Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Review: Blood Kin by M.J Scott

Blood Kin
Author: M.J. Scott
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Roc
The Half-Light City Book #2
ISBN:  0451464583
ISBN13: 978045146458
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Imagine a city divided. A city where human and Fae magic rests uneasily next to the vampire Blood and the shapeshifting Beasts. A city where a fragile peace is brokered by a treaty that set the laws for all four races… a treaty that is faltering day by day.

I didn’t plan on becoming a thief and a spy. But options are limited for the half-breed daughter of a Fae lord. My father abandoned me but at least I inherited some of his magic, and my skills with charms and glamours mean that few are as good at uncovering secrets others wish to hide. Right now the city has many secrets. And those who seek them pay so well…

I never expected to stumble across a Templar Knight in my part of the city. Guy DuCaine is sworn to duty and honor and loyalty — all the things I’m not. I may have aroused more than his suspicion but he belongs to the Order and the human world. So when treachery and violence spill threaten both our kind, learning to trust each other might be the only thing that saves us.

But even if a spy and a holy knight can work together, finding the key to peace is never going to be easy…

I didn't realize that BLOOD KIN didn't revolve around the same characters as book 1 so I was kinda sad to start reading it and find that out. Lily and Simon still have roles but BLOOD KIN revolves around Holly who is a half Fae thief and spy and Guy who is a Templar Knight and also Simon's brother.

Holly despises the man that fathered her but when he puts a geis on her she has no choice but to spy on Simon to find out his secrets. Guy is trying to keep Lily his brothers wife out of danger when Holly who happens to be a spy falls in his arms. Holly cant tell Guy why shes really there but they end up teaming up together with the hopes that they can help each other out. I didn't feel as connected or invested in the characters outcomes but I still enjoyed Holly and Guy's journey together. Their attraction to each other is apparent from the first time they lay eyes on each other and it steadily grows. It was great that M.J Scott was able to continue the storyline from book one while introducing a new love interest and also keeping the original characters involved.

Out of the two books Book one SHADOW KIN is definitely my favorite but BLOOD KIN was a good addition to the series. The world building of this series is still fantastic and there is plenty of dangerous situations thrown in. I'm not sure who Scott plans to write about next but I hope all the characters will still be involved.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

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Tues June 5

Accidentally Dead, Again (Accidentals #6) by Dakota Cassidy
All That Falls (Etherlin #2) by Kimberly Frost
Arise (Hereafter #2) by Tara Hudson
Blazing the Trail (The Dragon Diaries #3) by Deborah Cooke
Blood of Innocence (Sloane Skye #2) by Tami Dane
Blood Kin (The Half-Light City #2) by M.J. Scott
Chaos Burning (Bound by Magick #2) by Lauren Dane
Chase Me (Underbelly Chronicles) by Tamara Hogan
Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
Devil's Gate (Elder Races #4.6) by Thea Harrison
Kiss the Dead (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #21) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Live and Let Drood (Secret Histories #6) by Simon R. Green
Mirage (Winterhaven #2) by Kristi Cook
Monument 14 (Monument 14 #1) by Emmy Laybourne
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Silver by Rhiannon Held
Tempest Unleashed (Tempest #2) by Tracy Deebs
Transcendence by C.J. Omololu
Undead and Unstable (Undead #11) by MaryJanice Davidson
Vengeance Moon (Earth Witches #2) by Lee Roland
Visions of Chains (The Awakening #3) by Regan Hastings

Thurs June 7

Burn Mark by Laura Powell


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