Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Review: Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter

Publication Date:  4-5-2016
Series: Jane Yellowrock #10
Rating: 4.5 Stars


 Official Blurb: 

Jane Yellowrock has her hands full in the latest novel in theNew York Times bestselling series that captures “the essence of urban fantasy” (SF Site).

Slaying vampires is child’s play for skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. But handling the complicated politics of New Orleans’ supernatural players is another story...

Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep.

A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit...undead, raving mad, and in the company of two human bodies. Now it’s up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why, because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all-out arcane war.

Hello Bruiser and Jane! It’s been far too long!  Shadow Rites picks up shortly after the last book and doesn’t come to play nicely.  Jane and Beast are still rattled from their electrifying jolt , and are having issues reconnecting.  But, in true style, the bad guys aren’t going to wait for her to be 100% before knocking on her door like demented girl scouts trying to sell poisoned cookies.  Jane and company are about to face some evil of a far greater level than they could have ever expected,   her mysterious attackers put everyone she loves dear into the crosshairs. 

As you all now, I can’t spoil much for you since I received such an early ARC, but I will say this is by far one of the best books of the series. Shadow Rites pulls at your heartstrings and gives you chills all at the same time.  There are far more dangerous foes lingering on the horizon and Jane is preparing for the war to end all wars.  Shadow Rites tiptoes the line on being the big game changer novel with what’s forthcoming.  Beast and Jane are learning more and more about their new powers and position in the world.  She must embrace everything in order to survive. 

Be prepared for this ending.  Dark days are ahead, and I’m not sure if we as readers are ready to face the foes that lie before us. 

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