Sunday, December 5, 2010

Review: Blood Spells by Jessica Andersen

Title: Blood Spells
Series: Final Prophecy
Author: Jessica Andersen
Read copy: eBook
Published: November 10, 2010
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
ISBN: 1101454482
ISBN-13: 9781101454480

Trained from birth to fight with fists and magic, Patience knows that she should focus on the coming war for souls. But she isn’t just a warrior—she’s a wife and mother too, which leaves her loyalties divided between the Nightkeepers and her family.

Brandt broke the rules when he married Patience and fathered their twin sons—and now he’s paying the price. Torn between his magic and his marriage, and separated from his ancestors’ wisdom by a curse he can’t remove, Brandt is fighting to put his life back together.

When an ancient Aztec god-king arises, Patience and Brandt must set aside their problems and team up as a mated warrior pair. But as they race to prevent the Nightkeepers’ enemies from enacting a terrible ritual that could tear apart humanity, the threat turns even more personal, becoming a deadly test of their powers … and their love.

My rating:

Well, as predicted, I didn't like this one as much as the previous books in the Final Prophecy series. And as predicted, I didn't like it because of Patience. I just didn't get her. I know she was a wife and mother, but being one of the FEW(!) Nightkeepers left, she should've thought differently, acted differently, reasoned differently. But no, she firmly stuck with her wife and mother mentality, thinking her picture of normalcy (which was an illusion, by the way) was more important than the fate of the world. And resented her husband for not seeing things as she did.

So, as far as main-story-arc-progression went, this book was good, a nice new installment in the series (and I now cannot wait for "Snake's" story). But taken as a stand-alone story...Not so much.


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