Monday, 22 September 2014

Red Blooded - Book Review

Red Blooded (Jessica McClain #4)
by Amanda Carlson

What is it about:
After Jessica's brother is kidnapped and taken to the Underworld, she will stop at nothing to get him back. But before her grueling training is finished, Jessica's power mixes unexpectedly with the circle and she's dropped into the Underworld without protection or her escorts.

What did I think of it:
The good: Demon Piglets!

The bad: The Demon Piglets get eaten!


Carlson delivers yet again. Red Blooded is really cool, and full of action and intrigue.

Jessica is transported to the Underworld where she has to find and save her brother. Not being a big fan of Tyler (I still dislike him) I wasn't too invested in getting him out of there in one piece, but I did root for Jessica to get out alive.

The Underworld Carlson paints in this book is creepy, cool and lends itself perfectly for some cool action scenes. I really liked exploring this realm together with Jessica.

I did want to kick Jessica a few times though. She's very slow to catch on at times. And there were a couple of situations where I think she should have taken action sooner instead of arguing endlessly with people.

But those small grumblings aside I very much enjoyed this book. It has everything that made me fall in love with this series: a cool heroine, lots of action, great supporting characters and a solid story.

Carlson again ended the book with a cliffhanger of course, leaving me hanging until the release of book 5, which I most certainly will get my trotters on as soon as it releases.

Why should you read it:
It's a really cool Urban Fantasy read.

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Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

This was my least favourite installment in this series. I thought that the author did way more telling than showing which is no fun for readers, and you're absolutely right about Jessica being slow on the uptake.

Blodeuedd said...

Did blogger steal my comment? Arghhh

anyway, book 2, meh, book 3 meh, dunno about this one then

Sullivan McPig said...

@Carmel: I think book 2 is my least favorite: too much Tyler, not enough Rourke ;-)
I can see what you mean, but I still really enjoyed this one.

@Blodeuedd: If you thought book 3 was Meh, I think you won't like this one. book 3 was my absolute favorite in the series so far.

miki said...

i have book 1 but i haven't read it yet^^,,

Melliane said...

I was a little disappointed by this one but it was ok. I'm glad you had a great time with it.