Book Review

by Faith Hunter

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Hunter’s fifth Jane Yellowrock installment takes us on a wild, danger-filled adventure. The worldbuilding includes a perfect blend of seductive romance, nail-biting action, intriguing characters and betrayal from all sides. Well plotted and fast paced, this book contains a satisfying arc of development for our heroine, culminating in two very different conflicts: one that threatens her life and one that threatens her soul.

Skinwalker and vampire-killer Jane Yellowrock is summoned back to New Orleans when her boss, vampire master of the city Leo Pellisier, is threatened. Someone wants war and isn’t afraid to go through Jane to get it. Jane’s investigation brings to light a plague that is infecting vampire masters left and right, making them easy prey. As Jane struggles to discover the plague’s origins — and find the rogue vampire whom she suspects is attempting to take over the city — she also must face the consequences of poor decisions made in the past. (ROC, Oct., 336 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Tori Benson

Publisher: ROC

Published: October 2012

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Death's Rival

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 11:45am.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Guest Reviewer - Kathy M:

Faith Hunter's latest installment in her Jane Yellowrock series, Death's Rival is one of the best books that I have read all year.

I'm a big fan of this series, so I was expecting to enjoy the book, but Death's Rival blew me out of the water.

Jane is still adjusting to working for Leo, the Master of the City of New Orleans. And while the pay is great and the work is never boring, she still questions the wisdom of working for the vampire. When an unknown foe attempts to take over Leo's territory by releasing a plague causing sickness and impending death in previously thought invulnerable vampires, it is up to Jane to figure out the who, how and why. And try to stay alive.

We learn, as Jane begins to remember, more of her past. And her co-existence with Beast, the soul of a mountain lion that lives inside her evolves.

Death's Rival totally satisfies, yet leaves one hungry for more.

LITERAL ADDICTION's Guest Reviewer gives Death's Rival 5 Skulls!