Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor
My rating: 3/5
ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
For vengeance - would you trust a vampire?
For justice - could you betray your family?
For love - are you ready to question everything you believe in?
Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of ‘third species’ beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit’s most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy – a master vampire – comes with a death wish. Many have tried, but few have survived.
For Caitlin, tracking Kane is about more than just professional reputation. With her parents both mysteriously killed 7 years apart to the day, Caitlin knows that without Kane’s help she is next.
She has four days to make a deal with the wicked, the irresistible, the treacherous Kane Malloy. The vampire who despises everything she stands for.
Or die. (Thanks to GoodReads.com for the summary)
My Thoughts –
Blood Shadows was enjoyable, but had a lot going on. I know it’s the first in a series and a lot of world building has to happen here, but at times it was a bit confusing. I think it has some potential. Good PNR story, but not phenomenal. I think they need to pick 1 major conflict and roll with it, too many things going on makes it easy for a reader to get lost easily.
Caitlin was not my favorite character. Make up your damn mind already and get a freaking clue. Don’t just take what people tell you for face value, dig in and investigate if it’s something as serious as, oh say, murder. Kane wasn’t as bad as she thought he really was, but he wasn’t like “oh he’s my next book boyfriend” either. Meh.
This took me over 10 days to read, which means it was hard to get into and/or hard to stay with. Like I said earlier, 1 major conflict at the beginning of a series – then go from there. Better luck next time.