Blood Kin is a terribly disappointing sequel to its excellent predecessor, Shadow Kin. Instead of following the same characters on a new adventure, it’s basically a repeat of the same story, with different names. The main male here is the brother of the previous book’s male protagonist. And the main female has the same background as the previous —a half-faerie who’s forced to commit crimes by a power-hungry villain. The plot then follows a nearly identical trajectory. Skip Blood Kin, read its parent and hope that if there’s a third novel of the Half-Light City, it brings something new to the table.