Thursday, July 19, 2012
ARC Review: Blood and Silver by James R.Tuck
Deacon Chalk normally has no trouble telling innocent victims from real monsters. So protecting an abused pregnant were-dog is a no-brainer...until a vicious lycanthrope leader and his brotherhood target Deacon, other shape-shifters, and any humans in their way. Suddenly, Deacon is outnumbered, outgunned, and unsure who - or what - to trust. The only edge he has left is a weapon hungry for his soul and his most savage impulses. And using it will exact a price even this hell-raising hunter fears to pay...
(Synopsis taken from Amazon.)
Blood and Silver was a good sequel to Blood and Bullets. Based on the first two books, I am loving the Deacon Chalk Occult Bounty Hunter series. There were a couple things that bothered me about this book. First of all, the author was very repetitive. He told the story of how he met Kat, then a few chapters later he would tell it again. He also used the expression "moved like quicksilver" throughout the book several times. I will be happy if I never have to hear the word quicksilver again in my life. Otherwise, I loved the book. I didn't want it to end because it will probably be a long wait for the next book in the series. I liked hearing about all the different types of weres, or lycanthropes. My favorite was the T.Rex-were. The plot was interesting and kept me turning pages. Deacon was able to lessen a few past issues in this book, which made me glad. The issues are still there, but he is slowly moving on. He's been through a lot of bad things and deserves to be happy. All of the character's on Deacon's side from the first book return, along with a few new ones. I was very upset at the author for letting me get emotionally attached to characters then killing them off or almost killing them. My favorite new character was Sophia. She had plenty of reasons to give up and quit fighting. However, she pulled it together for her unborn babies. Minus a few flaws, I really liked Blood and Silver. I can't wait to read the next book in the series when it is released. I recommend this book for readers who have read Blood and Bullets. However, due to language, violence, and a sex scene, I recommend it for adult readers who are not squeamish.
I give Blood and Silver: 4/5.
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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.