Bloodshot

Tittel: Bloodshot
Forfatter: Cherie Priest 
Sjanger: Paranormal NA 
Utgitt: 2011
Forlag: Spectra
Antall sider: 359
Goodreads rating: 3.61

Lest på Engelsk 

VAMPIRE FOR HIRE

Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn?t usually hang with her own kind. She?s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist?even though Ian doesn?t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missing government files?documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind. What Raylene doesn?t bargain for is a case that takes her from the wilds of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.​

I actually finished this book last night, but haven't gotten around to writing a review before now. 
I'm a fan of Cherie Priest, have been for a few years now, but I'm not the biggest fan of vampires, so I let this book kinda slide into the shadows. But now I have a goal of trying to read all her books, and so I had to get around to it sooner or later. 
I did it sooner. 

To be honest, I thought about DNFing this book multiple times in the beginning. 
I found the start to be really slow, I didn't like the writing style, and I didn't connect with the characters. But I pushed through, 'cause I didn't really want to pick up another book either, and I'm glad I did. 

After getting through the first 100 pages - which I found slow - things picked up. We actually got a working story line, not just jumbling around being weird. 
I liked parts of the story, while I didn't like others. Some parts seemed a bit coincidental, even if the MC proclaims it was planned. 
Some parts, were fun and action packed.
I am also glad that there isn't a big romance story line in this book! 

There are some hints to one, I will admit, but the way the characters were written, it didn't seem like a main point in their personalities, which I really enjoyed. 
Speaking of characters, I loved that there were some really diverse characters in this book, but unfortunately, I didn't believe many of the characters. 
There were two, maybe three, characters that seemed fleshed out. Raylene, Adrian and Pepper, maybe also Domino, if I'm generous, but other than that, the other characters we met seemed like paper. Sure, we didn't get a lot of time to know them, but it didn't even seem like Priest tried to know them herself. 

And then there was the writing style. 
It took me a bit to get into, but when I did, I managed to not get annoyed with it anymore. 
For while it is still good, grammarly and technically, the way the story was told... *shudder*
The book is written in 1th person POV, and this would have worked, if not for the constant break in action and other things for the character to tell us she is neurotic, have OCD and is paranoid. I love that it is part of the character, but when you stop action and story line to tell us again and again? Then it doesn't work. 

Other than that, I also had a problem with some of the chapters being really long. Now, I know I'm a special case, with my health issues, but when one chapter almost took me 1 hour to read, I got tired and couldn't concentrate, and lost track of the story. 

So I will read the second book in this series, but I am kinda glad that there are only those two books in this series.

Boka fikk 2/5 stjerner på goodreads


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