Review: Born in Blood (The Sentinels #1) by Alexandra Ivy

December 28, 2013 Review 1

Review: Born in Blood  (The Sentinels #1) by Alexandra Ivy

In a stunning new paranormal romance series—even edgier than her bestselling Guardians of Eternity books—New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy lures readers into the dark, seductive world of the Sentinels—humans outcast by their hidden abilities, treading the line between life and death, good and evil, pleasure and pain…

Born In Blood

Sergeant Duncan O’Conner has seen it all before. A beautiful erotic dancer is found murdered in her home—no suspect, no motive. But there’s one clue: she’s missing her heart. It’s enough to make the hard-bitten Kansas City cop enlist the help of a necro—one of the dead-channeling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It’s a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desperate measures.

Unlike the other “high-bloods” in Valhalla, Callie Brown considers her abilities a gift, not a curse. But when she reads the dancer’s final thoughts, she senses a powerful presence blocking her vision. This is no ordinary homicide. This is the work of a legendary necromancer who controls souls. A ravenous force that will put Callie’s skills to the test, O’Conner’s career at risk, and both their hearts on the line…literally.

Title: Born In Blood
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Raphael Parish, Predatory , Levet, Darkness Avenged
Series: The Sentinels
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Out of Control, Blood Assassin, On the Hunt, Blood Assassin
Published by Zebra
Source: Publisher
Published: December 31, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 293
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review

Alexandra Ivy is one of my favorite authors. I had the chance to meet her once and got her autograph on my favorite book of her Guardians of Eternity series. When I heard she had a new series coming out I jumped at the chance to read and review it. I have not found a book of hers so far that I did not like and this was no exception.

Many times the first book in the series spends a lot of time on world building and there is not as much spent on the action or romance part of the story. This book while it still built the world, it also had action and romance from the very start of the book. I did not want to put this book down. The characters were well developed and there were no boring or slow parts to this book.

What I liked about this book? There are many things that I liked. The characters were interesting as well as the book set up the series very well for the future stories. The pacing to the story was just right and I loved the fact that this story starts out with a cop who can see aura’s but doesn’t see himself as a high born or paranormal.  I have always been fascinated by vampires mainly but I have to say the Sentinels in this story certainly give the vampires from the Guardians of Eternity series a run for their money in the sex appeal department and this series is only just getting started. There are not vampires or werewolves in this story but I think the rest of the high borns will keep me busy. LOL.

Another interesting fact is that this book mainly takes place in Kansas City, which is only about an hour from my home. I am a little curious as to what made the author pick Kansas City as the location for the story. I just think it is neat when I find books about places close to my home.

All in all this was a great start on a new series from one of my favorite authors. I will definitely continue to read this series and can’t wait to see who the next match is up and who will be the next villain in The Sentinels #2.

 

Rachel

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