Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Review: Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

Author:Cherie Priest
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Publisher: Spectra
Cheshire Red Reports Book #1
ISBN:  0345520602
ISBN13: 9780345520609
Genre: Urban Fantasy


Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist—even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missing government files—documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind. What Raylene doesn’t bargain for is a case that takes her from the wilds of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.

I had never heard of Cherie Priest or her books until I saw the cover for BLOODSHOT.  The blurb sounded right up my alley so I pre-ordered myself a copy and dug right into it when it arrived. Raylene's personality is awesome, she is independent, sassy and is an all around kick ass Heroine. The plot was engaging, and packed full of action. The mystery kept me thinking and guessing and I was still shocked at the end to find out what was really going on. I never got bored with reading it and there were nice twists and turns throughout the entire book. There were things left that still need to be explained so I will be looking out for book two and I think I will also see what else Priest has to offer in her other books.

I gave it a 4/5 Stars