Monday, December 1, 2014

Review: Death Defying by Nina Croft

Publication Date: 2/24/2014
Series: Blood Hunters #3
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Official Blurb:

Part snake, part human, and—some would say all bitch—Captain Tannis of the starship El Cazador has one goal in life—to earn enough credits to pay for the Meridian treatment to achieve the immortality she craves. And one last job will get her there. The assignment: protecting the most powerful man in the Universe.

Being leader of the known universe isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks big time. And after five hundred years, Callum Meridian, founding member of the Collective, is bored out of his mind. But as things are changing, he’s changing—into what, though, he isn’t sure. Callum is determined to discover the truth, and he’s employed the crew of El Cazador to help him do it.

Not everyone agrees with his plan, though. His own people will stop at nothing to prevent the truth coming out, the Church is taking advantage of the confusion and attempting a coup, and even the crew of El Cazadorseem close to tossing him out the airlock without a space suit. But defying death has never been more dangerous, sexier, or more fun.

The main focus of Book #3 in Croft’s Blood Hunter Trilogy is half human half snake Captain Tannis. After years of being experimented on in a research laboratory, Tannis just wants to finish this final mission for the El Cazador so that she can finally get the immortality treatment she’s always desired. Except this final mission is going to be the toughest that the El Cazador crew has ever faced: guarding the most powerful man in the universe Callum Meridian. Facing physical battles himself, Callum’s forced to hire the rebel crew of the EC to help him find answers about his ever-changing condition. The pathway to the truth is rocky as his people do not wish him to reveal the truth and build a coup against him. Tannis just wants the pay day to become normal while Callum wants to shed some like and spark some fires along the way.

Death Defying is a thrill seeking adventure that will leave you breathless and glued to the edge of your seat. This fast paced read will get your blood flowing and your blood pressure inching up and up. Croft has outdone herself with this highly descriptive and imaginative additional the Blood Hunters series. Her attention to detail will leave the reader feelings as if they are living in the same world with these very well developed characters. Croft has a knack for building tough as nails yet vulnerable characters. Tannis is a serious kick ass chick with a knack for being bitchy. Yet, she has this soft spot of vulnerability for those around her. Callum is man riddled with inner and outer turmoil. He cannot seem to keep his calm and humility when he discovers his back is donning a newly sprouted pair of wings. You will not see the plot twists and turns coming at all and for me this makes this book even better. After awhile you often don’t get that feeling of surprise when reading the same genre, but Croft has managed to surprise this blogger to her very core. You will not be able to pull yourself away from this one guys!

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