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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Review: Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes

Blood Law (Alexandra Sabian, #1)Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes

My rating:

To stop a vampire killer, she’ll have to slay her own demons first.

A provocative and savvy vampire, Alexandra Sabian moves to the sleepy hamlet of Jefferson, Mississippi—population 6,000, half vampires—to escape the demons lurking in her past. As an enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI), Alex must maintain the uneasy peace between her kind and humans, including Jefferson’s bigoted sheriff, who’d be happy to see all vampires banished from town. Then really dead vamps start turning up—beheaded, crucified, and defanged, the same gruesome manner in which Alex’s father was murdered decades ago. For Alex, the professional has become way too personal.

Things get even more complicated when the FBPI sends in some unnervingly sexy backup: Alex’s onetime mentor, lover, and fiancé, Varik Baudelaire. Still stinging from the betrayal that ended their short-lived engagement, Alex is determined not to give in to the temptation that soon threatens to short-circuit her investigation. But as the vamp body count grows and the public panic level rises, Varik may be Alex’s only hope to stop a relentless killer who’s got his own score to settle and his own bloody past to put right.

My Thoughts:

Blood Law is the first installment in the Alexandra Sabian series by Jeannie Holmes. When I found out we were going to be reading this for the Traveling Book Gnome, I was super excited. I did like the book, but I found myself straying at times. It wasn't because of poor writing, it was written very well. I just think the storyline sometimes dragged on(in my opinion). It is, in fact an original book. I just found something missing...

Alex is a vampire who works as an Enforcer for the FBPI (Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations) in small town in Mississippi called Jefferson. This world is aware of vampires, but not all loves them.When Vampires are murdered in the area, all in a similar way, and the humans suspicion regarding the vampires get out of control, Alex needs help. Although, the help she get's isn't what she wanted.
Alex's Ex, Varik, shows up on the scene with directions to take over her investigation. Making it look like she can't handle the case. As if she didn't have enough to worry about.

I did in fact, love the characters. Alex is a strong heroine. I liked her from the start, and found I liked her even more throughout the book. She cares about the people in her life, and she's a tough enforcer.
Varik is my favorite of the book. He's a handsome, protective male with a big heart. I will be reading the rest of the series, mostly for him. One character I couldn't stand was Harvey, Jefferson’s bigoted sheriff. I know he was supposed to come off that way, but ugh, what a guy!

I do recommend Blood Law to urban fantasy lovers. It was a good read, paced with action, suspense and romance. I found something lacking in the book, but I still liked it. It was a good read while camping, and I have a feeling the series will get better with each new book.

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Beth ( said...

They are definitely some interesting characters and I can't wait to see how they develop!

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