Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review: Jeannie Holmes - Blood Law

Alexandra Sabine Series:
Book 1:
Blood Law: Alexandra Sabine
Vampires have been out and mingling with the humans since 1968, when Bernard Sabine was brutally killed staked through the heart and left to die in a cemetery. Left behind the Sabine family became the poster family for the newly outed vampires. Fast forward to current times Alexandra fuelled by her father murder became an Enforcer for the FBPI the federal police force for vampires. Alexandra’s newest case has vampires turning found staked through the heart in various locations. This is starting to feel eerily like her father’s murder so many years ago. As more vampires turn up dead and after a shooting at a human restaurant the FBPI decides it’s time to send in help, namely, Varik, Alex’s mentor and ex-fiancĂ©. As more bodies turn up and Alex’s brother is kidnapped they all realize this is more personal than any of them thought.

This is the first novel in the Alexandra Sabine series, and I have to say I am intrigued to where this series is leading us. This book is dark and gritty and has a lot of good elements. Alex’s physic talents are interesting and I’m really curious to see how they develop.  Varik is sexy and so obviously is still in love with Alex and will do anything for her. The dynamic between the two contains a lot of hurt and confusion but underlying it all there is a core of love. You find yourself rooting for Varik. So there was a lot of good in this novel, but there was an opportunity with this book. J. Holmes spread the point of view among I want to say five characters. So you were jumping between 5 different people, just when you were getting into one character you dumped into another. It took a bit to get into that swing of things. But I also feel that it does the characters an injustice. They never quite get fleshed out, you get a feel of who they are but not as much as I would have liked. I think if she had concentrated maybe on three instead of five it would have been a bit better. The points of view didn’t really detract from my enjoyment of this book, I found myself engaged the entire time and I am interested to see where J. Holmes is taking us. I am looking forward to starting book 2 Blood Secrets.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds pretty good but I'm not sure about all those changing POVs. I hadn't heard of this book before tho so thanks for sharing!!

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