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Red Spring

(The Black Year Series #3)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Killer angels, zombie chefs, and werewolves in lab coats. Three weeks after the events of White Winter, the world is changing, it's coming apart, and Jonas Black can either lose his mind or lose all he has. Can he protect himself and those he loves? Will he emerge from the carnage unscathed, or will victory cost him everything he is? How much will one half-vampire sorcerer ...more
Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published March 10th 2017
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John Winston
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
D.J. Bodden and Jonas Black are at it again in this third installment of the Black Year Series, along with a smorgasbord of other supernatural beings. We have different level vampires, werewolves, zombies, and a host of other beings including my favorite badass angel (can I put those two words together?) Amon Alon. In Red Spring, Bodden raises the stakes in a big way including a killer cliffhanger. Yikes! Say it ain’t so. Our incredibly flawed protagonist, Jonas has not only his morality and dev ...more
Tim McBain
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bloodbath! Drama! It feels like an understatement to say that the third book in the Black Year series is a game changer. "Literary throat punch" seems a more accurate way to phrase it. The stakes have risen by an order of magnitude. Maybe more. And that notion applies on a personal, global and perhaps universal level.

Jonas Black has changed much from the version we met in Black Fall. Maybe his essential character remains the same, but he has grown quite a bit. At the opening of Red Spring, he no
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From human teen to vampire bad ass

This was one of those books you start and read straight through to the finish. The story of Jonas' evolution from human teen to vampire bad ass continues in Red Spring. It's a believable trip through love and war, truth and deception and real and internal demons. I like Jonas and cheer him on through his struggles and head slap him when he screws up. The trip through the Black Year has been everything you'd want in an escape to another world strangely similar to
Don't let the four stars fool you: I'm giving this book one of my highest recommendations. (I save five stars for books that have saved my life, rescued kittens from a burning building, or bailed me out of jail - literarily, of course.) This series has gotten bigger, better, and more interesting with each book. Do yourself a favor: get Black Fall; read Black Fall; proceed from there. You'll thank yourself when you get to the end of THIS book and say "Well? Where's the NEXT one?" So: stop reading ...more
Rida Imran
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This book was a great ride.

So I guess Madoc is really dead, by the end of the last book i was hoping he wouldn't be. Besides the characters from the previous we got some new ones, the angels and that CAFETERIA (yes that's a character). I loved the Cafeteria part, it was such a cool idea and the imagery of the food gurgling around.

Our protagonist Jonas has definitely matured and I think that we saw him struggling to keep his humanity intact after all the great powers he
Dan Lyke
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
D.J. Bodden continually surprises me. When I started Black Fall, I thought "teen wish fulfillment" story, and it was, kind of, but it was that in a good way. White Winter dropped a little bit more into metaphor, the lines between Jonas's inner life and outer life becoming a little more blurred.

When I got an advance reader's copy of Red Spring, I cleared the rest of my reading queue and devoured it.

For me, the best fiction is story that's metaphor, but I'm not sure for what, that takes me in new
Big applause for Red Spring. The pace is hot from the get go and doesn't slow down. An excellent follow up to Black Fall and White Winter, Red Spring jumps right back into the story where we left off, and then takes a couple of unexpected turns. I really enjoyed the dark comic aspect of the "cafeteria", which might be one of my favorite characters in this series! Like the two previous books, Red Spring has great character and plot development. Black Year is a fantastic series; I am already chomp ...more
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was not expecting that!

This latest in the Black Year Series does not disappoint. I spent much of this book audibly gasping in surprise and saying, "Whaaaaa...?". So GOOD!! My emotions went from low to high over and over, and left my jaw on the floor at the end. I was way off about how I thought this third book would go, and have no clue as to what could follow in the final season of the Black Year. I can't wait to find out! This is still one of my favorite urban fantasy series that I've read.
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Red Spring continues the excellence in storytelling I found in the first two books of the Black Year Series, Black Fall and White Winter. In the Black Fall, we were introduced to Jonas Black, a 16 year old whose life went pear shaped when he discovered the truth about his family and his world. As Black Fall gave way to White Winter, Jonas’s world was in flames. He struggled to try to prevent his vision of causing an apocalypse from coming true.

Red Spring shows Jonas’s stumbling from one decisio
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a very enjoyable continuation of Bodden's "Black Year" series. If you enjoy paranormal thrillers, this series is sure to please.

I would strongly recommend starting with the first book in the series, as the stories flow together, and don't stand well on their own.
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Every once in a while, a book I loaned from the library would have some of its pages ripped off. Usually, I wouldn't notice it until I was so engrossed in the story and the most interesting part/explanation/important subplot happened to be on the page that was missing.
This is how I felt reading this series.
The world is so interesting, unconventional and the writing is solid. It's basically a coming of age story, but meant for adults. I particularly loved the unique take the
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D.J. Bodden is a tech-startup COO who writes books because words are magic. He's an avid reader of science-fiction and fantasy, a gamer, a former pilot and coffee trader who's been to every continent but Antarctica. He's been woken up by gunfire, jumped out of helicopters, and climbed medium-sized hills in scorching weather; He likes to make people laugh for the wrong reasons; He tries to sell peo ...more

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