Title: Blood in the Air (Kari True Chronicles #1)
Author: Katherine Wood
Published Date: May 21st 2014
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
I picked it up and flew through it in a matter of days, and man did I wish I streched it out. The author takes a lot of time building her world, her characters and their relationships. It’s well planned and thought out and that makes this book really powerful. You can tell the author knows these people inside and out because by the end, you do too! I really loved that!
Kari is wild, spirited, and full of quirks and it makes her such an oddly endearing character. You wouldn’t think a girl who could kill 4-5 guys in like 2 seconds would be a character you’d come to love, but she’s got a good soul of a demokin. She cares about her friends and family, and believes in fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves. She’s cute with her family, tough with criminals, law abiding, most days, and really is the opposite of what this world thinks a demokin should be. She fights her base nature instead of giving in.
The plot of this novel moves so fluidly I was in shock when I hit that halfway point, and then again when I finished, it was easy to read, well written and really pulled you into the world. I’m not about spoiling a book for anyone, but that ending was amazing. All through the novel, while we’re investigating the crime, and tying pieces together, I wasn’t sure what direction it was going to go. I had suspicions, but Wood writes so well that I was never 100% sure like I am with other novels. I want to read it again just to see if I missed any other clues, but I also want more. The book ending well, and I like how everything tied up and made sense.
I thought her dragon heritage was done well, I liked how it slowly came out in places in the book. She’s something incredibly special and also completely feared so she needs to be cautious about what she does and when. I enjoyed how the relationship with the elf was developed naturally, and with a ton of humor. I laughed throughout this book. Kari and her surrounding characters do some pretty funny things in the midst of all the crime solving and fighting. I like that. It kept the book right on the line from being serious and being funny.
This is one book I really enjoyed, and can’t wait to see more from this author and Kari. I think she’s got so much more to show us and I can’t wait to see what it is.
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