Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sabina Kane #5: Blue-Blooded Vamp Review

9780356500751Title: Sabina Kane #5: Blue-Blooded Vamp

Author: Jaye Wells

Date of Publication: June 1, 2012

Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book

Synopsis: Sabina Kane is on the hunt again, this time for not just anyone but for Cain, the father of the vampire race. Determined to destroy him Sabina travels to Italy in search of Abel, the man who previously held Cain captive. With the help of her friends Sabina is able to track Cain down but the more she sees of him and his destructive power the more it seems that this may be one foe she is unable to tame. Between deals with deities, the death of her sister, and the revelation of who Abel really is Sabina has a lot on her plate. Now, to stop Cain and prevent the destruction of all the dark races Sabina must go on the most dangerous journey yet and give the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect those she loves, even if it means her life.

My Review:

Despite a slow beginning Blue-Blooded Vamp turned out to be an exhilarating conclusion to the series. With loose ends tied up and everyone getting exactly what the deserved, this novel wrapped up the Sabina Kane series perfectly and left no questions or unfinished stories in its wake. A great conclusion to an interesting series Blue-Blooded Vamp definitely kept up with my expectations.

While the series hit its high during the third book, Green-Eyed Demon, and went a bit downhill after the Lavinia story closed, Blue-Blooded Vamp was on par with the fourth book and finished the series strong. I absolutely loved the ending, after the intense and brutal showdown with Cain it was nice to have the last part of the book cute and sweet as characters finished out their stories.

Unfortunately the first half of this novel turned out to be almost unbearably slow. Maybe I was missing Giguhl's hilarious comments or the sexual tension between Sabina and Adam, but for the first half I felt like all the characters lost their spark and the story just fell flat. I did love the setting though, between their time in Italy and closing the book in Irkalla the setting was definitely a big of fresh air. Thankfully as the novel started to draw to a close I began to get drawn into the story and enjoy the closing of the series.

Sabina was a kick-ass heroine and a thrill to read about. Between her gritty profession and cussing habit I began to really like her during the course of the series. While her relationship with Adam did get a little monotonous I still enjoyed his character. Giguhl will always be my favorite, between his initial adventures with online shopping and his witty comments his character breathed a bit of lightheartedness into every intense situation.

While not perfect the Sabina Kane series makes for an interesting and exciting read for fans of paranormal fantasy. A bi forgettable but always fun this series is great for anyone on the lookout for a new urban fantasy to sink their teeth into.


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