Publication: March 10,2012
Source: Author/Blog Tour
Rating: 3.5 out 5
With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...
When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.
Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?
As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And if so, how could they possibly do it successfully?
Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.
Thoughts: This is a hot book; the love scenes are very steamy and intimate. I believe this is young adult but I would suggest it for older teens. I love the romance between Curry and Chansey, it's so sweet how devoted they are. The writing of their relationship is described in such a way that you feel their connection towards each other. Blood Jewel is told from the perspective of Curry, which is nice to have a male point of view but Chansey goes through so much in this book that it would have been fascinating to get her view of the events that transpire. I like the angle that Cates has taken with this vampire/human world. I am intrigued by this Agape and Blood Jewel concept and am eager to discover what it all means. I will say that some things that happened in this book remind me of Breaking Dawn and I will leave it at that. Overall, I liked this book and the characters and look forward to Blood Doll, the next book in the series.
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