I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand
Series: Dirty Blood
Published by Heather Hildenbrand on 4/28/2011
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
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Also by this author: A Risk Worth Taking, A Bet Worth Making: A Grayson County Novel (Grayson County Series Book 2)
I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.
Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And Two, I was born to kill them.
Welcome to the Broken Blood tour! I’m reading the first book in the series, which is also available for free on Amazon Kindle.
Dirty Blood brings a new look to werewolves. I like the whole premise of how they came about and the dynamics between Weres and the Hunters. It’s a nice change from the usual vampire/hunter scenario.
Tara is very headstrong and independent. She tries to take on this new world that has opened up to her with fierce determination. She isn’t a fan of being pushed around, or having things kept from her. She pushes until she gets the information she needs. Wes is kind of a pain sometimes. I know he just wants to protect the best way he knows how. But he has to realize that Tara is perfectly capable of taking care of herself…. most of the time.
There is a ton of action, and tension. I like seeing the fight scenes because they are fast and you wonder what’s going to happen next. There were a few things that totally threw me off after I had a feel on how the story was going to go. I like when that happens. It keeps me on my toes. Most of the tension is between Tara and Wes. They don’t know what to do about their feelings for each other. On top of everything that Tara is discovering she also has to deal with normal stuff like dealing with her school enemy and a guy that doesn’t know when to give up.
Overall I enjoyed the story, and will definitely be reading on to see where this all ends.
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How do you defeat an enemy that knows your every thought … even as you think it?
I thought watching my Werewolf boyfriend get arrested for murder was the worst experience of my life. But then I was knocked out and dragged off to a cell of my own by the very people who were supposed to protect me from danger.
I thought being held prisoner in solitary confinement for weeks on end was the worst experience of my life. But then a visitor came, and I realized I’d been wrong all along. There are worse things than torture and death. Much worse.
He wants my blood. More than that, he wants to get into my head. To use my bond to control his army, to wipe the world clean of anything with dirty blood. I can’t let that happen, but if I don’t he’ll kill every single person I’ve ever cared about—beginning with my Werewolf pack.
The prophecy said I would have to make an impossible choice, but I must be doing this wrong—so far every choice I’ve made has only led to more pain and danger and death. Hunters are pitted against Werewolves and I’m alone in my war against Gordon Steppe. I can’t fight him off anymore; all I can do is try to keep him out of the important places. And I’m failing at even that.
I thought the demons were out there, clearly marked and clinging to the shadows. But they’re not. The monsters are within the ranks of those sworn to protect. The enemy is among us.
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COLD BLOOD (Dirty Blood #2)
Sometimes Family Can be the Death of You
Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected.
For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles.
At least I’ve got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De’Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he’s destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn’t going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point’s evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?