Pure Blood by Caitlin Kittredge

8 Oct

Favorite Lines: “Then he faced me, and I found myself looking into eyes as cold as a winter ocean. His mouth was just slightly too large for his face, which made him look obscene and mad all at once.” (p. 92)

Insoli wolf Luna is finally back at detective work after killing  the D.A. It doesn’t seem to matter that he was trying to kill her and almost killed her love interest, Dmitri, because she is met with distrust and surprisingly, interest by a select few.

Dmitri survived the encounter and traveled to the Ukraine to consult with his pack elders after being contaminated by a demon. Luna, well she had the ill fortune to be outed on the front page of the newspaper. Now everyone knows she is a werewolf.

Going back to work is hard enough, without dealing with the new female captain who is determined to fire her. Luna also meets her unwanted partner, Shelby O’Halloran, for the first time.

Shelby is a black sheep within her prominent witch family, and it seems the two might have a bit in common. Too bad Luna is not a team player.

On her first night back, Luna is called to a seemingly average drug overdose crime scene, only to find the victim to be the first casualty in a secret war between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ witches. If that wasn’t enough to cope with, Dmitri is back and he’s brought a female home with him. He has been forbidden to be with Luna and the betrayal Luna feels is heartbreaking.

Night Life was a great introduction to the Nocturne City series written by Caitlin Kittredge. Pure Blood is the second book in the series. It picks up a few months after book one ends with more of snarky heroine, Luna, and her love interest, Dmitri.

Dmitri, what can I say about him. How about I wanted to kill him when he returned with a woman. I was pissed; I hated the Ukrainian woman. My big, bad alpha wolf was beaten down to a puppy, following orders and it bothered me.

Luna is trying to continue living after learning how it felt to be with Dmitri and her emotional turmoil is disturbing. Her emotional distress elevates when she meets Dmitri’s mate and when a pivotal man from her past is revealed.

The story doesn’t focus on Luna and Dmitri, though. It’s an urban fantasy. The mystery is finding who the killer is while in a city filled with magical creatures. There are little twists and turns that take the reader into unexplored territory. And boy is it good! 🙂

Pure Blood stands alone, but I think some of the appeal is in following the girl. By the end of book two, a startling discovery is made, that cannot be fully appreciated without having read the first story.

Second Skin (book three) will be released in March of 2009.

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6 Responses to “Pure Blood by Caitlin Kittredge”

  1. Carolyn Jean October 9, 2008 at 10:44 am #

    Thanks for the review and the heads up not to start with this. Wow, that was some line you led with. What a great description!

  2. Carolyn Jean October 9, 2008 at 10:44 am #

    Hey! Nice avatar!

  3. scooper October 9, 2008 at 10:47 am #

    Carolyn Jean: Thanks! 🙂 I got the best picture of this character that just kept evolving the more he was written about.

  4. FantasyGirl October 13, 2008 at 10:25 am #

    I just ordered this book last week. Based on the review I can’t wait to get started reading it.

  5. scooper October 13, 2008 at 8:08 pm #

    FantasyGirl: Happy Reading!!! I enjoyed it; hope you do too.

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