February 26, 2015

Review: Red Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Title: Red Blooded (Jessica McClain #4)
Author: Amanda Carlson
Publisher: Orbit
Release date: September 9th 2014
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Reading level: Ages 18 and up

Rating: 3.5/5

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You can read my review of Full Blooded hereHot Blooded here & Cold Blooded - here
Jessica is going to Hell.

After settling a fragile truce between the vampires, werewolves and witches, the last thing Jessica wants to do is face the demons head on. But when the Prince of Hell kidnapped her brother, he set into motion a chain of events that even Jessica doesn't have the power to stop.

Now, Jessica must go into battle again. But Hell is a whole new beast -- new rules, more dangerous demons, and an entirely foreign realm. And when Jessica is dropped into the Underworld too soon, without protection or the help of her friends, she must figure out just how powerful she can be... or she will never make it out alive.

I really like the Jessica McClain series, is a good choice for those interested in urban fantasy for adults.

This is the fourth book in the series, Jessica does not rest because her brother was kidnapped by the prince of hell, in order to force her to descend to the underworld and all because of the prophecy that supposedly says she will caused chaos in the underworld.

So Jessica prepares to go to hell along with Ray and the Vampire Queen, but something goes wrong and Jessica ends up alone in hell, without help and tools she expected and with  all the demons and other creatures from hell hunting her, as she tries to rescue her brother.

The story so far is really good, but the four books have happened in less than a month (Jessica´s time), because due that the time in the underworld and our world runs differently, at the end of this book several months have passed on earth, while for Jessica it was only a few days. And because of this I felt that it lacked of interaction between Jessica with the other characters, as in this book we saw little of Naomi, Danny, James and Marcy ... and even Ray, Tyler and Rourke didn´t appear much in the story. Plus it´s necessary to develop a little bit more the romance between Jessica and Rourke, so they can finally have quality time together, since all the time they´re always running from one place to another, fighting against threats that are always present.

But overall, I enjoyed reading Red Blooded which still has a lot of action from the first chapter, the universe where the story takes place is still expanding, it has suspense, romance and several surprises and with an ending that leaves us hooked for the next book.

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