Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Review: In the Blood (Maker's Song #2) by Adrian Phoenix


Vampire. Rock star. Begotten son of the fallen angel Lucien. Dante Baptiste still struggles with nightmares and seizures, searching for the truth about his past. It is a quest as seductive as his kiss, as uncontrollable as his thirst, and as unforgiving as his determination to protect one mortal woman at any cost.


FBI Special Agent Heather Wallace now knows the extent of the Bureau corruption that surrounds her, but worries she is losing the battle. And when Dante and his band Inferno come to Seattle on tour, Heather can't help but be drawn back to the beautiful, dangerous nightkind. But what Heather and Dante don't know is that new enemies lurk in the shadows, closer than they think...and even deadlier than they fear.


Shadowy government forces have pledged to eliminate all loose ends from Project Bad Seed -- and Heather and Dante are at the top of the list. Elsewhere, the Fallen gather in Gehenna, intent on finding their long-awaited savior, the True Blood nightkind whom Lucien DeNoir would die to protect. And a damaged and desperate adversary, with powers as strange and perilous as Dante's own, plots to use Dante as a pawn in a violent scheme for revenge. But only one of these lethal forces holds the key to Dante's past -- a key that could finally unlock the secret of his birth and the truth of his existence...or destroy him completely. Source

Plot: I love this series from Adrian Phoenix. Ever since reading Rush of Wings, I always had a little soft spot for Cajun. I'm glad to say that In the Blood has made an amazing sequel. I loved how the book didn't revolved around Heather's and Dante's relationship. There was enough romance to keep your heart singing, but, at the same time, it wasn't like Adrian tried to act like that was the only important issue. She flipped to each character to keep you updated on what was happening with each. I'm glad she uses third-person for the series because it makes it that much easier. (Plus, the location titles help a bunch.) I like this series mostly because the romance scenes are so...sentimental and rare that when they show up, it lasts you through the mystery and action. The ending will definitely have you pumped for the third installment.

Characters: Heather-Heather is a admirable heroine. She worries not only about Dante, but her sister and friends. She doesn't keep her mind focused on Dante, but it does take up most of her thoughts. That's not a bad thing though. Both of them have had so much drama and struggling in their lives and it's nice to see that they found someone to go to.
Dante-I almost couldn't bare Dante's pain. I felt so bad that he was in constant pain. It's hard to read how much pain he's in. When it's not a migrane, it's a seizure. It keeps going and all I want is peace for him. And, then the three or four groups who want him fo their own selfish reasons? Angered me. I just want him to find peace. Hopefully, he does soon.

Cover: I love the covers for these. I wish their was more going on in this one, but it is pretty nonetheless.

Overall Rating: I give this book a four out of four. I loved this book and can't wait to read the rest of the series. If I had to pick one flaw, I craved for more romance. Yes, it does last you, but sometimes you want that little peck or beautiful "say nothings." However, every time Heather and Dante woke up they asked about each other. If you love romance and mystery, I think that this is a good adult series for vampire and romance lovers.
Peace and Fangs,

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