Monday, July 18, 2011

Review: Bloodlust by Michelle Rowen

Author:Michelle Rowen
Release Date: July 5, 2011
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Nightshade Book #2
ISBN:  0425242137
ISBN13: 9780425242131
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher
Jillian Conrad's blood has killed the vampire king. Now an enemy to all vampires, she is targeted for elimination. So is the infant daughter of the dead king. If Jillian doesn't stand in the way of her death, then everyone, living or dead, is in great peril.
BLOODLUST starts off pretty much right where NIGHTSHADE left off. If you have not read book 1 yet I don't recommend starting on Book 2, there is way to much going on and you will be lost pretty much immediately. This is also a really hard review to write because so much was left up in the air in book one that anything I write is going to be some type of spoiler so here is your fair warning that there might be minor spoilers ahead so read at your own risk.

BLOODLUST really ties up all the loose ends from NIGHTSHADE. I really like Jill as a character. She was shoved into a world that she shouldn't be in but has been determined to keep a hold of herself and help the people she has come to care about.  Jill is still dying and everyone is still trying to figure out a way to keep her alive with finding a cure for her. Declan and her relationship has lots of ups and downs with them trying to protect each other, Jill making a lot of bad decisions, and the issue of Mathias in the picture and Jill not knowing exactly how she feels about him. Declan's issues get quite a bit bigger throughout BLOODLUST. Situations take him places I would have never expected him to go. I came to really like Mathias, he really grew on me throughout the book. He turned out to be someone I want to read more about. The ending left things at a nice close with all the little ends tied nicely. There is so many places that Michelle can take book 3 and I will be picking it up when it comes out.

I gave it 4/5 stars