Saturday, July 2, 2011

Early Review: Blood Secrets by Jeannie Holmes

Blood Secrets
Author:Jeannie Holmes
Release Date: July 5, 2011
Publisher: Bantam
Alexandra Sabian Book #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher


Alex allowed a case involving murdered vamps to get personal and is suspended from the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation. Now she’s facing an official inquiry but has a chance to redeem herself. The catch: She must once again work with Varik Baudelaire, her former mentor and ex-fiancĂ©, as he spearheads a search for a missing college student. But Varik has been keeping secrets from Alex, and his mysterious past is on a collision course with his present.

When Alex and Varik discover a carefully handcrafted doll at a crime scene, neither of them can see how close the danger really is or that a killer known as the Dollmaker has made Alex the object of his horrific desire. Now the only way out of the Dollmaker’s lair is through the twilight realm of the Shadowlands, where all secrets—for better or worse—will be revealed.
BLOOD SECRETS is book 2 in the Alexandra Sabian Series. After the events of book 1 Alex is in trouble and facing an official inquiry. Despite that she is reinstated to help solve and hunt down the Dollmaker. Jeannie continues the series with the same level of intense situations, action, character development, mystery and suspense that I fell in love with in the BLOOD LAW. I ended up enjoying Varik a lot more in book 2, he was very protective and felt more genuine to me. Just as Alex and Varik's relationship takes a big step up the Dollmaker comes in strong. The situations with the Dollmaker were definitely dark and intense and kept me on the edge of my seat. Alex continues to find out more about her father and we get some great info about Alexandra I would have never guessed. I cant wait until the juicy info comes further into play. I really enjoy Jeannie's smooth, descriptive writing and will continue to read whatever she writes. As for BLOOD SECRETS the emotions are strong, the events disturbing, and the ending will tear at your heart making you beg for book 3.

I gave it 5/5 stars