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“When you won’t feel guilty anymore, I’ll kiss you again.”

Cold Blood (Dirty Blood#2) by Heather Hildenbrand
Available: Paperback/Ebook
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Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process. Which happens more often than not for the freshman. Lucky for them, my presence has just stolen the spotlight, and they get a break from the daily joys of hazing. At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De'Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he's destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn't going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point's evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?


Heather Hildenbrand has officially become one of my favorite authors; I loved Dirty Blood and the sequel Cold Blood did not disappoint! In fact it completely rocked my face off! Dirty Blood series just keeps getting better and better and I cannot wait to see what Heather comes up with next! If you haven’t picked up Heather’s Dirty Blood series, you need to right now cause you are seriously missing out!

While Dirty Blood covered a lot more of the Werewolf side of things, Cold Blood has completely flipped around and taken us into the Hunter side! Tara has to go to Hunter school, and she could not be any less happy about it. With everything going on around her, going to a boarding school away from everyone..including Wes seems like a total waste. Thank goodness she right away makes some new friends Cambira and Logan! There is also Alex, he is her personal trainer/tutor, who may seem like he hates Tara, but really he doesn’t at all. As if being away from everyone, getting mixed feelings from Alex , and getting insane phone calls from her cousin Miles saying he will have her isn’t enough for Tara to be going threw she is also changing, and into what only time can tell.

Heather is putting together such an amazing series, from the characters, storyline, romance, action, suspense, it has it all! I very much enjoyed Dirty Blood the first novel, but Cold Blood I completely fell in love with from beginning to end.

My favorite part of this new addition to the Dirty Blood series was the new characters! These new characters are ones I will not forget! Starting with Cambria, I adored her. She is a spunky edgy chick that doesn’t take crap. She was a great friend to Tara always standing up for her, and I look forward to seeing their friendship grow in the next novel! Another new friend Tara made was Logan, he was also a great new addition! He is the shy, nerdy guy, but he also stands up for Tara and you can’t help, but appreciate him for it.

Then there’s Alex…oh Alex how you have come into this new addition and completely tore my heart in two! I was completely in love with Wes, but now that Alex is in the picture I am stuck! Alex in the beginning comes off as the tough guy that couldn’t give two hoots about Tara, but as the story unravels he starts to show a softer side. He is a character that I believe any girl will love; he is beautiful, protective, strong, and of course caring. Girls who believed they were completely all for Wes (like myself) will be questioning themselves after meeting Alex in Cold Blood!

Not only were the new characters nice, but also the changes in some of our original characters were amazing! Tara really developed in Cold Blood, although I feel she was never foolish/immature like most heroines start out as, you could still see her growing throughout Cold Blood. Wes we don’t see often, but when we do I feel he was a lot more vulnerable, also even though he is seen less I felt Cold Blood showed a lot more of his feelings for Tara. Which was very much refreshing.

This novel in every aspect kicked it up, Heather I thought was already an incredible author after I read her first novel, now after reading Cold Blood, I know she is going to be an author that everyone should follow and keep their eyes on!

*Thank you to the author who provided me a review copy for the blog tour*


Sophia Rose said...

Your review just got me very excited to get busy and read these books.

Thanks for posting!

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

Ah I hope you enjoy them! I really liked the first book, but this one was AMAZING! ha (:

Vivien said...

So glad you loved it!!! That makes me so excited.

Evie said...

WOW, girl, this is an excellent review! I kind of got goosebumps while reading it! Thanks for keeping it spoiler-free, as I haven't read the first book yet! I'm going over to Amazon now to get myself copies of both of the books in this amazing series! THANKS!

Irene Jennings said...

I totally think you should read book 1 first. That way you have the whole story or you might be a little confused. Both of these books were great and I really enjoyed them. I am super excited for book 3. This leaves you off on a cliffhanger and I really want to know what is going to happen. Something is obviously changing in Tara, what will happen to George and will Tara choose to try it out with Alex (please say yes!) Great book!

Irene (CashFund)