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Friday, July 28, 2017

Review: Betrayed by Blood by Beth Dranoff

Title: Betrayed by Blood
Author: Beth Dranoff
Series: Mark of the Moon #2
Format: Ebook
Release Date: July 24th, 2017
Length: Novel (330 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Free via Author
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Betrayed by Blood is book two in the Mark of the Moon series. I was intrigued on where the series would go after finishing book one. I knew I had to read more since I love all things shifter and other paranormal beings. Dana, our leading lady manages to get into trouble with every step she takes and it leads to an entertaining read.

We start out with Dana Markovitz trying to do the right thing when her boss Sandor is kidnapped and she's the one contacted. Things don't exactly pan out the way she expects though and she winds up having to agree to help the kidnappers find Gus, Sandor's half brother or they'll start causing trouble. While she's wondering why they want Gus, Dana is trying to learn more about her being a shifter and how to harness her powers. We see her flex her metaphorical wings as she's getting used to pack life and the rules that come with it. When an ex-boyfriend that works for the Agency that Dana used to work for comes around with a contract job to find Gus, Dana has to question who is behind the order and why everyone wants him so desperately. A few more secrets are unraveled about Dana and I loved how we got to learn right along with her.

Betrayed by Blood is an impressive sequel that really wowed me. I enjoyed book one but this one I felt like the author's style changed a bit and it suited me a lot better. I really loved the snarky wit that Dana's character had and thank goodness there were no fainting transition scenes. The only con I can see is what started as a love triangle almost turned into a love square. We have resolution on that front though so I'm actually fine with it even being in the story. Beth Dranoff is an author you won't want to miss if you're a fan of Urban Fantasy.

22 comments:

  1. Should I grab the first instalment, then? You know I love paranormal reads, and this series sounds like one that gets better and better, so I'm definitely intrigued!

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    1. I'd say yes but know you'll get frustrated like I did with book 1. This installment was a lot better :) Can't wait to see what the next book brings.

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  2. And I thought love triangles were bad, a love square sounds horrible. LoL Ya know, I like it when an author is able to change their tone a bit throughout a series. It breathes new life into the story without it feeling like you're reading the same thing all over again.

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    1. Hahaha I was like oh no when I saw the ex come into the picture.

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  3. That sounds like my kind of book.

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  4. Oh boy, complex love geometry in UF feels so odd to me. When I read this genre, I just want it to be full of action and myth. It's good that it's been resolved, that could get annoying, love square. Oi!

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    1. lolol!! It was mainly in book one (the triangle), it cools it off a bit this time between the two guys but it does add another potential guy into the mix. All of that gets resolved in this installment though *whistles*

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  5. Urban Fantasies are always packed with action and drama, and they're good at keeping you on your toes. This looks right up my alley, so I suppose I'll add it to the list!

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    1. Hope you enjoy if you read it Francesca!

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  6. Love these kind of stories. Will be adding this one to my list.

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  7. This sounds pretty wonderful!! I love those sequels that more than meet up with expectations.

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  8. Oh I didn't know about this one but why not? It looks interesting there!

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  9. I love supernatural stories too, and my, this sounds really interesting.

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    1. Uh huh! Can't wait for the next book

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  10. It's great when the books in a series get better. Unfortunately, that isn't often the case.

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    1. Agreed on that, it was nice to see this one improve so much!

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