From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
by Cherie Priest
Pendle is used to odd cases, but Ian Stott’s case may be the strangest
yet. Raylene exceeds at stealing things and Ian wants his medical
records- and the government is the one who has them. Worse yet, it’s a
secret government project since Uncle Sam doesn’t exactly believe in
vampires- and both Raylene and Ian are vampires. Raylene’s search is
about to lead her into areas where conspiracy theories flourish as it’s
about to become personal when she becomes a target.
Raylene is such a fun character! Cherie Priest does a phenomenal job at
crafting an engaging voice for Raylene. It’s practically impossible not
to like Raylene and her take-charge attitude. From the very first page,
Raylene’s snarkiness comes through and yet her attitude is softened by
her care for Domino and Pepper. It’s an intriguing combination and a
perfect one for a vampire who generally prefers going through life
solo. However, Raylene is not the only quirky character. Quite frankly,
Adrian deserves his own book as I really want to see more of his
character as well!
The world building is a bit different from conventional urban fantasy
and part of what makes BLOODSHOT so unique. While we know there are
various rules the vampires must follow, Cherie Priest focuses more on
the government conspiracies against vampires, giving the reader only
tiny hints and glimpses of the vampire houses. Ian’s story touches on
how those with differences or special powers are at risk while focusing
more on the action of the tale. The fast pace of the story synchs
nicely with the action sequences, as BLOODSHOT is a tale that I
couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see what would happen next.
BLOODSHOT is a superb entry to the urban fantasy genre! I haven’t read
any books by Cherie Priest before but I certainly will be reading more
in the future. BLOODSHOT is a fascinating, quick paced tale that is
both humorous and dark at the same time. Highly recommended!
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by Debbie, Debbie Wiley Book Reviews