Sunday, February 13, 2011

BLB Blog Tour Review - Spiral X by J.J Westendarp

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Book 1 in the Eternal War Series
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 417 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B004A14QAA
Lending: Enabled
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Book Courtesy of JJ Westendarp and Book Lovin' Bitches Tour

Goodreads Summary:
Cheryl Erikson is a Vampire Hunter with a problem. A dangerous new drug named Plast has found its way onto the streets of Dallas. She would prefer to let the DEA and local law enforcement handle everything, but since the dealers also happen to be vampires, she has no choice but to step in and put a stop to it.

With the help of her best friend Virgil and a fellow Hunter named Tank, Cheryl must work to eradicate Plast from the streets of Dallas. It's a task that becomes more difficult as she comes under the gun, quite literally, from a contract out on her head. Coupled with a nosy police detective looking to peg her for a triple homicide, and a sudden interest in her activities from a powerful vampire recently arrived in the area, it's enough to force her to accept help from the least likely of sources, a mysterious Hunter named Rev. Through him, everything she thinks she knows, and everything she stands for, is challenged in ways she never imagined.


Review:
For those who know me by know I love my vampire's and so when I had the chance to read this one I eagerly accepted. What I found though was not the typical Vamp story I am used too. For one I admit I haven't read too many female vampire hunters, yes I watched Buffy but haven't read too many not yet anyway.

I found I really liked Cheryl,tough and badass while hunting but still has compassion for the humans that find themselves enthralled by the vampires. I also like the fact she began to question herself and why she was hunting in the first place.

As for the vampires, I really liked the way this author took the myth and made it his own. I hadn't thought there could be any more ways they could be 'born' from. I was wrong.

This was only my second urban fantasy I have read and though I miss the 'romance' of vampires,I can't help it I am sucker for it(pun intended)and seeing them as evil was a bit hard for me to get used too.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, the characters were well written and I just adored Virgil by the way. The plot ran smooth even after a bit of a slow start but it didn't hinder me, to want to stop reading it.

So would I recommend? Yes if you are the type that loves their vampires as the bad guys while the good guys(girl)are Vampire hunters. Please give this one a read. Good Debut for JJ Westendarp.



My Rating 4 out of 5 stars


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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6 comments:

LM Preston said...

I love vampire hunters as good guys, so I'd like this one. Thanks for giving the review.

VildesVerden said...

Thank you. I have discovered so many books through your blog, I really appreciate your reviews. Happy valentines day from Norway

BLHmistress said...

Thank you I hope you are enjoying them or will enjoy them when you do.

Sidne,the BCR said...

This story sounds good enough for me to sink my teeth into.

Aleetha said...

I miss this book tour.
I really want to read it
*sighed*

BLHmistress said...

I hope you get to read it , it was good :)

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