Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review: Blood Crave

Title: Blood Crave (Blood on the Moon #2)

Author: Jennifer Knight

Date of Publication: August 14, 2012

Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book

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Synopsis: Headstrong heroine Faith Reynolds returns in this thrilling sequel to the paranormal romance Blood on the Moon!
After surviving being kidnapped by a vampire, Faith would just love to focus on some alone time with her hot (though occasionally furry) boyfriend, Lucas. Unfortunately, with a vampire uprising on the horizon and her best friend, Derek, about to wake up and find himself transformed into a half-werewolf, half-vampire being without a beating heart, Faith has a few other things to take care of first.
Faith is not without help, in the form of her newfound powers of sensing people’s emotions and being able to influence werewolves’ actions, not to mention her begrudging but rather helpful boyfriend. Even so, convincing a werewolf packmaster to prepare for an epic battle may be difficult to do without solid evidence.
Lose yourself once more in the deliciously suspenseful world of werewolves versus vampires, otherworldly boys with deadly charm, and addictive, spine-tingling action and romance!

My Review:

Not nearly as entertaining as the first Blood Crave fell a little flat but still made for a fun read. After Faith's best friend Derek has been made into a vampire-werewolf hybrid Faith must convince the werewolves to accept him or she must choose between Derek and Lucas. Though the novel held potential I felt like there was too much talking and not nearly as much action as there could have been.

My number one complaint with this novel was the development of a love triangle, I'm not a big fan of love triangles, especially when it's obvious who's going to end up with who the entire time. I felt like the author didn't know how to make the novel more exciting so she threw in some friction between Faith and Lucas and created a love triangle. Derek isn't one of my favorite characters and the longer the love triangle dragged on the more frustrated I became with him.

Faith was an extremely whiny character in this novel. Every time something went wrong she always complained about it instead of looking for a way to fix it. Likewise Lucas and Derek both took on some pretty undesirable personality traits, Lucas was a jerk the entire novel and Derek would not leave Faith alone, even when she said no. While I did enjoy the romance that was there was so much friction around it that it was almost hidden beneath everything else.

The plot was by far the strongest aspect of the novel. Even though the characters and romance left much to be desired the plot, while a little boring parts, worked really well. I liked being able to learn more about the vampires Knight had created and the development of Derek's powers. With an exciting ending and a plot twist I never saw coming I'm eager to see what happens in the next novel!

Blood Crave definitely wasn't the strongest novel but it was an entertaining enough read. Fans of Twilight and other vampire/werewolf novels will no doubt adore this addition to the huge amount of vampire fiction out there.


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