Monday, 6 May 2013

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Jessica McClain 2: Hot Blooded - Amanda Carlson

Release Date: 23/04/13
Publisher:  Orbit


It hasn't been the best week for Jessica McClain. Her newly found mate has been kidnapped by a goddess hell-bent on revenge, and Jessica is positive she can save him. But being the only female werewolf in town comes with its own set of rules and powers ...if only she understood them. Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members and one very reluctant human, Jessica must rescue her man while coming to terms with what being a wolf really means. The second novel in the Jessica McClain series is a full-on action adventure featuring one angry goddess and plenty of monsters, demons, and a few newly risen beasties ...


OK, I read Amanda’s debut last year and whilst I absolutely loved it, I had a little bit of trouble getting into the beginning of this book as I felt that it was a little rushed alongside being a tad disorientating which for me ruined it a little bit. Personally I’d have preferred a little reminder as to what had already gone before so that I wouldn’t have had to reread the first title to refresh my memory, its not a bad thing mind you as the book was delightful however if unlike me you don’t tend to keep everything you read in your own personal Library (yes I would like a publisher to sponsor wall to wall shelving for my bedroom so that I can have everything on display) then a reminder would have been helpful.

That said, the book when you delve back into the full adventure was definitely something that was not only delightful but brought our new female were to the fore as she sought to free her mate from the clutches of Selene the Moon Goddess. It has great action, some wonderful twists and when added to demonic villains as well as lethal traps all round make this a book that was a joy to devour. I really can’t wait to see what Fate and Amanda have in store for Jess in her next outing.

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