Review: Blue-Blooded Vamp
Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sabina experiences loss and rejection like no other. Her entire life is the story of the unwanted red-headed stepchild. On a mission to kill Cain, Sabina is going to do what no one else can do. That is no one else can do without repercussions. As the Bible states, anyone who kills Cain will be punished. So how does Sabina get around this little detail? It's because she's the Chosen one. Or is she?
Finally meeting up with Abel, she's given another shock. I'm feeling vindicated as I immediately guessed the identity of this mysterious mage back when he was first introduced in book four. Ms. Wells adds further complication in this story as Sabina is forced to pay the healing god, Asclepius. Asclepius's payment is counterproductive in securing Abel's help.
This last tale is written just as fast paced as the other books. The world building doesn't lag either. Ms. Wells continues to build it up and pieces are flying at the reader left and right. The pieces are great because it creates an entire picture which makes this story feel well crafted and very enjoyable. It's sad to see the series end, but Ms. Wells does it so well. She leaves the reader wanting a bit more.
Sabina is on a quest this time and each challenge and sacrifice is harsh. It's not unexpected but it's painful to witness. Ms. Wells pulls no punches. Sabina is a bruised and broken woman by the end of this savage journey. The collateral damage in her team is high. There is no happy ending for many of them. This is something I admire in a writer. The story is true to life in the sense that it's not happily ever after for all. People don't magically come back after they die. And couples who want to overcome all obstacles to be with their loved ones, they do not. It's surprising and painfully good to read the bittersweet endings. For this, I'm impressed and find Ms. Wells to be an admirable writer. She's also one with a snarky and odd sense of humour. I love it! All I have to say is... ass womb. Absolutely fantastic! This final book is highly recommended to urban fantasy lovers who enjoy books that don't have a happily ever for everyone, just a good ending for all.
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