Review: Blood Lust by Alexandra Ivy + Giveaway

Review: Blood Lust by Alexandra Ivy + Giveaway

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Review: Blood Lust by Alexandra Ivy + GiveawayBlood Lust by Alexandra Ivy
Series: The Sentinels #3
Published by Zebra on May 31st 2016
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Goodreads four-stars

Prepare to be consumed…
Blessed and cursed by their hidden abilities, the Sentinels have no choice but to live, and love, on the edge of humanity…
The Sentinel assassin, Bas, is facing the greatest challenge of his outcast existence. His young daughter, Molly, has been kidnapped. But her disappearance has brought the return of her mother, Myst, whom Bas has never forgotten—or forgiven.
Haunted by a vision that she's destined to create a weapon that will destroy thousands, Myst was never impulsive—until she met the irresistibly handsome Bas. But with the Brotherhood, the enemy of the high-bloods hunting for her, Myst had to stay on the run, to keep her child, and the world, safe. Now, with the most important thing in both their lives at stake, she and Bas must embark on a treacherous journey to save Molly, to confront the truth of Myst's fate—and to face their fierce desire for one another.

I was really intrigued by Bas’s character by the end of the last book and left with several questions about him and Myst so I pretty excited to find out more about them in this book and it didn’t disappoint. 

Bas is an sentinel outlaw who had done quite well for himself by using dubious methods. He kidnaps Serra (the heroine of Blood Assassin) in the last book because his daughter, Molly had been kidnapped by his enemies. Bas would do anything for his daughter whom he loves very much. At the end of the last book we find out that Molly can talk to her mother. Bas of course believes that his daughter just misses her mother and isn’t actually talking to her. 

Myst is Molly’s mother and has been on the run it seems her entire life. She has been seeing visions of destruction of the sentinels ever since she was a child. Her parents sold her to the brotherhood, the enemies of the sentinels when they found out she was a sentinel highborn with a weapon that could destroy the sentinels. She had a very difficult childhood and eventually escapes from the brotherhood and has been on the run ever since. Myst has been telepathically talking to her daughter for quite some time now and when she finds out that Molly was kidnapped and returned she decides to just meet her daughter once. 

Bas is highly suspicious of Myst and angry at her for leaving their daughter and now returning just to leave again. He doesn’t want Molly to get hurt and himself because as much as he’d like to deny it he is still attracted to Myst and the chemistry/connection they had when they first met is still there. Myst on the other hand however much would like to stay with her daughter and Bas can’t because the brotherhood is still searching for and she doesn’t want them to get hurt.

Myst and Bas were great together and when they finally decided to trust each other they had some good relationship development. Though their chemistry was palpable from the start.  The book had some battles and twists especially with the leader of brotherhood and what followed made it a interesting read that kept my attention throughout. 

Quibbles: The weapon bit was a bit predicable and I felt like everyone knew what it was going to be when the keeper talked about it but alas it took them almost at the end of the book to figure out. And maybe we should have gotten some flashbacks or something of Myst and Bas when they first met because they were kind of already in love at the start of this book.

Apart from that it was a great addition to the series, made for a good fantasy read with well paced plot, action and some intrigues and now I reallllly want Wolfe and Lana’s story.  

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About Alexandra Ivy

Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.

Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.

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