Hello, fellow bookworms. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts about Blood Hunt by Jessica Wayne and narrated by Mia Madison and Roger Clark. The first audiobook in Jessica’s urban fantasy series, Vampire Huntress Chronicles. My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Media, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.
What’s Blood Hunt about?
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Title: Blood Hunt by Jessica Wayne
Series: Vampire Huntress Chronicles #1
Published by B.A.D. Publishing, Tantor Audio on 15 September, 2020
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult Paranormal Romance, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Thrillers, Vampires
Narrator: Mia Madison, Roger Clark
Length: 8 hours 57 minutes
No. of Pages: 356
Hunting vampires is her legacy.
Detective Rainey Astor walks a dangerous line between the human and supernatural worlds. As a vampire hunter, she's a formidable opponent, having killed hundreds of their kind. Yet, when her latest foray into the supernatural world goes terribly wrong, she finds herself rescued by the very creature she's vowed to kill.
Elijah Hawthorne is unlike any vampire Rainey has ever met. His sexy-as-hell exterior hides a tortured soul seeking redemption. Rainey knows she should avoid him at all costs, but fate has other plans. Together, they're forced down a twisted path of ancient revenge and tainted love.
With Elijah guarding her back, Rainey must protect her heart, because giving in could mean a death sentence for them both. But if they don't discover the hidden identity of their enemy before the clock runs out, she's as good as dead anyway.
Contains mature themes.
©2020 Jessica Wayne (P)2021 Tantor
I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.Review Format: Audiobook
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Listened To: 13th – 17th June 2021
What did I think about it?
An Unexpected Find – Looking Forward To The Next Adventure!
Jessica Wayne is a new-to-me author and I enjoyed this urban fantasy more than I thought I would. Both of our protagonists get their own chapter (clearly defined) which means that we experience the story from both of their perspectives.
I really liked the characters Jessica created.
Our protagonist, Detective Rainey Astor exhibited all the personality traits that I love. She’s intelligent, resilient, self-reliant and has oodles of gumption. But there was still room for her to grow and develop. Elijah Hawthorne ticked my boxes too – I do love a dark anti-hero with a hidden heart of gold. I loved reading about Rainey’s adventure and seeing how she dealt with the challenges that sprung to confront her.
Mia Madison and Roger Clark are both new-to-me narrators.
Mia and Roger did a great job pulling me into the story and I liked the pace they read at. Mia’s performance personified Rainey’s personality and Roger’s Irish brogue was delicious. The emotions and inflexions that they both used for the different scenes felt natural and brought them to life. Mia and Roger created different voices for the various characters, seeming to match their personalities to a tee. This also helped during the dialogue, meaning that I never felt lost when multiple characters were in conversation.
Blood Hunt is a really good audiobook – I was captivated.
It’s a great example of a character-led urban fantasy story. If there hadn’t had a life-or-death perilous cliffhanger at the end I would have given it 5 stars! I’ll be waiting with bated breath for the next audiobook – I need to find out how Rainey makes it through the cliffhanger situation.
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