming into an adult. The interaction of her character with others makes the book interesting to read.

This is for any paranormal book reader who enjoys some adventure
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
I absolutely loved it. One of the few books where the sequel is even better than the first one! Didn't see that love triangle coming though. It's not the one you'd expect after reading the synopsis, and surprisingly I'm quite torn between the 2 love interests. That aside, the story is really action-packed and there were many times where I did not anticipate what was coming. An enjoyable read, go get it!
I loved this book just as much now as I did the first time I read it in 2012!! Such an awesome series!
Desni Dantone
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Immediately getting the next!
Dawn Yacovetta
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Being sent to Wood Point for Hunter training is not a choice Tara would have made for herself. But with everything going on around her, and especially after recent events, that's where she needs to be in order to learn how to defend herself, not only against werewolves but something that is coming, something huge. And even though it's something connected to her crazy cousin, Miles De'Luca, who wants her to rule the world by his side, it's bigger than both of them, bigger than any of them could e ...more
Courtney  (Book Crazy Lady)
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Dirty Blood series from Heather Hildenbrand. Cold Blood picks up right where Dirty Blood left off. Tara’s mother and grandmother are shipping her off to a private boarding school, but this isn’t any ordinary boarding school. It is a specific school for Hunter’s. There are a couple of major issues here for Tara.

Wes isn’t going with her
She will miss her friends and family
Everyone at the school is appalled by her and calls her “Dirty Blood”

That being said, Tara lea
Bookishly Tiff
May 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-read
It's been a long time coming picking up this book. I even did a reread (listen) of the first book because I definitely needed a refresher. For me Cold Blood had a little bit of second book syndrome but it was still enjoyable.

What I liked:

🐺 Tara continues to grow. She's a strong character and tries her best to take care of herself but can ask for help.

🐺 I enjoyed the pacing and how things progressed. There was no real high impact action but also no real lulls in the story

🐺 The ending development.
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Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. (She's only slightly socially awkward as a result.) She writes paranormal and contemporary romance with plenty of abs and angst. Her most frequent hobbies are riding motorcycles and avoiding killer slugs.

You can find out more about Heather and her books at heatherhildenbran

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