Thursday, February 6, 2014

Blood From a Silver Cross by E. S. Moore


Blood From a Silver Cross (Kat Redding)

Blood From a Silver Cross (Kat Redding)
Price: $5.38

2.0 out of 5 stars Not For a First Time Reader, February 6, 2014

Book Description
Publication Date: February 6, 2014
Trust is a dangerous business.
Some people still call Kat Redding by her hunter name: Lady Death. But she’s not eager to see more violence brought to her doorstep. The neverending tide of hungry supes and vicious humans doesn’t change the math—sooner or later Kat’s one-vamp battle against the nightmares that infest Columbus is going to leave her dead. And she has innocent people—well, a werewolf and a demon-summoner—depending on her now.
But when a rogue werewolf who’s opted out of the bloodbath is found crucified and mutilated with toxic silver, Kat knows she’ll be tangling again with the dangerous Pureblood murderers of the cult of the Left Hand. She already has an undead countess blackmailing her into taking out the city’s garbage and a demon playing with her head. Add to that her serious suspicions about changes at the house of her uneasy ally Jonathan Alucard, werewolf denmaster, and Kat might have finally gotten in danger so deep, not even Lady Death can survive…
90,000 Words
If you have not read anything else in this series, I would highly suggest you do NOT try to start with this book. I had not read anything in this series and it took me more than 50% of the book to get a handle on what was going on The author does a commendable job of not supplying a lot of back-story which is a good thing if you are and have been a fan from the very first books. It will true fan from skimming a lot of back-story and give them something to sink their teeth into. It stinks though, if you are the type of person who picks up a book simply because the synopsis sounds good and then you are left hanging.

The story was interesting – Kat needs to find out just why the werewolves are being crucified, she has to hunt down and take care of a vampire who is using ‘children’ to make blood-porn, she has to deal with her feelings for Jonathan and try to keep away from Adrian. She sure has a lot on her plate –I have left a lot of Kats issues out of this review. There are just to many to list.

Kat ends up being the kind of ‘heroine’ that just makes you feel exhausted and want to slap her silly for her whining. She is also a lot like a somewhat watered down version of Kate Daniels from the series by Ilona Andrews. In fact, this book just feels like an Ilona Andrews book, but without the flair.

There was just too much going on (and with no explanations for the why of it) with too many people (Purebloods?) and creatures for me to enjoy.*ARC Supplied by Publisher*

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