Monday, November 5, 2012

First Drop of Crimson

Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress World, Book 1
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Year: 2010
Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Goodreads Summary:
The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows--her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield--and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family's past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness--and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who lusts for a taste of her.
He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human--even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together . . .
Because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

Since I decided to read all the Night Huntress/Night Huntress books in chronological order, I'm getting a break from Cat and Bones for the next two books and getting the stories of some of the other characters. First up, are Denise and Spade. Spade has been one of my favorite characters in the Night Huntress books so far. I've loved his loyalty to Bones and how he's always been helpful to Cat but also helped her to see how Bones was feeling whenever Cat and Bones fought. And in this book we got to see more of Spade's personality and background. We got to see where Spade came from, why he is so chivalrous and polite and just what makes him tick. What a great back story Spade had.  

Don't think that Frost ignored her other characters. Bones and Cat show up in the book as does Mencheres and Ian. My perspective on Ian might just be changing a little bit. Oh, and think the funniest scene in the book involved Ian. It was totally unexpected and really had me laughing. 

Overall, not as great as the Cat and Bones books, but pretty good. Looks like Mencheres' story is next.


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