Monday, May 18, 2015

Review: Red Blooded

Author Amanda Carlson
Format e-ARC
Print Length 320 pages
Publisher Orbit
Published September 9, 2014

Jessica is going to Hell.

After settling a fragile truce between the vampires, werewolves and witches, the last thing Jessica wants to do is face the demons head on. But when the Prince of Hell kidnapped her brother, he set into motion a chain of events that even Jessica doesn't have the power to stop.

Now, Jessica must go into battle again. But Hell is a whole new beast—new rules, more dangerous demons, and an entirely foreign realm. And when Jessica is dropped into the Underworld too soon, without protection or the help of her friends, she must figure out just how powerful she can be... or she will never make it out alive.

My Opinion

Cold Blooded ended with Jessica’s twin brother Tyler is taken. Red Blooded begins with her launching a rescue mission to find him. After all it is her brother. The spell to drop her team and her into the Underworld goes wrong and Jessica is left by herself to find Tyler, rescue him and return back to earth. Not too hard for a gal who has already faced down evil witches and vampires. But the Underworld doesn’t play by her rules and she is going to need a guide, who comes in the form a demon gal named Lili. Not sure if this is intentional or not but thoughts of Supernatural do accidently pop in my head.

To be honest this was my least favorite book in the series. Rourke is only in about a third of it which means romance is going to be lacking as he is her mate. Jessica spends a lot of time in the Underworld alone, trying to find her brother and a way out. This also means that character development will not be pretty high in this novel. While the Underworld is fully developed one cannot help but wonder why Carlson was spending so much time designing it. Will Jessica be returning at a later date? 

Jessica and Rourke are as adorable as ever when they are together. Rourke always willing to support and defend her. Jessica for the most part has grown a lot over the series, which means her decision making skills are better.

My Rating 3 stars out of 5

Favorite Quote “Remember demons love to play with their food. I prefer you kicking and screaming."

Other People

Lili- demon gal that helps Jessica, motives unclear
Rourke- Jessica’s mate
Eudoxia- Vampire Queen


  1. Lacking in romance is always an unhappy thing for me. Great review.

  2. I'm sorry to hear that this one was a disappointment :( Lacking in character development, and romance would disappoint me too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Angela!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape