Book Review: Dark Blood by Christine Feehan

Dark Blood by Christine FeehanTitle: Dark Blood
Series: Dark, Book 26
Author: Christine Feehan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Source: Review copy via NetGalley
Published: September 2, 2014 by Piatkus Books

At long last you are truly back with us…

Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors—and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan…

Mother Earth called the ancients to witness your rebirth…

For this half-mage, half-Carpathian temptress, the ritual of awakening Zev to the council of warriors was the only way to save him. Locked away for his own protection, the time has now come for his rebirth, for his blood to stir with that of the ancient warriors before him. He has been assured by Branislava that their fates are entwined, that their spirits are woven together for eternity and that his new purpose in life is beyond imagining.

Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear.


Reviewed By: J9

In a Nutshell: It’s not you, it’s me and we’re done.

Why I Read This Book: After reading the previous 25 in the series I figured I should keep reading—wrong!

IMO: This book is so predictable: Mates-DANGER-interrupted sexual exploration-DANGER-mind talking-MAGICAL DANGER-actual sex-DANGER-hook for the next book. That’s it, that’s the book. I knew this was gonna happen, right? So it’s on me. I think I was hoping for something different, something to keep me invested but there wasn’t for me. 

As to the plot, Zev has a mystery of his “blood-line” but this has been done in the series and with more intrigue, in my opinion. The danger plot against Zev and Branka, as well as against their friends, is full of big battles, just like all the books. The ceremonies and Carpathian language dominate this book (and series) and bores me to tears.

The romance was fine, just like all the others. Branka and Zev are MATES (in case you missed it, MATES!) but they want to fall in love so they do. The eroticism is exactly like all the other books, fine and flowery but utterly forgettable. 

After 26 books I can’t do it this dysfunctional relationship anymore. I gotta get out. This is my last book in this series.

J9’s Rating:
1 Frog

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J9’s reviews for other books in this series:
Dark Nights, Book 7 & 11
Dark Lycan, Book 24
Dark Wolfe, Book 25

About J9: Vegan. Avid runner. Android addict. Never without a book in hand. Currently devouring MM romance but reads historial romance and paranormal romance as well. Follow J9 on Twitter.


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