May 5, 2013

Review: Hot-Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Title: Hot-Blooded
Author: Amanda Carlson
Series: Jessica McClain #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Orbit
Release Date: April 23rd 3013
Format: eBook/Paperback
Source: ARC from Author

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Rating: 5 Bad Boys – Absolutely Loved It!!!!
Reviewer: Kat

Author Summary

Jessica McClain has just discovered she's the biggest threat the supernatural world has seen in over eight hundred years, but there's only one thing on her mind - finding her mate. Rourke's been kidnapped by a wicked goddess and his only chance of survival lies in her hands.

Finding Rourke and defeating the goddess proves to be difficult enough, but when the Underworld comes calling and Jessica discovers she's accused of crimes she hasn't committed, the entire game changes. The price they are demanding for her freedom is too steep. There is no way she can ever pay it back.

My Thoughts

Good gods, my heart rate didn’t slow down throughout the entire read…and it was awesome!

The author has given life to a fierce and uncompromising society of werewolves where Jessica, our heroine, is not supposed to exist.  In this series, there are no female-born werewolves and haven’t been for a very long time. Until Jessica.  Superstition is rampant among the Pack and most fear her.  Some believe she is the one spoken of in the prophecies.  The true Daughter of Evil who would eventually destroy the entire race.

Needless to say, Jessica’s life has been about struggling to survive under the constant threat of death. Even with the protection of some major players in the Pack, she still lived in fear. She’s a survivor and one kickass heroine, but more importantly, she has a heart bigger than most. That compassionate side of her is what endears her to me and why I just love her character.

The worldbuilding in this series is unique, the characters are relatable and believable even in this fantasy world of supernaturals, and the entire storyline is compelling. All of it expertly delivered by the author.

Hot-Blooded is a fast-paced read with non-stop action throughout. Once I started reading this novel, I wasn’t able to stop until it was finished. Even when I had to pause, I wished I had the Audiobook to listen to as I handled what pulled me away. Prepare to miss out on some sleep my lovelies. But it’ll be so worth it.

If you’re an Urban Fantasy fan or a fan of werewolves and shifter tales, you’ll definitely want to add this one to the top of your To-Be-Read list. I am so looking forward to Cold-Blooded coming October 8th.

Happy Reading!!

5 Bad Boys – Absolutely Loved It!!!!

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