Thursday, July 30, 2009

Review: Skinwalker

This is the first book in the new Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter and a ROC Fantasy.

Book Blurb:

Last year Jane nearly lost her life taking down a deadly family of vampires who preyed on the helpless local populace. Now, after months of recuperation, she's back and ready to fight again. Except this time, she's been hired by those she's trained to kill - vampires.

Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind - a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires - and hunts the undead for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fonteneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.

Amidst a bordello full of real "ladies of the night", and a hot Cajun biker with a panther tattoo who stirs her carnal desire, Jane must stay focused and complete her mission....or else the next skin she'll need to save may be her own.

I absolutely loved this book. :)

Jane Yellowrock is one kick ass lady. She is strong, tough and smart with a smart mouth to go with it. Jane is very competent with a number of weapons and is not afraid to use them on anything that gets in her way - she is determined to find the rogue vampire before any more innocents are killed.

During the search for the rogue vampire Jane starts having flash backs - memories of a time when she was young - memories that she has no knowledge of. These surfacing memories bring with them questions Jane can't answer - questions that have Jane wondering just how much she has in common with the rogue she is hunting.

This was a great read. I love the character of Jane Yellowrock and give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

I look forward to the next book in this series - Blood Cross, due out in January of 2010.



Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

I have this!!!! But I haven't read it yet! You just reminded me of why I wanted to read it in the first place. Thanks for the review!

Lea said...

Ooooh Michelle!

I like the sound of this one... I'm putting in a book order next week and will add it to the basket.

Not only does it sound awesome, the cover art is amazing!!!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts..


Blodeuedd said...

Hi Michelle,
Oh another 5, sounds promising as always.
Must go on my huge list on possible buys, a list too big for my spending budget, lol

Carolyn Crane (aka CJ) said...

Wow, this sounds really cool. And I love the idea of the twist, that now she works FOR the vampires.

Anonymous said...

is there a lot of explicit sex content in it? (I love the summary of this book and it looks great but if it's got major content about sharing body fluids then it's not for me)

Michelle G said...


I can't wait to hear what you think about it. :)


The cover is awesome. I love the bike.


I am in the same boat as you are when it comes to my wish many wonderful books.


I loved the twist as well - and this book ended with somewhat of a cliff hanger, so I'm really looking forward to the next one.


This book has no sex in it at all - a few references, some tension and a little flirting - but no more than that.

Thanks for stopping by ladies. Have a wonderful day.


Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Michelle - This is among my absolute favs for this year and I can't wait for book 2. Great review! :)