Audio Review: Blood Cross by Faith Hunter

Posted February 6, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

Audio Review: Blood Cross by Faith HunterBlood Cross by Faith Hunter
Series: Jane Yellowrock #2
Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Published by Audible on 04-13-10
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
Source: Purchased
four-half-stars

Jane Yellowrock is back on the prowl against the children of the night. The vampire council has hired skinwalker Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules - but Jane quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old, loyalties run deep.

I’ve found another great Urban Fantasy series and narrator. I gave book one, Skinwalker an A+ rating and marked it as a favorite but Blood Cross only gets an A. It was just a little slower than Skinwalker but still a great book.

When I say slower I mean the action/blood shield was a little slower. But the trade-off is that we get some sexy times. Jane gets hot and heavy with not just one guy but two guys in Blood Cross. George aka Bruiser, Leon’s human servant is the first to get kissy with Jane. And damn was he hot. I was rooting for him but as time went by Jane (and I) realize that it’s not meant to be with George…. at least not for now.

I was a little surprised by how hot and heavy the two got. Sure she said a few times that she thought he was sexy but I never thought anything would happen between the two. I keep waiting for something to happen with Rick, the human detective that flirted with Jane from the beginning.  But when something did finally happen with the two I felt like he was the guy she went to because he was a little more available and agreeable than George. I don’t think there was as much heat to them.

With all the sexual build up with Jane and her beast during the whole book I thought if she ever got down and dirty someone it was going to be a steamy scene….but when she finally goes all the way with someone it’s not even on stage. I felt ripped off. I get that most UF books don’t go into great details and I’m fine with that but we got more action from her make out scenes with one guy that she didn’t even sleep with.

I realize that I’m focusing more on the smexy times than the plot but those are the times that got to me the most while listening to Blood Cross. Yes the plot was good and the mystery elements was satisfying. I guess I just needed to get the relationship thing off my chest in this review.

It will be interesting to listen to Mercy Blade, since we will get to see Jane out of New Orleans. I have high hopes that I will enjoy it.

To sum up Blood Cross – Another great UF book by Faith Hunter. Lighter on the blood this time around but still full of near death action for Jane. I like where Jane is heading in her career and her learning more about her beast and getting her lost memories back. As far as the romantic parts, I’m not satisfied yet.

Narration Note: Khristine Hvam does a damn fine narration job and has become one of my favorite narrators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Khristine Hvam

Khristine studied acting for the theater and film and soon discovered a love of voice over. You can hear her in various TV and Radio commercials, video games, animated series, and most notably in over 100 audio book titles. Khristine has been honored with several Audie nominations and in the summer of 2012 earned her first Audie Award in the fantasy category for her performance of Lani Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke and Bone.” This year she is thrilled to announce three more Audie nominations!

“I sort of tripped and fell into the world of voice over and audio books and it’s been the best fall yet. I’ve discovered a real passion for this medium of acting, and consider myself very fortunate to be able to do it.” -K.Hvam

About Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter, fantasy writer, was born in Louisiana and raised all over the south. She writes three Urban Fantasy series: the Skinwalker series, featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires. The Soulwood series, featuring earth magic user Nell Ingram. And the Rogue Mage novels, a dark, urban, post-apocalyptic, fantasy series featuring Thorn St. Croix, a stone mage. (There is a role playing game based on the series, ROGUE MAGE.)

Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she writes action-adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. As Faith and Gwen, she has 30+ books in print in 29 countries.

Hunter writes full-time, tries to keep house, and is a workaholic with a passion for travel, jewelry making, white-water kayaking, and writing. She and her husband love to RV, traveling with their rescued Pomeranians to whitewater rivers all over the Southeast.

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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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One response to “Audio Review: Blood Cross by Faith Hunter

  1. I really enjoyed the first book, I’m definitely moving on with the series, but I’m a little bummed to hear about the anticlimactic smut scenes 🙁