Flora Reviews… Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Blood and Sand by Elizabeth Hunter. The second novel in her new spin-off series, Elemental World.
…So what’s this book about?
We read this story through the eyes of water vampire Baojia and human journalist Natalie Ellis. I think that if you read the Mysteries quartet first it will add an obvious dimension of knowing some of the supporting characters in this book and their relationships/histories as well as the “Elixir” story build up. However, I don’t think that it is essential to enjoy this book.
…So, what did I like about it?
I am already a big fan of Elizabeth Hunter’s writing style. The clever way she creates characters of such depth and weaves her tale with such believability. I’ve come to expect Ms Hunter’s lead female characters to have strength, intelligence, wit and resilience. Natalie Ellis certainly didn’t let me down. I enjoyed the way that the relationship between Natalie and Baojia developed. Loving that we got to finally see behind the stony façade that Baojia projected in the Elemental Mysteries series.
Blood and Sand held me from start to finish.
I found it a real page turner – couldn’t put it down! I laughed and yes, a few tears did fall on a number of occasions too plus the thriller element to this story had me gripped and on the edge of my seat, the plot’s unexpected twists and turns kept me guessing right to the bitter end! Fantastic!
…So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
No, not a thing! 😉
…So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really loved this book! I was already intrigued by Baojia and loved finding out what made him tick. Anyone who has already read and enjoyed Giovanni & Beatrice’s story in the Elemental Mysteries series will love Blood and Sand too.
About The Author
ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today and international best-selling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in Central California, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family. She has published over thirty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide.
She is the author of Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.
Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts about Blood and Sand. Elizabeth Hunter is one of my favourite authors. To see who else makes my list, click HERE.